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Development and Economic Opportunity Fellow - Tampa

Tampa, Florida, 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 

Fellowship Description 

Bloomberg Associates is seeking a dynamic, Tampa-based fellow with experience and/or strong interest in working with city governments to facilitate project management and programmatic execution between multiple Bloomberg Associates teams—Housing, Real Estate, Economic and Workforce Development—and the City Administrator for Development and Economic Opportunity for the City of Tampa.  

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

Role and Responsibilities 

The Fellow will report directly to the office of the BA Chief of Staff and the City Administrator in Tampa. Additionally, the Fellow will engage in regular, daily communication with each BA project team and relevant Tampa counterparts.  

Specific responsibilities include, but will not be limited to: 

  • Project management support, including tracking deadlines and deliverables 
  • Coordinating weekly and monthly project meetings and conference calls
  • Identifying, troubleshooting and flagging potential issues that will impact project execution
  • Desktop research and record-keeping
  • Developing internal and external stakeholder presentations and reports 

Desired Qualifications 

The fellow must have strong organizational and communication skills—including the ability to work efficiently and effectively with executive and senior staff.  Additionally, candidates should have demonstrable research and PowerPoint/presentation development experience. A post-graduate degree and/or familiarity with the relevant subject matter areas and data analysis is valuable, but not required.  

The candidate must be comfortable working independently, well-organized, detail-oriented, computer literate (Microsoft Office Suite, Google Docs, mainstream project management software) and available to provide on-call support for the duration of the contract.  Additional qualifications include: 

  • Bachelor degree in related field, two or more years of relevant professional experience a plus 
  • 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
  • A quick learner, able to absorb and synthesize large amounts of information
  • Ability to convey data and other complex information through design and/or concise writing 


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. Compensation will be commensurate with experience and accomplishment.