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Director of Legislation

Office of Council Member Ritchie Torres


Description
The Office of Councilmember Ritchie Torres is seeking candidates with a strong background in policy development, research, and analysis to play an integral role in shaping a progressive legislative agenda.

A lifelong son of the Bronx and the first openly gay candidate elected to public office in the borough, Councilmember Torres is committed to advancing aggressive and forward-thinking initiatives. As Chair of the Committee on Public Housing and as a Deputy Leader in the Council, Councilmember Torres is at the forefront of such critical issues as affordable housing, preservation of public housing, predatory equity, worker's rights, and public safety.

The Director of Legislation reports directly to the Chief of Staff and is based out of the Legislative Office at 250 Broadway.

Responsibilities:

•Assist in the development of policy proposals
•Conduct legislative research and analysis
•Monitor and track progress of legislation
•Prepare background reports and briefings on policy issues
•Issue statements and press releases on policy positions
•Assist Chief of Staff with budget review and analysis

Qualifications:

•Exemplary written and oral communications skills.
•Strong research and analytical skills and the ability to find relevant facts and figures quickly.
•Strong interpersonal skills and relationship-building abilities.
•Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
•A bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline.

Preferred:

•J.D.or Master's degree preferred.
•Experience with policy communications and outreach.
•Experience working for an elected official a plus

How TO APPLY:
Required Materials 1.Cover Letter 2.Resume 3.Writing sample, no more than 3 pages 4.Phone and email contact information for 1-2 professional or academic references

Interested applicants should submit all materials smcdonald@council.nyc.gov no later than August 14.

Absolutely no phone calls.


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