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Senior Coordinator, External Affairs

Job Title: Senior Coordinator, External Affairs

Employment Status: Full-time, Non-exempt

Department: External Affairs

Reports To: Senior Vice President of External Affairs

Salary: $60,000 - $70,000

This is a hybrid role located in Brooklyn, NY (3 days/week in-office)


The Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation (BNYDC) is the not-for-profit corporation that serves as the real estate developer and property manager of the Yard on behalf of its owner, The City of New York (the City). BNYDC constantly strives to provide an environment in which businesses and careers can take root and grow.

The External Affairs team is seeking a Senior Coordinator to support efforts to enhance BNY’s community presence and reputation as a resource to the surrounding community. They will represent BNY at public events and focus on internal communications, marketing, and government affairs efforts. This role is crucial in creating cohesiveness between departments to advance shared goals.

Areas of Responsibility

Community & Government Affairs

  • Research and attend community-based programs and events; support outreach activities including to local block association meetings, tenant groups, and other similar organizations
  • Support the development and execution of events and projects that increase the Yard’s community engagement and presence;
  • Identify opportunities for BNYDC team members to volunteer in the hyperlocal community, both in conjunction with local CBOs and directly with community partners
  • Review all community meeting and partnerships requests and provide background or briefing memos for organizational leadership
  • Coordinate outreach campaigns and facilitate other cross-collaboration initiatives as needed
  • Manage BNYDC’s contact lists for government officials and community partners to ensure information is accurate
  • Monitor proposed legislation impacting organizational operations and mission


  • Review incoming tour requests and provide analyses for designated BNYDC tour leaders
  • Coordinate approved tours, including preparing materials, supporting tour execution, and following up with tour participants
  • Learn the Past, Present, and Future of the Navy Yard, delivering individual sections of tours, and leading tours for select visitors
Required Skills & Abilities
  • Ability to quickly gather and synthesize important information concisely
  • Strong written and verbal skills
  • Solution-oriented mindset; creative and enthusiastic problem-solver
  • Detail-oriented and data-driven
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Strong time and project management skills
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience required
  • 3+ years of experience in external affairs, outreach, government affairs, non-profits, or relevant field
  • Experience working in a non-profit environment preferred
  • Experience as a tour guide, docent, or educator preferred
  • Must be available to attend occasional evening/weekend meetings and events

BNYDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex (including actual or perceived sex, gender, gender identity, self-image, appearance, behavior or expression) sexual orientation, genetic trait, actual or perceived status of a victim of domestic violence, or a victim of sex offenses or stalking, unemployment status, age, ancestry, national origin, citizenship status, marital or domestic partnership status, military status, handicap, disability, or any other legally protected classification.


BNYDC is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package for eligible employees. Some of the highlights include:

  • Employer-funded pension plan, with annual contributions up to 14% of your salary
  • Full medical, dental, and vision coverage options
  • Annual HRA (health reimbursement arrangement) of $6,000 to cover out-of-pocket medical expenses
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Employer-funded Basic Life/AD&D coverage
  • 12 weeks paid parental leave
  • Teledoc & TotalCare EAP memberships
  • Transit/Commuter & Let’s Ride NYC (Citi Bike) benefits
  • Discounted pet insurance through MetLife
  • 4 weeks of PTO, paid sick leave, and Summer Fridays!
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