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Housing Fellow, Bloomberg Associates

New York, New York, United States


Bloomberg Philanthropies works to create catalytic change across five areas of focus: arts and culture, education, the environment, government innovation, and public health. Our mission is to ensure better, longer lives for the greatest number of people. Our approach is rooted in Mike Bloomberg's unique experience and success across the field of business, government, and philanthropy.

Bloomberg Associates

Bloomberg Associates is an international consulting service founded by former New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg as a philanthropic venture. We provide pro-bono services to mayors to help city governments improve the quality of life of their citizens. Although we are a philanthropic enterprise, we function and work as 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.  With experience in both the public and private sector, the Bloomberg Associates team is well-equipped to undertake any short or long-term municipal challenge.  Through its guidance and mentorship, Bloomberg Associates delivers actionable insights and plans across multiple disciplines.  For each City engagement, Bloomberg Associates offers expertise across eight disciplines:

  • Sustainability
  • Transportation
  • Social Services
  • Media & Digital Strategies
  • Municipal Integrity, Efficiency & Transparency
  • Cultural Assets Management
  • Marketing & Tourism
  • Urban Planning

Position Description

The Sustainability Team at Bloomberg Associates is seeking a Fellow to support the team on its Housing projects with client cities.  The team’s housing lead supports municipal clients on several projects including but not limited to program development, Housing Needs Assessments, policy best practice research, and strategic planning.

The fellow should have baseline affordable housing and environmental sustainability expertise to accelerate the teams work in Newark, Milan, Phoenix, and Tampa. They should have a level of comfort with analysis of program data, desktop research and interviews on housing or sustainability best practices, and development of presentation materials.

This role will be part-time, working on average 20 hours per week. The Fellow would be on an initial 6-month contract.  

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide technical assistance and project management support in the development of a public facing housing dashboard, backend data infrastructure, and governing SOPs in multiple cities.
  • Conduct in-depth analysis and develop presentations that communicate the impact of municipal programs such as Emergency Rental Assistance (ERAP).
  • Undertake housing policy and program best practice research and develop case studies to help guide clients as they develop local strategies.
  • Support the development of Housing Needs Assessment(s) by producing data analyses, overseeing project management, and developing presentations or reports
  • Conduct program research and interviews of municipal staff as part of broader housing program audits.

Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree in related field and a minimum of two years’ relevant professional experience in affordable housing, urban planning, or public/non-profit administration
  • A strategic and analytical mindset with attention to detail and a complete focus on delivery
  • A proven track record of strong project execution, policy research, project management and results driven impact
  • Strong communication, interpersonal skills and the ability to work with multiple stakeholders
  • Clear and concise writing skills
  • Ability to convey complex data in simple PowerPoint design (ability to use Tableau software would also be helpful)
  • Comfortable working through ambiguity to create paths forward
  • An entrepreneurial self-starter can do approach with the ability to think and plan creatively
  • A quick learner, able to absorb and synthesize large amounts of information

Salary Information

Pay Range Per Hour: $25-$35

The referenced pay range is based on the Company's good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level.

Bloomberg Philanthropies is an equal opportunities employer and we value diversity at our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.