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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:

Mr. Man Wai Gin
NYC Campaign Finance Board
100 Church Street, 12th Floor
New York, New York 10007
Fax #: (212) 409-1705
resume@nyccfb.info

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 Danica You at (212) 409-1800 or dyou@nyccfb.info.


Director of Human Resources

Department: Administrative Services
Job Status: Full-Time

$90,000 - $100,000

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 Director of Human Resources. The Director of Human Resources will report directly to the Executive Director.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop, manage, and implement personnel policies.
  • Facilitate team building and conflict resolution at all levels of the agency.
  • Develop, communicate, and ensure compliance and consistency with agency practices and policies, including salary structure.
  • Ensure compliance with all federal, state, and City employment-related laws and policies, as well as adherence to other standards and best practices related to personnel management of City employees.
  • Counsel and advise staff on human resource related topics such as performance management and interpersonal conflicts.
  • Administer human resources policies, programs, and practices and manage support staff including:
    • Maintenance of personnel files and Personnel Action Forms
    • Managing the performance evaluation process
    • Benefits administration and staff compensation.
  • Participate in recruitment, hiring, retention, and salary structure/determination processes through a lens of equity and diversity.
  • Work with staff and management to facilitate staff development and training opportunities.
  • Develop and carry out projects designed to maintain and improve staff morale, equity and diversity

Essential Skills:

  • Strong background in organizational development and organizational structure.
  • Experience in team building at all levels of an organization.
  • Superior interpersonal communication, conflict resolution, and coaching skills including patience and ability to work well with staff at all levels.
  • Capable of supervising support staff and setting and enforcing deadlines.
  • Strong work ethic and meticulous attention to detail.
  • Comfortable performing multifaceted projects in conjunction with day-to-day activities.
  • Excellent analytical skills, good reasoning abilities, and sound judgment.
  • Strong project management, problem solving, writing and organizational skills.
  • Must be a team player, willing to build inter-departmental and inter-agency relationships.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality as needed throughout all work performed.
  • Effectively interface with all levels of the organization to coordinate and supervise all people-related and office management activities.

Qualifications:

  • Candidate must have a bachelor’s degree and at least 10 years work related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge of NYC personnel rules and systems.
  • Broad knowledge and experience in employment law, compensation, benefits administration, organizational planning, employee relations, and training and development.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated skills in counseling and conflict resolution.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully participate on senior management team that provides leadership and strategic direction.
  • Knowledge of Kronos HRIS, a plus.
  • New York City residency must be obtained within six months after the Mayor rescinds the State of Emergency under Executive Order 98 (and extended by subsequent Executive Orders). If that time period has passed, residency must be obtained within 90 days of starting the position.

Salary commensurate with experience. Please email your resume and cover letter (required) to the address above.


Director of Administrative Operations

Department: Administrative Services
Job Status: Full-Time

$90,000-$100,000

The NYC Campaign Finance Board (CFB), a nonpartisan, independent city agency that enhances the role of New York City residents in elections, seeks a Director of Administrative Operations.  The Director of Administrative Operations is responsible for managing all office related services for agency’s primary and satellite locations.  The position will report directly to the Chief of Staff.

Responsibilities:

  • Plan and manage facility central services such as reception, security, cleaning, repair orders, mail service and the upkeep of equipment.
  • Manage the ordering and inventory of agency supplies.
  • Ensure that the facility is operating as it should on a daily basis by completing daily inspections and conducting proactive and reactive maintenance and that facilities meet compliance standards and government regulations.
  • Serve as point of contact for the buildings.
  • Ensure compliance with all safety and security protocols.
  • Plan and schedule any necessary replacements and repairs, scheduling necessary maintenance and management tasks during the least disruptive times.
  • Manage and control all paper records and electronic records for the agency. Maintain administrative records and archival records, including all CFB forms and mailings. 
  • Work with Systems and other units, ensure that electronic records are maintained in accordance with City records management policies, legal requirements and industry best practices.
  • Manage agency’s salvage process and car usage log.
  • Supervise Administrative Operations staff.

Essential Skills:

  • Capable of supervising support staff and setting and enforcing deadlines. Strong work ethic, meticulous attention to detail and need to be exceptionally conscientious and diligent.
  • Must be accurate and efficient, high energy, comfortable performing multifaceted projects in conjunction with day-to-day activities
  • Excellent analytical skills and good reasoning abilities and sound judgment.
  • Must be a team player, willing to build inter-departmental and inter-agency relationships.
  • Effectively interface with all levels of the organization to coordinate all office services.

Qualifications:

  • Candidate must have a college degree or at least 5 years work related experience.
  • Knowledge of records management and retention regulations required.
  • Knowledge of facilities management including fire safety and security protocols.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Pursuant to Department of Citywide Administrative Services Directive No. 2020-2, New York City residency must be obtained within six months after the Mayor rescinds the State of Emergency under Executive Order 98 (and extended by subsequent Executive Orders). If that time period has passed, residency must be obtained within 90 days of starting the position.

Salary commensurate with experience. Please send resume and cover letter to the address above.


Auditor

Department: Auditing & Accounting
Job Status: Full-Time

$46,000 - $54,000

The NYC Campaign Finance Board (CFB), a nonpartisan, independent agency that enhances the role of New York City residents in elections, seeks an Auditor for its Auditing and Accounting Unit.

Responsibilities:

  • Analyze financial records and disclosure statements for desk and field financial, compliance and investigative audits of political campaigns. Overtime will be required to complete work as needed.
  • Perform audits in accordance with Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS) and following internally developed specialized programs.
  • Manage assigned audit caseload in team structure in adherence with internal and external deadlines, coordinating with other CFB units as necessary.
  • Provide assistance in planning activities of the audit team during the post-election period and coordinating the team’s activities with other CFB units.
  • Prepare written reports and correspondence that are clear, concise, accurate and timely.
  • Communicate with campaigns in a professional manner and assist in providing guidance to campaigns on various audit and compliance issues.
  • Represent the Auditing and Accounting Unit as required on special projects.

Essential Skills:

  • The ideal candidate will be a team player capable of meeting tight deadlines.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, and communication skills (both verbal and written).
  • A strong work ethic and meticulous attention to detail.
  • Background or interest in politics and government.

Qualifications:

  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and three years of experience in one or a combination of the following: financial administration, accounting, compliance or investigative auditing, fraud reviews, working with a large public or private concern in budget administration, economics, finance, fiscal or economic research, fiscal management, personnel or public administration, program evaluation; or a related area; OR a satisfactory combination of education and experience in the areas described above. 
  • New York City residency must be obtained within six months after the Mayor rescinds the State of Emergency under Executive Order 98 (and extended by subsequent Executive Orders). If that time period has passed, residency must be obtained within 90 days of starting the position.
  • Previous experience in performing audits in accordance with Generally Accepted (Government) Auditing Standards strongly preferred.
  • A master’s degree is not required but will be a plus.
  • Ability to work overtime when required.

Salary commensurate with experience. Please send resume, cover letter and brief writing sample to the address above.


Content Writer

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

$53,000 – 60,000

The New York City Campaign Finance Board seeks a Content Writer to craft compelling copy and contribute to multi-media storytelling across the agency’s communication platforms, with a focus on digital channels. The Content Writer’s work will deepen engagement, participation, and understanding of the agency’s programs, including its matching funds program for candidates running for local office and NYC Votes, its citywide voter engagement initiative. 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 partnerships and research. The Content Writer 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 the 2020 and 2021 elections.

Responsibilities:

  • Write copy and stories to engage visitors across the agency’s platforms, with a focus on digital channels including websites, blog posts, social media, email, and text message.
  • Brainstorm creative new approaches to presenting information that drives voters, volunteers, and partner organizations to take action.
  • Conduct research, gather information from stakeholders, and write original, accessible, and concise materials to explain and help readers navigate agency programs and topics related to voting, campaign finance, and other issues as assigned.
  • Create email and text message election alerts and other timely communications based on the agency’s editorial calendar, election dates, and other priorities and deadlines.
  • Collaborate with colleagues in social media, design, video, web, and production to support the creation of multimedia assets and campaigns, including advertising campaigns, videos, and webpages.
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of NYC Votes’ audiences, brand voice, and style guide, and create content that is in line with our goals and guidelines.
  • Support review and approval process and integrate feedback and edits to ensure that final materials are accurate and complete.
  • Write content that is sensitive to a variety of considerations and needs and exemplifies best practices in inclusivity, accessibility, and SEO.
  • Translate technical, statistical information and complex government processes into clear and understandable language and messaging.
  • Assist with proofreading and editing of agency materials and reports, including selecting pull quotes, writing executive summaries, and highlighting key takeaways.

Essential Skills:

  • Write copy and stories to engage visitors across the agency’s platforms, with a focus on digital channels including websites, blog posts, social media, email, and text message.
  • Brainstorm creative new approaches to presenting information that drives voters, volunteers, and partner organizations to take action.
  • Conduct research, gather information from stakeholders, and write original, accessible, and concise materials to explain and help readers navigate agency programs and topics related to voting, campaign finance, and other issues as assigned.
  • Create email and text message election alerts and other timely communications based on the agency’s editorial calendar, election dates, and other priorities and deadlines.
  • Collaborate with colleagues in social media, design, video, web, and production to support the creation of multimedia assets and campaigns, including advertising campaigns, videos, and webpages.
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of NYC Votes’ audiences, brand voice, and style guide, and create content that is in line with our goals and guidelines.
  • Support review and approval process and integrate feedback and edits to ensure that final materials are accurate and complete.
  • Write content that is sensitive to a variety of considerations and needs and exemplifies best practices in inclusivity, accessibility, and SEO.
  • Translate technical, statistical information and complex government processes into clear and understandable language and messaging.
  • Assist with proofreading and editing of agency materials and reports, including selecting pull quotes, writing executive summaries, and highlighting key takeaways.

Qualifications:

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Significant experience writing original content for publication.
  • Experience creating content for digital platforms.
  • Background or interest in elections, politics, government, or community organizing.
  • Pursuant to Department of Citywide Administrative Services Directive No. 2020-2, New York City residency must be obtained within six months after the Mayor rescinds the State of Emergency under Executive Order 98 (and extended by subsequent Executive Orders). If that time period has passed, residency must be obtained within 90 days of starting the position.  

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2-3 years or more of full-time work experience as a copywriter, content creator, journalist, or other professional writer.
  • Expertise in email and/or text message campaigns and best practices.
  • Work experience in marketing/advertising, media, journalism, politics, government, advocacy, or a related field.

Salary commensurate with experience. Please send resume and cover letter to the address above.


Independent Expenditures Analyst/Liaison

Department: Special Compliance
Job Status: Full-Time

$48,000 - $52,000

The NYC Campaign Finance Board (CFB), a nonpartisan, independent city agency that enhances the role of New York City residents in elections, seeks an Independent Expenditures Analyst/Liaison for its Special Compliance Unit. The Analyst/Liaison will handle all aspects of independent expenditure disclosure and oversight, as well as work on other campaign finance projects during periods when independent expenditure activity is low.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct outreach to individuals and organizations that may be subject to independent expenditure disclosure requirements.
  • Provide guidance to and conduct trainings for independent spenders regarding compliance with campaign finance regulations and use of the Independent Expenditure Disclosure System.
  • Analyze disclosure reports for compliance with applicable laws, rules, and policies.
  • Conduct internal and external research to support investigations including complaints and potential violations.
  • Conduct research and analysis on other campaign finance issues, both independently and with agency staff.

Essential Skills:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Public speaking experience and the ability to deliver effective presentations.
  • Strong analytic skills; database experience a plus.
  • Strong work ethic and attention to detail.
  • Strong computer and internet search skills.

Qualifications:

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and two years of work or internship experience; or a satisfactory combination of education and experience.
  • Background or demonstrated interest in campaign finance issues.
  • Previous experience working on political campaigns a plus.
  • Pursuant to Department of Citywide Administrative Services Directive No. 2020-2, New York City residency must be obtained within six months after the Mayor rescinds the State of Emergency under Executive Order 98 (and extended by subsequent Executive Orders). If that time period has passed, residence must be obtained within 90 days of starting the position.

Salary commensurate with experience. Please send a cover letter and resume to the contact information provided above.


Network Engineer

Department: Systems Administration
Job Status: Full-Time

Salary Range:  $100,000-$120,000

The NYC Campaign Finance Board (CFB), a nonpartisan, independent city agency that enhances the role of New York City residents in elections, seeks a Network Engineer.  The CFB’s network supports approximately 135 users, 20 general use computers, approximately 50 servers that are predominantly virtual and an expanding MS Azure presence.  The Network Engineer’s role is to ensure the stability, reliability, integrity, security and efficient operation of the CFB’s network including internet connectivity.  The Network Engineer will set up, monitor, maintain, support and optimize all aspects of the CFB network.  The Network Engineer will report directly to the Director of Systems Administration.

Responsibilities:

Strategy & Planning 

  • Collaborate with executive management, other unit and division leaders, and leaders within the agency and the Systems Management Team members to develop, implement and maintain the CFB’s Network and IT Infrastructure Plan which includes the CFB’s increasing MS Azure presence.
  • Assess and regularly report on near-term and long-term network capacity needs.
  • Create and maintain documentation as it relates to network configuration, network mapping, processes and service records.
  • Develop, implement and maintain policies, procedures and associated training plans for network administration, usage and disaster recovery.

Acquisition & Deployment

  • Conduct research on network products, services, protocols, and standards to remain abreast of developments in the networking industry.
  • Direct hardware and software purchases and upgrades.
  • Interact and negotiate with vendors, outsourcers and contractors to secure network products and services.

Operational Management

  • Manage and develop the three-member Network Support team; setting standards and goals for staff to ensure projects and tasks support the agency’s overall priorities.
  • Maintain and manage the agency’s internal network, build and maintain servers, install and maintain network operating systems, and configure switches, routers and firewalls.
  • In partnership with the Application Development Team administer, maintain, manage and contain costs on the CFB’s Microsoft Azure tenant.
  • Support software packages and ensure their smooth and reliable operation for fulfilling business objectives and processes.
  • Provide expert infrastructure setup, configuration and support to the Software Development team in the deployment of agency developed web, both hosted in MS Azure and on premise, and internal network applications including setting up DNS and secure connectivity.
  • Actively collaborative and participate in the DevOps process with the other members of the Network Support Team and with the members of the Application Development Team.
  • Collaborate closely with the Software Development Team to quickly resolve issues and take proactive steps to ensure an absolute minimum of unscheduled downtime of CFB developed applications.
  • Network administration including backup, security management, user account management, e-mail, internet access, configure and manage storage, office systems and applications support and ensure all systems maintain high availability.
  • Monitor and test network performance, ensure all systems are running at top performance, troubleshoot problem areas as needed and provide performance statistics and reports as requested.
  • Ensure that internet connectivity is reliable, secure and meets performance expectations.
  • Ensure all computer hardware is working at full capacity.
  • Manage the agency’s helpdesk resolving complex network and desktop issues and identifying and determining root cause of systemic issues.
  • Set-up, test and maintain up-to-date the technology component of the agency’s DR/BC plan.
  • Practice network asset management, including coordinating with Finance Manager to maintain an up-to-date computer equipment inventory.
  • Responsible for installation, configuration, maintenance, and troubleshooting of end user workstation hardware, software, and peripheral devices.
  • Manage installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of the agency’s audio video systems.

Essential Skills:

  • Must be accurate, efficient, and comfortable performing multifaceted projects in conjunction with day-to-day activities.
  • Superior interpersonal and management skills including patience and ability to work well with staff at all levels.
  • Strong project management, problem solving and organizational skills.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills including ability to present ideas in user-friendly language.
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • Strong documentation skills.
  • On call availability during peak periods.
  • Ability to supervise staff including adherence to deadlines.

Qualifications:

Formal Education

  • College degree in Computer Science or related field and 5 years of work experience in the Network Engineer field, or equivalent education and work experience.

Knowledge & Experience

  • Proven experience and success with the following:
    • Windows Server and Active Directory domain, Microsoft Exchange Server, CISCO switches, routers and ASA and Firepower firewalls,
    • MS Azure,
    • DevOps,
    • IIS configuration management and administration,
    • Web site administration,
    • DNS management,
    • Security certificate management,
    • Dell EMC VxRail or similar SAN with compute and network,
    • Windows Server OS running in VMware virtual environment,
    • Axcient x360Recover BCDR solution or similar could-based enterprise level back-up, DR/BC solution,
    • Spanning Backup for O365 or similar product,
    • Configuring and using DNS, DHCP, VLAN, and VPN,
    • IP,
    • Windows PC operating system,
    • Microsoft Office 365 software suite,
    • Knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server administration,
    • Spam filters,
    • Symantec Ghost or similar disk imaging solution,
    • Symantec Endpoint or similar enterprise endpoint security solution,
  • Excellent hardware and software troubleshooting skills.

Salary commensurate with experience. Please send resume and cover letter to the address above.


Senior Developer

Department: Systems Administration
Job Status: Full-Time

Salary Range: $100,000-$110,000

The New York City Campaign Finance Board unit seeks an experienced, highly driven, and motivated hands-on full stack Senior Developer with broad scope for the exercise of independent initiative and judgment. The Senior Developer will collaborate with the Systems team in conducting the system analysis, technical design, development, testing, enhancement, and maintenance of various applications that support the Agency’s business functions.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the full software development life cycle, including database development, back-end architecture, deployment, documentation, enhancement, and maintenance of the defined solutions based on business and functional requirements of new and existing applications.
  • Manage and participate in the designing, writing, unit testing, and documenting of application code to successfully deliver secure, robust, transactional, and service oriented applications.
  • Ability to assist junior/associate developers with best practices and guidance to further enhance their skills.
  • Maintain and adhere to Git branching structure and follow policies that are in place to support pull requests by conducting 1-1 or team code reviews prior to approval.
  • Collaborate with the team to ensure work items are moving along the development process.
  • Interface with agency users, stakeholders, senior management, and outside vendors for requirement clarification.

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of strong demonstrable experience in systems architecture, N-tier application development using Microsoft’s web technology stack (IIS7/8, .NET Core, ASP.NET, C#, MVC, ADO.NET, Entity Framework/EF Core, ASP.NET Core Web API, HTML/CSS/JavaScript)
  • 5+ 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Scrum Framework
  • Microservices
  • Experience with Microsoft Azure DevOps CI/CD.
  • Experience with moving on prem applications to the cloud.
  • Knowledge of performance tuning, security, scalability.
  • Proficiency in writing unit tests and using unit testing frameworks.
  • Knowledge in the use of MS-SQL Server Database Administration Tools.
  • Bachelor’s degree or above in Computer Science or related discipline.


Director of Partnerships and Outreach

Department: Partnerships and Outreach
Job Status: Full-Time

$90,000 – $100,000

The NYC Campaign Finance Board (CFB), a nonpartisan, independent city agency that enhances the role of New York City residents in elections, seek a Director of Partnerships and Outreach.

The Director of Partnerships and Outreach will identify, target, build, and maintain strategic partnerships on behalf of the agency with community-based organizations, government agencies, educational institutions, non-profits, and other private partners with the aim of increasing New Yorkers’ participation in city elections. This person will also direct the agency’s outreach activities, including nonpartisan get-out-the-vote activities, community-based voter registration, civic education, and programming aimed at engaging New Yorkers in the city’s political life through the CFB’s NYC Votes initiative.

The Director of Partnerships and Outreach will also be expected to identify and evaluation the potential benefits and impacts of new partnerships, define and track key indicators and metrics, and measure the effectiveness of our partnerships and outreach programs.

We are seeking passionate candidates with an interest in civic engagement, elections, and voter participation who want to work with diverse audiences, including youth. The person who assumes this role will direct the Partnerships and Outreach unit and direct the Engagement Coordinator, Youth Engagement Coordinator, and Field Coordinator. This position reports to the Deputy Director of Public Affairs.

Responsibilities:

  • In collaboration with the Deputy Director of Public Affairs, set annual and quarterly goals for engagement strategies that reflect annual and division goals.
  • Work with unit and division staff to create and maintain programs that support strategic goals for engaging youth and naturalized citizens.
  • Identify, establish, manage, and maintain partnerships with organizations to support the overall goals of the CFB and its NYC Votes initiative.
  • Direct a peer-to-peer youth civic engagement model that includes youth train-the-trainer workshops and the We Power NYC youth ambassador program.
  • Establish and direct person-to-person outreach programs to advance the CFB’s mission, including nonpartisan GOTV, voter registration, trainings, and informational presentations to interested groups.
  • Direct building a volunteer base that utilizes digital organizing methods, including relational organizing and digital text and phone banks.
  • Identify and build resources and tools for partners to support their efforts, including digital resources such as a monthly newsletter and online community group.
  • Manage the staff of the Partnerships and Outreach unit; foster a collaborative, cohesive team environment.
  • Develop supervised staff by setting work and professional development goals.
  • Collaborate effectively with other units and staff within the CFB’s Public Affairs division and across the agency.
  • Participate as a member of the leadership team for the Public Affairs division.
  • Represent the CFB at public events and serve as a spokesperson with media outlets.

Essential Skills:

  • Familiarity with tools and methods of organizing, coalition-building, and community outreach.
  • Comfort with communicating and interacting with diverse audiences in every part of the city.
  • Ability to represent the agency publicly and serve as a spokesperson for media outlets.
  • Basic data literacy; comfort using data to support decision-making and program design.
  • Sound judgment and appropriate discretion when engaging with varied stakeholders.
  • Ability to assess resources, prioritize effectively, manage workflow, and meet deadlines.
  • Employs thoughtful, inclusive, collaborative approach to leading and managing teams.
  • Strong team player mentality and ability to work collaboratively with agency leadership and staff.
  • Systemic thinker and creative problem-solver with a well-developed sense of the operational needs of programs and events and the vision to understand the big picture.

Qualifications:

  • Experience developing key relationships and partnerships with multiple external stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability or experience managing diverse teams or individuals.
  • Collaborative and positive attitude.
  • Demonstrated public speaking ability; effective oral and written communication skills.
  • New York City residency must be obtained within six months after the Mayor rescinds the State of Emergency under Executive Order 98 (and extended by subsequent Executive Orders). If that time period has passed, residency must be obtained within 90 days of starting the position.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to communicate in languages other than English is a plus, particularly Spanish or Mandarin.

Salary commensurate with experience. Please send resume and cover letter to the address above.