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Employment Opportunity: NYC Campaign Finance Board (CFB)

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PLEASE NOTE: This opportunity is listed for reference only. The deadline to apply has passed.

This is a paid employment opportunity from outside the Rockefeller Center.

Position Type: Full-time Employment

Location: New York City

Sector: Law and Policy

Start Date: Decided on a rolling basis

Wage or benefits: $38,000 - $42,000

Time Commitment: Full-time Commitment

Desired Class Year: Open to recent graduates

Desired Major or Interest: Background or interest in politics, policy, and government desired

Application Deadline: Rolling

Organization website: https://www.nyccfb.info/

Brief Description of the organization:

The Campaign Finance Board is a nonpartisan, independent city agency that empowers New Yorkers to make a greater impact on their elections.

The New York City Campaign Finance Board (CFB) administers one of the strongest, most effective campaign finance systems in the country. NYC’s matching funds program amplifies the voice of average New Yorkers in city elections by matching their small contributions with public funds. By increasing the value of small-dollar contributions, the program reduces the possibility and perception of corruption from large contributions and unlimited campaign spending, and encourages citizens from all walks of life to run for office. Through its rigorous oversight and enforcement efforts, the CFB holds candidates accountable for using public funds responsibly.

The CFB publishes detailed public information about money raised and spent in city elections by candidates and independent spenders, bringing greater transparency to the democratic process. Its NYC Votes campaign engages and educates voters through community outreach, the Voter Guide, and Debate Program, empowering New Yorkers to make informed choices at the polls. In addition, the CFB seeks to improve the voter experience by advocating for legislative changes to the registration and voting process.

Brief Description of the Intern’s role or key qualifications:

The NYC Campaign Finance Board (CFB), a nonpartisan, independent city agency that enhances the role of New York City residents in elections, seeks a Policy and Legal Analyst for the Candidate Guidance and Policy Unit. We offer a team-oriented work environment, professional development opportunities, growth potential, and excellent benefits.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide support for improving the clarity and consistency of policies and procedures describing laws, rules, standards, and best practices related to the administration of the Campaign Finance Program.
  • Perform legal and factual research, as well as analysis of campaign finance data.
  • Proofread, edit, format, and “Blue Book” legal documents and correspondences pertaining to policies and procedures.
  • Carry out periodic review of forms, letters, and guidance documents for required updates.
  • Help maintain Knowledge Management database of internal policies and procedures.
  • Assist with acquiring and processing ballot status information from the New York City Board of Elections.
  • Schedule and provide logistical support for trainings/presentations and meetings with candidates and other governmental entities.
  • Provide administrative and office support.
  • Work collaboratively to accomplish agency and unit work plans.

Essential Skills:

  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational, proof reading, and editing skills. Must be detail oriented.
  • Excellent analytical skills, reasoning abilities, problem solving skills, and sound judgment.
  • Strong computer and internet skills, including internet research, with a willingness to learn new software.
  • Ability to set/comply with deadlines, to work accurately and efficiently, and to complete multifaceted projects along with day-to-day activities.
  • Must be a team player, willing to support inter-departmental and inter-agency relationships.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion when handling sensitive information and documents

Qualifications:

  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and one year’s work or equivalent internship experience.
  • Proficiency in MS Office.
  • Previous experience as a paralegal or editor preferred.
  • Background or interest in politics, policy, and government a plus.
  • New York City residency must be obtained within 90 days of starting the position.

How to apply:

Please email, mail, or fax your resume and cover letter to:

Mr. Harold Andrieux

NYC Campaign Finance Board

100 Church Street, 12th Floor

New York, New York 10007

Fax #: (212) 409-1800

resume@nyccfb.info

The CFB is an equal opportunity employer firmly committed to diversity. If you anticipate needing any type of reasonable accommodation to apply for an employment opportunity, please contact Harold Andrieux at (212) 409-1750.

This is a paid employment opportunity from outside the Rockefeller Center. Such opportunities are posted in an effort to help students find a leave-term internship experience in public policy or a social sciences related area. Such postings do not constitute an endorsement by the Center of the political objectives of any one person or organization.

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