Executive Director, Women.NYC

Partnerships New York, New York

Our Vision: To make New York City the global model for inclusive innovation and economic growth, fueled by the City’s diverse people and businesses. 

Our Mission: 
To create shared prosperity across New York City’s five boroughs by strengthening neighborhoods and growing good jobs.

Women.NYC is a citywide initiative focused on empowering women across the five boroughs by providing them with the tools they need to succeed. The initiative engages with more than 100+ New York City resources targeted to women.

The Women.NYC website aggregates the above resources and provides a clear avenue for women to get the support they need. Resources on the site include mentoring for women by women, funding and revenue opportunities for women-led businesses, paid sick leave, information about the City’s ban on employers asking your salary history during a job interview, and universal Pre-K and 3-K programs.

Women.NYC also serves as a vehicle to promote new strategic partnerships with non-profit, institutional and corporate players in the city who are actively engaged in this fight.

Your Role: The Women.NYC Executive Director (the Director) will serve as the City of New York’s first principal coordinator for the Women.NYC initiative, reporting to the Senior Vice President for Partnerships at the Economic Development Corporation (EDC).

This executive-level manager will have chief responsibility for coordinating with existing programs under the Women.NYC banner, as well as developing and launching a new set of programs. The Director will work closely with senior officials at EDC, as well as in the Mayor’s Office, the Department of Small Business Services, the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, and other City agencies, as relevant. S/he will also oversee a team of consultants hired to assist with Women.NYC branding, communications strategy, and web maintenance.

The Director will also serve as the primary liaison with external Women.NYC partners – including funders and program partners – and will be responsible for building new strategic partnerships with both the private and non-profit sector. This will include the development and management of a Women.NYC advisory board consisting of leaders from across industries.


  • Guide the development of new Women.NYC programs and initiatives from conception through implementation, applying a broad, strategic focus while maintaining hands-on involvement in critical details
  • Oversee a staff of 1-2 people; Craft the job scope/descriptions and hire for these positions
  • Coordinate a team of City agency partners and project consultants to ensure that projects move ahead-guiding decisions and progress on all aspects of the program
  • Represent Women.NYC in all communications with external stakeholders (including community and constituent groups, local elected officials, private and non-profit sector partners)
  • Develop the first Women.NYC advisory board by cultivating key leaders in industries across the City; Manage and engage the board on a routine basis
  • Provide guidance, recommendations, and subject-matter expertise to the Deputy Mayor and Executive staff on both progress and the continued improvement of existing programs; consult them on the development of new programs and policies aimed at achieving Women.NYC’s goals
  • Oversee routine maintenance and new developments on the Women.NYC website
  • Perform related duties and other projects and tasks as assigned.


  • A baccalaureate and/or master’s degree from an accredited college/university; plus a minimum of ten (10) years of full-time professional work experience with large-scale project oversight
  • Ability to work within limited resources and a true entrepreneurial spirit
  • Demonstrated history of building partnerships and coalitions
  • Experience managing direct reports, internal partners/stakeholders, as well as teams of consultants; External affairs experience at a NYC company or organization a plus
  • Excellent project management, leadership, interpersonal, and conflict negotiation skills are required, including the ability to interact successfully with a broad range of individuals with different perspectives
  • Outstanding written and oral communications skills, including the ability to produce clear and concise updates, briefings, and presentations for a variety of audiences
  • Superior organization and time management skills, including the ability to take initiative and work independently on tasks with broadly-defined objectives
  • Ability to apply strategic and critical thinking and problem-solving skills to complex and dynamic situations is required
  • Familiarity with New York City government and the Women.NYC program; Experience working in New York City government a plus
  • Fundraising experience a plus
  • Familiarity with press and communications strategy a plus
  • New York City residency within 180 days of hire

About NYCEDC: New York City Economic Development Corporation is the City’s primary vehicle for promoting economic growth in each of the five boroughs. NYCEDC’s mission is to stimulate job growth through expansion and redevelopment programs that encourage investment, generate prosperity and strengthen the City’s competitive position. NYCEDC serves as an advocate to the business community by building relationships with companies that allow them to take advantage of New York City’s many opportunities. Additional information on NYCEDC can be found by visiting http://www.nycedc.com/.