Consultant, Sustainability Practice: Bloomberg Associates

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Bloomberg Associates is an international consulting service founded by former New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg as a philanthropic venture. Bloomberg Associates provide pro-bono services to mayors to help city governments improve the quality of life of their citizens. Although Bloomberg Associates is a philanthropic enterprise, it functions similar to a private-sector management consulting firm. Directed by a team of globally recognized experts and industry leaders, Bloomberg Associates works to improve urban environments by collaborating with cities to develop actionable best practices, build consensus, and foster key relationships. For each city engagement, the Bloomberg Associates team is focused in eight disciplines: Sustainability, Transportation, Social Services, Medial & Technology, Municipal Integrity, Cultural Assets Management, Marketing & Communications, and Urban Planning.
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The Sustainability practice defines sustainability as incorporating economic, social and environmental issues, and recognizes that this definition must be tailored to the local context and needs of client cities. The team works to help rewrite the DNA of a city by taking a data-driven approach to diagnose problems and develop strategies that improve city systems and infrastructure and achieve measurable outcomes. This can include creating overarching sustainability plans or targeted interventions and policies. As a member of the Sustainability practice, the Consultant will work with mayors and their senior staff to develop, elevate, and implement priority sustainability programs and strategies. Reporting to the Principal of the Sustainability practice, the Consultant will be charged with conducting deep analytical work and persuasively engaging and advising clients and other relevant stakeholders. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Quantitative Analysis

  • Develop quantitative analysis and models to support policy development
  • Conduct research and analysis to develop policies and programs
  • Approach challenges and opportunities with an analytical eye and use quantitative analysis to drive projects forward

Project and Process Management

  • Manage the assessment, evaluation, and recommendation process for client cities to drive implementation of agreed initiatives
  • Drive projects using effective and concise written and verbal communications
  • Establish processes to optimize use of resources while managing multiple work streams

Stakeholder Management

  • Lead client engagements on an ongoing basis, serving as the primary point person for regular updates, materials development and ad hoc requests
  • Liaise with counterparts and partners at client cities, cultivating deep, trust-based relationships across a range of geographies, cultures, and political points of view
  • Prepare client-ready proposals for engagements with partners
  • Facilitate and support portfolio cities by breaking down silos and developing tools for systemic change

Candidate Requirements:

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree in business, nonprofit management, public policy, urban planning, or a related field preferred
  • 3-5 years of experience as a consultant with some public sector experience, and/or equivalent experience within municipal government
  • Quantitative analytic skills, including budgeting, finance, and/or economic analysis
  • Ability to successfully administer and manage multiple projects with a focus on quality and project follow-through
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with a proven capacity to synthesize information and develop compelling narratives
  • Ability to operate as a generalist, having broad knowledge on a wide variety of sustainability related issues, with a concomitant ability to deep dive into a particular area
  • Thrives in an entrepreneurial, flat organization with an ability to excel in ambiguous and changing environments
  • Advanced modelling ability in Microsoft Excel, fluency in Microsoft PowerPoint, and Word; Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Adobe Creative Suite a plus
  • Fluency in additional languages and/or experience living or working abroad a plus

Compensation and benefits:

Salary and benefits will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

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