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ProfileProgram And Policy Specialist The candidate will be responsible for directing the management of the agency; convening the members of the Commission (also referred to as “Commissioners”); setting the general policy direction for the agency; addressing intergovernmental affairs; engaging with other City agencies on human rights-related issues; responding to inquiries from the public regarding the Commission’s work; developing, reviewing, and negotiating legislation; promulgating legal enforcement guidance and rules; drafting and submitting comments to state and federal agencies during their rulemaking processes; and identifying new opportunities to advance the Commission’s mission. The OC also has a significant adjudicatory role to play in the law enforcement process, including issuing Decisions and Orders in cases filed at the Law Enforcement Bureau. Report to the Deputy Commissioner for Strategic Initiatives and will work closely with other staff in the OC, including the Deputy Commissioner for Policy and Intergovernmental Affairs and the Chief of Staff. Will ensure that the Commission is able to address traditional and emerging threats to human rights by: Fostering and managing partnerships between the Commission and communities of color, particularly Black communities across the five boroughs, in partnership with the Community Relations Bureau; Developing policy initiatives and partnerships to address race-based discrimination and other forms of racism; Working with the Community Relations Bureau on outreach and education programs to address race-based discrimination and other forms of racism; Developing mechanisms for assessing New Yorkers’ experiences with race-based discrimination and analyzing resultant data; Working with staff in the OC to develop and execute strategies for educating housing providers, employers, providers of public accommodations and other relevant stakeholders about emerging forms of discrimination; Supporting the Commission’s participation in multi-agency initiatives and working groups through research and analysis; Conducting research, analysis and writing projects in support of the Commission’s partnerships with sister agencies; Participating in training programs, conferences, and other OC activities as requested. Performing all duties as needed to advance the work of the OC as assigned.
Qualification and Experience
A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and 4 years of professional experience in program or project management and/or public policy administration or advocacy in a government or non-profit setting is needed. Possession of a law degree or a master degree is a plus. Must have strong relationships with organizations and groups serving diverse communities in the City; people with disabilities, immigrants; people of color; English language learners; LBGTQ community members; people with accommodations issues related to pregnancy, disability or religious, and people with histories or arrest or conviction. Should have 2+ years’ experience in working with person with disabilities. Basic understanding of ADA guidelines is needed. Should have familiarity with the NYC Human Rights Law. Spoken and written fluency in a language other than English preferred.
Job ID #: 317970.
New York City Commission On Human Rights
40 Rector Street
New York City, NY 10006