Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Job Opportunity- District Manager for Community Board 8

Community Board No. 8, which encompasses the areas of Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, and Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn is seeking a qualified individual for the following position:

District Manager (Full-time position plus mandatory evening hours)

A District Manager (DM) performs multiple roles for a Community Board- including manager, service coordinator, mediator, advocate, etc. A CM is effectively a "chief of staff" for the Community Board. If you want more information on Community Boards, please see the NYC Charter (warning: it's 340 pages long).

Key Responsibilities:

-Expedite, monitor, and evaluate municipal services in District 8 (comprised of North Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, and Weeksville)
-Represent Community Board 8 in monitoring and evaluating the delivery of municipal services within the District, and actively participating in the coordination of delivery of these services
-Serve as a conduit among residents of the District, members of the Community Board, and District personnel providing municipal services
-Preside at meetings of the District Service Cabinet, composed of agencies providing municipal services on a decentralized basis.
-Attend Community Board meetings, reporting on issues concerning, and actions taken at Cabinet meetings as well as on other pertinent matters
-Process complaints from community residents relating to services provided by municipal agencies within the District
-Supervise and administer the office and staff of the Community Board
-Compose budget requests and District Needs Statement based on Community Board input and committee reports
-Interact with various agency representatives, elected officials, the Borough President, the Public Advocate, and the Mayor on various issues and concerns


·Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college, and two years of full-time satisfactory experience in community work, public administration or planning or related fields, or public information or relations, of which one year must have been in a supervisory or administrative capacity
·Computer skills including at a minimum, Microsoft Word, Excel, Access
·Ability to type a minimum of 35 wpm
·Familiarity with issues affecting the community district
·Familiarity with City agencies and protocol


·Commensurate with experience, plus City benefits

Interested persons are advised to mail or email a cover letter and resume with salary history and desired minimum salary for the position to:

Ms. Shalawn Langhorne, Chair
Search Committee
Community Board #8
1291 St. Marks Avenue
Brooklyn, N.Y. 11213
Email: Info@Brooklyncb8.org

The Community Board is seeking to fill position on or before July 1, 2009.
Only candidates under consideration will be contacted

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