Community Liaison and Communications Assistant
The Office of New York City Council Member Ben Kallos is seeking a highly motivated Community Liaison and Communications Assistant for an immediate opening.
DUTIES: The Community Liaison will staff the Council Member throughout his fast-paced schedule and engage actively with residents and community groups, attending evening and weekend meetings, writing post-meeting reports, and engaging on key community issues to ensure residents’ needs are met. In the role of Communications Assistant, they will be responsible for drafting talking points for events, social media during appearances, updating the website, and writing articles for the comprehensive monthly newsletter.
QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated college graduate with a strong wish to make a positive difference in the community. They will be an excellent listener and communicator in all formats, attentive to details, and adaptable with a team-oriented attitude. They must be able to give and take feedback with fellow staffers and the Council Member. Working offset schedule of evenings Monday through Thursday and on one day each weekend is a requirement. There are opportunities to take on independent projects outside of core responsibilities. This is a great position for a candidate seeking to gain entry and experience to New York City government.
OUR TEAM: Ben Kallos is a Democrat and Co-Chair of the Progressive Caucus who stands for what’s right and has won key victories forcing thousands of affordable housing units back on to the market, securing over one thousand new pre-kindergarten seats, rezoning to block overdevelopment, and passing good government reforms including elimination of outside income and authoring the new full public matching campaign finance system. Our team values openness, supporting (and joking with) one another, and the willingness and drive to rethink and refine the way we do our jobs in order to get the best results.
SALARY: Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The position comes with an excellent benefits package including health, dental, optical, life, transit and retirement benefits.
TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter, resume and writing sample to Jobs@BenKallos.com.
The New York City Council is an equal opportunity employer, and all are encouraged to apply.