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Administrative Senior Policy Analyst - Office of External Affairs

Company name
The City University of New York- Citizenship and Immigration Project (CUNY)

New York City, NY, United States

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Posted on
Mar 07,2019

Valid Through
Jun 20,2019

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John Jay College of Criminal Justice is a senior college of the City University of New York (CUNY) led by President Karol V. Mason and an internationally recognized leader in educating for justice. John Jay is a federally designated Hispanic-serving institution, it is ranked third in the nation in Black student success, and it is a top ten institution for promoting student social mobility. John Jay is proud to serve a diverse and dynamic student body of 15,000 students that includes nearly fifty percent students who are first in their family to attend college as well as students who are immigrants, from low-income families, or from other historically underrepresented groups.

The College participates in the doctoral programs of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in traditional criminal justice-related fields of study as well as in a robust portfolio of liberal arts and sciences programs that highlight themes of justice across the arts, sciences, humanities, and social sciences. John Jay College seeks staff and faculty members who thrive in multicultural academic environments and are committed to access and excellence in higher education.


The Administrative Senior Policy Analyst within the Office of External Affairs will report to the Executive Director of External Affairs. In addition to the general duties, the Administrative Senior Policy Analyst will provide, research, advocacy, writing, engagement, administrative and other types of professional support to senior public affairs staff.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

Conducting issue-related research, including data and public policy review and analysis, in a non-partisan manner.

Collaborating with senior staff and institutional researchers on special initiatives and research involving higher education, criminal justice, public safety and workforce and economic development interests.

Assisting in the strategic development and launch of new initiatives and joint ventures with internal and external stakeholders to advance the mission and priorities of the college.

Tracking and monitoring legislative, budgetary and regulatory issues nationally and locally and delivering oral and/or written summaries or reports about such issues.

Reviewing and summarizing policy briefs, reports and advocacy papers issued by interest groups and professional associations.

Conducting research about communities of practice and potential partners.

Monitoring public hearing and grant announcements.

Assisting in the development and filing of grant and funding proposals to public entities, assuring proper completion of grant funding requirements and/or completion of required documentation.

Monitoring status of grant proposals/applications and maintaining appropriate reports.

Developing fact sheets, legislative summaries, talking points; contributing to reports and publications; facilitating outreach emails and drafting other client-oriented correspondence and communications.

Organizing and designing presentations.

Assisting with strategic outreach internally and externally.

Assisting with advocacy/lobbying activities and important engagement events and conferences to support the college’s priorities and interests, including but not limited to visits to campus by dignitaries and thought leaders.

Assisting with digital engagement and media content and presence.

Providing logistics and other support to on and off-campus events.

Collaborating with College departments and public, professional and community-based organizations on selected initiatives.

Designing and maintaining outreach database(s) and files.

Providing client- service support to senior staff: scheduling, planning and attending meetings, briefings and conferences.

Troubleshooting issues related to public sector.

Performing routine office support tasks as required by the senior staff, which can include completing expense reports, filing time sheets, drafting and editing documents and reports, copying and scanning documents, maintaining subject files, submitting purchase requisitions, ordering merchandise and services, and scheduling events and meetings.

Exercising other duties as assigned and directed.

Applicants should be able to work extended hours and an occasional weekend January through June.

Candidates selected to interview will be required to complete a short writing exercise at the time of the meeting in addition to submitting a longer writing sample of their choice.


Bachelor's degree and six years' related experience required.


The ideal candidate should possess:

Excellent research, writing and organizational skills.

Experience in policy analysis and research.

Experience in grant writing and in project management.

Experience in analyzing and managing data and tracking legislation.

Experience in drafting and producing briefings, correspondence, reports, spreadsheets, presentations and creative materials.

Experience in planning and executing meetings.

The ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and be comfortable in a high-energy environment.

Strong Interpersonal skills.

Ability to communicate effectively, take initiative and work independently.

Collaborative skills.

Ability to work with government, business and other external stakeholders in a non-partisan manner.

Familiarity with government especially the legislative process preferred.

Experience in academia encouraged.


Supports management policy development and decision-making through research, analysis, and reporting.

Identifies and defines topics and opportunities that advance institutional interests and initiatives

Conducts research and data collection on policies and best practices and evaluates findings

Provides statistical and/or quantitative analysis and reporting, developing effective formats for presenting and illustrating findings

Presents findings to a variety of constituencies and participates in developing recommendations

Performs related duties as assigned.


Higher Education Associate




$61,394 - $81,855 commensurate with experience.

CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.


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Review of the resumes to begin March 11, 2019.

Posting closes on March 19, 2019.


CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

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Administrative Senior Policy Analyst - Office of External Affairs

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