Minimum Qualifications About You:
State Senator Zellnor Myrie’s Brooklyn District Office seeks a dynamic, dedicated, and public service-oriented individual to join the staff. The Community Liaison role is for someone passionate about public service, first and foremost with experience in writing, digital & social media, public relations.
Qualified candidates for the position will have familiarity with Central Brooklyn and the surrounding neighborhoods and the concerns and challenges facing its residents. The ideal candidate will also be politically aware and excited about advancing equity and justice as we strive to serve the District’s diverse and vibrant communities and residents.
Additionally, the most qualified candidates will possess the following experience and competencies:
•Experience or strong interest in public service and making a difference through local government
•Professional, empathetic, and tactful
•Excellent verbal and written communication skills
•Emotionally intelligent with strong interpersonal skills
•Comfortable discussing issues with diverse individuals with divergent points of view;
•Community service experience
•Ability to collaborate
•Ability to develop and nurture relationships and networks with a diverse population
•Able to respond to a crisis with a calm and problem-solving focus
•Comfortable in a fast-paced and dynamic office environment
•Some familiarity with city and state agencies and government offices
•Keen attention to detail and organization skills
•Two years of Microsoft Office Suite experience
•Two years of creating social media content experience
Duties Description About Our Office:
Zellnor Y. Myrie is a Democratic New York State Senator serving the 20th District, which includes the neighborhoods of Brownsville, Crown Heights, East Flatbush, Gowanus, Flatbush, Park Slope, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Prospect Heights, and Sunset Park. Throughout his time in the State Legislature, he has been a tireless advocate for voting rights, criminal justice reform, anti-gun violence, and affordable housing.
About Your Role:
The Community Liaison will provide constituent services, help plan events, build relationships with community stakeholders and assist the Communication & Policy Director with digital & social media, press releases, and other press or communications duties.
The Community Liaison role is integral to fulfilling the core duties of serving constituents across the diverse communities of Senate District 20. 80% of day-to-day work will be constituent services and 20% communication duties. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
•Providing resources and services provided to the general public
•Tracking constituent data and sharing trends and patterns with supervisor(s) to shift approach and prioritize the appropriate issues
•Helping to plan and execute all public-facing community events and other means of engagement
•Establishing and maintaining relationships with direct service providers, advocacy organizations, city and state agencies, and any other offices that could aid in the work
•Working with colleagues to identify best practices and implement strategies to maintain efficient and effective constituent services and community engagement
•Using data to identify trends in constituent service requests and working collaboratively to provide solutions (whether via direct services, legislation, etc.)
•Maintaining spreadsheets and using software to track data and constituent requests
•Supporting the Communication team with public-facing communications on behalf of the Senator, including but not limited to drafting quotes, press releases, emails and social media posts
Additional Comments What We Offer:
•Competitive salary and benefits. Salary: $43,000 to $50,000 annually commensurate with experience
•A supportive work environment with attention to professional development and growth opportunities
Black people, people of color, women, LGBTQIA+ people, immigrants, formerly incarcerated people, people with disabilities, and other marginalized people are highly encouraged to apply.
The NYS Senate will accept applications until the position is filled.
To apply, please submit your resume and one paragraph (in an attachment no longer than 200 words) to firstname.lastname@example.org on why you think you are the best fit for the role. Submissions that do not include the paragraph will not be considered.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
Notes on ApplyingTo apply, please submit your resume and one paragraph (in an attachment no longer than 200 words) to email@example.com on why you think you are the best fit for the role. Submissions that do not include the paragraph will not be considered.