Senior Policy Advisor, Program Coordination and Delivery

NYC Office of the Mayor - Office of Recovery and Resiliency
New York, NY
United States

Senior Policy Advisor, Program Coordination and Delivery 
NYC Office of the Mayor - Office of Recovery and Resiliency 
Job ID Number: 24463

In April 2015, Mayor Bill de Blasio released One New York: The Plan for a Strong and Just City (OneNYC), which provides the Mayor’s Office of Resiliency (MOR) the mission to strengthen social and economic resiliency; upgrade buildings; adapt the region’s infrastructure systems; and enhance the city’s coastal defenses in response to the evolving risks associated with climate change and other 21st century threats. To learn more about OneNYC and New York City’s resiliency initiatives, please visit:

The Senior Advisor will be a key member MOR’s Program Coordination and Delivery Team. Program Coordination and Delivery is a foundational team in MOR, providing support across a large portfolio of resiliency projects and programs being delivered by MOR and City agencies. The team provides tailored technical and strategic support for MOR policy and project teams in the following subject areas: Waterfront Resiliency; Social Resiliency; Infrastructure and Energy; Land Use and Buildings; and External Affairs. The team is crucial in supporting these teams to advance funding goals for the resiliency program, including financing, governmental grants, and philanthropic sources. The team works with agency partners to advance program and project delivery milestones and troubleshoot challenges. The team also serves as a central point of coordination for MOR on strategy development, including but not limited to OneNYC updates and Progress Reports.

This position reports to the Deputy Director for Program Coordination and Delivery. The Senior Policy Advisor will assist in defining, planning and implementing resiliency initiatives and strategy in collaboration with MOR policy and project teams and partner City, State, and Federal agencies. This position is part of a dynamic and collaborative team.  An ability and willingness to adapt as priorities change is a must.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Serve as the primary project manager and MOR liaison for resilience strategy documents, including but not limited to OneNYC Updates and Progress Reports, and other high-level project reporting documents by coordinating inputs across MOR policy and project teams.
  • Provide cross-functional coordination to increase overall city efficiency, collaboration, and consistency of policy recommendations.
  • Identify and address agency and stakeholder issues and concerns by developing creative processes and solutions and leveraging key relationships.
  • Coordinate closely with all arms of the City’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to secure City funds, cultivate new streams of financing, secure State and Federal grant funding, and establish a policy partnership on resilience issues.
  • Work with OMB to track resiliency funding and establish indicators of program success.
  • Manage the budget for projects initiated within MOR and a streamlined process to collect budgetary needs and priorities from MOR policy and project teams.
  • Maintain working level relationships with City agencies and other non-City stakeholders.
  • Other duties, as assigned. 


  • An Undergraduate or Master’s degree in an appropriate field of physical, environmental or social science, and at least five years of full-time relevant professional experience in a responsible, supervisory, or administrative research capacity in a field related to this position.
  • A background in sustainability management, public administration, public policy, public administration, public finance and budgeting, community planning, or development/fundraising for community-based organizations is preferred.
  • Demonstrated research and analytical skills, including the ability to gather, synthesize, and summarize large amounts of information and focus quickly on the essence of an issue.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to translate technical information and concepts into accessible forms. Clear, effective writing style is a must.
  • Ability to communicate policy, directives, initiatives, etc. in a highly engaging and enthusiastic manner.
  • Experience proactively leading and managing interactions with senior stakeholders to achieve program objectives.
  • Demonstrated experience with building relationships with government and community stakeholders and in coordinating projects involving multiple constituents.
  • Experience in writing grant funding proposals and and/or NYC funding applications.
  • Knowledge of New York City’s governmental structure and Federal and State funding context, including knowledge of the city’s foundation landscape an advantage.
  • An understanding of issues relating to climate change resiliency in a large urban setting an advantage.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail and ability to complete work independently with broadly defined work objectives, while adhering to targeted deadlines essential.
  • Willingness to work as part of a team, adapt to a quick-paced changing environment and handle uncertainty when necessary.

Commensurate with experience.

Please submit a one-page cover letter, resume, and 3 references to

New York City Residency Is Required Within 90 Days Of Appointment

The City Of New York And The Office Of The Mayor Are Equal Opportunity Employers

Published on:
January 24, 2019 - 9:19am
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