Policy Advisor

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $55,000.00
Maximum: $65,000.00




1 Centre Street
New York
New York
United States


Under direction of the Director of Policy & Communications, participates in policymaking; performs confidential administrative and clerical work for the Board of Correction; conducts special research projects; performs related work:


Board and Leadership Support

  • Plan and coordinate public meetings, including A/V and other logistical responsibilities
  • Manage Board materials in advance of every public meeting
  • Prepare and produce various confidential reports and documents, including original research and briefing sheets
  • Collaborate with the Executive Assistant on scheduling for leadership team and Board members
  • Draft, edit, produce, and distribute internal and external correspondence on behalf of the leadership team and Board members
  • Actively facilitate, manage and track progress on organization-wide initiatives; ensure timely follow-up and completion of tasks assigned by the leadership team
  • Provide the leadership team with regular updates on current projects by gathering information from project managers and leaders, prompting them for any necessary actions and documentation progress.
  • Lead or participate in a variety of the leadership team’s special projects as needed
  • Prepare leadership team for internal and external meetings; attend meetings and conduct follow-up on the leadership team’s behalf
  • Agency Administration

  • Maintain agency working files and archives
  • Update and organize agency website
  • Assist with organizational management, including budget and HR projects
  • Manage responses and track requests for information from the BOC
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge base on critical issues in correctional and criminal justice reform and policy
  • Collaborate on development of communication and public affairs plan.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualification Requirements

1. An associate degree from an accredited college and one year of satisfactory administrative experience; or

2. A satisfactory equivalent.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Commitment to the mission of the NYC Board of Correction and to excellence in public management.
  • Demonstrated experience supporting senior level staff and successfully managing special projects.
  • Excellent people skills and sense of humor.
  • Demonstrated initiative, analytical and research skills and creativity.
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information in a professional manner with discretion and integrity.
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team.
  • Outstanding organizational, time management skills, and interpersonal and communications skills, both written and verbal.
  • Maturity, professionalism and poise and excellent judgment.
  • Comfort in team-oriented environment based on open, transparent and continual communication, information sharing and inclusive decision-making.
  • Capable of "managing up and across" to ensure deadlines are met.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

People with direct experience with the criminal justice system, including former incarceration, are encouraged to apply

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required


How To Apply


For City Employees: Go to Employee Self-Service (ESS) – www.nyc.gov/ess and search for Job ID# 340034.

For all other applicants: Go to www.nyc.gov/careers and search for Job ID# 340034.

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