Community & Government Relations Coordinator

Posted by
Prospect Park Alliance
Brooklyn, NY
Published 26 days ago


The Community & Government Relations Coordinator plays an integral role in coordinating the day-to-day and larger strategic government and community relations activities for the Alliance, including responding to queries from the public, coordinating community meetings and activities, working with community-based organizations on larger initiatives of importance to the park and the community, and providing support for the Alliance’s work with elected officials, including activities and events connected to city-funded projects. The position reports to the Vice President of Communications and External Relations. The salary range for this position is between $39,000 and $44,000. This position is also currently in a hybrid (partly in office and partly remote ) schedule.


  • Serve as liaison between Prospect Park Alliance and community-based organizations, city agencies and park patrons
  • Help to implement the Alliance strategic community engagement plan, including Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives to better connect communities in the stewardship of the park, including methods of seeking feedback and participation in Alliance programs and initiatives.
  • Help coordinate the work of the Prospect Park Community Committee, a group of non-profit organizations that help steer the Alliance's work in the park, including meeting planning, speaking points, brainstorming sessions, meeting minutes and communications to members.
  • Review and respond to queries from the public, and assist in resolving issues that come to the attention of Prospect Park Alliance from community members, park patrons, and elected officials 
  • Develop proper protocols and procedures for responding to queries by the community, and prepare recommendations and reports to senior leadership
  • Coordinate the planning and logistics of community meetings, workshops, and other events; including scheduling, preparing agendas and speaking points, and handling other logistics as needed 
  • Attend meetings and record minutes of issues covered and follow-up actions required
  • Conduct research and develop reports to support government and community relations activities

Performs other job-related duties and functions as assigned

COMPETENCIES (Knowledge, Skills & Personal Attributes)

Passion for the Alliance Mission & Core Values: A passion for public parks and community engagement combined with a commitment to treating others with respect, appreciating individual differences and embracing the values of diversity, equity and inclusion.

Ethics & Integrity: Earns the trust and respect of others through a consistent commitment to integrity, honesty and professionalism in all interactions.

Government and Community Relations Knowledge: General knowledge of the workings and structure of New York State and New York City government, the Brooklyn community and community development issues.

Relationship Building: A natural relationship builder and demonstrated capacity to work with a diverse array of government entities, elected officials, policy makers, community organizations and members of the public. Ability to think strategically and build constructive and positive working relationships with both internal stakeholders, and external community and government partners characterized by a high level of acceptance, cooperation and mutual respect. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with a wide range of personalities including government officials, public figures, community leaders, staff, volunteers and members of the public.

Organization & Accountability: Meticulously well-organized with diligent attention to detail, ability to set priorities, meet deadlines and takes pride in consistently producing accurate, timely and quality work products.

Self-Management: A natural results-driven self-starter. Able to work independently with minimal supervision and takes the initiative to manage time, priorities and the resources to achieve goals.

Communication Skills: Superior written and oral communication skills. Demonstrates effective listening skills and openness to other people’s ideas and suggestions.

Collaboration & Teamwork: Committed to working in collaboration with others, promoting cooperation and commitment to others and being a positive team contributor.

Customer Service: Exhibits a strong commitment to delivering excellent and responsive service to internal and external stakeholders.

Technology: Proficient with automated technologies that support area of responsibility including G-Suite and Microsoft Office Suite.


  • Work is normally performed in an interior office setting which does not subject the employee to any hazardous or unusual elements 
  • Requires use of a desktop, laptop or video display terminal
  • Requires routine physical movements with limited physical exertion
  • Requires working occasional evenings and weekends
  • Requires communicating information with co-workers, stakeholders and/or the public; reading correspondence, instructions and/or technical documents; writing correspondence and/or reports and filling in forms
  • Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination

To apply for this job please be sure to submit your Cover Letter and Resume

Diversity Makes Us Stronger Together: Prospect Park Alliance serves park users of all socio-economic and cultural backgrounds and strives to reflect this diversity throughout our operations and in our leadership, staff, stakeholders and supporters. We know that by creating an equitable and inclusive workplace built on mutual respect and the appreciation of difference, our employees will feel safe to express themselves, voice their opinions and work together to find common ground and solutions. Integral to this vision is our longstanding commitment to provide equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment.


The Community & Government Relations Coordinator plays an integral role in coordinating the day-to-day and larger strategic government and community relations activities for the Alliance, including responding to…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Entry level
USD $39,000 - USD $44,000
/ year


Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
95 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, NY 11215, USA

How to Apply

Please apply using the link included in the posting.

Please apply using the link included in the posting.

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