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Posted: 07/07/2015


The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) is the largest municipal preservation agency in the nation. It is responsible for protecting New York City's architecturally, historically, and culturally significant buildings and sites by granting them landmark or historic district status, and regulating them once they're designated. The agency is comprised of a panel of 11 commissioners who are appointed by the Mayor and supported by a staff of approximately 70 preservationists, researchers, architects, historians, attorneys, archaeologists and administrative employees.

Professional Opportunity
New York, NY
$$51,757 - $84,000

Under general direction, with broad latitude for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative, the Director of Community and Intergovernmental Affairs will serve as a liaison between the Landmarks Preservation Commission and community and government organizations involved in planning and preservation.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Serving as a liaison to City Hall, the City Council, Community Boards, other city agencies, and advocacy groups;

Coordinating collection and distribution of information for City Council Hearings, including Budget Hearings, conveying the Commissions goals and initiatives;

Testifying for LPC at the Sub Committee and Full Council on landmark designations and at the LPC Council Budget Hearings;

Supervision, planning, implementation, and coordination of community development programs;

Creating and making presentations to Community Groups in all boroughs, including evenings;

Providing accurate communication of agency initiatives and mission to all constituencies, both internal and external;

Cultivating and building relationships with other governmental bodies, serving as primary point of contact for all intergovernmental communications;

Handling inquiries and coordinating testimony from private individuals, community and neighborhood groups and other civic groups interested in the LPC process;

  • Gathering data, analyzing materials, and handling certain public relations functions for the Commission.


1. A Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college with 24 credits in English, journalism or public relations, plus five (5) years of full-time paid experience in public relations, journalism or advertising, including two (2) years in an administrative, supervisory or consultative capacity; or

2. A combination of education and/or experience which is equivalent to "1" above. Graduate study in English, journalism, or public relations may be substituted for up to one year of required experience. However, all candidates must have at least two (2) years of administrative, supervisory, or consultative experience in public relations, journalism or advertising.


2-5 years of community liaison experience, ideally within New York City government;

Experience working with City Council and community groups, and excellent understanding of the public process;

Familiarity with local government structure and elected officials;

Expertise and experience handling sensitive and controversial issues;

Highly collaborative style, high energy, initiative, maturity, and leadership;

Excellent writing, editing, and oral communication skills and a strong customer service approach;

Experience managing mu

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Until Filled

How to apply
Please submit resume and cover letter to: NYC Careers at https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/ City Employees must apply through Employee Self Service While we appreciate every applicant's interest, only those under consideration will be contacted. If you were educated in a foreign school, you must be able to submit an evaluation of your foreign education from an approved organization. Final appointment is subject to approval by the Office of Management and Budget.
Margaret McMahon
Phone: 212-669-7943
1 Centre Street
9th Floor
New York, NY 10301

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