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Resident Business Development Associate

New York City Housing Authority

The New York City Housing Authority's Department of Resident Economic Empowerment & Sustainability (REES) is charged with working to develop programs, policies and collaborations to measurably support residents' increased economic opportunities with a focus on asset building, employment, advancement and business development. The Department is seeking a dynamic Resident Business Development Associate to play a key role in shaping and executing NYCHA's economic opportunity platform.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

1. Work with REES leadership to develop, refine and implement strategy to assist NYCHA residents in launching, developing and growing businesses; support the development of internal infrastructure to support efforts. 2. Make recommendations on ways in which NYCHA can leverage its spending to support resident business development and growth; develop initiatives to capture opportunities. 3. Analyze business opportunities for the development and growth of resident businesses. 4. Support the coordination and development of partnerships with other government agencies, financial institutions and community-based partners to maximize efficient use of resources and impact for residents. 5. Manage outcome-oriented and data-driven initiatives, including developing ways to support Section 3 business concerns. 6. Manage efforts to develop new business models to foster resident leadership, asset creation, employment opportunities and neighborhood growth. 7. Provide technical support to organizations/collaborations/businesses to ensure that residents are able to capture market opportunities.

1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and two years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties described above; or 2. High school graduation or equivalent and six years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties as described above; or 3. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to “1” or “2” above. However, all candidates must have at least one year of experience as described in “1” above.


1. Master’s Degree in Business, Public Administration, Public Policy or related field. 2. Minimum 3 years experience in a field related to asset development, business development, finance and economic development.


1. Proven analytical abilities, problem solver. 2. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 3. Ability to work independently as well as in a group, with an opportunistic and energetic attitude. 4. Committed to our mission of financial empowerment and community economic development.

Interested candidates may fax cover letter and resume to (212) 306-5194, e-mail to or mail to:

New York City Housing Authority Human Resources Department 90 Church Street, 5th Floor New York, NY 10007 Attn.: Recruitment Unit Job Code: Resident Business Development Associate

NYCHA is an equal opportunity employer

About Organization:
The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) is committed to increasing opportunities for low- and moderate-income New Yorkers by providing safe, affordable housing and facilitating access to social and community services. More than 400,000 New Yorkers reside in NYCHA’s 334 public housing developments around the five boroughs, and another 235,000 receive subsidized rental assistance in private homes through the NYCHA-administered Section 8 Leased Housing Program.

To fulfill its vital mission and even better serve residents while facing dramatic reductions in traditional government funding, NYCHA is developing new financing options and building innovative partnerships across the public, private, and non-profit sectors. These strategies are helping NYCHA to address many key challenges, from preserving aging housing stock through timely maintenance and modernization of developments, to increasing resident access to a multitude of community, educational and recreational programs, as well as job readiness and training initiatives.



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