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23 Aug 2023

Full-Time Associate Director for Operations and Budget

Stateimpactcenter – Posted by Stateimpactcenter New York, New York, United States

Job Description

Position: Associate Director for Operations and Budget

Location: New York City

Start Date: Fall 2023

Why Work With Us


Support the work of the State Impact Center in addressing the climate crisis and environmental injustice as the Associate Director for Operations and Budget.  This is a new position at the Center that was designed to support the Center’s current work and an expanded fellowship program.


The position offers operational responsibilities and a role on the leadership team, with growth potential. The Associate Director for Operations and Budget will report to the Deputy Director. The Center is passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working environment for our staff. We offer a generous benefits package through NYU, which includes tuition remission and retirement benefits. Salary: $85,000-100,000.

About the Center 


The State Impact Center is a nonpartisan academic think tank based at NYU School of Law. The Center is dedicated to working towards a healthy and safe environment, guided by inclusive and equitable principles. To accomplish this, the Center studies and supports the work of state attorneys general and other state-level agencies in defending, enforcing, and promoting strong laws and policies in the areas of climate, environmental justice, environmental protection, and clean energy. We undertake academic research, hold workshops, and issue special reports that advance legal and policy analysis. We are a small, collaborative team, and value each person’s insights and contributions. 


Diversity is a core value of the Center. We are passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working environment for our staff. We believe every member on our team enriches our diversity by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions.

Who We Are Looking For


The State Impact Center is looking for a Associate Director for Operations and Budget to begin in fall 2023. The Associate Director for Operations and Budget will play a crucial role in the day-to-day operations of the State Impact Center and our strategic planning as we run and expand our programming. The Associate Director for Operations and Budget will be responsible for overseeing the State Impact Center’s budget, supporting fund development work, and innovating on internal policies and our approach to our fellows program. This position will be a key point of contact with NYU’s administrative offices. The Associate Director for Operations and Budget will work closely with the Executive Director and Deputy Director on all these issues, including thinking critically about the State Impact Center’s policies and programming and researching and implementing changes to our practices as we strive to build an inclusive workplace and promote belonging. The State Impact Center values each team member’s contributions, and the Associate Director for Operations and Budget may also be involved in work including tracking environmental matters, writing public-facing material, and planning events.


The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented and have an enthusiasm for environmental and climate issues, as well as for improving processes. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive team and encourage women, people of color, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community to apply.

Core Responsibilities

  • Operations & Administrative Work: 
      • Develop and implement organizational structures and associated policies, including for hiring and related needs, promoting inclusivity and belonging. 
      • Serve as the Center’s liaison with NYU operational departments, including human resources, development, and finance.
      • Coordinate hiring and onboarding processes for State Impact Center staff, NYU Law Fellows, interns, and outside consultants.
      • Build and manage relationships with outside entities and partners to work on events and share resources. 
      • Supervise the planning of workshops, events, and speaking engagements for the State Impact Center.
      • Supervise direct reports on operational tasks. 
  • Budget & Fundraising:
      • Track and manage the State Impact Center’s budget.
      • Support fundraising efforts through research and writing reports and proposals, working closely with the Executive Director and Deputy Director.
  • Research & Writing: 
    • Build expertise on diversity, equity, and inclusion best practices. 
    • Research and draft blog posts on environmental and climate issues. 

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Education & Experience: bachelor’s degree and 4+ years of experience, or master’s degree and 2+ years of experience, ideally in nonprofits, academia, or public sector (we include summer or other internships as experience).
    • Organization: excellent organizational skills and ability to proactively manage many simultaneous issues, multitask, prioritize, and meet deadlines.
  • Managerial: readiness to supervise one or more junior staff members on projects. 
  • Communication: high level of attention to detail; ability to summarize and present material in writing and verbally; comfort with Microsoft and Google suite products for writing, spreadsheets, and presentations.
  • Collaborative: ability to work well within a team and build relationships with outside partners. 
  • Budget & Finance: experience with daily budgeting and financial management. 


Deadline: We will begin reviewing applications September 18, 2023. 


Salary: $85,000-100,000.


Our office is located in New York City, and this position would be appropriate for a hybrid schedule, with up to two remote days per week on a regular basis (approval of schedule required). 


Benefits offered include medical/dental/vision, tuition remission at certain NYU schools, retirement benefits, and more. State Impact Center staff also have access to academic enrichment opportunities at NYU School of Law, including some faculty workshops, colloquia, and other scholarly forums. 


In compliance with NYC’s Pay Transparency Act, the annual base salary range for this position is $85,000 – $100,000. New York University considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer.


NYU is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity in every aspect of its recruitment and hiring process without regard to age, alienage, caregiver status, childbirth, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, domestic violence victim status, ethnicity, familial status, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital status, military status, national origin, parental status, partnership status, predisposing genetic characteristics, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, unemployment status, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.

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How to Apply

Interested candidates can apply by sending a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to stateimpactcenter@nyu.edu   Writing samples should be primarily drafted by you and demonstrate organizational and communications skills. We would consider many different written products, including a blog post, op-ed, annual or other report section, slide deck, article, memo, or class paper. The writing sample can be an excerpt and should be approximately 2-5 pages in length.    Please send your application as a single PDF file saved as LastName.FirstName.pdf. If chosen as a finalist, references will be required. The Center is unable to review applications submitted through alternate methods, such as LinkedIn or Indeed.   EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 80,000 - 100,000.

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