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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

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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Candidate Guidance and Policy Intern

Department: Candidate Guidance & Policy
Job Status: Internship

The NYCCFB (CFB), a nonpartisan, independent city agency that enhances the role of New York City residents in elections, seeks a Candidate Guidance & Policy Intern for the Summer of 2021.

The Candidate Guidance & Policy Unit of the CFB seeks an ambitious undergraduate student (or recent college graduate) to assist staff in providing guidance on campaign finance rules and regulations to candidates running for municipal office. The intern will be supervised and receive training and guidance on New York City’s Campaign Finance Program. The intern will assist with day-to-day operations and may work on a variety of projects.

Responsibilities:

  • Update campaign training and reference materials.
  • Help register candidates and campaign staff for trainings.
  • Assist with communications to campaigns and political committees.
  • Assist with research and analysis of campaign finance data.

Essential Skills:

  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Organized and detail-oriented.
  • Comfortable working in a team environment.

Qualifications:

  • Current undergraduate student (or recent college graduate).
  • Background or interest in politics and government.
  • Proficiency in MS Office and willingness to learn new technologies.


Candidate Services Liaison

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

$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 general 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. 2020-2 (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.


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.
  • 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.

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.


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.
  • Pursuant to Department of Citywide Administrative Services Commissioner’s Directive No. 2020-2 (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.

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.


Special Compliance Analyst: Complaints and Investigations

Department: Special Compliance
Job Status: Full-Time

$55,000 - $60,000

The NYC Campaign Finance Board (CFB), a nonpartisan, independent city agency that enhances the role of New York City residents in elections, seeks an analyst for its Special Compliance Unit. The analyst will work primarily on complex compliance issues, including complaints alleging violations of campaign finance law, review of candidate financial filings, and investigations beyond the scope of the CFB’s routine audits. The analyst must be capable of mastering and communicating legal concepts but need not be an attorney. The analyst may also be assigned tasks pertaining to the Special Compliance Unit’s other responsibilities and will work with staff in other units. We offer a team-oriented work environment, training, the opportunity to work on cutting edge campaign finance issues, and excellent benefits.

Responsibilities:

  • Handle all administrative matters regarding complaints and investigations, including triage, records management, and correspondence.
  • Conduct internal and external research concerning complaints, investigations, and audits.
  • Contact contributors, vendors and other parties as required.
  • Analyze campaign finance data and related documentation and records.
  • Compile documents in response to internal and external requests.
  • Make and manage investigative recommendations.
  • Work with contract investigators and other outside parties as required.

Essential Skills:

  • Strong research, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  • 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 and two years work experience; or a satisfactory combination of education and experience. JD or other advanced degree a plus.
  • Background or interest in politics and government.
  • Previous experience working on political campaigns, reporting, or analyzing campaign finance activity, and/or conducting complex research or investigations preferred.
  • Ability to speak Spanish or another language spoken widely in NYC a plus.
  • Ability to work overtime when required.
  • 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.


.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)
  • S. or B.A. in Computer Science or related discipline


Director of Systems

Department: Systems Administration
Job Status: Full-Time

$195,000 - $210,000

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 Systems. The CFB’s Systems Team is responsible for; the development and maintenance of applications used by CFB Team members and clients of the CFB including candidates running for political office, independent spenders, political committees and the public; and the management of the CFB network that supports approximately 135 users, 20 general use computers, approximately 50 servers that are predominantly virtual, internet connectivity and an expanding MS Azure presence. The Director of Systems will guide a staff of 34 and several consultants, the Application Development and Network Teams, working in partnership with them to ensure that they have the resources that they require, prioritize projects and tasks based on agency priorities, continuously improve transparency of projects to stakeholders and upper management, ensure projects and tasks are completed in timely manner, and ensure technology in use is up-to-date. The Director of Systems reports directly to the Chief of Staff.

Responsibilities:

Strategy & Planning

  • Envision and implement the CFB’s technical vision and lead all aspects of the CFB’s technology development CFB which includes the CFB’s increasing MS Azure presence.
  • With the participation of the CFB management team develop and maintain the CFB’s short- and long-term strategic technology plans that align the CFB’s technology vision with the CFB’s mission by integrating CFB processes with the appropriate technologies and oversee the implementation of the technologies specified in those plans.
  • Establish, communicate, and maintain CFB’s technology architecture for production technology systems working collaboratively across CFB teams.

Technological Expertise

  • Maintain an up-to-date technology architecture that can support the growing and changing needs of the CFB.
  • Evaluate and recommend technologies for inclusion and adoption.
  • Guide and facilitate the CFB’s transition to MS Azure including in the compute, storage, high availability and disaster recovery / business continuity services.
  • Engage in constructive dialogue about use of technology at the CFB with management peers and upper management.

Operational Management

  • Manage and develop the Application Development and Network managers, setting standards and goals to ensure projects and tasks support the agency’s overall priorities.
  • Develop and monitor the Systems budget.
  • Oversee the protection of the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the CFB’s data and servers.
  • Ensure proactive response by the Systems Team to the technology needs of the CFB.
  • Develop, implement, monitor, and continually improve key performance indicators and metrics.
  • Ensure disaster recovery / business continuity readiness of CFB systems infrastructure, servers, and applications.
  • Proactively and reactively identify and remove blockages to the successful and timely completion of projects and the achievement of short- and long-term technology goals.
  • Provide support, assistance, and advice as requested on all application development and network projects and tasks.
  • Effectively communicate to key technical and non-technical stakeholders the technology footprint, technical strategy, and technical issues in the context of the organization’s mission.

Formal Education and Experience

  • College degree in Computer Science or related field and 15 years of work experience in the application development or network administration fields. At least 8 of those years must be in a managerial capacity. Equivalent education and work experience will also be considered.

Knowledge & Experience

  • Proven experience managing technical teams to deliver technology projects in a timely manner that effectively and efficiently support the business functions of an organization, utilizing up-to-date technology and overcoming blocks.
  • Awareness of and substantial exposure to network infrastructure and operations technologies including switches, routers, firewalls, server vitalization, security certificates, Windows Servers, database servers, end-point security, network architecture, network monitoring, zero-day threat detection, backup, hyperconverged SANs, documentation, IIS, web sites, DR/BC/HA, DNS, IP, DHCP, VLAN, and VPN.
  • Awareness and substantial exposure to application development technologies, methodologies, frameworks and practices including C#, SQL, application architecture, .Net Core, Agile, Scrum, DevOps, business systems analysis, software quality assurance, unit testing and CICD.
  • Proven ability to hire, develop, motivate and retain skilled technical team members.
  • Working knowledge of and direct experience with cloud-based infrastructure and infrastructure as a service, including cloud-based, application development, site reliability and resilience, site recovery tactics, cost estimation, cost containment, subscription management and high availability. Azure expertise preferred. Knowledge of technology trends.
  • Able to conduct research and analyses of technology.
  • Budget creation, tracking and reporting responsibility in previous roles

Skills

  • Superior interpersonal and management skills including patience and ability to work well with staff at all levels.
  • Excellent project management, problem solving and organizational skills.
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills including ability to present ideas in user-friendly language.
  • Strategic thinker.
  • Must be accurate and efficient, high energy, comfortable performing multifaceted projects in conjunction with day-to-day activities.
  • Strong customer service orientation.

Please email, fax, or mail your resume and cover letter to:

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. If you anticipate needing any type of reasonable accommodation to apply for an employment opportunity, please contact us at (212) 409-1800.