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Executive Administrative Assistant

HR&A Advisors
New York, NY
United States
Experience Level: 
Mid-Level

ABOUT US | HR&A provides strategic advisory services for clients in the public, private, and non-profit sectors to solve some of the most complex challenges facing cities today. We care about improving the quality of urban life, and we are increasingly focused on the challenges of inclusivity, infrastructure, and technological innovation in cities as we advance public-private development projects that improve economic, environmental, and social outcomes.

We are former public servants, real estate developers, urban planners, city officials, activists, and economists. We are unique in our ability to create value by integrating disparate disciplines for our clients, and we often lead teams with engineers, architects, lawyers, community organizers, and other specialists. We are a tight-knit team that works across the country and around the world from offices in New York, Dallas, Los Angeles, Raleigh, and Washington, DC.

THE ROLE | HR&A seeks an Executive Assistant for our New York office. Responsibilities include managing schedules for large project teams, correspondence, and direct support to HR&A Chairman, John Alschuler.

While the most critical job function of this role is administrative support to the Chairman, the Executive Assistant will also engage in the firm’s business development and marketing efforts.  Responsibilities may include supporting the creation of pitch decks and proposals, assisting in the tracking of new and ongoing proposals, and updating business development resources. Additional job responsibilities include planning and coordination of firmwide strategic initiatives such as event planning for staff trainings, senior leadership meetings, etc.

Ideal candidates will have experience working in a fast-paced office environment, have demonstrated the capacity to multi-task, excellent analytical and quantitative skills, and be willing to commit to the position for two years. 

SKILLS REQUIRED | Strong communication and computer skills (including MS Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel) are required. Experience with the Adobe Suite (InDesign, Photoshop) is strongly preferred. The candidate should be a highly-motivated, independent thinker with poise and maturity for interaction with clients and industry leaders.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED | Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree and 1-3 years of work experience, preferably either supporting senior-level executives or office operations. Excellent attention to detail and organization skills are essential.

COMPENSATION | We offer competitive compensation packages, based on qualifications and experience.  We are an employee-owned company, meaning you will have the opportunity to benefit from the firm’s growth over time through participation in our Employee Stock Ownership Plan. Each year, the firm will contribute funds to this long-term wealth-building account, and may make contributions to other retirement accounts. We also provide a comprehensive benefits package that goes well beyond coverage of 90-95% of healthcare premiums, dental and vision coverage.

HOW TO APPLY | HR&A is committed to attracting and retaining a talented, diverse, competitive team of professionals dedicated to solving the challenges of urban life. Women, people of color, members of the LGBT community, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please submit a cover letter and resume on HR&A’s website at http://www.hraadvisors.com/career-opportunities/. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications without a cover lever will not be reviewed.

All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, medical condition, veteran status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.

For more information, please contact us at jobs@hraadvisors.com. Please do not call regarding this position.

Published on:
August 8, 2019 - 9:37am
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