Senior Intergovernmental Affairs Manager

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

Senior Intergovernmental Affairs Manager 
NYC Office of the Mayor - Mayor’s Office of Resiliency
Job ID Number: 24455
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 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 Senior Intergovernmental Affairs Manager, reporting to the Assistant Director for External Affairs, to build and nurture relationships with intergovernmental stakeholders and public partners and advance MOR’s federal, state, and city legislative agendas. This individual will play a critical role in the External Affairs team by liaising with elected officials, community boards, and civic organizations; identifying strategic partnership opportunities; assisting  with identifying and  addressing constituent concerns;  and developing compelling materials, messages and content as needed. The Senior Intergovernmental Affairs Manager will also work closely and collaboratively with staff in City Hall and across City agencies to effectively promote MOR’s program implementation, legislative positions, and policy strategies to critical stakeholders to achieve desired outcomes.

A strong and demonstrated interest in climate change-related policy as well as the ability to both work independently and as part of a fast-moving team is required. The ideal candidate will be able to successfully drive initiatives forward and manage key relationships in a collaborative, supportive, yet direct manner.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
•    Foster relationships with civic groups, community boards, community-based organizations, elected officials’ offices, and other partners
•    Identify, address, and mitigate stakeholder issues and concerns by developing creative solutions to evolving community relations issues
•    Provide operational support for public engagement efforts, including organizing meetings with internal partners in government, elected officials, and relevant community groups (these are occasionally in the evenings)
•    Assist in the development and dissemination of key messages to public/elected officials, and the community at-large
•    Draft presentations and website content in close partnership with MOR program and policy staff
•    Coordinate public hearing testimony and follow-up, including researching, drafting, and editing speeches, testimony, responses to legislator inquiries, and other content
•    Assist with the development and implementation of MOR’s federal, state, and city legislative agendas
•    Serve as a liaison to the Mayor’s Office of Intergovernmental Affairs and the Mayor’s Office of Legislative Affairs
•    Assist in analyzing legislation, identifying legislative opportunities for advancing MOR policy priorities, and developing appropriate recommendations
•    Assist with drafting correspondence with external stakeholders, including but not limited to community partners, legislative staff and other government agencies
•    Assist in defining, coordinating, planning, and implementing initiatives of the External Affairs team
•    Assist with special projects and other tasks, as needed

•    An Undergraduate or Master’s degree and at least five years of full-time relevant professional experience in a field related to this position
•    A background in policy planning, public relations, journalism, or legislative and/or intergovernmental affairs
•    A demonstrated understanding of issues relating to climate change resiliency in a large urban setting and/or the interplay of coastal resiliency, the built environment, energy, urban planning and economic development
•    Knowledge of New York City’s governmental structure and policy context and a firm grasp on local politics
•    Demonstrated experience with building relationships with government and community stakeholders
•    Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and a strong ability to skillfully translate rigorous, defensible public policy models into terms that can be easily understood by key stakeholders and the public
•    Excellent project management, information management, and organizational skills, as well as impeccable writing, copyediting, and proofreading skills
•    Ability to create stakeholder buy-in for MOR policy priorities
•    Willingness to work as part of a fast-paced, highly collaborative environment
•    Government work experience; or relevant technical, consulting or business background is a plus
•    Willingness to travel or work after hours, as required
•    Fluency in a second language is 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 - 3:58pm
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