Overview

The Director of Strategy and Development plays a critical role for GOSR by leading the transition to
becoming a permanent office. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Strategy and
Development oversees planning and development of the permanent office, the identification of and
application to funding sources, and establishes a network of coordinating state and local entities. The
Director will also facilitate communications and coordinate activities with peers across the agency
including Policy, Operations, Housing, Research, Community Reconstruction and Infrastructure,
Procurement, Legal, Systems and Finance.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Oversee the new initiatives contributing to the development of GOSR as a permanent unit,
including setting priorities and providing direction for the Project Management and Technical
Advisory units.
• Execute strategic directives from Executive Director
• Assist in creation of strategic planning framework
• Advise Executive Director on new program decisions, issues, and priorities
• Define and drive agency-wide project design and establish sufficient internal support systems to
ensure deadlines are met
• Oversee efforts to identify new funding sources and to prepare and submit applications
• Review agency-wide budget reports to make decisions on reallocation of funds, review reports
with the Executive Director
• Develop key metrics to assess and measure performance
• Monitor and advise on strategic direction, performance, and operational risks
Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree; advanced degree preferable
• Minimum of 10 years of professional experience, 3 years of which must be in an advisory/senior
management capacity
• Experience in federal grant writing and resource development
• Experience developing and advising on operationalizing program development strategies
• Experience managing and/or developing a strong project management team focused on climate
change, resiliency, affordable housing, or other related interventions.
• Experience working with complex and/or ambiguous issues and applying judgments to those
issues
• Experience with disaster recovery programs, climate resiliency, and/or state/federal funding
• Ability to lead a team, build a network, and establish oneself as a leader with external partners
• Assess staffing needs, participate in hiring process, supervise and retain staff
• Ability to handle a variety of constituencies, manage multiple tasks simultaneously and thrive in
a complex environment with multiple priorities
• Ability to work flexibly and collaboratively with internal and external partners
• Exceptional communication and influencing skills
• Personal integrity and sound judgment
• Demonstrated passion for GOSR’s mission and commitment to working collaboratively
• Strong organizational, research, analytical, and oral and written communication skill.
• Willingness and ability to travel within the State of New York as needed
• Must be highly proficient in MS Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
If interested:
All candidates must submit a resume to gosrhrinfo@stormrecovery.ny.gov. Please include the name of
the position that you are applying for in the subject line. We cannot interpret omissions or vagueness in
your favor. You are responsible for an accurate and clear description of your training, work experience,
and how you meet the qualifications of the position you are applying for. Please set forth all relevant
employment history, including the name of each employer, dates of employment and titles held. Be sure
to describe the nature of the work that you personally performed for each position held. If you had
supervisory responsibilities, state how many people you supervised and the nature of such supervision.
The Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to
excellence and diversity. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

To apply for this job email your details to katherine.brennan@stormrecovery.ny.gov

About Governor's Office of Storm Recovery

Established in June 2013 following the occurrence of Hurricane Irene, Tropical Storm Lee, and
Superstorm Sandy, the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery (GOSR) centralizes recovery and rebuilding
efforts in impacted areas of New York State. GOSR aims to address communities’ most urgent needs,
while encouraging the identification of innovative and enduring solutions to strengthen the State’s
infrastructure and critical systems. Now, as proposed by the Governor in the 2022 State of the State,
GOSR plans to become a permanent office of resiliency and recovery. Leveraging GOSR’s expertise in
disaster recovery as well as implementation of data management systems to build online applications
and ensure efficient data gathering, the office will continue to coordinate initial response and long-term
recovery, scaling recovery efforts and coordinating resiliency initiatives for both major and small
disasters throughout the state.