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City of New York COMMUNITY ASSOCIATE in New York, New York

Job Description

Manhattan Community Board 8 is a city agency, representing the Upper East Side and Roosevelt Island. The Board plays an advisory role on a wide range of issues affecting this district. The Community Board office plays a support role for the all-volunteer Board and assists local residents, businesses, and institutions with municipal service delivery complaints. As a staff member, the Community Associate’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist in the administration of the Board Office at the direction of the District Manager

  • Provide administrative and clerical support including, but not limited to, filing, scheduling, answering and directing calls, drafting letters and promotional materials, and posting public notices

  • Responding to and resolving constituent service requests, working with government agencies, offices of elected officials, community organizations, residents & businesses

  • Representing CB 8 at meetings, conducting community outreach, promoting government services, organizing events, providing summaries of key issues and recommendations

  • Working on projects that advance district service and quality of life goals, providing status reports and analysis

  • Providing administrative support to the Board and members

  • Attending monthly Full Board, Land Use and Committee Meetings as assigned by the District Manager.

  • Responsible for overseeing monthly committee materials, including agendas, applicant materials, minutes, and resolutions

  • Other duties assigned by District Manager


Submit an appropriate cover letter and resume in a Microsoft Word or PDF format to: info@cb8m.com with “Community Associate” in the subject line


Qualification Requirements

  1. High school graduation or equivalent and three years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to duties described above; or

  2. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to "1" above.

Additional Information

The City of New York is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.