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We’re hiring a full-time program manager to lead the day-to-day implementation of EnergyFit, a home repair and equitable decarbonization demonstration project.

Full Time

  • Program Manager, Climate Initiatives

    Date posted: 14 Mar, 2024

    Description
    Pratt Center for Community Development is hiring for a full-time program manager to lead the day-to-day implementation of EnergyFit, a home repair and equitable decarbonization demonstration project. Pratt Center partners with local affordable housing organizations and contractors to recruit, support and work with lower-income homeowners in Central Brooklyn & Eastern Brooklyn on reducing their climate impact and creating healthy housing. As a demonstration project, EnergyFit is modeling solutions for increasing the uptake of clean energy projects in NYC’s 1-4 family building stock. The project is providing direct service to homeowners and their tenants while also collecting data to assess best practices and pricing to use in advocating for a more just energy transition. The EnergyFit project is being deployed at a critical moment in the clean energy transition, and Pratt Center is committed to fight for equitable access to clean energy for all New Yorkers, particularly communities of color who have experienced decades of disinvestment and gentrification pressures in their communities.

    The Program Manager’s role is to coordinate all areas of project implementation and ensure that our partners are supported programmatically and administratively. Daily activities can include reviewing cost proposals and determining project measures based on available budget, managing invoicing for payments to all sub-contractors, collaborating on program design decisions using in-the-field evidence, ensuring all operating procedures are effective and agreed upon by the team, and/or coordinating the multiple streams of funding to ensure that all funder requirements are met.

    The Program Manager must not only be able to run the day-to-day operations of EnergyFit, but also must be able to assess project impacts and develop recommended practices that can be replicated beyond the EnergyFit demonstration. Through ongoing program analysis, the Program Manager will work with the Director of Climate Initiatives to identify connections between project outcomes and policy recommendations.

    EnergyFit Affordable Small Homes builds off of Pratt Center’s previous work including Retrofit Standardization and EnergyFit NYC, and grows out of the many years of learnings from our work with community-based partners across New York City on Green Jobs/Green New York and Retrofit Bed Stuy/NYC Block by Block.

    Responsibilities

    • Lead day-to-day activities related to program implementation of the demonstration project, including:
    • Maintain organization of multiple client’s project data such as project estimates, scopes of work, invoices, utility data and more
    • Management of CRM software for tracking program data and outreach activities
    • Troubleshoot implementation challenges that arise and create operating procedures and policies to address issues
    • Track all project deliverables, expenditures and timelines
    • Update and streamline internal administrative processes as needed
    • Meet weekly with each partner organization and lead weekly team meeting
    • Lead the EnergyFit team in creating solutions to challenges that limit the effectiveness of the program
    • Perform data analysis and report on program findings
    • Report to Director of Climate Initiatives

    Qualifications

    Education:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field.

    Experience:

    • 5-7 years of experience managing program implementation related to housing, climate action, energy policy, or public services. Other fields may be considered if the applicant’s program management experience is strong.
    • Demonstrated experience managing complex projects and effectively balancing competing demands.
    • Experience working with community-based organizations and/or contractors.
    • Resident of or experience working in communities where the program is implemented (East New York, Brownsville, Bedford Stuyvesant, Canarsie, Crown Heights, or Cypress Hills, Brooklyn is a plus.

    Knowledge and Skills:

    • Able to coordinate multiple team stakeholders and work alongside them to come up with solutions in real time to program issues.
    • Demonstrated knowledge in data management.
    • Extremely organized, able to self-manage and turn around work in a timely manner and also work collaboratively in a team setting.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills are required.
    • Demonstrated commitment to racial and environmental justice.
    • Candidates must have demonstrated experience in sustainability, energy efficiency, affordable housing, environmental justice, urban planning and/or climate action.
    • BPI certification is a plus.

    Salary Range and Benefits
    Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. The salary range for this position is $68,000 to $78,000. The position will be based in New York City and is hybrid in office and remote. Currently Pratt Center staff are onsite 2 days/wk, and remote 3 days/wk but that is subject to change.

    Generous Benefits:

    • 403B Retirement Program
    • Supplemental Retirement Account
    • Tuition Benefits for Employees and Dependents
    • Tuition Exchange Program
    • Summer hours
    • Flexible Spending Accounts - commuter, medical, dependent care
    • Child care Benefit
    • Basic life and AD&D insurance provided by Pratt
    • Medical, Dental, and Vision Care Coverage
    • Paid time off - vacation days, sick leave, and major holidays off
    • Additional Perks - free entry to select museums and cultural institutions, free use of campus recreation facilities

    About Pratt Institute
    Pratt Institute provides the creative leaders of tomorrow the professional knowledge and experience to make a better world. A world-class and internationally ranked college with programs in art, design, architecture, liberal arts and sciences, and information studies, Pratt offers nearly 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.  

    The Institute’s impact expands beyond its 25-acre residential campus in Brooklyn to cutting-edge facilities throughout the borough, a landmark building and public gallery in Manhattan, as well as an extension campus, Pratt Munson College of Art and Design in Utica, New York. On Governors Island, Pratt is a core partner on the Stony Brook University team selected to develop the New York Climate Exchange, a research and educational hub poised to establish New York City as the global leader for the most pressing issue of our time: climate change. Another extension of Pratt’s campus is the Research Yard, a 20,000-square-foot facility that brings together the research activities of Pratt Institute under one roof in the Brooklyn Navy Yard (BNY).

    About Pratt Center For Community Development
    Founded in 1963, Pratt Center for Community Development is a non-profit organization that is housed within Pratt Institute. Pratt Center brings research, policy, planning and community engagement expertise to community organizations that are working on the frontlines to make New York City strong, equitable and sustainable. In recent years, Pratt Center has collaborated with long-term community partners on efforts to strengthen tenant rights, facilitate community-led planning across the city, launch a climate justice program to retrofit homes for low-income people in Brooklyn and expand the Made in NYC initiative, which supports local makers and small manufacturers. Pratt Center is part of a robust research and strategic partnerships unit in academic affairs reporting to the Provost, with offices in the Research Yard.

    Application Instructions

    • Please submit your cover letter and resume.
    • If you are selected for an interview, please be prepared to provide at least 5 References via our online reference tool system. At least 2 of your References must be, or have been, your direct managers.

    Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
    We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion or belief, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, marital or domestic partnership status, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity or expression, age, disability, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Pratt Institute recognizes and values the benefits of a diverse workforce.

Graduate Fellowship

  • Climate Initiatives Graduate Fellow

    Date posted: 01 Mar, 2024

    Pratt Center seeks a Climate Initiatives Fellow to support our energy & resiliency work. This position is open to students from the Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment.

    This fellow will work on two main projects: EnergyFit Affordable Small Homes, a demonstration project implementing an equitable clean energy access model for communities in Central and Eastern Brooklyn; and Clean Energy Hubs, an energy education and technical assistance program serving Queens and Staten Island. Work will be focused on supporting outreach and education efforts in the field, data and programmatic analyses, and contributing to written reports in support of our community partnerships and policy priorities.

    Fellows at Pratt Center work 14 hours per week under the supervision of a staff member. The work schedule aligns with Pratt Insitute’s academic calendar; fellows work when school is in session. In 2024-2025, there will be a cohort of four fellows and learning opportunities provided throughout the fellowship year.

    Responsibilities

    • Conduct public outreach with Queens communities about clean energy programs for low to moderate income residents
    • Assist in the creation of a plan to guide outreach and equitable engagement for the Queens and Staten Island Clean Energy Hub
    • Support EnergyFit administration including data cleaning and analysis
    • Provide in-the-field outreach for EnergyFit alongside our community-based partners
    • Research support related to clean energy access with a focus on local, State and Federal policy

    Skills and Interests

    • Candidates should have an interest and experience in sustainability, energy efficiency, affordable housing, decarbonization strategies, and/or other climate action.
    • Candidates must be committed to the tenets of energy and environmental justice and focusing on supporting low-income communities in accessing the benefits of clean energy. Must be able to speak to what these issues are.
    • Experience working on data analysis
    • Extremely organized, able to self-manage and turn around work in a timely manner.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills are required.

    To Apply
    This is a hybrid in-person and remote position. It is a two-semester part-time fellowship at 14 hours/week. Graduate fellows are paid $4,410 per semester by tuition remission.

    Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to hiring@prattcenter.net with the subject line: Climate Initiatives Fellow.

    About Pratt Center for Community Development Founded in 1963, the Pratt Center for Community Development works for a more just, equitable, and sustainable city for all New Yorkers. As part of Pratt Institute, we leverage professional skills including participatory planning, community organizing, and public policy advocacy to support community-based organizations in their efforts to challenge systemic inequities and advance sustainable development.

    In collaboration with partners, we aspire to:

    • A shift in the balance of power toward people of color and other marginalized low-income communities and away from those whose privilege has afforded them disproportionate power.
    • Processes and outcomes for urban planning and policy that are inclusive and address historic harms
    • An equitable economy that provides decent, secure employment and entrepreneurial opportunity for all New Yorkers and acknowledges and acts upon critical barriers to entry for people of color and women
    • Climate justice as the product of efforts led by communities most impacted by climate change to upend racial, social, and economic inequities perpetuated by environmental degradation
    • A robust, racially and socioeconomically diverse field of community planners, urban planning, and community development professionals.

    About Pratt Institute
    Founded in 1887, Pratt Institute is a global leader in higher education dedicated to preparing its 4,700 undergraduate and graduate students for successful careers in art, design, architecture, information, and liberal arts and sciences. Located in a cultural hub with historic campuses in Brooklyn and Manhattan, Pratt is a living lab of craft and creativity with an esteemed faculty of accomplished professionals and scholars who challenge their talented students to transform their passion into meaningful expression.

    We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion or belief, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, marital or domestic partnership status, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity or expression, age, disability, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Pratt Institute recognizes and values the benefits of a diverse workforce.

  • Policy & Data Graduate Fellow

    Date posted: 01 Mar, 2024

    Pratt Center is seeking a Policy & Data Fellow to support a variety of Pratt Center’s policy initiatives and programs This fellow from the Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment will support a variety of Pratt Center’s policy initiatives and programs related to housing and land use. This will include but is not limited to policy research, data analysis and visualization, and contributing to writing reports in support of our community partnerships and policy priorities.

    Fellows at Pratt Center work 14 hours per week under the supervision of a staff member. The work schedule aligns with Pratt Insitute’s academic calendar; fellows work when school is in session. In 2024-2025, there will be a cohort of four fellows and learning opportunities provided throughout the fellowship year.

    Responsibilities

    • Contribute policy research and writing to Pratt Center reports and other projects in support of our community partnerships; partner with staff to carry out data research questions and methodologies aligned with policy research goals.
    • Conduct analyses of public and private data sources, including U.S. Census Bureau data (Census, ACS, NYC Housing and Vacancy Survey), city databases (ACRIS, PLUTO, HPD registration data, etc.) and state datasets (NY Courts evictions data, etc.), in collaboration with program and policy staff.
    • Generate maps and other data visualizations for reports and other research products, including static and interactive maps, tables, and infographics
    • Conduct literature reviews
    • Synthesizing findings from research into written (and potentially visual/spatial) formats
    • Joining staff in meetings with coalitions and community organizations that Pratt Center supports, as necessary and feasible.
    • Taking public-facing notes of key community meetings.
    • Work cross-functionally with the programming and communications teams to identify research needs and deliver visually compelling products aligned with Pratt Center communications guidelines.

    Skills and Interests
    Required skills include strong written and verbal communication skills, geospatial analysis, and data visualization, including proficiency in statistical and GIS software such as ArcGIS, Carto, R, or Stata, and proficiency with Excel. Desired skills include experience using data.census.gov, and experience with Tableau and other data visualization software.

    Experience with policy analysis is a plus. Local knowledge of New York City’s housing, planning, economic development, and land use policy and advocacy environment is a plus.

    Ability to speak Spanish may be helpful.

    To Apply
    This is a hybrid in-person and remote position. It is a two-semester part-time fellowship at 14 hours/week. Graduate fellows are paid $4,410 per semester by tuition remission.

    Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to hiring@prattcenter.net with the subject line: Policy and Data Fellow.

    About Pratt Center for Community Development
    Founded in 1963, the Pratt Center for Community Development works for a more just, equitable, and sustainable city for all New Yorkers. As part of Pratt Institute, we leverage professional skills including participatory planning, community organizing, and public policy advocacy to support community-based organizations in their efforts to challenge systemic inequities and advance sustainable development.

    In collaboration with partners, we aspire to:

    • A shift in the balance of power toward people of color and other marginalized low-income communities and away from those whose privilege has afforded them disproportionate power.
    • Processes and outcomes for urban planning and policy that are inclusive and address historic harms
    • An equitable economy that provides decent, secure employment and entrepreneurial
    • opportunity for all New Yorkers and acknowledges and acts upon critical barriers to entry for people of color and women
    • Climate justice as the product of efforts led by communities most impacted by climate change to upend racial, social, and economic inequities perpetuated by environmental degradation.
    • A robust, racially and socioeconomically diverse field of community planners, urban planning and community development professionals.

    About Pratt Institute
    Founded in 1887, Pratt Institute is a global leader in higher education dedicated to preparing its 4,700 undergraduate and graduate students for successful careers in art, design, architecture, information, and liberal arts and sciences. Located in a cultural hub with historic campuses in Brooklyn and Manhattan, Pratt is a living lab of craft and creativity with an esteemed faculty of accomplished professionals and scholars who challenge their talented students to transform their passion into meaningful expression.

    We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion or belief, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, marital or domestic partnership status, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity or expression, age, disability, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Pratt Institute recognizes and values the benefits of a diverse workforce.

  • Made in NYC Marketing Graduate Fellow

    Date posted: 01 Mar, 2024

    Pratt Center’s Made in NYC initiative is looking for a Marketing Fellow to support marketing and communications tasks as well as aid in event planning and member engagement activities. Made in NYC is a dynamic, creative, and collaborative team passionate about supporting New York City’s manufacturing community. The Marketing Fellow will help us grow our public-facing networks and work on key Made in NYC projects like Made in NYC Learning Lab, Made in NYC Week, and our Made Here, Meet Here networking series.

    Made in NYC is a local branding initiative that supports New York City’s vibrant manufacturing and maker community. Made in NYC helps local manufacturers and makers to grow through marketing and branding resources, skills-building opportunities, and access to a supportive community of peers. Made in NYC is a membership-based initiative with 1,700+ member businesses making everything from hot sauce to handbags to neon signs from the Bronx to Staten Island.

    Fellows at Pratt Center work 14 hours per week under the supervision of a staff member. The work schedule aligns with Pratt Insitute’s academic calendar; fellows work when school is in session. In 2024-2025, there will be a cohort of four fellows, and learning opportunities provided throughout the fellowship year.

    Responsibilities

    • Creating visual graphics for newsletters and social media
    • Communications tasks such as drafting copy for social media posts and website articles
    • Support with the creative development of social media campaigns
    • Help to plan and organize Made in NYC Week 2025, our seventh annual celebration of the local maker and manufacturer community
    • Work cross-functionally with the Made in NYC team to ensure consistency across programs, and to coordinate the promotion of events and opportunities
    • Support outreach efforts to drive members to complete questionnaires for their new website profiles, while also assisting in editing content for clarity
    • Research, recruit, and onboard new Made in NYC members
    • Email and phone outreach to Made in NYC member businesses

    Skills and Interests
    This position is suitable for a Pratt Institute graduate student, particularly those studying urban planning, graphic design, communications design, fashion design, design management, industrial design, arts and cultural management, and others. Strong written and verbal communication skills are required. Graphic design skills are preferred. Experience with website management, marketing, event planning, and community outreach is also preferred. Knowledge of urban planning practices and interest in urban manufacturing, marketing, branding, and small business support, are all a plus.

    To Apply
    This is a hybrid in-person and remote position but can be remote only for the right candidate. This is a 2-semester part-time fellowship at 14 hours/week. Graduate fellows are paid $4,410 per semester by tuition remission. Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to hiring@prattcenter.net with the subject line: Made in NYC Marketing Fellow.

    Founded in 1963, the Pratt Center for Community Development works for a more just, equitable, and sustainable city for all New Yorkers. As part of Pratt Institute, we leverage professional skills including participatory planning, community organizing, and public policy advocacy to support community-based organizations in their efforts to challenge systemic inequities and advance sustainable development.

    In collaboration with partners, we aspire to:

    • A shift in the balance of power toward people of color and other marginalized low-income
    • communities and away from those whose privilege has afforded them disproportionate power.
    • Processes and outcomes for urban planning and policy that are inclusive and address historic harms
    • An equitable economy that provides decent, secure employment and entrepreneurial opportunity for all New Yorkers and acknowledges and acts upon critical barriers to entry for people of color and women
    • Climate justice as the product of efforts led by communities most impacted by climate change to upend racial, social, and economic inequities perpetuated by environmental degradation.
    • A robust, racially and socioeconomically diverse field of community planners, urban planning and community development professionals.

    About Pratt Institute
    Founded in 1887, Pratt Institute is a global leader in higher education dedicated to preparing its 4,700 undergraduate and graduate students for successful careers in art, design, architecture, information, and liberal arts and sciences. Located in a cultural hub with historic campuses in Brooklyn and Manhattan, Pratt is a living lab of craft and creativity with an esteemed faculty of accomplished professionals and scholars who challenge their talented students to transform their passion into meaningful expression.

    We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion or belief, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, marital or domestic partnership status, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity or expression, age, disability, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Pratt Institute recognizes and values the benefits of a diverse workforce.

  • Fundraising Graduate Fellow

    Date posted: 01 Mar, 2024

    Pratt Center is seeking a Fundraising Fellow to support and execute fundraising strategy at Pratt Center for Community Development. This is a particularly exciting moment for the Pratt Center fundraising team as we begin to celebrate our 60-year anniversary which will kick off a fundraising campaign, special events, and new fundraising opportunities. This position would support the Director of Development and Communication, Amelia Brod, who works alongside the Executive Director, staff, and community partners to develop and execute fundraising strategies across institutional giving (grants from government and foundations), individual giving, and corporate support. This position is open to all graduate students at Pratt Institute.

    Fellows at Pratt Center work 14 hours per week under the supervision of a staff member. The work schedule aligns with Pratt Insitute’s academic calendar; fellows work when school is in session. In 2024-2025, there will be a cohort of four fellows, and learning opportunities provided throughout the fellowship year.

    Responsibilities

    • Support implementing strategy for 60-year anniversary and individual donor program,
    • which will include (tbc):
    • Special events + strategic communication
    • An individual donor campaign
    • Implementing relationship building/stewardship strategy
    • Setting up moves management (donor cultivation tracking)
    • Grants support (foundation, corporate, government):
    • Grant prospecting and research
    • Grant administration and tracking
    • Grant application and report writing
    • Securing in-kind and corporate sponsorship
    • Support creating robust development systems and tracking
    • This position would support the Director of Development and Communications with any additional tasks (this is a non-comprehensive list)

    Skills and Interests

    • Interest in learning how to obtain diverse resources to support social justice non-profit organizations
    • Strong attention to detail, solid administrative and organizational skills, and excellent ability to track tasks
    • Ability to self-manage and turn around work in a timely manner
    • Some research experience and skills (the fellow will research funding opportunities to assess if we might be a good fit for application)
    • Strong written, verbal communication and interpersonal skills are required
    • Familiarity with some of the following tools: google sheets, google drive, asana, slack, airtable, crm systems
    • Some office and administrative experience required
    • Previous fundraising experience a bonus

    To Apply
    This is a hybrid in-person and remote position. It is a two-semester part-time fellowship at 14 hours/week. Graduate fellows are paid $4,410 per semester by tuition remission.

    Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to hiring@prattcenter.net with the subject line: Fundraising Fellow.

    About Pratt Center for Community Development Founded in 1963, the Pratt Center for Community Development works for a more just, equitable, and sustainable city for all New Yorkers. As part of Pratt Institute, we leverage professional skills including participatory planning, community organizing, and public policy advocacy to support community-based organizations in their efforts to challenge systemic inequities and advance sustainable development.

    In collaboration with partners, we aspire to:

    • A shift in the balance of power toward people of color and other marginalized low-income communities and away from those whose privilege has afforded them disproportionate power.
    • Processes and outcomes for urban planning and policy that are inclusive and address historic harms
    • An equitable economy that provides decent, secure employment and entrepreneurial opportunity for all New Yorkers and acknowledges and acts upon critical barriers to entry for people of color and women
    • Climate justice as the product of efforts led by communities most impacted by climate change to upend racial, social, and economic inequities perpetuated by environmental degradation.
    • A robust, racially and socioeconomically diverse field of community planners, urban planning and community development professionals.

    About Pratt Institute
    Founded in 1887, Pratt Institute is a global leader in higher education dedicated to preparing its 4,700 undergraduate and graduate students for successful careers in art, design, architecture, information, and liberal arts and sciences. Located in a cultural hub with historic campuses in Brooklyn and Manhattan, Pratt is a living lab of craft and creativity with an esteemed faculty of accomplished professionals and scholars who challenge their talented students to transform their passion into meaningful expression.

    We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion or belief, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, marital or domestic partnership status, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity or expression, age, disability, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Pratt Institute recognizes and values the benefits of a diverse workforce.