BP Office Hiring Economic Development Adviser and Policy Analyst

The Brooklyn Borough President’s Office is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

SALARY: Commensurate with Experience

LOCATION: 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201

The Brooklyn Borough President’s Office seeks an Economic Development Advisor to manage and advise the Borough President on economic development issues and coordinate varying policy projects upon request. This position will include the following responsibilities:

  • Manage the Borough President’s major economic development initiatives;
  • Advise the Borough President in establishing policy on all aspects of economic development;
  • Perform research and analysis on the economic status of the industry in the borough, including employment generations, industry trends, and major developments;
  • Serve as the liaison between the Borough President and Brooklyn business communities providing technical assistance;
  • Monitor Brooklyn’s Commercial Revitalization Programs;
  • Represent the Borough President on the NYC Economic Development Board of Directors and on the Board of Directors of Business Improvement Districts;
  • Maintain an economic development database of contacts;
  • Assist Borough Hall’s policy unit on special projects;
  • Represent the Borough President at community events;
  • Perform other duties as necessary.


  • Excellent communication skills (unedited electronic writing and spreadsheet samples will be required from each final candidate);
  • Knowledge of, and experience with economic development;
  • Strong research skills, attention to detail, and a desire to work in a demanding, fast-paced environment;
  • Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Word Office Suite, which includes Power Point, Excel, and Outlook);
  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in economics, finance, public administration, urban studies, political science or other related fields. However, a Master’s degree is preferred;
  • Ability to work nights and weekends;
  • 2 – 3 years or relevant experience required;
  • A valid New York State Driver’s License required;
  • NYC residency required.


Office of the Brooklyn Borough President
Human Resources
209 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, New York 11201

DATE: January 8, 2015 POST UNTIL: Until Filled

JVN #: 012-15-009