Community Engagement Coordinator

New York County District Attorney's Office
New York, New York, United States (on-site)
5 days ago


Division/Unit: Harlem Office

Job Title: Coordinator

Position Title: Community Engagement Coordinator

Salary Range: $56,000 - $56,000

Position Summary:
The New York County District Attorney's Office (DANY) has an opening for a Community Engagement Coordinator in its Harlem Office.  The position will cover engagement primarily with the East Harlem community. The Harlem Office serves as a vital link between the District Attorney and the people of Harlem and works closely with the community to help address their crime-related issues and quality of life concerns. 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Work with community groups to identify current crime concerns, initiate appropriate strategies to address those concerns.
  • Attend various community-based meetings to promote office’s initiatives, share case information, and collect important intel and information to ensure DANY maintains an accurate understanding of the community and its concerns.
  • Lead or participate in various presentations, forums, and events to discuss DANY's role, raise awareness on available resources, and educate the community on crime prevention tools.
  • Develop a comprehensive and current understanding of crime issues and quality of life concerns in Manhattan.
  • Represent DANY at community-based meetings, public events, and special engagements.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with community leaders, government/law enforcement partners, and elected officials.
  • Engage and educate the community on DANY's various initiatives, resources, and services.
  • Serve as liaison and point of contact for stakeholders, external partners, and colleagues in government.
  • Inform and collaborate with appropriate internal staff and leadership on specific public safety issues.
  • Assist community with implementation of strategies to address criminal activity and quality of life concerns.
  • Perform other related and necessary tasks as needed.


  • Superior communication skills and strong passion for community and external relations.
  • Ability to engage with the public in a professional manner.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment.
  • Must be culturally competent
  • Strong organization skills and problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to adapt to a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment.
  • Strong online research skills and computer skills (MS Office, Publisher); Adobe Photoshop.
  • Ability to work overtime and flexible hours including holidays, evenings, and weekends.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. High school graduation or equivalent and three years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to duties described above; or
  2. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to “1” above.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A working knowledge of DANY, NYC government, and NYS court systems and general knowledge of the Harlem community are preferred. 
  • Bilingual English/Spanish a plus.
  • Two years performing community or government relations work.
  • Two years in CPU or demonstrated success with DANY outreach efforts. 
  • A general knowledge of the East Harlem community is preferred.


  • One (1) year commitment to hiring unit.

How to Apply:

  • Apply with a Cover Letter and Resume.

Additional Information:

  • Authorization to work in the United States is required for this position.
  • As a current or prospective employee of the City of New York, you may be eligible for federal loan forgiveness programs and state repayment assistance programs. Please review the notice to see if you may be eligible for programs and how to apply at

The New York County District Attorney’s Office is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy. 

Job Information

  • Job ID: 69371779
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    New York, New York, United States
  • Company Name For Job: New York County District Attorney's Office
  • Position Title: Community Engagement Coordinator
  • Salary: $56,000.00 - $56,000.00 (Yearly Salary)

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