Special Assistant

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NYC Human Resources Administration Published: March 1, 2017


Public Engagement Unit


Special Assistant

Community Coordinator


The Public Engagement Unit is recruiting a Special Assistant to support the Deputy Director of the Public Engagement Unit.  The Special Assistant will be exposed to an extremely wide range of responsibilities and will help drive special projects, participate in select internal and external meetings, conduct research and assist with scheduling.


Successful candidates should be highly ambitious in his/her pursuit of growth and achieving excellence,  have at least one year of community, health education or other experience, and excellent communications and outreach skills. Candidates should have demonstrated ability to closely track metrics and outcomes, be detail-oriented and organized and have the ability to multi-task.

Familiarity with New York City government, public health issues, health insurance enrollment, housing issues, social services and a commitment to helping others is preferred.


Job Responsibilities:


  • Support the Deputy Director for the Public Engagement’s workflow and short- and long-term priorities.
  • Provide initial review and summary of policy documents, reports and other relevant material.
  • Coordinate the execution of cross-functional priorities, projects and commitments and closely track the short and long-term progress.
  • Manage the Public Engagement Unit senior staff meetings, including working with each department to draft agenda items and associated materials and assign and track action items of senior staff.
  • Create agendas, reports, PowerPoints and other relevant materials for internal and external meetings and events.
  • Compile weekly reports from all unit departments that is submitted to the Unit Head.
  • Attend internal and external meetings and, when appropriate, participate by outlining next steps.
  • Coordinate schedules and meetings for the Deputy Director of the Public Engagement Unit with internal and external partners.


Minimum Qualification Requirements


  1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and two years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties described above; or
  2. High school graduation or equivalent and six years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties as described above; or
  3. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to "1" or "2" above. However, all candidates must have at least one year of experience as described in "1" above.


Residency Requirement


New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.

Salary Range: $50,362 - $63,345 (Annual)

New York City offers an excellent and comprehensive benefits package.

For consideration, please go to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov and search for Job ID #282293 to apply.




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