Project for Public Spaces (PPS) is seeking a creative, thoughtful, and enthusiastic candidate to join the organization as Marketing and Development Manager. This is a full-time, mid-level position and the role is based out of our NYC office.
Our ideal candidate will have 5+ years of experience within the planning, landscape architecture,or urban design industry. She/he will be responsible for managing the preparation of proposals and presentations (from start to finish), researching business development opportunities, and engaging with industry peers both in the New York area and nationwide. As a key member of the team involved in national business development, you will lead proposal development and collaborate with organizational leadership, clients, and allies such as municipalities, partner nonprofits, planners, landscape architects, and other consultants.
The Marketing and Development Manager is responsible for a wide range of proposal development, marketing and communications, and business development support activities including but not limited to:
Setting up and maintaining business development systems for tracking proposals, leads, Go/NoGo decision matrix, and managing all processes with senior staff
Helping conduct external outreach to develop relationships with other firms for the purpose of building teams to answer RFPs
Identifying and assessing market trends as well as potential opportunities within emerging markets
Attending networking events on behalf of PPS when appropriate
Planning, writing, and executing proposals ranging in size and complexity from single page letters to larger bound submissions
Writing, organizing & maintaining project fact sheets, staff resumes, and other project related data for ongoing use in marketing/business development efforts
Assisting with interview presentations and materials
Implementing and maintaining a client relationship management database
Coordinating, tracking, and supporting the organization’s business development and marketing activities
Preparation and completion of standard federal forms
Required Qualifications and Skills:
A bachelor’s or master’s degree and a minimum of 5 years of experience in a marketing/proposal development role at an Architectural and Engineering (A/E), planning, or landscape architecture firm
Excellent written, research, and interpersonal skills
Ability to juggle multiple proposals and assignments independently and under tight deadlines
Ability to take ownership of, and have high standards for, all professional work
Exceptional critical thinking and follow up skills to take ideas from concept to final product
Motivated, curious, and involved in the field of placemaking, urban design, and planning
Desire to work and thrive in an innovative, flexible team environment
Complete proficiency in MS Office and InDesign preferred
Salary & Benefits
This is a full-time, salaried position with a benefits package that includes full health coverage, employee contributed 403(b), TransitCheck, and generous vacation and paid holidays. Salary is commensurate with experience.
To apply, please send cover letter with salary requirements, résumé, and a minimum of two proposal samples to email@example.com by October 1, 2018. Writing sample submissions must be your own work.Please submit your application as a single PDF labeled "FirstName_LastName" (ex: "Jane_Smith"). The subject of your email must be: "Business Development Manager - Full Name."
PPS is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people create and sustain public spaces that build strong communities. We are the central hub of the global placemaking movement, connecting people to ideas, resources, expertise, and partners who see place as the key to addressing our greatest challenges. Visit us at www.pps.org. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.
About Project for Public Spaces
Project for Public Spaces (PPS) is a nonprofit planning, design and educational organization dedicated to helping people create and sustain public spaces that build stronger communities. Our pioneering Placemaking approach helps citizens transform their public spaces into vital places that highlight local assets, spur rejuvenation and serve common needs.
PPS was founded in 1975 to expand on the work of William (Holly) Whyte, author of The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces. We have since completed projects in more than 3000 communities in 43 countries and all 50 U.S. states and are the premier center for best practices, information and resources on placemaking. More than 900 people worldwide are members of our Placemaking Leadership Council.