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Business Partnerships Manager

Job Title: Business Partnerships Manager

Employment Status: Full-time, Exempt

Department: Workforce Development

Reports To: Senior Business Partnerships Manager

Salary: $60,000 - $70,000

This is a hybrid role located in Brooklyn, NY (3 days/week in-office)



The Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation (BNYDC) is the not-for-profit corporation that serves as the real estate developer and property manager of the Yard on behalf of its owner, The City of New York (the City). BNYDC constantly strives to provide an environment in which businesses and careers can take root and grow.

The Business Partnerships Manager is a key member of the Employment Center, partnering with Brooklyn Navy Yard tenants (employers) and the surrounding community to meet their short- and long-term hiring needs. The Employment Center pursues the vision of providing Brooklyn Navy Yard business tenants with a talented, diverse workforce by connecting local residents to high-quality work opportunities.

  • Build and maintain strong partnerships with a portfolio of employers, which include BNY tenants and local businesses, through regular outreach to understand their short and long-term hiring needs
  • Secure job orders from employers when they have job openings and set the strategy for sourcing qualified candidates
  • Prepare job seekers for job openings, ensuring they align with business needs
  • Collect & analyze data related to openings, referrals, interviews, and placements
  • Use data to measure the success of the partnerships and share with employers during regular outreach
  • Use data to identify emerging trends across employers, refining training and recruitment strategies based on these trends
  • Develop partnerships with outside workforce and training organizations that prepare individuals for success within targeted industries (manufacturing, industrial design, etc.)
Required Skills and Abilities
  • Demonstrated passion for economic & workforce development
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Experience building relationships with a diverse set of employers, job seekers, and partners with a successful track record of job placements
  • Excellent project management skills & ability to balance multiple stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to track and analyze data, deriving actionable insights from findings
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience with Salesforce preferred
  • 3+ years of relevant work experience managing recruitment processes
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience working with small and medium sized businesses to understand their needs and challenges related to hiring
  • Ability to work some evenings/ weekends to attend job-related events

BNYDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex (including actual or perceived sex, gender, gender identity, self-image, appearance, behavior or expression) sexual orientation, genetic trait, actual or perceived status of a victim of domestic violence, or a victim of sex offenses or stalking, unemployment status, age, ancestry, national origin, citizenship status, marital or domestic partnership status, military status, handicap, disability, or any other legally protected classification.


BNYDC is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package for eligible employees. Some of the highlights include:

  • Employer-funded pension plan, with annual contributions up to 14% of your salary
  • Full medical, dental, and vision coverage options
  • Annual HRA (health reimbursement arrangement) of $6,000 to cover out-of-pocket medical expenses
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Employer-funded Basic Life/AD&D coverage
  • 12 weeks paid parental leave
  • Teledoc & TotalCare EAP memberships
  • Transit/Commuter & Let’s Ride NYC (Citi Bike) benefits
  • Discounted pet insurance through MetLife
  • 4 weeks of PTO, paid sick leave, and Summer Fridays!
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