Karp Strategies – Job Posting for Analyst – Stakeholder Engagement –
Summer 2021 (Immediate Hire)
Karp Strategies is an urban planning strategy consulting firm that builds stronger
communities and thriving cities. We partner with our cross-sector clients to identify their
unique needs and provide tailored solutions. We take analysis to action to allow our
clients to make better decisions – and ultimately, to build stronger communities,
economies, and cities. We deeply value our holistic analytic methods, and maintain strong
core values around equity, access, and community engagement when working on
planning and development projects. We work on projects around the country, with
projects currently underway or starting across the NYC region, and New England. Our
team works at the sweet spot where data, people, and place intersect: we strive to
understand what drives change in places, and how people, businesses, and institutions
exist and can thrive within that change. We value and celebrate diversity and inclusion in
our team, and we share a commitment to social, racial, and economic justice.
Karp Strategies will be celebrating six years in June 2021, and we’ve grown tremendously since
inception from a one person to a team of 15. Due to COVID-19, we are working remotely
with the hopes of returning to our offices in Manhattan’s Financial District by the end of
2021. This position is anticipated to be remote in the NYC area, with access to tools to
ensure great remote work, and could change to in-office in 2021 if safety and health
circumstances change. There may be a need for in-person visits or on-the-ground
outreach/engagement to facilitate project work, which will follow safety and social
With current projects ranging from economic and community development planning
initiatives to stakeholder analysis and engagement, from infrastructure feasibility and
resiliency studies to real estate advisory, Karp Strategies is working with many of the
industry’s most dynamic partner firms and clients on pressing, timely challenges facing
the country, region, and our city. Karp Strategies is active in the field: our team members
are involved with APA-NY’s Urban Design and Diversity Committees, WRISE, ABNY, IEDC,
NYBC, CoreNet, OHNY, RPA, Coro, ULI….let’s just say we are plugged into the action and
keep our finger on the pulse.
As our company kicks off additional projects, we seek to meet thinkers and doers
interested in joining us who care as much about urban change and neighborhoods as we
do. Karp Strategies is actively interviewing for a FT Analyst with 1-3 years of
demonstrated expertise in community/stakeholder engagement and outreach, writing,
qualitative research, and is comfortable working with a wide range of stakeholders to
join our team as an immediate hire. This position is contingent on Karp Strategies being
awarded a new Company project, which we anticipate in the coming weeks. Analysts are
key members of our team who support client and internal projects, work closely with the
Karp Strategies leadership team and other companies that we may partner with, and are
involved with many aspects of the consulting process.
Necessary Skills for Success (Project Dependent):
● Support stakeholder outreach and engagement, including focus groups,
interviews, briefings, and meetings. Design training guides for facilitators.
Manage related logistics and support, including preparation of engagement
and analysis materials.
● Support data analysis of all kinds: economic, demographic, real estate,
market. Determine what kind of changes are going on in neighborhoods and
what those changes mean.
● Support qualitative analysis and research to triangulate data or as a stand alone
● Project manage the heck out of whatever you are working on, utilizing
schedules, project plans, shared file systems, and communication apps.
Analysts often play an assistant project manager role on larger projects.
● Design infographics, data visualizations, and graphic representations of
policy, process, engineering, and analytical findings to support client projects,
business development efforts, and other initiatives with Adobe Suite
programs. Ranging from things as simple as agendas to as big as decks
going to a client’s investors, execute on translating technical information into
layperson formats either independently or on a team.
● Willingness to travel up to 30% if required once it is safe to do so.
● Work in a start-up environment with a close-knit team and our project partners
on misc. tasks, big or small, as they arise.
● Support business development efforts, including proposal research/writing,
research on partner firms, site visits, as needed.
● Strong writing and/or graphic design experience is a must given the range of
projects and client types.
● Multilingual written and oral skills (particularly Spanish, Chinese, Cantonese and
Russian) are highly regarded as part of our work with diverse communities across
● A deep curiosity about planning issues and an interest in incorporating an equity
lens to our work is strongly encouraged.
Likely Content Areas (Project Dependent):
● Transformative public spaces
● Economic and community revitalization
● Renewable energy and offshore wind
● Real estate analysis and advisory
● Zoning analysis
● Affordable housing
● Shoreline stabilization/activation + resiliency
● Tech enablement/utilization
● Port/waterfront industry
● Catalytic transportation redevelopment
● Urban policy
● Workforce development
● Small businesses/industrial/manufacturing districts and access
● Health in planning
● Stakeholder engagement
We prioritize health and wellness at Karp Strategies. As a full-time employee of Karp
Strategies, you will have access to our Company benefits, including paid time off (vacation
and sick leave), healthcare (medical, vision, dental), membership to One Medical, 401k
retirement plan match, professional development opportunities, remote wellness programs,
commuter benefits, and more.
If these issues pique your interest, we’d love to hear from you. Please send a professional
resume, letter of interest, and work samples (writing AND data/design) to
email@example.com. If you possess language skills beyond English, please share a
demonstration of your capabilities. While doing all of these tasks/project types previously
is not a hiring requirement, having some experience is advantageous and expected.
Interested candidates should demonstrate 1-3 years of work experience in a combination
of the areas of responsibility described above, and background either with government,
community planning or consulting. Fluency in the Adobe Suite, particularly InDesign, is
highly desired. A Bachelor’s degree is required.
We encourage all who are interested to apply.
This is a paid position, with additional opportunities for professional training, skills
development, and networking. We are interviewing on a rolling basis.
This job description for an at-will position which is non-exempt under the FLSA. Karp
Strategies provides equal employment opportunities to all applicantsfor employment
regardless of their age, race, creed, color, religion, national origin, alienage, citizenship,
disability,sex, gender,sexual orientation, marital status, partnership status, military status,
predisposing genetic characteristics, domestic violence status,sex offense of stalking victim
status, or any other characteristics protected by federal,state or local laws.