Intergovernmental Affairs (IGA) Manager, Police Reform Collaboration Implementation TeamLocation: New York, New York
The Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice (MOCJ) advises the Mayor and First Deputy Mayor on criminal justice policy and is the Mayor’s representative to the courts, district attorneys, defenders, and state criminal justice agencies, among others. The office designs, deploys, and evaluates citywide strategies to drive down crime, reduce unnecessary arrests and incarceration, and improve the system’s fairness. MOCJ works with law enforcement and city agencies, non-profits, foundations, and others to implement data-driven strategies that address current crime conditions, prevent offending, and build the strong neighborhoods that ensure enduring safety.
THE POLICE REFORM COLLABORATION IMPLEMENTATION TEAM: The New York City’s Reform and Reinvention Collaborative was convened by the Mayor, and led by the First Deputy Mayor working in partnership with the Police Commissioner, leaders across City Hall, the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice, Community Affairs Unit, Legislative Affairs Unit, and the Law Department. It is an initiative designed to systematically examine and end policies that lead to over-policing lower-income and people of color communities, perpetuating the cycle of impoverishment and incarceration. The Police Reform Collaboration Implementation Team (PRC) under the direction of the MOCJ Director, among the chief obligations for PRC will be to advise the mayor in planning for increased coordination and cooperation among agencies and to carry out the implementation of Resolution No. 1584, by the Committee on Public Safety (by request of the Mayor) Resolution adopting a plan pursuant to State Executive Order Number 203 (the Resolution).
Under the direction of the Director of Intergovernmental Affairs, the IGA Manager will be responsible for helping develop relationships with elected officials and monitoring their activities and priorities. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Helping cultivate relationships with elected officials on behalf of MOCJ and the Implementation Team;
- Helping manage relationships with elected officials and monitoring their activities, including opportunities, potential obstacles, and looming issues;
- Suggesting and helping implement strategies on how to take advantage of opportunities and manage obstacles or other issues;
- Helping lead the intergovernmental efforts for the multi-agency, cross-sector steering committee and other initiatives;
- Monitoring legislation and policy developments;
- Tracking relevant legislative developments for opportunities;
- Helping manage MOCJ’s advisory role in relevant legislation and working with other staff to develop recommendations;
- Cultivating and managing relationships with advocates and community-based organizations on behalf of MOCJ, including identifying opportunities and obstacles as well as recommending engagement strategies;
- Drafting testimony and briefing materials; • Helping prepare testimony to be presented by MOCJ staff;
- Helping project manage the preparation of briefing materials in advance of hearings;
- Preparing briefing materials for staff in advance of any meetings with elected officials, advocates, or constituents;
- Other duties as assigned.
PREFERRED SKILLS AND/OR QUALIFICATIONS:
- A JD from an accredited educational institution is preferred but not required, plus minimum two (2) years of full-time professional experience;
- Experience related to criminal justice issues is preferred, but not required;
- Excellent organizational, time-management, and multi-tasking skills, including the ability to take initiative, problem solve, balance competing priorities, work independently and with teams in a fast-paced environment, pay close attention to detail, meet deadlines, work well under pressure, and provide internal updates and briefings;
- Strong oral and written communication skills, including strong public speaking skills and proven ability to present the agency’s position in meetings with high level officials and other governmental and private entities;
- Extensive experience combined with being an effective self-starter, possessing both the capacity for independence and the ability to work cooperatively to advance the goals of the administration;
- Proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a wide range of entities from government agencies, other prosecutorial and regulatory bodies, and community organizations; and
- Effective and creative leadership ability with the capacity to work both independently and cooperatively to implement key strategies, evaluate new policies and analyze new legislation.
Commensurate with experience
New York City Residency is Required Within 90 Days of Appointment.
The City of New York and the Office of the Mayor are Equal Opportunity Employers.