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Posted Feb 22

Outreach Coordinator/Manhattan with Focus on the Upper West Side

New York City Full Time

Position: Outreach Coordinator/Manhattan with Focus on the Upper West Side

Application Deadline: March 15

Interested applicants should send their most recent resume with a cover letter to applyNYC16@gmail.com

Overview

The Public Advocate for the City of New York is a citywide elected official who serves as a direct link between the electorate and city government, effectively acting as an ombudsman, or "watchdog," for New Yorkers by providing oversight of city agencies, investigating citizens' complaints about city services and making legislative or policy proposals to address perceived shortcomings of those services. The Public Advocate presides over New York City Council stated meetings and is a non-voting member of the Council with the right to introduce and co-sponsor legislation.

Position Description

The Outreach Department is responsible for tracking the needs of the diverse communities throughout New York City, and engaging with those communities with the goal of advancing the priorities of the New York City Public Advocate. The Outreach coordinator is responsible for conducting research, and developing relationships with New York community and their leaders, addressing their needs, developing trust, and creating pathways between organizations and the NYC Public Advocate. The Outreach department is a fast-paced team that requires evening and weekend availability; therefore, the Outreach coordinator would be expected to operate under such conditions.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in a Relevant Field of Study (Political Science, Urban Studies, Social Work, Public Affairs, Foreign Affairs, Marketing, etc.)
  • Candidates with at least 3 years of experience in government/non-profit sector preferred
  • Excellent communication, analytical and public relations skills
  • Excellent organizing and communication skills
  • Prior experience with event planning
  • Knowledge and experience in working with diverse communities
  • Knowledge of government structures, agencies and policies
  • Strong oral presentation skills
  • Experience in facilitating public meetings and other public forums
  • Work effectively with team members

The Office of the New York City Public Advocate and The City of New York are Equal Opportunity Employers

Additional Application Instructions

Please send Cover Letter and Resume to applynyc16@gmail.com

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