Administrative Assistant

Job Type

Full Time




New York
New York
United States


ABOUT US | HR&A Advisors is a top real estate and economic development consulting firm. We provide strategic advisory services for clients in the public, private, and non-profit sectors to solve some of the most complex challenges of urban development. Our projects range in scale from buildings to neighborhoods, public parks to infrastructure systems, and from program design and management to public policy development and implementation. We care about improving the quality of urban life, and we are increasingly focused on the challenges of inclusivity, infrastructure, and technological innovation in cities as we advance public-private development projects that improve economic, environmental, and social outcomes.

We are former public servants, real estate developers, urban planners, city officials, activists, and economists. We are unique in our ability to create value by integrating disparate disciplines for our clients, and we often lead teams with engineers, architects, lawyers, community organizers, and other specialists. We are a tight-knit team that works across the country and around the world from offices in New York, Dallas, Los Angeles, Raleigh, and Washington, DC.

THE ROLE | HR&A seeks a full-time Administrative Assistant for our New York office. The Administrative Assistant will collaborate and provide administrative support to executives in the office. Responsibilities will include: meeting scheduling, travel booking, expense report preparations, SalesForce management, and various research tasks. Candidate will report directly to both the Operations Manager and Chief Operating Officer.

The ideal candidate will have an interest in business administration, experience working in a fast-paced and dynamic office environment, demonstrated capacity to manage and multi-task, excellent analytical skills, and resourceful problem solving skills. This position can offer excellent growth opportunities within HR&A.


SKILLS REQUIRED | We are looking for an individual interested in supporting our executives. The ideal candidate must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills; be extremely organized; and be able to manage multiple assignments at once. They will think independently, act entrepreneurially, learn quickly, and pay attention to the details. 


COMPENSATION | 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. The starting base salary for this position is $45,000 - $50,000/year.

Level of Language Proficiency

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED | Candidates should have a minimum of an associate’s degree and 1-3 years of work experience supporting office operations in a fast-paced environment. Candidates must be proficient in Microsoft Office. They should be able to handle quick-turnaround requests in a fast-paced work environment with poise and maturity. The ideal candidate will be interested in growing with the company. 

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

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 LGBT community, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please submit a cover letter and resume on HR&A’s website at Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications without a cover lever will not be reviewed.

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.

For more information, please contact us at Please do not call regarding this position.