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Office of Public, Private & Strategic Partnerships Associate




Job Description
New York City is home to approximately 1.64 million older adults, and the Department for the Aging (DFTA) is committed to helping them age in their homes and communities.  The mission of DFTA is to eliminate ageism and ensure the dignity and quality of life of diverse older adults. DFTA also works to support caregivers through service, advocacy, and education.

Position Summary:   Reporting to the Assistant Commissioner, Office of Public, Private, & Strategic Partnerships (OPPSP), the OPPSP Associate is responsible for coordinating the identification, development, implementation and monitoring of plans, projects and activities, as well as for identifying and engaging public and/or private development partners and their associated projects in other areas of the community, as assigned.

Essential Job Functions

• Develop, coordinate and implement the objectives of OPPSP including engagement strategies and performance measures.


• Assist in identifying and cultivating financial and non-financial partnerships with various public and/or private sector development entities to help secure new investments to DFTA.

• Prepare technical reports and present private and public resource analysis needed to bring about quality development that is aligned with OPPSP projects and policy guiding documents.

• Closely work with DFTA departments and with other City agencies to ensure awareness, facilitate feedback loops, and identify and cultivate opportunities to collaborate.

• Assist and coordinate budget preparation and facilitate expenditures as needed.

• Assist in creating documents, policy reports, and presentations.
Minimum Qual Requirements
1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and two years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties described above; or
2. High school graduation or equivalent and six years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties as described above; or
3. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to «1» or «2» above. However, all candidates must have at least one year of experience as described in «1» above.
Preferred Skills
• Understanding of NYC and National Older Adults issues and trends.
• Experience in business development and community engagement, outreach, and recruitment.
• Mission and results driven, collaborative, with a “can-do” disposition and able to effectively work independently.
• Strong leadership, organizational, creative, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office (including Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word).
• Superior design skills (Canva, etc.).
• Effective verbal and writing skills.
• 2+ years with NYC government experience.
• 5+ years professional experience in program design and implementation and/or economic and/or community development.
• 5+ years comprehensive project management experience.
To Apply
Please be sure to submit a resume & cover letter when applying.
All current City Employees may apply by going to Employee Self Service (ESS) http://cityshare.nycnet/ess
Click on Recruiting Activities/Careers and Search for Job ID # 460023
All other applicants, please go to  and search for Job ID # 460023
Please do not email, mail or fax your resume to DFTA directly.
Residency Requirement
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 with the agency representative at the time of interview.



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