Vice President – Planning

Organization: NYCEDC

Posted: November 16, 2018 | Closing: January 19, 2019

Job Description

Our Vision: To make New York City the global model for inclusive innovation and economic growth, fueled by the City’s diverse people and businesses.

Our Mission: To create shared prosperity across New York City’s five boroughs by strengthening neighborhoods and growing good jobs.

The Planning Department provides expertise and project management in a wide variety of planning specialties including: zoning, environmental review, contaminated site cleanup, historic preservation, urban renewal, transportation planning and federal and state regulated wetland regulations. The department also prepares or reviews ULURP and CEQR documents related to EDC-sponsored or supported real estate transactions.

Your Role: The Vice President (VP) will be providing technical expertise to our Development, Transportation, Real Estate and Capital Projects departments in everything that shapes the future of our city from zoning regulations, environmental review, Uniform Land Use Review Procedure and much more. This position manages the planning and environmental aspects of real estate development projects and area-wide initiatives and provides technical assistance in these areas to NYCEDC and manages other Planning Dept staff.


  • Define projects, manage consultants and act as liaison to public agencies and community groups.
  • Involved in all stages of a project from formulation through public approvals to implementation and will, manage consultants, and assist in interaction with development partners, regulatory agencies, elected officials and community groups.
  • Projects involve a range of local, state and federal actions and coordination, including land use approvals, environmental reviews and other required permits.
  • Supervision of several on-call retainer consultants, including budgeting and contracting.
  • Work as a team member with staff of other divisions of the corporation in the preparation of RFPs, and the development and implementation of site specific and area-wide planning initiatives.


  • Master’s Degree in Planning or related field and 7+ years of diverse professional experience in all areas of Planning which may include 3+ years supervisory responsibilities
  • Extensive knowledge of New York City zoning, planning issues, environmental regulations and environmental review procedures is required
  • Demonstrated ability to manage complex projects involving multiple public and private parties
  • Ability to use spreadsheet and presentation applications such as Excel, PowerPoint, GIS/AutoCAD a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to manage complex projects involving multiple public and private parties
  • Strong interpersonal, written, verbal and analytical skills required
  • New York City residence is required within 180 days of hire


The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) is a non-profit organization that reports to the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and Rebuilding. The NYCEDC is charged with encouraging economic growth in New York City through a variety of means, including facilitating real estate development, improving infrastructure, attracting and retaining businesses, and conducting economic research and analysis. Additional information on NYCEDC can be found by visiting


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