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Career Opportunities

Put your skills to work at the agency that administers NYC’s landmark campaign finance program. A wide variety of positions may be available. Check back frequently for new opportunities!

Career opportunities currently available at the NYC Campaign Finance Board are described in detail below. New York City residency is required for most positions.* We offer a dynamic work environment, training, growth potential, and excellent benefits. Full-time positions offer a competitive benefits package and salary commensurate with experience. If you would like to be considered for one of these opportunities, please email, fax, or mail your resume and cover letter to:

Director of Human Resources
NYC Campaign Finance Board
100 Church Street, 12th Floor
New York, New York 10007
Fax #: (212) 409-1705
resume@nyccfb.info

* Pursuant to Department of Citywide Administrative Services Commissioner’s Directive No. 2020-20 (concerning the Recruitment of Personnel During the Covid-19 Crisis), New York City residency must be obtained within six months after Emergency Executive Order No.98 is rescinded. If that time period has passed, residency must be obtained within 90 days of the start date.

As of August 2, 2021, all new hires must be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation for religion or disability. If you are offered city employment, this requirement must be met by your date of hire, unless a reasonable accommodation for exemption is received and approved by the hiring agency. Mayor’s Executive Order 75 (EO75)

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 call (212) 409-1800.


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Assistant Director HR, HR Generalist

Department: Administrative Services
Job Status: Full-Time

$60,000 - $75,000

The NYC Campaign Finance Board (CFB), a nonpartisan, independent city agency that enhances the role of New York City residents in elections, seeks an Assistant Director, HR Generalist. As a member of the NYC Campaign Finance Board reporting to the Director of Human Resources the Assistant Director will perform as a generalist and provide support in all areas of human resource management. The Assistant Director will serve as trusted advisor to managers assisting them with recruitment and retention, employee relations concerns, coaching and counseling, progressive discipline, and investigations when necessary. We offer a team-oriented work environment, training, the opportunity to work on cutting edge campaign finance issues, and excellent benefits.

Responsibilities:

  • Promote HR programs to create an efficient and conflict-free workplace.
  • Handle general grievance and complaints as they arise.
  • Provide support and resolution to employees in various HR related topics.
  • Plan, coordinate, and/or attend workshops, conferences, hearings, and meetings on behalf of the Agency.
  • Responds to various requests for information.
  • Review, understand and keep up to date with various union collective bargaining agreements ensuring compliance.
  • Ensure compliance with rules and regulations.
  • Assess reports generated by the PMS, NYCAPS and CHRMS systems to determine the accuracy of the data.
  • Review, interpret and improve existing programs.
  • Assists with special projects and initiatives.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Essential Skills:

  • Strong research, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to collect and analyze data and track trends and developments in assigned functional areas.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to summarize and present complex information.
  • Able to meet rigid deadlines both independently and working with a variety of staff.
  • Strong work ethic and meticulous attention to detail.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.

Qualifications:

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 2-3+ years of work experience; experience in human resources, or a related field preferred


Candidate Services Liaison

Department: Candidate Guidance & Policy
Job Status: Full-Time

Number of Vacancies: (2)
Salary Range: $50,000 - $55,000

The NYC Campaign Finance Board (CFB), a nonpartisan, independent city agency that enhances the role of New York City residents in elections, seeks a Candidate Services Liaison. We offer a team-oriented work environment, professional development opportunities, growth potential, and excellent benefits.

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a primary liaison between the CFB and candidates running for New York City office.
  • Monitor and assist campaigns in preparing campaign finance disclosure reports.
  • Provide one-on-one guidance on matters of compliance with campaign finance regulations.
  • Assist candidates in the process of qualifying for public matching funds.
  • Prepare training and guidance materials on recordkeeping and reporting requirements.
  • Conduct trainings for candidates, treasurers, campaign staff and the public.
  • Teach and provide technical support for the Candidate Software for Managing and Reporting Transactions (C-SMART).
  • Test updates to C-SMART and other CFB systems applications.

Essential Skills:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Public speaking experience and ability to deliver effective presentations.
  • Customer-focused approach to answering questions and solving problems.
  • Strong computer and internet skills with a willingness to learn new software.

Qualifications:

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and two years’ work or equivalent internship experience.
  • Previous experience working on political campaigns or in a customer-focused environment preferred.
  • Background or interest in politics and government.
  • Proficiency in MS Office; familiarity with video editing, e-learning, or fundraising software a plus.
  • Foreign language skills a plus.
  • Pursuant to Department of Citywide Administrative Services Commissioner’s Directive No. 2020-20 (concerning the Recruitment of Personnel During the Covid-19 Crisis), New York City residency must be obtained within six months after Emergency Executive Order No.98 is rescinded. If that time has passed, residency must be obtained within 90 days of the start date.


Social Media Manager

Department: Marketing and Digital Communications
Job Status: Full-Time

$55,000 – 75,000

The New York City Campaign Finance Board seeks a Social Media Manager to create, curate, and distribute organic content and paid campaigns across Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, in addition to building new accounts on Snapchat and TikTok. This role will manage both voter-facing (@NYCvotes) and official agency (@NYCCFB) platforms, creating content designed to reach and engage a variety of audiences, including New York voters and potential voters, candidates, elected officials, members of the press, and other influencers and thought leaders. The position reports to the Content Strategy Manager and works closely with colleagues throughout the division, including team members in design and production as well as staff focused on public relations, partnerships, and research. The Social Media Manager will play a critical role in helping the agency and the city of New York increase voter participation, with a particular focus on increasing turnout in youth and immigrant communities in upcoming elections.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage the agency’s social media calendar and its channels and assets, including (but not limited to) Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, and TikTok.
  • Grow and engage existing and new digital audiences, on these platforms and others, and build an online community dedicated to voter and civic engagement.
  • Create and post content that advances our goals, mission, and brand, and reflects topics, election dates, and priorities articulated in our editorial calendar.
  • Collaborate with designers, writers, videographers, and other specialists – both in-house staff and outside vendors – to support multi-channel campaigns.
  • Monitor and respond to online comments and conversations; exercise strong judgment and tact, escalating concerns or issues to press team for guidance as needed.
  • Research and engage partners and influencers – paid and volunteer – to amplify and support agency campaigns and initiatives.
  • Create and optimize paid social media campaigns, directly or in collaboration with digital agency, including audience targeting, creative testing, and reporting on results.
  • Create content and interact with followers in a way that embodies the agency’s values of equity and inclusion for all audiences, including the use of subtitles / open captioning, translation, ASL interpretation, or other modalities to ensure accessibility.
  • Collaborate with content and press teams to coordinate the timing and strategy of social media campaigns to support and leverage owned and earned media, including email and press coverage.
  • Use data and insights, including click-through, conversion, and engagement rates, to inform and evolve social media strategy and continually improve our effectiveness.

Essential Skills:

  • Strong instinct for creating content that commands attention in digital spaces, particularly social media channels.
  • A clear communicator; able to prioritize and present key information, often in rapid response.
  • Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills.
  • A thinker and a maker; able to both conceptualize and create content that achieves goals and drives action, both independently and in partnership with creative specialists.
  • Curious and plugged in to evolving trends, platforms, and approaches; actively seeks out and proposes new ideas to help achieve our goals.
  • Level-headed under pressure, with excellent prioritization and time management skills.
  • Experience creating content for diverse audiences; experience working with youth and immigrant communities, including facility with language(s) other than English, would be a significant asset.

Qualifications:

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 2-3+ years of work experience; experience in marketing/advertising, public relations, media, journalism, politics, government, advocacy, or a related field preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to rapidly learn and use digital communication platforms effectively; current, in-depth knowledge of social media platforms and best practices, particularly on Instagram and/or Facebook, strongly preferred.
  • Willingness to occasionally be available outside of regular work hours to support breaking news, election dates, or other time-sensitive needs.


Project Coordinator

Department: Marketing and Digital Communications
Job Status: Part-Time

(6mos-1yr)
Hourly Rate: $28 – 32 per hour

The New York City Campaign Finance Board (CFB), a nonpartisan, independent agency that enhances the role of New York City residents in elections, seeks a Project Coordinator to assist in the organization of projects within the Marketing and Digital Communications Unit. Under the guidance of the Production Manager, this part-time role supports the agency with high-volume work periods and special projects as assigned, with a particular emphasis on the official NYC Voter Guide and other public-facing materials produced in coordination with the election cycle. In collaboration with the team, the Project Coordinator will support the agency’s goals of increasing voter participation and enhancing awareness of the CFB’s matching funds program.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with project stakeholders to gather and clarify needs and specifications for Marketing and Digital Communications projects, such as content, deadlines, and budget.
  • Create and implement project schedules and monitor the day-to-day needs of projects.
  • Provide project team members with requirements, resources, and schedules to help ensure that final products are delivered in a timely manner and are consistent with the agency’s message and brand.
  • Collaborate with design, content, and video production teams to execute creative projects.
  • Research and collaborate with vendors for the unit’s projects, including printers, translators, and creative, digital, and advertising agencies.
  • Assist in the solicitation of candidate submissions and process them for Legal review, translations, and formatting.

Essential Skills:

  • Excellent attention to detail; ability to multitask and adapt to shifting needs and priorities.
  • Reliable, productive, and self-motivated; able to work well under pressure.
  • Able to learn and adapt to new and complex procedures quickly.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Able to identify and solve problems independently and proactively.
  • Strong communicator and collaborator; able to adapt to a variety of styles and personalities.

Qualifications:

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college, or the equivalent combination of education, experience, or certifications.
  • 1-2 years of relevant work experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in marketing, advertising, or design.
  • Knowledge of project management tools (such as Trello, Asana, or ClickUp).
  • Familiarity with marketing, advertising, content management, design, and production processes and tools, including Adobe Creative Suite or Umbraco.
  • Background or interest in elections, politics, government, or community activism.


Assistant Executive Director for Operations

Department: Executive Administration
Job Status: Full-Time

Salary Range: $150,000 - $170,000

The NYC Campaign Finance Board (CFB), a nonpartisan, independent city agency that enhances the role of New York City residents in elections, seeks a high-performing individual to serve as AED for Operations and Agency Chief Contracting Officer who will report directly to the Executive Director.

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as Agency Chief Contracting Officer to manage the procurement processes across the agency, including supporting the agency’s Minority and Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) procurement.
  • Develop, manage, and implement internal financial controls.
  • Oversee administrative functions as well as facilities to ensure efficient and consistent operations.
  • Prepare and track agency budget.
  • Supervise Finance Unit in executing purchasing and payment functions.
  • Supervise Administrative Operations Unit in managing the CFB’s two physical office spaces.
  • Manage COVID response and agency return to office operations.
  • Work with other City agencies as necessary to support CFB administrative functions.
  • Work with the Executive Director and Executive Team in setting agency policies and strategic planning.

Essential Skills:

  • Demonstrated experience in the New York City contracting process, including the New York City Charter, Procurement Policy Board Rules, and MWBE procedures.
  • Experience in budgeting and internal controls.
  • Familiarity with facilities management.
  • Capable of supervising staff and setting and enforcing deadlines.
  • Strong work ethic and meticulous attention to detail.
  • A successful track record in setting priorities; keen analytic, organization and problem-solving skills which support and enable sound decision making.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully participate on a senior management team to provide leadership and strategic direction.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
  • A multi-tasker with the ability to wear many hats in a fast-paced environment.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of CFB.

Qualifications:

  • Candidate must have a bachelor’s degree and at least 10 years of supervisory and managerial experience with broad financial and operations management experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge of NYC contracting and purchasing rules and systems, including MWBE.
  • Familiarity with the City of New York’s Financial Management System (FMS), the Comptroller’s Office of Contract Administration (OCA), and the Mayor’s Office of Contract Services (MOCS) PASSPort system.
  • Pursuant to Department of Citywide Administrative Services Commissioner’s Directive No. 2020-20 (concerning the Recruitment of Personnel During the Covid-19 Crisis), New York City residency must be obtained within six months after Emergency Executive Order No.98 is rescinded. If that time has passed, residency must be obtained within 90 days of the start date.

Salary commensurate with experience. Please email your resume and cover letter (required):

Amy Loprest, Executive Director
New York City Campaign Finance Board
100 Church Street, 12th Floor
NY, NY 10007
resume@nyccfb.info


Associate Counsel

Department: Legal
Job Status: Full-Time

$75,000-$80,000

The NYC Campaign Finance Board seeks an attorney to enforce the City’s campaign finance law, represent the agency in litigation, and provide in-house counsel.

Responsibilities:

  • Prosecute enforcement actions against campaigns and independent spenders
  • Draft advisory opinions, rules, and legislation
  • Represent the agency in administrative hearings, collection actions, and Article 78 proceedings
  • Provide legal counsel to other units, including review of Candidate Handbook and Voter Guide

Qualifications:

  • Law degree
  • One year of legal experience after admission to the bar, or equivalent experience in a relevant field
  • Demonstrated interest in public service
  • Strong analytical, research, and writing skills
  • Detail-oriented and creative

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in government (New York City government a plus) or nonprofit/private sector experience in campaign finance, election law, or voting rights
  • Excellent academic credentials


Partnership Engagement Manager

Department: Public Affairs
Job Status: Full-Time

$55,000 – $80,000

The New York City Campaign Finance Board (CFB) plays a unique, central role in encouraging participation in City elections. In addition to administering the City’s small-dollar public matching funds program for candidates, the CFB is mandated by the City Charter to increase voter registration and voter participation in City elections, particularly among underrepresented populations. The CFB’s voter engagement initiative, NYC Votes, reaches over five million New York City voters to inform and engage them around elections and civic participation.

The CFB is looking for a Partnership Engagement Manager (PEM) to join our dynamic and passionate Partnerships and Outreach unit, which is a part of the CFB’s Public Affairs division. This self-starting and motivated individual will support the Director of Partnerships and Outreach to develop, implement, and evaluate voter engagement programming targeted to community, corporate, non-profit, government, and youth-centered partners throughout the City. We are looking for a creative and strategic thinker who is passionate about our mission and getting New Yorkers civically engaged through strong relationship management and project management skills.

The PEM will report to the Director of Partnerships and Outreach and work in coordination with other Public Affairs managers to strategize, develop, and ultimately execute programming, as well as identify opportunities for growth. This position will supervise the Engagement Coordinator (to be hired at a later date) and Youth Engagement Coordinator.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Director of Partnerships and Outreach to develop and implement program and partnership strategies, an evaluation framework to review our unit’s methods, and key performance indicators to measure progress.
  • Identify, develop, and manage partner relationships; work with partners to compose data-driven strategic goals for collaborative initiatives.
  • Work with the Director of Partnerships and Outreach to develop and execute a community outreach strategy for the agency, integrating our unit’s partnership work with the CFB’s in-house outreach initiatives.
  • Utilize data to analyze and identify opportunities to recruit partners and increase community engagement; develop benchmarking and reporting tools to measure the effectiveness of partner programs.
  • In partnership with other agency staff, develop voter engagement tools and resources for community partners and other audiences.
  • Supervise staff tasked with implementation and management of agency partnerships.
  • Work with Public Affairs staff to create marketing tools and partner communication strategies, including a monthly partner newsletter.
  • Maintain frequent, ongoing communication with partners to ensure opportunities are properly identified.
  • Develop and facilitate training systems for partners and communities; develop and manage training library for voter engagement.
  • Assist team with community outreach and youth engagement trainings.
  • Manage voter engagement initiatives, such as voter education and registration workshops.
  • Manage and maintain partner database and manage communication workflow.
  • Assist unit director with team workflow and goal management.

Essential Skills:

  • Ability to connect with diverse groups; experience working with multicultural communities, youth, and sensitivity and appreciation for cultural differences is essential.
  • Proven ability to form and build partnerships and strong working relationships with external actors and organizations.
  • Strong creative problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Team player with a flexible, creative, and analytical approach to problem solving.
  • Expert ability to work with a creative team and internal stakeholders to develop public presentations, programs, and training materials.
  • Ability to explain complex topics with strong presentation and writing skills.
  • Understanding of how to include and leverage digital partnerships and agency assets.
  • Excellent judgment, organization, and project management skills; ability to assess situations quickly, take action, and resolve problems.
  • Ability to adjust and adapt programming and approach to community engagement based on data or feedback.
  • Exceptional organizational, written, and verbal communication skills.
  • Self-starter and motivated by the agency’s mission; deep understanding of community engagement and previous voting work is a plus.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience in working with coalitions, community organizing, partner organizations, or account management.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to communicate in languages other than English is a plus.
  • Previous supervisory experience is a plus but not required.
  • Ability to create experiential engagement platforms and other forms of community engagement tools is a plus.
  • Familiarity with best practices in the field and voter engagement tools is a plus.


.NET Web Developer

Department: Systems Administration
Job Status: Full-Time

$95,000

The New York City Campaign Finance Board seeks an experienced full stack .NET Web Developer. We offer a dynamic work environment, training, growth potential, and excellent benefits.

Under general supervision, with broad scope for the exercise of independent initiative and judgment, this developer is responsible for the system analysis, technical design, development, testing, enhancement, and maintenance of various applications that support the Agency’s business functions. The selected candidate will be required to perform tasks related to the development of software applications and data transformation activities for the Agency.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for full software development life cycle, including user interface design, database development, back-end architecture, deployment and maintenance of the defined solution based on business and functional requirements
  • Design, write, unit test, and document application code to successfully deliver secure, robust, transactional and service oriented architectures
  • Adhere to Git branching structure and follow policies that are in place in creation of pull requests for approval.
  • Understand the Agency’s strategic initiatives and develop technology solutions that deliver the required business value
  • Understand complex business processes/applications with intent to re-write/enhance using current tools/technology
  • Provide supporting documentation for all phases of development/implementation.
  • Develop technical specifications, including data flow diagrams
  • Maintain data security and internal controls of environment to adequately protect Agency assets and records
  • Responsible for full software development life cycle, including user interface design, database development, back-end architecture, deployment and maintenance of the defined solution based on business and functional requirements
  • Design, write, unit test, and document application code to successfully deliver secure, robust, transactional and service oriented architectures
  • Adhere to Git branching structure and follow policies that are in place in creation of pull requests for approval.
  • Understand the Agency’s strategic initiatives and develop technology solutions that deliver the required business value
  • Understand complex business processes/applications with intent to re-write/enhance using current tools/technology
  • Provide supporting documentation for all phases of development/implementation.
  • Develop technical specifications, including data flow diagrams
  • Maintain data security and internal controls of environment to adequately protect Agency assets and records

Essential Skills:

  • 3+ years of strong demonstrable experience in systems architecture, N-tier application development using Microsoft’s web technology stack (IIS7/8, ASP .NET Core 2+, ASP.NET MVC 4.0, C#, ADO.NET, Entity Framework/EF Core, ASP.NET Core Web API 2+ or Web API 2, HTML/CSS/JavaScript)
  • 3+ years of experience with ability to build/create/maintain application databases utilizing MS SQL Server/Azure SQL, including SSIS, TSQL, stored procedures, views, and functions.
  • Tools – MS Visual Studio, SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS), Azure DevOps with Git, cloud services in Azure.
  • Must be self-motivated and able to work both independently and in conjunction with team members and business units. Enthusiasm and flexibility to work on a variety of projects are necessary, as well as the ability to rapidly acquire new domain familiarity
  • Ability to meet deadlines, identify issues and resolve with minimal direction
  • Ability to analyze, document and validate software requirements
  • Ability to speak and write clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication settings and styles

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in writing unit tests and using unit testing frameworks
  • Microsoft Azure DevOps CI/CD
  • Microsoft Azure PaaS
  • Agile Scrum development methodology
  • Umbraco CMS
  • Creating micro services using .NET Core
  • NodeJS
  • Knowledge of performance tuning, security, scalability
  • Experience with Dependency Injection frameworks (built-in .NET Core, Ninject, Unity)
  • B.S. or B.A. in Computer Science or related discipline