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Senior Legislative Strategist

  • Job
    Senior Level
  • Legal
  • $110K - $120K
  • Manhattan


  • Commitment to racial equity and are willing to put in the hard work of changing whole systems in government.
  • Senior or management leadership experience.
  • An understanding of power, privilege, and oppression and how that shapes policy and legislation.
  • At least six (6) years of legal experience, including at least two (2) years of supervisory experience.
  • Experience providing legislative counsel to senior leaders and city government experience is helpful.
  • At least six (6) years total professional experience.
  • Experience in community organizing and serving in an accountability or oversight body is a plus.
  • Licensed to practice law in New York.
  • Other formal education that is relevant can be helpful, such as in public administration, business administration, public policy, public health, ethnic studies, political economy, etc.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusion, equity, social justice, and accessibility.
  • Background of living in, working within, or growing up as a member of communities facing historical oppression will contribute to your ability to guide the planning process.
  • Demonstrated commitment, competency and strong familiarity with issues affecting Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, Middle Eastern, or Pacific Islander communities in New York City, or other marginalized groups.
  • Familiarity with relevant substantive law, such as in public health, public safety, business, immigration, infrastructure, etc. is also a plus.
  • Technical skills or project management skills are a plus.


  • Leads CORE response to requests from Speaker of the council and council committees on matters related to racial equity.
  • Coordinates with and assists New York City and State Legislators with projects.
  • Assess existing and proposed legislation and resolutions from New York City and State Legislative Branch.
  • Provide regular legislative updates summarizing proposed and existing legislation, elected official activity.
  • Develop written deliverables, including talking points, one-pagers, letters, testimony, and other materials for CORE policymakers, commissioners, and staff.
  • Develops or implements any organizational tools needed to track strategic progress.
  • Draft legislative, rules, and regulations relating to Community Equity Priorities and matters related to racial equity.
  • Works with leaders across the City to build the legislative voice of the Commission.
  • Leverages relationships with policymakers to amplify CORE messages and legislative priorities.
  • Embeds racial equity and social justice practices and tools into the everyday functioning of the Commission.

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