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CFB Career Opportunities

The NYC Campaign Finance Board (CFB) is a nonpartisan, independent agency that enhances the role of New York City residents in elections. Career opportunities currently available at the CFB are described in detail below. New York City residency is required for most positions. We offer a dynamic work environment, training, growth potential, and excellent benefits. Full-time positions offer a competitive benefits package and salary commensurate with experience.

If you would like to be considered for one of these opportunities, please email, fax, or mail your resume and cover letter, including current salary and salary requirements, to:

Ms. Kitty Chan
NYC Campaign Finance Board
100 Church Street, 12th Floor
New York, New York 10007
Fax #212-409-1705
resume@nyccfb.info

The CFB is an equal opportunity employer firmly committed to diversity. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply. If you anticipate needing any type of reasonable accommodation to apply for an employment opportunity, please contact Kitty Chan at (212)409-1800.

Auditor

Director of Administrative Services and Human Resources

Press Intern

Public Affairs Intern

Senior Auditor

 

Auditor

The CFB seeks an Auditor for its Auditing and Accounting Unit.

Responsibilities:

  • Analyze financial records and disclosure statements for financial, compliance and investigative audits of political campaigns
  • Perform audits in accordance with Generally Accepted (Government) Auditing Standards and following internally developed specialized programs
  • Manage assigned audit caseload in team structure
  • Provide assistance in planning activities of the audit team during the post-election period and coordinating the team’s activities with other CFB Units
  • Prepare written reports and correspondence that are clear, concise, accurate and timely
  • Communicate with campaigns in a professional manner and assist in providing guidance to campaigns on various audit and compliance issues

Essential Skills:

  • The ideal candidate will be a team player capable of meeting tight deadlines and possessing strong analytical, problem solving, and communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • A strong work ethic and meticulous attention to detail
  • Background or interest in politics and government

Qualifications:

  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and three years of experience in one or a combination of the following: financial administration, accounting, compliance or investigative auditing, fraud reviews, working with a large public or private concern in budget administration, economics, finance, fiscal or economic research, fiscal management, personnel or public administration, program evaluation; or a related area; OR a satisfactory combination of education and experience in the areas described above
  • New York City residency must be obtained within 90 days of starting the position
  • Previous experience in performing audits in accordance with Generally Accepted (Government) Auditing Standards strongly preferred
  • A master’s degree is not required but will be a plus

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Director of Administrative Services and Human Resources

The NYC Campaign Finance Board (CFB), a nonpartisan, independent city agency that enhances the role of New York City residents in elections, seeks a Director of Administrative Services and Human Resources. The Director of Administrative Services and Human Resources is responsible for budget, procurement, personnel, facilities management and the mailroom. The Director of Administrative Services and Human Resources will report directly to the Chief of Staff.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage all aspects of financial operations, including, but not limited to purchasing, vouchers and reimbursements.
  • Manage and direct all activities and functions related to administrative support.
    • Make certain that all administrative systems and processes are highly reliable, finely tuned and well delivered with an aim toward pro-action rather than reaction
    • Provide support and guidance in accordance with agency policies and City guidelines.
    • Oversee the daily operations including equipment, space and facility management and other issues as they arise.
  • Oversee the administration of Human Resources policies, programs and practices.
    • Maintenance of personnel files and Personnel Action Forms
    • Benefits administration and staff compensation
    • Counsel and advice to staff on personal and work related issues including providing guidance and direction to management team and employees on human resource related topics
    • Develop, manage and implement personnel policies; develop a Human Resource Information System (HRIS)
    • Work with staff and management to facilitate staff development and training opportunities
    • Communicate and ensure compliance and consistency with office practices and policies and compliance with all employment related laws, policies, standards and best practices related to NYC personnel management
  • Support the Chief of Staff including assisting with the PS and OTPS budget process for the CFB.

Essential Skills:

  • Capable of supervising support staff and setting and enforcing deadlines. Strong work ethic and meticulous attention to detail.
  • Must be accurate and efficient, high energy, comfortable performing multifaceted projects in conjunction with day-to-day activities
  • Superior interpersonal and coaching skills including patience and ability to work well with staff at all levels.
  • Excellent analytical skills and good reasoning abilities and sound judgment.
  • Strong project management, problem solving, writing and organizational skills.
  • Must be a team player, willing to build inter-departmental and inter-agency relationships.
  • Ability to practice a high level of confidentiality.
  • Excellent analytical skills and good reasoning abilities and sound judgment.
  • Strong project management, problem solving, and organizational skills.
  • Must be a team player, willing to build inter-departmental and inter-agency relationships
  • Effectively interface with all levels of the organization to coordinate and oversee all of the people-related and office management activities

Qualifications

  • Candidate must have at least 10 years work related experience and a college diploma.
  • Knowledge of NYC budgeting, personnel, purchasing and administration required.
  • Human Resources experience required.
  • Broad knowledge and experience in employment law, compensation, benefits administration, organizational planning and development, employee relations, safety, training and development and office administration.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully participate on senior management team that provide leadership and strategic direction
  • NYC residency required.

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Press Intern

The NYC Campaign Finance Board seeks a Press Intern for the summer of 2015. Great opportunity for a student interested in communications, campaign finance and event planning.

The Campaign Finance Board administers New York Citys well regarded public matching funds program for candidates seeking city office, and conducts nonpartisan voter outreach and education through its NYC Votes campaign. The CFBs Public Affairs group is comprised of the Press, Communications, and Voter Assistance Units.

The ideal candidate will be highly organized, a strong writer, a clear communicator and possess an interest in New York City government and politics.

Responsibilities:

  • Support the work of the Press Unit
  • Help plan and execute the CFBs National Campaign Finance Conference, taking place in July, in collaboration with NYUs Brennan Center for Justice.
  • Provide research, writing and editing support for publications and external correspondences
  • Assist in social media campaigns and content creation
  • Compile daily news clippings to be distributed agency wide
  • Assist with special projects

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated strong communications skills
  • Demonstrated event planning skills
  • Comfortable with Microsoft Office, including Excel
  • Please submit cover letter and resume

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Public Affairs Intern

The NYC Campaign Finance Board seeks a Public Affairs Intern for the summer of 2015. Great opportunity for an undergraduate or graduate student interested in communications, legislation, campaign finance, or voting issues.

The Campaign Finance Board administers New York Citys well regarded public matching funds program for candidates seeking city office, and conducts nonpartisan voter outreach and education through its NYC Votes campaign. The CFBs Public Affairs group is comprised of the Press, Communications, and Voter Assistance Units.

The ideal candidate will have strong writing, oral communications, and analytical skills. He or she must have an interest in policy and New York City politics.

Responsibilities:

  • Support the work of the Assistant Executive Director for Public Affairs
  • Attend meetings and track follow-up
  • Assist with scheduling and outreach on legislative issues
  • Conduct research on issues relating to city campaign finance and voting issues
  • Assist with special projects

Qualifications:

  • Current undergraduate or graduate-level (graduate preferred) student with 1-2 years of relevant courses
  • Demonstrated strong communications skills
  • Comfortable with Microsoft Office, including Excel

Please submit cover letter, resume, and writing sample no longer than 800 words.

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Senior Auditor

The NYC Campaign Finance Board (CFB), a nonpartisan, independent city agency that enhances the role of New York City residents in elections, seeks an experienced audit manager to serve as a Senior Auditor in its Auditing and Accounting Unit. The Units core function is to perform detailed, timely audits of campaigns financial disclosure statements and supporting documentation in accordance with Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS). We offer a dynamic work environment, training, and excellent benefits.

Responsibilities:

  • Supervise, train, and evaluate auditors in performing audit work.
  • Perform complex compliance, investigative, and financial audits of political campaigns.
  • Coordinate team assignments for auditors.
  • Review the work performed by auditors; approve work papers, audit findings and audit reports.
  • Communicate with management and other CFB units on various audit and compliance issues.
  • Assist other CFB units in compliance, investigation and enforcement actions.

Essential Skills:

  • The ideal candidate will be a team player capable of managing a team and meeting tight deadlines.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, communication (both verbal and written), and organizational skills.
  • A strong work ethic and meticulous attention to detail.
  • Background or interest in politics and government.

Qualifications:

  • A masters degree or pursuing a graduate degree from an accredited college and at least three years of experience in one or a combination of the following: financial administration, accounting, compliance or investigative auditing, fraud reviews, forensic accounting, budget administration, economics, finance, fiscal or economic research, fiscal management, personnel or public administration, program evaluation; or a related area; OR a satisfactory combination of education and experience in the areas described above.
  • New York City residency must be obtained within 90 days of starting the position.
  • Previous experience in performing audits in accordance with Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards.
  • Previous supervisory experience strongly preferred.

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