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NYC Job Alert: Program Associate, Government Innovation at Bloomberg Philanthropies

Bloomberg Philanthropies seeks a program associate to support the Government Innovation team’s newest program: What Works Cities, an initiative designed to help elevate and accelerate American cities’ use of data and evidence to engage citizens, make government more effective, and improve people’s lives

Bloomberg Philanthropies works to create catalytic change across five areas of focus: arts and culture, education, the environment, government innovation, and public health. Our mission is to ensure better, longer lives for the greatest number of people. Our approach is rooted in Mike Bloomberg’s unique experience and success across the field of business, government, and philanthropy.

The Government Innovation team at Bloomberg Philanthropies seeks energetic, engaged professionals to join our team. We believe that solutions to many of the world’s greatest challenges can be found in cities. Our initiatives equip mayors and local leaders with practical tools and approaches to solve major challenges and spark public sector innovation. Our work environment is collegial, hard-driving, and committed to outstanding results.

Key Responsibilities:

• Conduct research for the Government Innovation team, on subjects related to/in support of the What Works cities initiative
• Assist with the design and implementation of new strategies related to What Works Cities
• Prepare presentations and written materials for internal and external audiences;
• Coordinate professional conferences and high-profile multicity events
• Manage administrative and research tasks associated with grant-making, administration, and contracting
• Handle administrative duties such as calendaring and briefing preparation
• Draft and prepare written materials with quick turnaround such as Power Point presentations, Excel spreadsheets, one pagers, talking points or web content
• Ensure team leads are adequately prepared for presentations, meetings, and other key activities
• Assist on other projects as assigned


We seek dedicated, curious individuals with outstanding communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills. Other qualifications include:

• An undergraduate degree with demonstrated academic successes
• Excellent writing skills
• 2-4 years professional experience in management consulting, project management, public policy, public administration, or a related field
• A strong understanding of quantitative research methods, and understand, complex datasets
• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
• The capacity to develop strong relationships with leaders in the civic sector;
• A creative, proactive, and entrepreneurial mindset
• Acute attention to detail
• Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
• Commitment to a collegial, team-oriented workplace

To apply, send resumes to In subject line, indicate job title.


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