Job Type

Full Time




New York
New York
United States


Mayor’s Office of Policy & Planning


Job ID Number 21758

About the Office:

The Office of Policy and Planning was created by Mayor de Blasio in 2018. The Office will conduct research, drive and coordinate development of City policy across City agencies and offices, and lead efforts to develop long-term plans to address the challenges facing the City.

About the Role:

The Advisor in the Office of Policy & Planning will provide support on research, projects, initiatives, and/or policy proposals at the direction of the Chief Policy Advisor and other senior staff members. Working in the Mayor’s Office under the direction of the Chief of Staff, the Advisor will perform the following functions:

• Research, Analysis and Writing – assist other staff members in performing qualitative and quantitative research in connection with policy proposals, capital projects, sector-based initiatives, and legislative agendas. Based on that analysis, provide recommendation – written and verbal – to relevant staff members;

• Interagency Coordination – coordinate as necessary with agencies, boards, commissions, organizations, and institutions relevant to proposed research and policy initiatives, meet project goals and timelines, and review agency and interagency work product. This may include coordination of outreach to various City agencies;

• Project Management – track multiple projects requiring inter-agency coordination and collaboration to develop documents and support efficient progress towards completion;

• Legislative Analysis – review local, state and federal legislative proposals to assess quality of embedded policy proposals and identify issues and opportunities for City agencies;

• Appropriately escalate to senior staff any substantive and process issues with proposals, initiatives or commitments;

• Concisely brief senior staff or report key relevant findings or proposals to identify best practices and potential models;

• Appropriately escalate to senior staff any substantive and process issues;

• As needed, providing support including preparation of correspondence and briefing memoranda, background research and meeting planning;

• Other duties, as assigned.

Skills and Qualifications:

• A baccalaureate degree from an accredited university;

• A minimum of five (5) years of full-time professional experience in a field related to this position;

• An understanding of policy issues related to the City of New York and the provision of services across its five boroughs;

• A background in research, public policy, public administration, government, management or program development;

• Experience managing multiple junior and mid-level employees as part of a team, as well as interfacing with senior officials;

• Attention to detail and excellent organization skills, including the ability to manage complex projects, sensitive information and analytical data;

• Willingness to work as part of a team and adaptability to change;

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, particularly in terms of creating, directing and translating rigorous, defensible public policy models into transparent conclusions that can be explained and understood by the public;

• New York City, state or federal government work experience or relevant research or technical backgrounds preferred;

• Graduate degree from an accredited university, preferred.

Salary: Commensurate with experience

To Apply: Please submit a resume, cover letter and three (3) references to

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

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply