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The New York City Council’s Black, Latino and Asian Caucus (BLAC) is seeking to fill a Director’s position. The Director of BLAC reports directly to Caucus Co-Chairs.

SALARY RANGE:

$65,000 to $75,000

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • The Director will work with members of the Caucus to develop, organize, execute legislative and budget agendas, and to amplify existing agendas of interest to the BLAC.
  • The Director will work collaboratively with legislators, government agencies, community groups, and other stakeholders to support the BLAC’s legislative and budget priorities.
  • Additional responsibilities may include, but are not limited to representing the Caucus at events and meetings with various stakeholders; draft press communications, memoranda, agendas, meeting minutes, and reports; schedule meetings and briefings; perform outreach with collaborative partners in the public and private sectors; manage social media pages and create newsletters; organize and serve as primary contact for special events; and manage day-to-day operations of the BLAC’s City Hall office.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Two to four years of full-time experience working in government dealings within management and administration, legislative affairs, public affairs, non-profits, or community organizing.
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills; ability to multi-task and prioritize with strong attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced and political setting; work with WordPress & Microsoft Office suite. 
  • Preference to candidates with an undergraduate degree in public management, political science, public policy, management, communications, non-profit management, economics, and/or equivalent work experience in these areas.
  • Graduate degree and bilingual is a plus.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

New York City residency required within 90 days of appointment.

As of November 15, 2021, all new hires must be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus to work at City Hall and/or 250 Broadway offices, or at any Council Member district office, unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation for religion or disability. If you are offered employment with the New York City Council, this requirement must be met by your date of hire, unless a reasonable accommodation for exemption is received and approved by the New York City Council.

The New York City Council makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact EEOOfficer@council.nyc.gov.

HOW TO APPLY:

Qualified candidates should forward their resume and a cover letter to:

E-MAIL:         counciljobs@council.nyc.gov   

MAIL:             New York City Council

Attn: Administrative Services/Recruiting (BLACDIR)

250 Broadway, 16th Floor

New York, New York 10007

FAX:               12124014711

While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

The New York City Council is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual’s sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.