Government Affairs Manager

24 Dec, 2020


Government Affairs Manager

New York Restoration Project
New York, NY

Required Qualifications and Skills

  • Minimum three years’ professional experience in government relations and project management, ideally related to urban issues such as environmental justice, sustainability and/or public health.
  • Bachelor’s degree is required; a Master’s degree in public policy, environmental science, or similar field is preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills with a demonstrated ability to distill complex messages into clear and cogent communications for multiple audiences.
  • Commitment to creative problem solving and collaboration.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment and meet frequent deadlines.
  • Confidence managing a diverse portfolio of projects that expand the strategic reach of the organization.
  • A deep understanding of NYC Government, both Executive and Legislative branches; First-hand experience with the City’s legislative and budget processes and existing relationships in government is a plus.
  • Working proficiency of Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite and Raiser’s Edge preferred.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Strengthen organizational relationships with elected officials at the City, State, and Federal levels to secure funding and exposure for NYRP.
  • Identify city, state and federal funding opportunities, and work closely with other development staff to submit highly competitive proposals.
  • Manage contract registration and reporting for all government grants.
  • Extend invitations to local elected officials for NYRP public and private events, and regularly keep elected officials apprised of programs and projects in their districts.
  • Serve as the main point of contact with NYRP’s lobbyist, working with them to develop weekly meeting agendas, funding strategies, outreach plans, and schedule meetings.
  • Initiate opportunities for the Executive Director, Board of Trustees, and senior staff to interact with elected officials, and create compelling presentation materials for meetings.
  • Maintain a rigorous schedule of contacts with government representatives.
  • Author external communications materials to drive awareness of NYRP’s work and forge new partnerships.
  • Manage all organizational monthly and annual lobbying filings with government.
  • Manage project budgets, develop contracts, license agreements, and MOUs with government entities.
  • Organize community meetings and maintain a system for updating stakeholders on progress.
  • Work collaboratively across NYRP and especially with Advancement and Community Engagement.

How to Apply

Interested individuals are encouraged to send a cover letter and resume by email to

Job posted: 2020-12-24