Job ID: 2022-10649 Type: School of Social Work (SW1019) # of Openings: 1 Category: Business/Professional Administrative New York University
The Senior Advisor to the Dean will design, direct, and implement strategies to advance NYU Silver’s initiatives and the overarching mission of the School. They will manage federal, state, and city government relations, coordinating interactions with elected officials and government agencies and working with NYU Silver senior leadership, NYU Public Affairs, the University’s Office of Government Affairs, and University Development and Alumni Relations to distill and disseminate the School’s positions and priorities, as well as effectively translate and broaden the impact of faculty research on policy and practice. The Senior Advisor will also manage engagement with outside consultants, to include lobbying firms contracted to assist with the identification and qualification of regional, national and international funding prospects and other strategic opportunities.
The Senior Advisor will also play a lead role in establishing and facilitating government and community partnership initiatives in the greater New York City metropolitan area, and in the communities where the School’s branch campuses are located, establishing and maintaining NYU Silver involvement in city and state programs and infrastructure projects, as well as monitoring and marshalling economic and community impact data to communicate NYU Silver’s presence in our communities. They will also work within the social work profession, nationally and internationally, coordinating with other Schools of Social Work and their Deans, as well as stakeholders within the profession, including the leadership of the Council on Social Work Education, the National Association of Social Workers, the National Association of Deans and Directors of Schools of Social Work, the Society for Social Work and Research, and the International Federation of Social Workers. In this capacity, the Senior Advisor will contribute to thought leadership in the profession, presenting at national conferences, author and co-author written products, write policy briefs, and organize panels.
In parallel with policy-focused advocacy and community engagement, the Senior Advisor will work to support overarching NYU Silver initiatives, including strategic communications and fundraising efforts for priority programs. In collaboration with the Dean, the School’s Assistant Dean for Development, the Director of Strategic Communication, and (where appropriate) the NYU Silver Offices for Research and Admissions and Enrollment, they will provide counsel on and resources for the development of comprehensive solicitation and recruitment strategies, including the cultivation and management of major individual gift prospects and corporate and foundation donor portfolios. They will keep abreast of changing federal, state, and city guidelines, funding trends, and distinctive opportunities to maximize the School's eligibility for appropriate funding, as well as ensure that proper documentation and contracts are filed with appropriate agencies and government offices.
Required Education: Bachelor's Degree
Preferred Education: Master's Degree of Social Work or similar degree in Public Policy.
Required Experience: 7+ years of relevant experience with advocacy, educational policy, or national politics or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Preferred Experience: 5+ years Experience working government offices.
Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: Excellent public speaking and interpersonal skills. Strong research, analytical, presentation, and writing skills. Ability to effectively interact with elected officials and other external stakeholders, to include donors. Familiarity with city and state grants' legislation and regulations. Ability to travel and work evenings.
Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: Knowledge of city and state grant submission guidelines and regulations.
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