Careers

Primary Responsibilities

The Executive Policy Director will work with 5BORO leadership to establish the organization and enable it to achieve its long-term vision. The EPD will focus on policy research, creation and implementation, and will be in charge of external relations, and will also have an impact on the organizational strategy.

Candidate must be committed to New York City’s revival. A seasoned policy professional and public speaker, the Executive Policy Director is a strong external presence, who establishes mutually beneficial partnerships and coalitions with key stakeholders, including but not limited to: policymakers, advocates, academic institutions, government agencies, funders, and other external partners. As a manager, they set clear roles, responsibilities and expectations. The Executive Policy Director solicits feedback and fosters a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Candidates must have a track record of success in senior-level roles, with experience in NYC policy creation and implementation in crucial areas such as arts & culture, business, technology, housing, transportation, real estate, education, health and labor.

The ideal candidate will be a visionary leader who flourishes in a fast-paced environment and can effectively manage multiple strands of work and projects simultaneously. This is an exciting new role for someone who is passionate about the issues facing NYC and interested in being part of developing an organization from the ground-up.

The position is located in New York City, with a hybrid work schedule. Candidate must be available for in-person meetings with key stakeholders across NYS.Initially, the Executive Policy Director will report to the Co-Chairs of the Board of Directors and will have overall responsibility for 5BORO’s policy initiatives.

The 5BORO institute is an equal opportunity employer. No individual will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, age, gender, sex, genetics, sexual orientation, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship status, disability status, protected veteran status, political or union affiliation, or marital status. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including recruitment, hiring, placement, compensation, benefits, leaves of absence, training and apprenticeship, employee development, promotion, demotion, transfer, lay-off, recall and termination. 5BORO is committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion.
Key Responsibilities

Key Qualifications
  • At least 7 years of senior leadership experience in a non-profit, advocacy or policy role, including government, campaigns, nonprofit management and development.
  • Excellent strategic thinking, writing, analytical and problem-solving skills, with the depth to work with stakeholders at all levels.
  • Knowledge of New York City’s policy and programmatic landscape and strong connections with NYC leaders.
  • Ability to simultaneously manage long-term strategic vision and understand current on-the-ground emerging issues.
  • Strong public speaking and oral communications skills as well as strong written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to consider feedback from staff members at all levels in the organization.
  • Must be able to move in a fast-paced environment and comfortable with the changing landscape of a new organization and leadership position.
  • Masters in Public Policy, Public Administration or equivalent would be preferred but not required..
  • Strong personal commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

  • Executive Leadership & Strategic Vision
  • Identify and understand the social, economic, and intergovernmental trends that impact NYC and leverage current and future relationships to amplify the organization’s impact.
  • Develop deep networks, build strategic alliances, and collaborate with stakeholders, including policymakers, city and state officials, funders, peer organizations and board members.

  • Board Liaison
  • The EPD will liaise with the Board to identify and design policies based on the priorities laid out by the 5BORO leadership team and seek input on policy initiatives based on board member expertise.
  • Collaborate with the Board to keep everyone informed, connected and engaged.

  • Policy, Advocacy and Programs
  • Identify and prioritize policy priorities and implementation strategies, including conducting independent research and running public-facing campaigns to raise awareness of key policy proposals.
  • Identify and solicit strategic partnerships in the non-profit and policy sectors.
  • Be the respected voice for 5BORO within policy and advocacy discussions and negotiations in collaboration with the staff and external stakeholders, including media.
  • Demonstrate high quality analysis and good judgment in formulating and implementing 5BORO policy and advocacy positions, including in position papers, briefings and external policy materials.
  • Responsible for public relations initiatives as required to promote the organization’s values, plans, policies and interests.
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    Primary Responsibilities
    The Policy Analyst will report to the Executive Policy Director and assist in all aspects of 5BORO’s policy initiatives. Under direction of the Executive Policy Director, the candidate will research implementable policy solutions and legislative ideas and opportunities, work with community partners and elected officials to identify and address priority issues, and offer strategic insight on matters affecting New York City.

    The Policy Analyst is responsible for examining the efficacy of current NYC policies. S/he will identify the social, economic, and intergovernmental trends that impact NYC and leverage current and future relationships to amplify 5BORO’s impact. The analyst will conduct research to write policy white papers that tackle some of the big issues facing NYC. The analyst will assist the Executive Policy Director in with external relations, working with constituency groups and representing 5BORO at workshops and seminars.

    Candidate must be committed to New York City’s revival. S/he must have demonstrated experience in NYC policy creation and implementation in crucial areas such as arts & culture, business, technology, housing, transportation, real estate, education, health and labor.

    Candidates must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and can effectively manage multiple strands of work and projects simultaneously. This is an exciting new role for someone who is passionate about the issues facing NYC and interested in being part of developing an organization from the ground-up. The position is located in New York City, with a hybrid work schedule. Candidate must be available for in-person meetings with key stakeholders across NYS.

    The 5BORO institute is an equal opportunity employer. No individual will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, age, gender, sex, genetics, sexual orientation, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship status, disability status, protected veteran status, political or union affiliation, or marital status. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including recruitment, hiring, placement, compensation, benefits, leaves of absence, training and apprenticeship, employee development, promotion, demotion, transfer, lay-off, recall and termination. 5BORO is committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion.
    Key Responsibilities
    Policy, Advocacy and Programs
  • Identify and prioritize policy priorities and implementation strategies along with the Executive Policy Director.
  • Conduct independent research and support in running public-facing campaigns to raise awareness of key policy proposals.
  • Respond to inquiries from local elected officials, government agencies and stakeholders and keep them updated on 5BORO initiatives.
  • Assist with public relations initiatives as required to promote the organization’s values, plans, policies and interests.
  • Attend community outreach and engagement meetings on behalf of 5BORO.
  • Conduct program best practices research, and planning and feasibility studies while analyzing and interpreting impact statements and economic and social trends affecting city departmental programs.
  • Assist in forging strategic partnerships in the non-profit and policy sectors.
  • Demonstrate high quality analysis and good judgment in formulating and implementing 5BORO policy and advocacy positions, including in position papers, briefings and external policy materials.

  • Key Qualifications
  • Minimum 2 years experience in a non-profit, advocacy or policy role, including government, campaigns, nonprofit management and development.
  • Masters in Public Policy, Public Administration or equivalent would be preferred but not required.
  • Excellent strategic thinking, writing, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Knowledge of New York City’s policy and programmatic landscape.
  • Strong oral communications skills as well as strong written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work across levels in the organization.
  • Must be able to move in a fast-paced environment and comfortable with the changing landscape of a new organization and leadership position.
  • Strong personal commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
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