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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 11/21/22

Applications Due01/21/23

Vacancy ID117208

AgencyEmpire State Development, NYS

Title Senior Vice President, Community Relations

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary GradeNS

Bargaining UnitNone listed

Salary RangeFrom $145000 to $155000 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 9 AM

To 5:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County New York

Street Address 633 Third Avenue

City New York


Zip Code10017

Minimum Qualifications Education Level required: Bachelor’s Degree in relevant area; Master’s preferred.

Experience required: 8-10 years relevant experience in community relations and legislative/ constituent affairs.

Skills required: Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills are essential.
Knowledge of State and City government structure and/or processes.
Experience mediating resolutions amongst groups with diverse interests. Must have managerial/supervisory experience
Demonstrated ability in problem solving.

Duties Description BASIC FUNCTION:
Oversee community and government relations for ESD’s real estate development projects, including signature projects such as Atlantic Yards, Penn Station, and World Trade Center. ESD seeks a highly motivated individual with excellent relationship building and communication skills to coordinate contact with external stakeholders, including elected officials and community organizations.

• Work closely and collaboratively with REDP staff and ESD leadership to effectively promote all real estate initiatives to critical stakeholders to achieve desired outcomes.
• Establish and maintain a strong working relationship with real estate, government, community, civic, and business leaders.
• Provide strategic leadership to the EVP of REDP and other ESD senior leadership on the effective communication about real estate projects and initiatives.
• Respond to a wide variety of inquiries from elected officials’ offices and assist with resolving constituent concerns.
• Manage a team of six community relations staff tasked with engaging elected officials, community organizations, and other relevant stakeholders about ESD real estate initiatives.
• Serve as liaison on signature projects to local community boards, elected and appointed officials, community organizations.
• Oversee communication with local stakeholders; ensure positive project development and maximum community support.
• Develop and execute community relations strategy for economic development projects state-wide.

• Strong public speaking and presentation skills
• Ability to work under pressure against tight deadlines
• Ability to prioritize and manage an array of projects through to completion
• Ability to actively listen and synthesize the information; communicate effectively with all levels of staff and external contacts
• Ability to handle sensitive and confidential matters

Additional Comments Position expected to work onsite and/or remote consistent with NYS and ESD guidelines and needs.

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

Name Maria Gately, SHRM-CP - Senior Human Resources Manager

Telephone N/A

Fax N/A

Email Address


Street 633 Third Avenue

City New York

State NY

Zip Code 10017


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