The New York City Campaign Finance Board manages New York City’s small donor democracy program and educates and engages voters via NYC Votes. The CFB has enjoyed a tremendous arc of progress over its 30-year history, and our updated flagship small donor democracy program is the centerpiece of this progress.
We eliminate barriers to participation by providing access to the resources New Yorkers need to vote or run for office and amplify the voices of small donors with New York City’s small donor democracy program.
We are dedicated to making New York City’s local democracy more open, transparent, and equitable. You would be working with a team that is mission-driven and committed to continuous improvement.
OFFICE OF EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY AND DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION:
The CFB’s Office of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and DEI aids the CFB in complying with federal, state, and local laws prohibiting employment discrimination. The EEO Office works to ensure that employment decisions are made on the basis of merit, with equality of opportunity, and without unlawful discrimination. The Office develops and administers training, conducts policy reviews, investigates allegations of discrimination, and reviews requests for reasonable accommodations. This office also works to ensure our agency strategy is built on accessibility.
The CFB’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion supports the CFB’s efforts at creating a workplace culture that values diversity, equity, and inclusion and weaves those principles into every aspect of our work. The Office manages the work of the DEI committee and events as well as provides guidance to Employee Resource Groups (ERGs).
The New York City Campaign Finance Board seeks an EEO Investigator/DEI Specialist to support the agency’s EEO/DEI efforts, increase the agency’s profile in the EEO/DEI sphere, coordinate and produce DEI events, and assist in the investigation of allegations of violations of the EEO policy. This role will also assist with leading the agency’s efforts in accessibility. The role reports to the Chief EEO and Diversity and Inclusion Officer.
Assist ERG group leaders, the DEI Committee, and its subcommittees in their facilitation of inclusion-related activities including regular meeting planning and assistance with organizing internal and external events.
Assist with managing internal DEI efforts via internal communications, programming, and events.
Work with the Chief EEO Officer in the preparation of required EEO reports, responses to audits, annual statements, and other EEO-related reporting to external parties, including coordinating the collection and analysis of EEO data and information.
Serve as an EEO investigator and counselor.
Meet with employees to counsel them on potential EEO complaints.
If a complaint is filed, support the Chief EEO Officer in investigating the allegation(s) and complaint(s) of employment discrimination by participating in interviews of witnesses, respondent(s) and complainant(s).
Assist with the preparation of investigation reports and interview summaries and discussion memoranda.
Work with staff in implementing recommendations.
Review documentation and respond to requests for reasonable accommodation in consultation with the Chief EEO Officer.
Participate in new staff hiring process which may include participating in interviews, reviewing hiring procedures, and recommending best practices.
Collaborate with stakeholders to draft, implement, and maintain CFB’s accessibility-focused strategic plan.
Keep up to date with trends within DEI; support with reporting on D&I metrics, measuring progress, strategy, and effectiveness.
Assist the Chief EEO Officer in developing and conducting trainings and maintaining compliance with the City of New York’s training requirements.
Carry out special projects/assignments as assigned.
2-3 years of relevant city, state, or federal government experience.
Must be familiar with federal, state, and local EEO and anti-discrimination laws.
Familiar with creating/developing and administering trainings.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
Ability to organize work effectively, conceptualize and prioritize objectives and exercise independent judgment based on an understanding of organizational policies and activities.
A motivated, self-starter who adjusts readily to multiple demands, shifting priorities, and rapid change; shows versatility in handling people and situations.
Outstanding writing, editing, and research skills.
Strong analytical and communication skills required. Adept at quickly synthesizing information to distill critical issues and formulate recommendations that consider risks, benefits and alternative perspectives.
Has strong people skills and is able to understand and effectively navigate within an organizational structure.
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college including or supplemented by at least twelve semester credits (or the equivalent of twelve semester credits) in accounting, auditing, business or public administration, computer science, economics, finance, statistics, graphic design, personnel or human resources administration, user experience design, or a closely related area of study and one year of satisfactory full-time experience in accounting, auditing (including compliance or investigative auditing), business or public administration, business analysis, computer science, database administration, economics, finance, fiscal or economic management or research, statistics, graphic design, personnel or human resources administration, user experience design, or a closely related field; or
A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent and five-years of experience as described in “1” above; or
Education and/or experience equivalent to “1” above.
Please search and apply to the job ID number listed above.
Resume and cover letter are required for consideration.
Note that only applicants under consideration will be contacted.
For more information on careers with the NYC Campaign Finance Board visit our website at https://www.nyccfb.info/ to access the full listing of job opportunities and to learn more about our agency.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION -
New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss it with the agency representative at the time of the interview.
As a prospective employee of the City of New York, you may be eligible for federal loan forgiveness programs and state repayment assistance programs. For more information, please visit the U.S. Department of Education’s website at StudentAid.gov/PSLF.
The CFB is an equal-opportunity employer firmly committed to diversity. All individuals are encouraged to apply. If you anticipate needing any type of reasonable accommodation to apply for an employment opportunity, please contact [email protected] or (212) 409-1800.
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 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.