JOB ID #: 576102
SALARY: $180,000 - $195,000
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ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN FINANCE BOARD
The CFB oversees New York City’s small donor democracy program
and educates and engages voters via NYC Votes. The CFB has enjoyed
a tremendous arc of progress over its 30-year history, and our
updated flagship small donor democracy program is a centerpiece of
We eliminate barriers to participation by providing access to
the resources New Yorkers need to vote or run for office and
amplify the voices of small donors with New York City’s small donor
The CFB is dedicated to making New York City’s democracy more
open, transparent, and equitable. You would be working with a team
that is mission driven and committed to improvement.
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, committed individual to serve
as the First Deputy Executive Director. As a crucial member of the
CFB team the First Deputy Executive Director will directly impact
the agency’s mission.
The successful candidate will report directly to the Executive
Director (ED) and will have specific expertise and knowledge around
campaign finance programs and small dollar matching programs and
voting and elections. The successful candidate will work with the
ED and those in CFB leadership to design, plan, and implement
strategic initiatives for the mission and vision for the CFB. The
First Deputy Executive Director will, in consultation with the ED,
be responsible for the management, development, and strategic
growth of CFB in accordance with the Strategic Plan.
The First Deputy Executive Director role is to maintain a
high-level agency-wide perspective while simultaneously
implementing the mission and vision of CFB and moving the
organization forward under the Strategic Plan. Responsibilities
include, but are not limited to:
- Planning, directing, supervising, and coordinating the
activities of the divisions of the CFB in alignment with the
mission and vision of the organization and to move the divisions of
CFB forward under the Strategic Plan;
- Evaluating and recommending policy and procedural changes in
alignment with the Strategic Plan and the vision and mission of the
organization for the improvement of services provided by the
divisions of the CFB;
- Advising and assisting the ED in the formulation of policies,
plans, and programs in alignment with the Strategic Plan and the
mission and vision of the CFB;
- Overseeing and consulting with the ED and other managerial
staff, as necessary, regarding administrative functions such as
budgeting, financial processing and oversight, personnel
administration, contract administration, information management,
space planning, etc.
- Fifteen years of satisfactory, full-time progressively
responsible administrative experience requiring independent
decision-making concerning program management or planning,
allocation of resources and the scheduling and assignment of work,
ten years of which must have been in a supervisory, administrative,
managerial or executive capacity and with five of those ten years
of satisfactory full-time experience in accounting, auditing
(including compliance or investigative auditing), business, law, or
public administration, business analysis, computer science,
economics, finance, fiscal or economic management or research,
statistics, or a closely related field; Experience in government
(New York City government a plus).
- Willingness to run in the background of the ED to support and
facilitate the ED’s vision while ensuring the ED’s needs, and any
issues present are addressed quickly.
- Experience with administering or knowledge of campaign finance
programs and small dollar matching program(s).
- Experience with or knowledge of voting and elections law.
- Project management experience.
- Flexibility, patience, a thick skin, and ability to maintain a
positive outlook, and doggedly make progress, regardless of the
- Ability to supervise, lead, and coach a team of professional,
diverse staff members;
- Ability to develop good relationships and earn the respect of
- Demonstrated ability to juggle multiple high-priority projects
and work effectively cross broad mandates and constituencies;
- Demonstrated management and leadership experience with
different stakeholders and broad constituencies;
- Demonstrated experience working with and within government
- Demonstrated interest in public service;
- Excellent analytical skills, good reasoning abilities, and
execution of sound judgments;
- Strong problem solving, writing, oral, and organizational
- Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
- A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or its
educational equivalent and two years of satisfactory, full-time
progressively responsible administrative experience requiring
independent decision-making concerning program management or
planning, allocation of resources and the scheduling and assignment
of work, 18 months of which must have been in a supervisory,
administrative, managerial, or executive capacity; or
- Education and/or experience which is equivalent to "1" above.
However, all candidates must possess the 18 months of supervisory,
administrative, managerial, or executive experience as described
above. Education may be substituted for the general
clerical-administrative experience (but not for the supervisory,
administrative, managerial, or executive experience described in
"1" above) at a rate of 2 years of graduate study substituting for
2 years of experience.
TO APPLY: Internal City Employees must apply
through Employee Self-service (ESS), External Applicants must apply
through NYC.gov/careers (https://www1.nyc.gov/jobs/).
- Please search and apply to the job ID number listed above.
- Resume and cover letter are required for consideration.
- Note that only applicants under consideration will be
For more information on careers with the NYC Campaign Finance
Board visit our website at https://www.nyccfb.info/ to access
the full listing of job opportunities and to learn more about our
Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS)
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.
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
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The City of New York is an inclusive equal opportunity employer
committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and
providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and
harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected
characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex,
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