Deputy Chief of Staff, NYC Mayor’s Office


In April 2015, Mayor Bill de Blasio released One New York: The Plan for a Strong and Just City (OneNYC),
which provides the Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency (ORR) the mission to strengthen social and
economic resiliency; upgrade buildings; adapt the region’s infrastructure systems; and enhance the city’s
coastal defenses in response to the evolving risks associated with climate change and other 21st century
threats. OneNYC builds off of prior climate resiliency plans, including A Stronger, More Resilient New
York released in 2013, that laid out a strategy for (1) rebuilding and making stronger those
neighborhoods hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy and (2) improving the City’s infrastructure to ensure
greater resiliency in the face of future climate change impacts. To learn more about OneNYC and New
York City’s resiliency initiatives, please visit:


The Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency (ORR) is a diverse team composed of climate policy
experts, urban planners, architects, engineers, and lawyers. We approach our work with a sense of
urgency and a recognition that collaboration and collective action are required to prepare for and adapt
our communities to a changing climate.
The Deputy Chief of Staff will serve as a key member of the Director’s team, contributing to the day-today
operations and execution of ORR’s strategic goals and priorities. Reporting directly to the Chief of
Staff, the Deputy Chief of Staff will monitor and evaluate Office budgets, facilitate operations and human
resource processes for ORR, and establish and maintain relationships with City Hall staff, relevant
governmental agencies, and private/nonprofit partners. The Deputy Chief of Staff will also be responsible
for developing and implementing management systems and procedures, expediting cross-ORR priority
initiatives, and facilitating collaboration across ORR teams and with partner agencies.
This is an exciting opportunity to drive the daily operations and strategic initiatives of a fast-paced team
of leaders in the field of urban resilience planning and implementation. As an advisor to the Chief of Staff
and the Director, this position requires a highly resourceful individual with strong analytical,
interpersonal and organizational skills, sound judgement, and self-motivation. Above all, the role requires
an ability to balance strategic thinking and leadership with the execution of essential operational

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
1. In coordination with the External Affairs team, support and shape the Director’s public
communications; draft and review Director’s talking points and presentations; review and revise
public-facing documents
2. Develop and operate daily, weekly, and monthly protocols with the Chief of Staff for managing
time, defining and advancing ORR priorities, managing staff and team meetings, sharing resources
across teams, and making critical decisions
3. Monitor and coordinate various office management tasks, such as budget, personnel matters, data
requests, procurement of professional services, and other sensitive or confidential tasks, as may be
assigned by the Chief of staff
4. Originate and/or oversee the generation of project-related documents including project plans,
presentations, meeting agendas, minutes, and status reports
5. With guidance from the Chief of Staff and/or Director, define and manage strategic initiatives, both
as part of formal strategic planning efforts (e.g. OneNYC strategy development) and as teamspecific
needs arise


1. A Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college plus at least three (3) years of professional
experience in a project management, analytical, administrative, or operational capacity.
2. A combination of education and/or experience which is equivalent to “1” above. Graduate study in
urban planning, public administration, political science, economics, or business administration (or a
similar field) may be substituted for up to two years of required experience.
3. Demonstrated ability to consume and distill complex information, identify central issues or
challenges, and propose solutions.
4. High degree of integrity and professional judgment when managing sensitive information
5. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple complex projects simultaneously, balancing competing
priorities and delivering high-quality work on time
6. Ability to use spreadsheet and presentation applications such as Excel, PowerPoint, and InDesign
7. Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
8. Demonstrated interest in NYC government policymaking, agenda-setting, and operations and one
or more of the following subjects: climate science, disaster preparedness, resiliency, or urban
planning and development
9. Intermediate graphic design skills; experience creating and delivering presentations using
Microsoft PowerPoint, Adobe InDesign, or like products
10. Sense of humor, personal resilience, and a dash of irrational optimism


Commensurate With Experience


Please submit a one-page cover letter, resume, writing sample, and 3 references here.