As the first municipal consumer protection agency in the country, the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) has ensured that businesses and consumers benefit from a fair and vibrant marketplace for over 40 years. Today, DCA regulates 55 industries and licenses and inspects almost 80,000 businesses throughout the five boroughs. The Department enforces the City’s landmark Consumer Protection Law and related City and State laws; mediates thousands of consumer complaints; and prosecutes lawbreaking businesses through our Administrative Tribunal.
DCA is committed to educating, empowering and protecting consumers; holding businesses to high standards of marketplace behavior; and achieving excellence in the delivery of innovative agency programs and services. As a small agency with a big mission, every staff member at DCA plays a critical role in ensuring success.
The Department of Consumer Affairs’ Office of Financial Empowerment (OFE) is seeking a Project Coordinator to support the operations and growth of OFE programs, research and legislative work. OFE’s mission is to educate, empower and protect low-income New Yorkers in the financial services marketplace so that they can make the most of their financial resources and build assets.
Reporting directly to OFE’s Chief of Staff, the Coordinator will support OFE’s fundraising, reporting, contracting, and legislative policy efforts, and provide support for a wide range of OFE initiatives. The Project Coordinator will have exposure to a range of innovative programs, leaders in the financial empowerment field, and opportunities to grow within the office.
Duties shall include, but are not limited to:
• Assisting with the development of a range of materials, from grant proposals to policy memos and reports;
• Developing approaches, timelines, work plans, deliverables and reports to coordinate OFE projects;
• Planning, organizing, and executing various events including conferences and meetings;
• Maintaining contacts, grants, contracts and reporting requirements. Develop and maintain tracking processes using a variety of databases and other tools;
• Monitoring and tracking legislative and regulatory activity and producing analyses of bills, legislations, rules and regulations relevant to OFE;
• Gathering information on topics such as: asset building, financial products, banking patterns, and financial education through both document and web-based research, as well as engaging external stakeholders;
• Assisting with all aspects of program management, from corresponding with service providers, to assisting with data reporting needs, to reviewing invoices and performing site visits;
• Proofreading and editing reports and documents, drafting presentations and performing some administrative functions as needed; and
• Perform general contract administration functions as needed.
Minimum Qual Requirements
1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and two years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties described above; or
2. High school graduation or equivalent and six years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties as described above; or
3. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to "1" or "2" above. However, all candidates must have at least one year of experience as described in "1" above.
• Bachelors Degree in Business, Economics, Public Policy, Public Administration, or other related field;
• Strong verbal and written communication skills;
• Good organizational skills with strong follow-through and attention to detail;
• Strong interpersonal skills and a passion for supporting people with low incomes to build greater self-sufficiency;
• Effective program manager with the ability and willingness to both take initiative and work collaboratively;
• Responsive to the protocols, challenges, and political sensitivities of operating within a high-profile city program;
• Ability to work on multiple projects, sometimes quickly and under strict deadlines,
• Excellent analytic and writing skills, especially the ability to translate complex policy matters into documents understandable by policy-makers and the general public;
• Bilingual Spanish desirable.
Current New York City Government Employees: Apply via Employee Self Service (ESS)
External Candidates: Apply via nyc.gov/careers/search
A RESUME AND COVER LETTER ARE REQUIRED.
INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
NO PHONE CALLS, FAXES, E-MAILS OR PERSONAL INQUIRIES PERMITTED.
NOTE: ONLY THOSE CANDIDATES UNDER CONSIDERATION WILL BE CONTACTED.
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM; Mon. - Fri.
42 Broadway, New York
New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.
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