PPG is hiring: Apply for our Deputy Director position

Date: January 6, 2017

The Partnership for Public Good (PPG) is seeking a deputy director. The Partnership for Public Good builds a more just, sustainable, and culturally vibrant community through action-oriented research, policy development, and citizen engagement, working in close collaboration with its partners: over 250 community organizations in the Buffalo region. PPG is a 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2007.

Job Posting

Deputy Director

Date of Posting: January 6, 2017


PPG is seeking a candidate who combines public policy expertise with strong organizational management skills.  This is a full-time, salaried position, with benefits and opportunity for advancement.  The Deputy Director reports to the Executive Director.  The salary range is $58,000 to $70,000 depending on qualifications and experience.  The benefits package includes employee and dependent health coverage and a 403(b) retirement plan.


Specific Responsibilities

·         Conduct original, credible and accessible policy research

·         Write policy briefs, blog posts, and longer research reports

·         Edit and assist in producing and distributing PPG publications

·         Oversee budget, finances and operations of PPG

·         Manage organizational information and internal and external communications systems

·         Write grants and develop diversified funding opportunities

·         Manage human resources systems

·         Supervise staff, interns, volunteers

·         Work in a team to implement PPG objectives and plans

·         Serve as a spokesperson for PPG with partners, government, media, academics, and the public


An advanced degree in law, planning, economics, geography, political science, or a related field
Demonstrated public policy expertise; practical experience in policy formation preferred
Experience supervising staff and administering an office work environment
Experience in organizational development and planning
A demonstrated record of rigorous analysis and excellent writing
Basic understanding of statistics; experience with statistical/GIS software preferred
A commitment to accuracy and attention to detail
Excellent public speaking and critical thinking skills
An understanding of the role of advocacy in public policy and the value of civic education
A commitment to equity and democratic practice
Ability to work well in groups and with diverse community partners


PPG values diversity and inclusion.  People of color, women, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities and formerly incarcerated people are encouraged to apply.  Applications will be accepted until February 5, 2017.  Please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three references to:

Sam Magavern, Executive Director

Partnership for the Public Good

617 Main Street, Suite 300, Buffalo, NY 14203

Or via e-mail to sam@ppgbuffalo.org