Director of Business Development

Company: HR&A Advisors

Location: New York, NY

Job Function: Business Development


ABOUT US |  HR&A Advisors, Inc. (HR&A) is an employee-owned company advising public, private, non-profit, and philanthropic clients on how to increase opportunity and advance quality of life in cities.

We believe in creating vital places, building more equitable and resilient communities, and improving people’s lives.

From Brooklyn to Hong Kong, we have guided hundreds of clients in transforming real estate concepts, economic development strategies, and public infrastructure initiatives, first into actionable plans then into job-producing, community-strengthening assets.

Our clients include real estate owners and investors, hospitals and universities, cultural institutions and philanthropies, community development organizations and governments.

HR&A has offices in Atlanta, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Raleigh, and Washington DC. We come from diverse backgrounds, have a breadth of lived experience, and share a passion for cities. We are former city officials, executive directors, planners, lawyers, architects, and economists.

Hear more about the HR&A experience from our staff.

Learn more about careers at HR&A on our website here.


Who are we looking for? 

HR&A is seeking a full-time Director of Business Development. This position is based in our New York City office.



This person will report to the Head of Growth and collaborate with senior leaders across the company to research, strategize, optimize, and win new business. They will serve as a critical resource for Partners and Executive Management, as they work to expand the firm’s practices and services. This person will also support the firm’s Communications efforts by developing the firm’s approach to promoting impact and marketing its unique capabilities.

The ideal person is eager to make a substantial impact on the current and future of a dynamic organization. This person is a passionate strategist and experienced implementer who knows how to establish business development best practices. They have previously served as a leader in a business strategy and/or development capacity and leveraged data along with tools to maximize performance. Finally, this person is excited to continue positioning the firm to address the complex challenges facing cities around the world.



  • BA/BS degree in business management, administration, entrepreneurship, or a related concentration. Advanced degree is a plus.
  • 7 to 10+ years of relevant business development and strategy experience in the professional services/consulting/corporate sectors.
  • Experience and passion for working with leaders to set and execute organizational strategy.
  • Experience in government, A/E/C, or social impact is a plus.
  • Strong multitasking and project management skills and demonstrated capabilities to manage multiple deadlines and changing project criteria.
  • Strong collaborating skills, including some experience in leading a team, as well as working effectively both independently and as part of a team.
  • Capacity to interpret data to support decision making. Working knowledge of Salesforce, AskWonder, preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced environment with frequent deadlines; high energy, self-motivated, and proactive.
  • You are committed to HR&A’s approach to ADEI and continuous improvement.

TRAVEL |  In this role you will travel 25% of the time visiting HR&A offices across the country to build a presence for the Growth team.

Compensation and Benefits

The base salary range for this position is $126,500 – $143,500. We offer competitive compensation packages, based on qualifications and experience. We are an employee-owned company, meaning you will have the opportunity to benefit from the firm’s growth over time through participation in our Employee Stock Ownership Plan. Each year, the firm will contribute funds to this long-term wealth-building account and may make contributions to other retirement accounts. We also provide a comprehensive benefits package that goes well beyond coverage of 90-95% of healthcare premiums, dental and vision coverage.

How to Apply

HR&A is committed to attracting and retaining a talented, diverse, competitive team of professionals dedicated to solving the challenges of urban life. Women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ community, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please submit a cover letter and resume* as a single PDF document (maximum of 2 pages) online at Applications without a cover lever will not be reviewed. 

*We ask that you submit a version of your resume that has your school information removed. There is no need to reformat your resume, and you should leave your degree (e.g. “B.A. Communications”). But please remove all undergraduate and graduate school name references. This request is part of our ongoing work to build a hiring system that is free from bias and based on candidate merit and performance in the hiring process.

All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, medical condition, veteran status, or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.

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