The NYCEDC is Looking to Fill Their Fashion Desk Positions

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The NYCEDC, the organization that has brought NYC fashion programs like the CFDA Fashion Incubator, Design Entrepreneurs NYC and the Made in NY campaign is hiring for their fashion desk positions.

Project Manager Fashion & Arts

The Industry Transformation Teams (ITT) department at NYCEDC seeks to understand the rapidly-changing landscape of NYC’s key economic sectors and to develop and implement innovative policy initiatives that address specific challenges and opportunities in these sectors. A critical member of the team, the Project Manager – Fashion/Arts will focus on initiatives in the fashion, arts and design sectors.

Responsibilities include understanding emerging trends and strategic priorities in the fashion, arts and design industries, implementing creative initiatives to address these trends and priorities, and maintaining on-going relationships with many key industry stakeholders. PMs drive initiative execution and coordinate project teams involving multiple public and private stakeholders. In addition, they conduct analyses, undertake primary and secondary research, develop presentations for audiences within NYCEDC and occasionally for external clients and City Hall, and occasionally represent the city to external stakeholders and clients.

Responsibilities:
  • Develop project work plans, including project scope, timelines, specific tasks to be completed, individual responsibilities, etc.
  • Possess and continue to build an understanding of the problems facing fashion industry and related stakeholder populations
  • Manage portfolio of projects with ongoing support from AVP or VP and manage the execution of various workstreams (including coordinating cross-departmental or cross-agency teams) for each initiative
  • Interact with external stakeholders and EDC leadership with support from AVP or VP, and support desk efforts in client management, ongoing relationship-building and marketing in support of industry growth
  • Create and deliver PowerPoint presentations that effectively communicate project recommendations and / or findings to various audiences (e.g., senior EDC staff, City Hall staff, partner agencies, external stakeholders)
  • Conduct qualitative and quantitative analysis using primary and secondary research (e.g., data gathering and analysis, expert interviews, etc)
  • Communicates articulately and delivers strong work product
  • Contributes to personal and team development
  • Other duties as assigned
Qualifications:
  • Undergraduate degree required
  • 2+ years of professional experience, ideally in a demanding analytical/strategic environment, preferred (but not required)
  • Ability to manage projects against tight timelines, to prioritize among competing needs and opportunities, and to manage multiple projects at the same time
  • Proactive and collaborative style; works well in teams
  • Strong demonstrated written and oral communications and presentation skills
  • Strong quantitative and problem-solving skills, comfort building financial models, and skill working with data sets
  • Enterprising and resourceful, organized and results-oriented
  • Ability to look strategically at the big picture and search for insightful, creative solutions
  • Comfort interfacing with senior officials and business leaders
  • Knowledge / experience in fashion industry or related fields a plus
  • Demonstrated interest or experience in economic development, urban infrastructure, real estate, and/or public policy issues a plus
  • New York City residence is required within 180 days of hire
Assistant Vice President – Fashion & Arts

The Industry Transformation Teams (ITT) department at NYCEDC seeks to understand the rapidly-changing landscape of NYC’s key economic sectors and to develop and implement innovative policy initiatives that address specific challenges and opportunities in these sectors.  The Fashion/Arts AVP’s responsibilities typically entail managing and coordinating project teams involving multiple internal and external public and private stakeholders, representing the City to external stakeholders and clients, and developing and managing policy initiatives. Specific tasks include leading and managing multiple projects and executing Fashion/Arts initiatives; overseeing the development of work plans and task assignments; organizing high profile meetings and networking at industry events; managing and mentoring Project Managers and Senior Project Managers; and  producing quantitative and qualitative research.

Responsibilities:
  • Leverage general problem-solving skills to identify key issues/questions at the beginning of a project and develop an appropriate work plan, including project scope, timelines, specific analyses to be completed, individual responsibilities, etc.
  • Directly manage staff and coordinate work of cross-departmental or cross-agency teams to execute strategic initiatives and ensure project objectives are achieved and timelines are met
  • Maintain fashion/arts expertise and build an in-depth understanding of economic development opportunities in these areas
  • Conduct (or oversee) primary and secondary research, data gathering and analysis
  • Develop recommendations as required by the specific project
  • Create and deliver PowerPoint presentations that effectively communicate key project findings and recommendations to various audiences (e.g., senior EDC staff, City Hall staff, partner agencies, external stakeholders, etc.)
  • Contribute to personal and team development
  • Has relationships with key external stakeholders and serves as public face of desk when VP is not available
  • Identifies opportunities for new desk program areas and leads new program ideation
  • Other duties as assigned
Qualifications:
  • MBA or graduate degree strongly preferred
  • 5+ years of relevant work experience (e.g., 3-5 years with a top-tier management consulting firm or strategic planning experience in a demanding analytic environment)
  • Knowledge of current industry trends (direct work experience in Fashion/Arts industry strongly preferred)
  • Strong demonstrated written and oral communications and presentation skills
  • Strong quantitative and problem-solving skills, comfort building financial models and conducting ROI analysis, and skill working with data sets
  • Enterprising and resourceful, organized and results oriented
  • Extensive project management experience; ability to set up the problem, manage projects against tight timelines and proactive and collaborative style that works well in teams
  • Team management and experience developing and mentoring junior-level staff
  • Demonstrate ability to resolve conflicts of interests and develop productive working relationships with external and internal parties
  • Ability to look strategically at the big picture and search for insightful, creative solutions
  • Comfort interfacing with senior officials and business leaders
  • Ability to prioritize among competing needs and opportunities and manage multiple projects at the same time
  • Demonstrated interest or experience in economic development and/or public policy issues a plus
  • New York City residence is required within 180 days of hire

Learn more at NYCEDC Career Openings.


Interested in posting a job or internship? Contact juliette@theemergingdesigner.com.

 

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