Community Outreach and Partnerships Manager

09 Nov, 2021


Community Outreach and Partnerships Manager

Trust for Governor's Island
New York, NY


The Trust for Governors Island seeks an experienced and passionate Community Outreach and Partnerships Manager to support audience growth, community outreach, strategic partnership development and intergovernmental relations on Governors Island. Reporting to the Senior Vice President for Public Affairs, the Community and Partnerships Manager will work with multiple departments at the Trust to engage diverse audiences in New York City and beyond, and manage relationships with key community stakeholders, Governors Island tenants, and elected officials. The Community Outreach and Partnerships Manager will also work with the Public Affairs team to cultivate strategic partnerships including the development of public education programs, strategic partnerships with community-based organizations, special events and programs oriented towards audience development, and other special projects to support the Trust’s vision to grow Governors Island as a recreational and cultural destination, and campus for research and education focused on the global climate crisis.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Supporting the efforts of the Public Affairs team to grow awareness and visibility of Governors Island as a unique and dynamic destination to diverse audiences.
  • Manage regular communication and direct outreach to community partners, including but not limited to community-based organizations throughout New York City’s five boroughs, youth programs, day camps, senior centers and NYCHA resident associations.
  • Support the organization’s efforts to increase accessibility to Governors Island through community relations projects, language access, and more.
  • Work with the Public Affairs team to develop strategic programming initiatives for visitors, with an emphasis on the development of educational programs and curriculum development for youth and teens, as well as self-guided materials for Island visitors.
  • Support strategic partnership development and relationship management including fundraising partnerships, workforce and economic development initiatives, and environmental/climate change-oriented programs and events.
  • Manage projects related to community engagement and intergovernmental affairs working closely with the SVP of Public Affairs, including outreach to community boards and elected officials.
  • Assist with the development of community-facing special events, working closely with the events and arts and culture team, as well as the Friends of Governors Island and National Park Service.
  • Develop and manage collateral, including brochures, fliers and presentations for community outreach, fundraising, and partner cultivation efforts.
  • Assist with business development efforts across multiple departments.
  • Support other departmental special projects as needed.



Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, Urban Planning, Communications, Marketing or related field is required.


  • 3-5 years of experience working in a community affairs, government relations, policy, communications, business development or related field.
  • Experience working in a public space, cultural institution, planning or economic development entity or real estate organization a plus.
  • Exemplary written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and public speaking skills, and experience with presenting to the public.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent communication and project management skills, ability to comprehend and coordinate logistics across a range of subject matters.
  • Ability to be flexible and manage multiple priorities simultaneously.
  • High level of self-organization, autonomy and discipline.
  • Superior project management skills.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including Powerpoint and Excel.
  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Bilingual or multi-lingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.


Please send a cover letter and resume as a single PDF document to with “Community and Partnerships Manager” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

All new hires must be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation for religion or disability. If you are offered employment with the Trust, this requirement must be met by your date of hire, unless a reasonable accommodation for exemption is received and approved by the Trust.

The Trust for Governors Island does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, genetic information, marital status, membership in an employee organization, military service, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including gender identity), sexual orientation, sexual and other reproductive health decisions, or other non-merit factor.


The Trust for Governors Island (The Trust) is a nonprofit corporation created by the City of New York. It is responsible for the redevelopment and operation of 150 acres of Governors Island. The Trust’s mission is to realize the full potential of Governors Island, demonstrating a bold vision for public space. For more information, visit

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume as a single PDF document to with “Community and Partnerships Manager” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

Job posted: 2021-11-09