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About Central Park and the Central Park Conservancy:

Central Park is one of the most famous and beloved urban public spaces in the world. Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux in 1857, the 843-acre park was the first purpose-built public park in the country and is a National Historic Landmark. The Central Park Conservancy, a private not-for-profit organization, was founded in 1980 to rescue the Park which had fallen into serious disrepair. Since that time, the Conservancy has overseen the investment of approximately $1 billion in the restoration of the Park, and now hosts over 40 million visitors a year.

The Conservancy’s mission is to preserve and celebrate Central Park as a sanctuary from the pace and pressures of city life, enhancing the enjoyment and wellbeing of all. The City of New York has formally entrusted the care of the Park to the Conservancy which is responsible for every aspect of the Park’s care, including landscape maintenance, capital improvements, and the visitor experience. Committed to sharing the best practices in urban park management, the Conservancy also serves as a resource for other NYC parks and for public-private partnerships around the world. The Conservancy employs roughly 325 people and has an operating budget of $80 million.

Position Summary:

The Communications Business Manager is a key member of a results-oriented Communications team who will provide business and administrative support to the Chief Communications Officer. The position will work across all teams under communications including marketing, social media, digital, design and visitor experience.

The ideal candidate will be able to exercise good judgment in a variety of situations, possesses strong written and verbal communication, administrative, budgeting and organizational skills, and must be able to handle a wide variety of activities and confidential matters with discretion.

Summary of Essential Job Functions:

· Assist the Chief Communication’s Officer with departmental business affairs; provide high-level support to the CCO and other senior communications managers focused on administration of the department and advancement of its program of work.

· Work with the CCO and department managers on substantive preparation for meetings, including development and distribution of materials (budgets, agendas, presentations, handouts, minutes, etc.) and coordination with other Conservancy departments and/or external contacts.

· Assist CCO with preparation of departmental budget creation and reconciliation.

· Compose and prepare correspondence, documents, and presentations on behalf of the Communication’s Department working closely with marketing, social media, digital, design and visitor experience teams.

· Manage weekly and other departmental performance reports.

· Conduct research, organizes data, and generates memos and reports.

· Draft speaking remarks for the CCO as needed.

· Maintain, organize and store physical and digital files.

· Complete expense reports and assist in budget preparation on behalf of the department.

· Track and process contracts and invoices; ensure proper approval flow and timely payment.

· Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

· 3+ years’ experience providing administrative and budgeting support for senior management

· Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience

· Excellent writing and copyediting skills.

· Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail.

· Team player; ability to build relationships with stakeholders, including staff, board members and their assistants, external partners and donors

· Interest in communications work with an understanding of content creation, for digital, print, video and audio platforms.

· Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).

· Interest in urban park management and the mission of the Conservancy preferred.

Note: This position is in-person (not a remote role).

Safety Requirements

Establishment and maintenance of a safe work environment is the shared responsibility of this organization and employees at every level. The Conservancy will make every effort to assure a safe environment and be in compliance with federal, state, and local safety regulations. Employees are expected to obey safety rules and to exercise caution in all their work activities. Accordingly, employees should be aware of any hazards, which could cause an injury or accident (e.g., spills, obstacles in walkways, etc.). If an employee discovers a potential dangerous condition, he/she should alert other employees and notify his/her supervisor immediately.

Disclaimer

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

About Central Park and the Central Park Conservancy:

Central Park is one of the most famous and beloved urban public spaces in the world. Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux in 1857, the 843-acre park was the first…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule

Benefits

Central Park Conservancy has a full benefits package.

Central Park Conservancy has a full benefits package.

Location

On-site
14 E 60th St, New York, NY 10022, USA

How to Apply

Please submit cover letter and resume directly to the Central Park jobs site: https://www.centralparknyc.org/jobs

Please submit cover letter and resume directly to the Central Park jobs site: https://www.centralparknyc.org/jobs

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