City of Binghamton, New York

Assistant To The Mayor For Youth & Neighborhood Affairs

March 7, 2017 - 12:19pm -- alrutherford
Date Posted: 
35,000 PER YEAR
Distinguishing Features Of The Class: 
This position is an administrative position 
involving the responsibilities for improving collaboration and communication regarding constituents, 
neighborhood and youth initiatives with regard to the Mayor’s Office, as well as all other departments 
within City Hall. The work is performed under the general direction and within policy outlined by the 
Minimum Qualifications: 
a)  Possession of a Master’s Degree from a regionally accredited or New York State registered 
college or university; or
b)  Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered four-year college or 
university with a Bachelor’s Degree in community relations, public relations, communications, 
public administration, public policy or business administration; or 
c)  Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered four-year college or 
university and one year of experience in youth, community relations, public relations activities or 
related work; or
d)  Graduation with an Associate’s Degree in community relations, public relations, 
communications, public administration or business administration and three years of experience 
in youth or community development activities.
Typical Work Activities: 
Proactively establish lines of communication between City of Binghamton and key neighborhood and youth development 
stakeholders: attend community events and brief relevant Administrative personnel; Serve as primary liaison between 
Administration and constituents; address neighborhood concerns, solicit feedback, coordinate administrative projects and 
track completion; Act as principal liaison between the City of Binghamton and Binghamton City School District to 
improve coordination on community development collaborations between City Hall and School District; attend School 
Board meetings and presentations as necessary; Act as principal liaison with local non-profit and community groups, 
included by not limited to the Urban League, NAACP, Boys & Girls Club, etc., to increase and diversify youth civic 
engagement; Assist Parks and Recreation Department on neighborhood and youth outreach programs; Assist Binghamton 
Police Department with neighborhood and youth outreach efforts; Work with Grants Coordinator to research available 
grants and sponsorships for neighborhood and youth activities; Plan, organize, coordinate and direct all youth internships 
through the Mayor’s Office Coordinate scheduling and exhibition of youth and community art displays in City Hall’s 2nd Plaza Gallery; Special projects as needed