Deputy Director for Program Coordination and Delivery

NYC Office of the Mayor - Mayor’s Office of Resiliency
New York, NY
United States

Job ID Number: 24457

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:

MOR seeks a Deputy Director for Program Coordination and Delivery to work in close partnership with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and City agencies to advance resilience project delivery, establish and manage processes to fund resilience initiatives, coordinate strategy development and monitoring, and work toward creating an enabling environment for resilience initiatives within the City.  The position reports to the Director of MOR and leads a team of multi-disciplinary professional staff.
The Program Coordination and Delivery team is a cross-cutting, functional 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 thinking for MOR efforts to advance funding goals for the resiliency program, including governmental grants, financing, and philanthropic sources.

The team works with MOR staff and 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.  As the leader           and manager of this cross-cutting team, the Deputy Director will combine strategic thinking and long- range planning with project execution and delivery.  Above all, a passion for stakeholder engagement, team management, and problem solving are required to succeed in this role.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
•    Lead MOR’s efforts with OMB to secure funding for resilience initiatives and projects working through the City’s budget cycles, cultivating new streams of financing, as well as securing State and Federal funding with associated reporting to funding agencies.
•    Liaise with City agencies and OMB on pertinent resilience policy issues, as required.
•    Lead the City’s engagement to support the delivery of key milestones related to a portfolio of coastal protection projects for which MOR is the main client or central point of coordination for the City, including U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-led projects in New York City.
•    Engage in collaborative problem-solving and troubleshoot delays and implementation challenges as they arise.
•    Coordinate MOR’s input into the procurement of third-party services such as project management, planning, engineering, and other services as required.
•    Support MOR’s organizational planning related to fiscal management, funding sources and procurement services to ensure sustainability of MOR’s mission in the long-term.
•    Manage major strategy development and monitoring initiatives, such as MOR’s inputs into OneNYC updates and Progress Reports.
•    Ensure the supervision and professional development of a team of three to five direct reports.
•    Other duties, as assigned.

•    Graduate degree and/or at least ten (10) years of full-time relevant professional experience in a field related to this position.
•    Background in policy, planning, engineering, construction, asset management, or finance is essential, in addition to at least one of the following: an understanding of issues relating to resiliency in an urban setting and/or the interplay of coastal resiliency, the built environment, energy, urban planning and economic development; knowledge of Federal and State funding mechanisms for disaster recovery and resiliency programs; demonstrated experience managing procurement processes for capital programs and technical services.
•    Knowledge of New York City’s governmental structure and Federal and State funding context is a must, while knowledge of the city’s philanthropy landscape is an advantage.
•    Attention to detail and excellent organizational skills, which include and are not limited to the ability to manage complex projects, coordinate interagency programs, and maintain control of analytical details while balancing large-scale program objectives.
•    Demonstrated experience leading and managing interactions with senior stakeholders to achieve program objectives, and an ability to gain the support of independent stakeholders.
•    Willingness to work as part of a team environment, and ability to adapt to change and shifting priorities.
•    Experience in staff supervision and development.
•    Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, particularly in terms of communicating complex issues to audiences with varying levels of technical understanding.
•    New York City government work experience a plus.

Commensurate with Experience

Please submit a resume, cover letter and three (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 - 9:24am
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