Director, NYC 2025 Initiative

Posting Number 2022-10399
Posted Date 1 month ago(6/23/2022 2:50 PM)
Location : Location
US-NY-New York
Hybrid Remote Work Classification
60% to 80% Onsite
The Office of the Chief of Staff
Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service (PS1046)
Compensation Grade
Band 54
Business/Professional Administrative

Position Summary

The Director of NYU Wagner's NYC 2025 initiative will be the administrative and operational leader for this project. Working closely as a partner to the project's two faculty leaders (Martha Stark and Thad Calabrese), the Director will be responsible for the following aspects of NYC 2025: (a) providing recommendations for strategy of the ongoing NYC 2025 work; (b) leading and executing the day-to-day NYC 2025 operations; (c) act as the main liaison to all NYC 2025 stakeholders including proposal authors, project Advisory Board, City staff, student workers, other associated staff and faculty; (d) plan, coordinate, and execute the docket of NYC 2025 virtual and in-person events; (e) manage donor relations, grant reporting, and all fiscal expense, revenue, and budget reconciliation procedures; (f) manage NYC 2025 student workers; (g) regularly update the NYC 2025 website; and (h) liaise with NYU Wagner staff regarding press, social media, and other NYC promotional efforts.


**This is an externally funded role for up to 15 months**


Required Education:
Bachelor's Degree

Preferred Education:
Master's Degree

Required Experience:
This position requires a minimum of 6 - 7 years or more of relevant experience with project management and/or program management working collaboratively with partners and stakeholders in New York City. Demonstrated ability or experience in administrative operations, planning and implementing various activities and special events, and administering budgets. Experience providing information and advice to senior executive level population as well as to internal and external constituents.

Preferred Experience:
Proficiency with MS Office suite, event and conference planning. Experience with Project Management tools is a plus.

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
A creative self-starter who is entrepreneurial and detail oriented. Excellent problem-solving, writing, and communication skills. Must demonstrate strong organizational and project management skills, as well as interpersonal skills such as relationship building and an ability to work well with others. The ability to multitask and prioritize work is also needed. Critical thinking with the ability to conceive and implement strategies, policies, and processes to assist project leadership, Wagner leadership, faculty, and University offices with projects and initiatives.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Knowledge of the NYC and NYC government is highly desirable.

Additional Information

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You can learn more about NYU Wagner here.

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