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Community Liaison/ Scheduler

New York State Assembly


Description
The community liaison is responsible for working to resolve constituent and community issues, attending community meetings and for maintaining the Assemblymember's schedule.

Responsibilities:
The Community Liaison is responsible for the following:
• Addressing and resolving constituent problems, interacting with government agencies, organizations and elective offices.
• Attending community meetings, including community boards and block associations to speak on behalf of the Assemblymember.
• Preparing and presenting testimony on behalf of the Assemblymember at governmental hearings.
• Drafting letters on behalf of constituents, reports and other correspondence as needed.
• Identifying community issues.
• Maintaining the Assemblymember’s calendar and coordinating scheduling along with another community liaison.
• Maintaining a comprehensive database of constituent cases.
• Building and maintaining strong relationships with community leaders, constituents, agency officials and elected official staffers.

Qualifications:
Qualifications:
• A college degree is required. Experience in a state, local or federal government office or campaign setting is preferred, but not required.
• The position is writing intensive; the successful candidate will be an exceptional writer, able to write with precision and accuracy under tight deadlines.
• The successful candidate will possess the ability to work in a collaborative, team environment.
• S/he will have strong interpersonal skills: the ability to speak before large groups and interact with constituents, government agencies and elected official offices with sensitivity.
• The successful candidate will be highly self-motivated, able to set and meet internal and external deadlines and work in a fast-paced government office.
• S/he must be willing to work long hours and some weekends.
• The position in located in New York City; very minimal travel is required.

How TO APPLY:
Qualified candidates should email their resume and cover letter to NYSACLS@gmail.com. Please indicate “Community Liaison” in the subject line.

THE NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.


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