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FIRST DEPUTY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

New York City Campaign Finance Board

New York City Campaign Finance Board

Administration, Operations · Full-time
New York, NY, USA
220,000 – 230,001 USD per year
Posted on Friday, June 28, 2024

The New York City Campaign Finance Board manages New York City’s small donor democracy program and educates and engages voters via NYC Votes. The CFB has enjoyed a tremendous arc of progress over its 30-year history, and our updated flagship small donor democracy program is the centerpiece of this progress. We eliminate barriers to participation by providing access to the resources New Yorkers need to vote or run for office and amplify the voices of small donors with New York City’s small donor democracy program.

We are dedicated to making New York City’s local democracy more open, transparent, and equitable. You would be working with a team that is mission-driven and committed to continuous improvement.

The NYC Campaign Finance Board seeks a First Deputy Executive Director who will be a member of the executive team, report to the Executive Director, and serve as a strategic advisor to the Executive Director collaborating to chart the future course of the CFB. The First Deputy Executive Director will lead a new Strategy, Products & Innovation Division, with tentative plans for this division to lead (1) Product Design and Management, (2) Data Management, and (3) Policy, Research, and Analysis.

The First Deputy Executive Director will partner with the Executive Director to build the new Strategy, Products & Innovation Division, which will entail some reorganization of existing units and roles within the CFB, as well as the creation of new roles. The First Deputy Executive Director will lead implementation, assessment, and evolution of the CFB’s strategic plan, in close coordination and consultation with the Executive Director and other members of the executive team. The First Deputy Executive Director will serve a division-spanning function, including serving as (and building a team that serves as) a liaison between the agency’s Technology Department and all other departments to facilitate the successful design, development and management of agency products and services. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assume executive responsibility for agency functions, programs, projects, and initiatives in the absence of the Executive Director.
  • Represent the Executive Director at hearings, meetings, and events when the Executive Director is unavailable or otherwise unable to attend.
  • Serve as a liaison with external partners and stakeholders.
  • Lead implementation of the agency’s strategic plan.
  • Manage prioritization, sequencing, and collaboration on complex product and service design and management projects across multiple divisions within the agency and with consultant experts.
  • Lead regular assessment of the strategic plan and, in collaboration with the Executive Director and executive team, adjusting strategies and initiatives as necessary to advance the CFB’s mission, vision, values and strategic imperative.
  • Work with internal and external experts to develop and implement tools and metrics for systematic evaluation of products, services, programs and processes across the agency.
  • Monitor industry best practices, emerging trends, and technological advancements related to product, service, data, systems, and project management and collaborate with agency staff to promote adoption of best practices to ensure best-in-class product and service delivery by the CFB.
  • Directly supervise the day-to-day work of the Strategy, Products & Innovation Division.
  • Facilitate opportunities for growth and support ongoing professional development of Strategy, Products & Innovation Division staff.
  • Set standards and goals for the Strategy, Products & Innovation Division, ensuring that ongoing projects support the agency’s overall mission.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by the Executive Director.

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

We're seeking individuals eager to make an impact, even if they don't tick every box on our job description. We believe in the power of diverse perspectives and the unique blend of lived experiences, non-traditional education pathways, practical know-how, and a variety of skills and abilities that each candidate brings to the table. If you're ready to learn, and grow with us, we encourage you to apply and be part of our dynamic team.

Knowledge

  • Knowledge, understanding, and commitment to continued learning regarding product, service, data, systems, project, and organizational management best practices.
  • Knowledge and understanding of politics and elections policies, processes, and practices, generally and the programs administered by the CFB in particular.
  • Knowledge and understanding of motivational theories and leadership styles and approaches.
  • Knowledge and understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion principles.
  • Knowledge and understanding of government operations (New York City government experience a plus).

Skills

  • Strategic planning and strategic plan implementation skills and experience.
  • Product and project management skills and experience.
  • Public policy research and development management skills.
  • Data analysis and management skills.
  • Effective communication skills to interact with internal partners, external partners, and the public.
  • Demonstrated managerial skills to lead staff, a team, and agency projects to effectively support the agency’s mission and goals.
  • Interpersonal skills to build relationships with internal partners, such as executives, employees, and board members, as well as external partners.

Abilities

  • Ability and willingness to respectfully challenge the ideas and thinking of the Executive Directors and other CFB staff.
  • Ability to analyze complex agency systems, processes and challenges.
  • Ability to juggle multiple high-priority projects and work effectively across broad mandates and constituencies.
  • Ability to provide sound, clear, concise advice and guidance to agency leadership.
  • Ability to engage with agency partners, including elected officials, advocacy groups, and the public, on agency matters.
  • Ability to make informed and ethical decisions in alignment with the agency's mission, values, and legal obligations.
  • Ability to adapt to evolving technology, policy and political landscapes.
  • Ability to resolve conflicts and disputes effectively, both internally and externally.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team on agency matters.
  • Ability to develop strategy and objectives and provide advice that supports the long-term mission, vision and goals of the CFB.
  • Ability to motivate, coach, and develop others, as well as influence a group of people to achieve common goals, and implement organizational strategies and change.
  • Ability to handle confidential information using discretion, professional sensitivity, and sound judgment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively across cultures, identities, and backgrounds, and to give and receive feedback.
  • Ability to act with integrity, ethical behavior, and concern for the greater good.
  • Ability to connect with others in a meaningful way, to recognize and understand another person's feelings and thoughts, and to use this information to build positive relationships and beneficial interactions.
  • Ability to maintain professionalism and guide interactions towards positive outcomes.

TO APPLY:

All applicants must apply through NYC Government Jobs | Explore Careers | City of New York

  • Please search and apply to the job ID number listed above.
  • Resume and cover letter are required for consideration.
  • Note that only applicants under consideration will be contacted. For more information on careers with the NYC Campaign Finance Board visit our website at https://www.nyccfb.info/ to access the full listing of job opportunities and to learn more about our agency.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

The City of New York provides generous medical benefits (including dental and vision through respective unions or funds), retirement, tuition reimbursement, and additional ancillary benefits. CFB offers a flexible and hybrid work schedule, opportunities for career development, learning & development (leadership training, coaching), wellness programs, and much more!

As a prospective employee of the City of New York, you may be eligible for federal loan forgiveness programs and state repayment assistance programs. For more information, please visit the U.S. Department of Education’s website at StudentAid.gov/PSLF.

The CFB is an equal opportunity employer firmly committed to diversity. All individuals are encouraged to apply. If you anticipate needing any type of reasonable accommodation to apply for an employment opportunity, please contact access@nyccfb.info or (212) 409-1800.

The City of New York 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.

Minimum Qualifications

Qualification Requirements

  1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or its educational equivalent and two years of satisfactory, full-time progressively responsible administrative experience requiring independent decision-making concerning program management or planning, allocation of resources and the scheduling and assignment of work, 18 months of which must have been in a supervisory, administrative, managerial or executive capacity; or

  2. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to "1" above. However, all candidates must possess the 18 months of supervisory, administrative, managerial or executive experience as described above. Education may be substituted for the general clerical-administrative experience (but not for the supervisory, administrative, managerial or executive experience described in "1" above) at a rate of 2 years of graduate study substituting for 2 years of experience.

Public Service Loan Forgiveness

As a prospective employee of the City of New York, you may be eligible for federal loan forgiveness programs and state repayment assistance programs. For more information, please visit the U.S. Department of Education’s website at https://studentaid.gov/pslf/.

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.

Additional Information

The City of New York 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.

New York City Campaign Finance Board is an equal opportunity employer.