The Public Advocate for the City of New York is a citywide elected official who serves as a direct link between the electorate and city government, effectively acting as an ombudsman, or “watchdog,” for New Yorkers by providing oversight of city agencies, investigating citizens’ complaints about city services and making legislative or policy proposals to address perceived shortcomings of those services. The Public Advocate presides over New York City Council stated meetings and is a non-voting member of the Council with the right to introduce and co-sponsor legislation.
The Outreach Department is responsible for tracking the needs of the diverse communities throughout New York City, and engaging with those communities with the goal of advancing the priorities of the New York City Public Advocate. The Outreach coordinator is responsible for conducting research, and developing relationships with New York community and their leaders, addressing their needs, developing trust, and creating pathways between organizations and the NYC Public Advocate. The Outreach department is fast-paced requires evening and weekend availability; therefore, the Outreach coordinator would be expected to operate under such conditions.
The Office of the New York City Public Advocate and The City of New York are Equal Opportunity Employers
Summary of Benefits Package, Office of the NYC Public Advocate
Management Benefits Fund– No cost life insurance is 1x’s employee salary with a coverage maximum of $50,000.
Group Universal Life Insurance (GUL)- Employee can buy up to 8x their salary or $100,00 for an additional cost.
NYC Deferred Compensation Plan (NYCDCP)- City offers a 457 and non-matchable 401k plans for deferred retirement savings plan. NYCDCP is a retirement savings plan which lets you save for the future through easy payroll deductions.
Management Benefits Fund- At no cost to the employee
· Dental Program– Covers members and their eligible dependents for dental services provided by a dentist in the Healthplex and SIDS Provider Organizations (PPO).
· Vision Care Program– Covers members and eligible dependents for vision care services which include one eye exam and one pair of glasses or contact lenses benefit per year.
· Long Term Disability Insurance– up to 3 months
The Adult Wellness Benefit- For out of pocket costs for preventive and diagnostic medical services that remain after all other health coverage has been applied.
· Health Reimbursement Program– Reimbursement to members and their spouse/domestic partner for membership at an MBF approved health club with a reimbursement up to $250 per person every six months.
NYC Tax-favored Benefits Program- (Health Care Flexible Spending Account (HCFSA), Dependent Care Assistance Program (DeCap) and the Medical Spending Conversion (MSC) Health Benefits Buy-Out-Waiver Program.
· HCFSA is a way to pay for eligible medical expenses (not covered by insurance), dental, vision, and hearing expenses (not covered by the Welfare Fund) with “before tax” dollars.
· DeCAP is a way to pay for expenses to care for your child(ren) or other dependents, with “before-tax dollars” while you and your spouse work or attend school full time.
· MSC allows City employees to receive an annual incentive payment in exchange for waiving their City health benefits when other non-city group coverage is available to them.
NYC Employee’s Retirement System (NYCERS)- Allows Employee to begin saving for their retirement via payroll deductions.
Health Benefits Program (no waiting, effective on the 1st day of employment)-Basic coverage is available at no cost to the subscriber under certain plans, while other plans require a payroll deduction.
Commuter Benefits Program– The City of New York has selected WageWorks as a provider for transportation matters regarding commuter cards via payroll deductions with pre-tax dollars.
Time & Leave –Full Time Employees accrue:
· Sick Leave at a rate of 5 hours 50 minutes per month for a total of 10 days per year for the first 5 years of employment with the City.
· Annual Leave at a rate of 10 hours and 30 minutes per month for a total of 18 days per year.
· 12 paid holidays per year.
Level of Language Proficiency
· Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in a Relevant Field of Study (Political Science, Urban Studies, Social Work, Public Affairs, Foreign Affairs, Marketing, etc.)
· Candidates with at least 3 years of experience in government/non-profit sector preferred
· Excellent communication, analytical and public relations skills.
· Excellent organizing and communication skills
· Prior experience with events planning.
· Ability to work independently and with a team of like-minded professionals.
Professional Level: None specified
Minimum Education Required: No requirement
How To Apply
Interested applicants should send;
-Most recent resume
-Cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org