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Mayor's Office
New York City, New York 10007
  • Job Status
    Full Time



Job ID Number: 37882


  • The Office of Economic and Workforce Development oversees many of the City’s planning, development, land use, and economic development agencies. A Senior Advisor for Planning will report to the Deputy Mayor for Economic and Workforce Development and oversee key planning and land use agencies, commissions, and boards, including:
    • Department of City Planning
    • Landmarks Preservation Commission
    • Public Design Commission
  • Mayor Eric Adams has championed an ambitious agenda to overhaul the ways in which development is facilitated in New York City under the banner of “City of Yes”—a suite of initiatives to streamline the development review process, amend the zoning resolution to facilitate more housing and more resilient building construction, and champion keystone projects to produce housing, jobs, and community benefits.  The Senior Advisor will be a key leader at City Hall charged with realizing this agenda.
  • In addition, the Senior Advisor will manage a number of critical initiatives, including oversight of major neighborhood planning efforts, major zoning initiatives, and relevant process reform efforts.  


Under the direction of the Deputy Mayor and the Chief of Staff, a Senior Advisor will perform the following functions:

  • Analysis and Advice – A Senior Advisor will assess and evaluate planning and land use-related policies, zoning actions, capital projects, and real estate development proposals in order to understand a variety of impacts, including feasibility, alignment with administration policy goals, and benefit to the city. Based on that analysis, a Senior Advisor will make recommendations to the Deputy Mayor, the Chief of Staff, and other senior officials within the Mayor’s Office.
  • Project Management – A Senior Advisor, in coordination with appropriate City agencies, private and other governmental entities, will oversee major land use, economic development, and neighborhood planning projects during the proposal development and land use approval phase to ensure appropriate goals and timelines are met.
  • Internal/External Stakeholder Communication – A Senior Advisor will act as a liaison with communities, community advocates, elected officials, and civic organizations to communicate on behalf of the Office of the Mayor and the Office of the Deputy Mayor. Communications responsibilities will also include identifying, organizing, and coordinating press announcements, press releases, events, and media strategies, and speaking requests.
  • Agency Liaison – A Senior Advisor will serve as the primary liaison between agencies within their portfolio and the Office of the Deputy Mayor, to monitor projects, day-to-day issues, and long-term planning under the jurisdiction of the agencies.
  • Interagency Oversight and Coordination – A Senior Advisor will coordinate with relevant agencies, boards, commissions, organizations, and institutions to pursue initiatives, meet project goals and timelines, review agency and interagency work products, coordinate communications and outreach strategies, and ensure positive and efficient relationships between all stakeholders. This may include coordination of outreach to non-housing and economic development agencies.
  • Negotiations – A Senior Advisor, in coordination with appropriate agencies, will assist in negotiations with private entities and public sector partners to ensure the appropriate fulfillment of the City’s interests, priorities and policy objectives, as well as the timely completion of projects and processes.
  • Hiring and Appointments – A Senior Advisor will be responsible for assisting the Deputy Mayor and Chief of Staff with oversight of structural or organizational issues facing agencies within their portfolio, as well as advising on key hiring or appointments within those agencies.


  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university required; Master’s Degree preferred; 7+ years of work experience in a relevant field (or 5+ years of work experience with a Master’s Degree)
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; Ability to navigate complex decision-making involving multiple stakeholder groups; Great judgment and effective and creative leadership ability 
  • Ability to work independently and within a fast-paced environment, as well as thrive in a collaborative and supportive team environment. Self-starter who positively contributes to a learning culture and collaborative team and is willing to perform the full range of tasks required in a dynamic and rapidly responsive organization.
  • Ability to quickly absorb complex, technical documents and brief the Deputy Mayor and the Chief of Staff; Attention to detail and excellent organization skills
  • Ability to establish productive and collaborative relationships with all levels of staff, inside and outside of the city and other governmental and non-governmental agencies
  • Strong understanding of land use and zoning policy, housing policy, and NYC development policy issues; Direct experience managing the ULURP land use review process across multiple stages a strong plus
  • Experience developing political, communications, and press strategies across projects, ideally in a New York City context
  • Ability to take initiative, problem solve, prioritize duties, and balance competing priorities while paying close attention to detail, meeting deadlines and working well under pressure. Persistence and a pro-active, positive attitude.
  • Excellent oral and written skills
  • Familiarity and alignment with the Adams administration agenda, including the Economic Recovery Blueprint and City of Yes land use initiatives

Salary Range: 

$140,000 – $165,000

To Apply:    Please submit a resume, cover letter and three (3) references to Candidate Application

New York City Residency Is Required Within 90 Days of Appointment

The City of New York is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.

The Adams Administration values diversity — in backgrounds and in experiences that is reflective of the city it serves.  Applicants of all backgrounds are strongly encouraged and welcomed to apply.

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Posted: 2022-09-22 Expires: 2022-10-22

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