Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 03/29/24
Applications Due: 04/12/24
Vacancy ID: 155025

Position Information


AgencyArts, Council on the

TitleAssociate Counsel - VID 155025

Occupational CategoryLegal

Salary GradeNS

Bargaining UnitM/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary RangeFrom $108665 to $137319 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Exempt Class

Travel Percentage 15%


Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes


County New York

Street Address 411 Fifth Avenue, Suite 700

City New York


Zip Code10016

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications Candidates must have been admitted to the New York State Bar and must have had four years of experience in the practice of law subsequent to admission to the Bar.

Preferred Qualifications:
• 5-7 years of experience preferably in a government or nonprofit setting.
• Strong management and interpersonal skills
• Strong attention to detail and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment subject to multiple deadlines.
• Excellent oral and communications skills.
• Experience with one or more of the following areas of law: government, tax exempt organizations, intellectual property.

Duties Description The Associate Counsel (AC) will work closely with senior management to chart NSYCA’s future strategic response to an increasing demand for the Agency’s services. The AC will work collaboratively with senior management in the strategic and annual planning efforts. The AC will be engaged in a wide variety of issues and processes in the arts and culture sector in New York State.

Responsibilities as Associate Counsel will include:

• Advising the Executive Director, Council members, and staff, as applicable, on compliance with statutes and regulations governing or impacting the grantmaking and operations of the Agency; reviewing proposed legislation and regulations affecting the Agency and making recommendations; coordinating or reviewing written materials and grant and operations contracts to ensure they contain appropriate protections and safeguards and comply with Agency legal requirements; acting as a liaison with the Executive Chamber counsel’s office in connection with significant legal or legislative matters as well as matters such as the Open Meetings Law or Freedom of Information Law (FOIL).
• Serve as liaison the NYS Attorney General and other agencies as needed.
• Serve as Ethics Officer, working to ensure compliance and perform annual trainings for staff and Council members.

The mission of the New York State Council on the Arts is to foster and advance the full breadth of New York State’s arts, culture, and creativity for all. To support the ongoing recovery of the arts across New York State, the Council on the Arts will award $127 million in FY 2024. The Council on the Arts further advances New York's creative culture by convening leaders in the field and providing organizational and professional development opportunities and informational resources. Created by Governor Nelson Rockefeller in 1960 and continued with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature, the Council is an agency that is part of the Executive Branch. For more information on NYSCA, please visit, and follow NYSCA's Facebook page, Twitter @NYSCArts and Instagram @NYSCouncilontheArts.

Additional Comments The NYS Council on the Arts is an equal opportunity employer, and we recognize that diversity in our workforce is critical to fulfilling our mission. We encourage applicants for all communities to apply.

NOTE ON TELECOMMUTING: Employees are required to apply and obtain approval through management to telecommute according to the agency’s Telecommuting Program Guidelines.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Contact Information

Name Human Resources/ZP

Telephone 518-473-5282

Fax 518-486-1631

Email Address


Street NYS Office of General Services, HRM

31st Floor Corning Tower, Empire State Plaza

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12242


Notes on ApplyingPlease submit a resume and cover letter detailing how you meet the minimum qualifications. Indicate the Position Title & Vacancy ID number of each position you are applying to.