Financial Services, Department of
Full Job Description
At least fifteen years of relevant experience in leadership overseeing policy and program development initiatives;
At least five years of managerial supervision; and
Relevant experience in or interfacing with financial services industry.
This is an appointment to a position in the exempt jurisdictional class. As such, the incumbent of this position would serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority.
The Department of Financial Services (DFS) is responsible for building an equitable, more transparent financial system that benefits individuals and supports business.
We are seeking applicants to fill a critical position to lead the newly formed Statewide Office of Financial Inclusion and Empowerment. In this role, the Director will develop and implement policy and programs to effectuate economic opportunity. This will be the state’s first office focused on financial inclusion, financial health, community wealth-building, and economic inclusion. The Office will work with historically underserved populations and help connect consumers with local services. It will coordinate existing work and initiatives across the state with community partners to develop and incubate novel ideas and approaches to economic empowerment, and be a source of New York-related data analysis and research.
Duties for the Director position include, but are not limited to, the following:
Leads collaborative strategy to identify core mission and goals, short and long-term;
Drafts an implementation timeline for the Office;
Identifies key initial staffing and resources need for the Office, and oversees hiring or request for proposal (RFP) processes as necessary;
Develops partnerships with local, state, and federal agencies and elected officials with a mission on financial inclusion, financial health, community wealth-building and economic inclusion;
Engages with community organizations—including financial counselors, housing counselors, legal services, small businesses, faith groups, and other advocacy organizations—to identify and develop community wealth-building initiatives for households and small businesses as well as oversees the development and maintenance of an online directory of services available to New Yorkers;
Identifies emerging strategies and policies related to community wealth building and anti-discriminatory financial services and develop proposals for deployment across the state;
Educates and connects consumers to community wealth building and financial empowerment programs;
Works with DFS business units to collect and analyze data and issue reports related to household finances, small business, and community development to drive statewide policy development; and
Advises Superintendent on special initiatives.
Positions located within the New York City metropolitan area, as well as Suffolk, Nassau, Rockland, and Westchester Counties, are also eligible to receive an additional $3,026 annual downstate adjustment.
Appointment to this position is pending Governor Appointment’s Office and Division of Budget approval.
To apply for this job please visit statejobs.ny.gov.