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The Mayors Migration Council (MMC) is looking for a City and Partner Engagement Lead (global remote): Apply Now!!

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Position: City and Partner Engagement Lead, Mayors Migration Council   

Location: New York City (on-site) or Global (remote)

Status: Fixed-Term for 12 months, with opportunity to extend  

Application Closing Date: 01April 2024

BACKGROUND

The Mayors Migration Council (MMC) is a mayor-led coalition that accelerates ambitious global action on migration and displacement. With most of the world’s migrants and displaced people living in cities, our mission is to use the power of city-led diplomacy and action to create a world where urban migrants, displaced people, and receiving communities can thrive.  

To achieve our mission, we provide mayors with advocacy, coordination, and communications support to influence policy decisions at the national and international level, and connect city governments to the knowledge, technical, and financial resources they need to accelerate and scale local solutions. 

Created by mayors for mayors, we are a nimble team of political advisors and urban practitioners guided by a Leadership Board of global city leaders, including the Mayors of Amman, Bristol, Dhaka North, Freetown, Kampala, Milan, Montevideo, Montréal, San Antonio, and Zürich. As a Sponsored Project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, our work is made possible by philanthropic and government funders. 

THE POSITION

The MMC is seeking a City Engagement and Partnerships Lead to drive active engagement strategies with Leadership Board mayors and build impactful partnerships with city networks, UN and other multilateral agencies, research institutions, organizations led by migrants and refugees, and more. They will also support the Executive Director’s engagement with the MMC Governing Board and relations with mayors, donors, and partners. The successful candidate will be an experienced convener with excellent stakeholder engagement skills, proficient in partnership management and board governance, and possess exceptional relationship building and communication abilities. The position will report to the MMC’s Executive Director but work closely with program leads and other team members across the organization.

Key Responsibilities:

City Engagement 

  • Lead the development of engagement strategies with the MMC’s Leadership Board, including exploring innovative approaches such as leadership standards, co-chairs, and alumni networks.
  • Manage relationships with MMC Leadership Board mayors and their representatives, coordinating annual meetings and updates and managing recruitment and onboarding of new members. 
  • Proactively build, maintain, and strengthen relationships with the broader coalition of MMC mayors and city officials through recruitment efforts, regular outreach, site visits, and meetings.
  • Develop risk-management strategies to navigate mayoral transitions and political instability, offering insights and recommendations to the Executive Director and MMC Governing Board.

Partnership Management

  • Develop and execute a partnership strategy, setting and tracking annual engagement goals and collaborating internally to optimize existing partnerships and identify growth opportunities.
  • Enhance organizational partnership management by optimizing systems, creating templates, and overseeing administration of partnership agreements to ensure alignment with organizational objectives and needs.
  • Proactively build, maintain, and strengthen relationships with existing and potential MMC partners, including UN agencies, city networks, and migrant and refugee-led organizations, among others. 

Governance and Executive Support

  • Oversee operations of the MMC Governing Board, including member engagement, recruitment, meeting and event organization, briefing material preparation, decision facilitation, follow-up, and outreach.
  • Accompany the Executive Director or represent the MMC at high-level meetings with mayors and other VIPs. Draft briefings, talking points, and outreach as needed.
  • Lead planning and execution of the MMC’s annual meeting and other organization-wide special events bringing together mayors, partners, and donors.

Requirements

  • Proven experience in public policy, political affairs, or related fields, with preference for direct experience working within city government or with city networks.
  • Excellent stakeholder engagement and interpersonal relationship abilities, with a proven track record of developing relationships and effectively communicating with cities, international organizations, and leaders in the international policy arena.
  • Experienced convenor with genuine passion and proficiency in planning, facilitating, and managing high-level events, covering logistics, budgeting, and ensuring seamless execution.
  • Extensive experience creating materials for executive leadership, board members, and funders, with a proven ability to brief elected officials and senior spokespeople for high-profile events and engagements.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to convey complex ideas clearly and concisely to diverse audiences. Fluency in English required, with proficiency in another language strongly preferred (particularly Spanish or French).
  • Proficiency in governance board management, covering member engagement, recruitment, meeting organization, decision facilitation, and outreach.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs (including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint) and willingness to learn new software.
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented, with strong project management and time management skills.
  • Strong collaboration skills, with ability to carry-out projects independently without detailed direction and oversight and a high degree of initiative to set priorities and accomplish goals.
  • Proactive, creative, quick learner with a strong work ethic, discretion, and a solutions-oriented mindset. Possesses intercultural knowledge and appreciation.
  • Genuine passion for the MMC’s mission.
  • Flexibility to travel frequently to cities internationally.
  • If New York City-based, legally authorized to work in the US without visa sponsorship now or in the future.

Benefits

Pay range: For New York City, the compensation is $100,000-130,000, with commensurate options for other global locations. The range listed is one component of the total compensation package for employees.

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package including health coverage, retirement benefits, paid sick leave, vacation and holidays, and access to professional development resources.

APPLICATION PROCESS

In order to be considered, all applications must include a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications and your resume. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and are due no later than Monday, April 1, 2024, at 9:00AM ET.

Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors is an equal opportunity employer.

Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors celebrates the uniqueness of our staff, our partners, and the communities we serve. We are committed to inclusion with the goal of cultivating a culture of belonging and acceptance.

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