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Chief of Staff
Company: City of Ithaca
Location: Ithaca, NY
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 05/14/2021
Expire Date: 07/14/2021
Job Categories: Government and Policy
Job Description
Chief of Staff
The Mayor of the City of Ithaca is seeking a Chief of Staff with a proven track record of a commitment to equity and social justice. This individual will use that commitment to act on behalf of the Mayor in the daily management of the organization; will drive transformative culture change; will operationalize the city’s commitment to an equitable, diverse and inclusive workplace; will oversee a performance management system for the effective delivery of services; and will assist the Mayor in the development and management of the annual operating and capital budgets. The new Chief of Staff will play a key role in the implementation of a Department of Public Safety, designed to offer protection and service with excellence while addressing the policing concerns of minoritized communities in our city. Ithaca, NY is a mini metropolis with a highly engaged and progressive population. This is an exciting and challenging time to work for the City of Ithaca.
Qualifications & Requirements
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: The position of Chief of Staff is in the exempt class, so there are no specific minimum qualifications. However, it is recommended that the appointee meet the following criteria:

EDUCATION: A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university is required. A degree major or specialization in management, government, business or public administration, political science, economics or a similar field is preferred, but not required.

A Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Management, Business Administration or a related field is preferred, but not required.


A minimum of three years of management and administrative experience is required.

Experience in municipal government is preferred but not required.

Experience supervising professional and/or supervisory staff is required.

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS: There are no residency requirements for this position.

EXAM REQUIREMENTS: There are no exam requirements for this position.
Contact Information
Company Name: City of Ithaca
Company Description:
Ithaca sits on the southern shore of Cayuga Lake in Central New York. This dynamic city is the home of Cornell University and Ithaca College. Ithaca’s multicultural community boasts representation from more than 90 countries.
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