Board of directors and/or executive team includes one or more persons with military service, Training and professional development resources designed to target veteran needs, Career transition assistance available and used by veterans (ex. internship program, training, etc.), Human Resources professionals well-versed in resources and benefits available to veterans, Accommodations available for employees with disabilities, Compliance with the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)
Utilization of job boards and job fairs targeted to veteran audiences, Pre-employment skills assessment and training for veterans, Hiring personnel trained to translate military experience to related civilian occupational skills, Monitoring of current employee veteran statistics, Hiring campaigns targeted at veterans
Woman Advancement Practices:
Educational benefits or reimbursement for education/training, Management level promotion availability for part-time positions, Formal organizational salary reviews to ensure pay equity, Career counseling or planning services, Professional and/or skills development training, Opportunities for rotation into job roles important to advancement, Management training opportunities for workingwomen, Formalized women’s networks, Formalized mentoring program, Executive leadership (board of directors and/or executive team) includes at least 40% women
Flexible Scheduling (i.e. part time, compressed work week, flextime, etc.), Telecommuting, Job sharing options, Child care subsidy or reimbursement, Onsite child-care, Paid Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave, Health insurance options for full-time employees, Health insurance options for part-time employees, Allowance of sick time utilization to care for family members, Management training to support the implementation of family friendly policies
Government and Military
Assistant Commissioner for Communications
NYC Parks is an award-winning city agency that builds and cares for public spaces for New Yorkers to connect, play and enjoy. These public spaces, encompassing over 5,000 properties and 14% of the city’s land and coastline, include seawalls and waterfronts, pedestrian bridges, beaches and boardwalks, parks and playgrounds, historic houses, recreation centers and pools.
NYC Parks offers competitive pay & a generous benefits package that includes pension, excellent health coverage, vacation/sick days & a healthy work-life balance. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. www.nyc.gov/parks.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES •Reporting to the Commissioner, the Assistant Commissioner for Communications will set strategy for and provide management to the four departments of the Communications division: Media Relations (the Press Office), Strategic Content, Digital Media and the Photo Unit. •Provide direct management to the Communications Chief of Staff, Director of Media Relations, Director of Strategic Content and Director of Digital Media. •In consultation with direct reports and agency contacts, create annual strategic communications framework, integrating media relations, strategic content and digital approach. •Cultivate a cooperative, multi-disciplinary group committed to advancing Parks’ mission and vision and driving positive awareness of the agency. •Lead quarterly Agency Communications meetings and work with Chief of Staff to coordinate strategic communications projects. •Serve as chief agency spokesperson. •Represent Communications division at senior leadership meetings. •Work closely with agency Chief of Staff, Government Relations, Capital, Planning and other divisions to advise on testimony and roll-out of key policies. •Liaise directly with City Hall and partner agencies on top-level communications strategy and media relations issues. •Advise Commissioner and agency senior leadership on proactive and reactive communications. •Attend community meetings and press opportunities as needed. •Work with elected officials, community boards and other constituent groups on communications-related matters.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS 1.A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college with 24 credits in English, journalism or public relations, plus five (5) years of full-time paid experience in public relations, journalism or advertising, including two (2) years in an administrative, supervisory or consultative capacity; or 2.A combination of education and/or experience which is equivalent to “1” above. Graduate study in English, journalism, or public relations may be substituted for up to one year of required experience. However, all candidates must have at least two (2) years of administrative, supervisory, or consultative experience in public relations, journalism or advertising.
This position is exempt from NYC residency requirements.
PREFERRED SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS 1.Extensive experience in media relations. 2.Strong writing, communication and organizational skills. 3.Valid New York State driver license. Salary: $140K - $150K plus excellent benefits
Apply by: 05/25/18
For external applicants, please apply through www.nyc.gov/careers 1)Go to www.nyc.gov/careers/search 2)Search for Job ID#: 344131