Community Superintendent - District 14
NYC Department of Education - New York, NY

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Community Superintendent - District 14

Tracking Code 9595 Job Description

Please Note: Position only open to internal NYC Department of Education employees.

One position available within Community School District 14 ONLY

The New York City Department of Education (DOE) is the largest school system in the nation, with nearly 1.1 million students, 135,000 employees (including 75,000+ teachers) and an annual budget of $14+ billion. Led by Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott the Department of Education (DOE) is committed to creating a system of 1,700+ great schools. Since its inception in 2003, the Children First Agenda for New York’s schools has driven the Department of Education’s work in adopting uniform, rigorous curricula for all schools, starting new small schools to increase educational options for students and transforming the structure and culture of the Department of Education to encourage educational excellence and the work necessary to support that goal.

Position Summary: The Community Superintendent (CS) oversees and supports schools in the district, consistent with applicable laws, by-laws, rules and regulations of the Chancellor and the Commissioner of Education, and the educational policies of the Panel for Educational Policy and the District Community Education Council (CEC). The CS works closely with the Division of Academics, Performance, and Support (DAPS) and advises the Chancellor and the DOE’s senior leadership team on establishing and maintaining a performance and outcome-focused culture citywide. Performs related work.

Reports to: Senior Supervising Superintendent

Direct Reports: District Family Advocate and Administrative Assistant

Duties and Responsibilities

The CS exercises the powers and duties of a Community Superintendent under the Education Law including, but not limited to the following:
  • Appoints and assigns principals in accordance with Chancellor’s Regulations.
  • Communicate regularly with all parent associations in the district and meet with their elected officers, at least quarterly, so the associations are provided with full factual information pertaining to pupil achievement including annual test scores, comparison of achievement of pupils in comparable grades and schools, and the longitudinal record of achievement of such pupils as they progress.
  • Review, modify and approve school-based budgets proposed by district schools.
  • Evaluate, at least annually, the performance of district principals with respect to educational effectiveness and school performance, including effectiveness of promoting student achievement and parental involvement, and maintaining school discipline.
  • Transfer or remove principals for persistent educational failure, conflicts of interest and ethics violations, and require principals to take other remedial steps to improve student achievement and school performance.
  • Delegate powers and duties to subordinate officers or employees of the district as s/he deems appropriate.
  • Attends monthly public meetings of the CEC, at which parents and the community may raise their concerns, to discuss the current state of the schools in the district.
  • Submit zoning lines to the CEC for approval.
  • Lead, in collaboration with the Portfolio Office, internal cross functional information gathering, analysis and decision making around structural changes to the DOE’s portfolio of schools. Facilitate formal consultation with community on proposed changes in the district.
  • Complete Quality Reviews and related tasks in a timely fashion and with fidelity.
Selection Criteria


  • Must currently possess a New York State Certification as a School District Administrator (SDA) or School District Leader (SDL).
Pedagogic Leadership Qualifications
  • Individual must have a minimum of 3 years of successful experience as a public or private school principal and/or major supervisory and curriculum experience at the central office level.
  • Respected, highly skilled instructional leader with broad experience as an educator across roles and student populations (general education, English Language Learners, special education).
    • Proven record of success in improving outcomes for all students and leadership development.
    • Demonstrated commitment to outcome-based accountability, data-driven decision-making, differentiated instruction, and continuous adult learning as drivers of improved student outcomes.
    • Sophisticated understanding and ability to apply theories of and effective practices for:
      • Student learning, growth and development.
      • Group process, communications, and organizational planning.
      • Professional development.
      • Instructional technologies.
      • Differentiated instructional strategies especially for high-needs students.
      • Formative assessments.
      • Evidence-driven evaluation, self-evaluation, and adjustment of instruction.
      • Understanding and ability to support the instructional needs of:
        • English Language Learners at all stages of English acquisition.
        • Special Education students.
        • Students identified as gifted.
Administrative and Managerial Qualifications
  • Proven commitment and ability to clearly and accurately inform parents and school communities about how each child and group of children is progressing compared to others and to involve school communities in improved student learning.
  • Strong service and support orientation towards schools and school communities.
  • Experience in training school professionals.
Personal and Professional Qualifications
  • High standards of ethics, honesty and integrity in professional matters.
  • An ability to work well with individuals and groups.
  • The ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Educational leadership and the ability to motivate and inspire students, parents, staff and policy-makers.
  • The ability to resolve conflicts, diffuse argumentative situations and bring all constituencies together in pursuit of common goals.
Performance Record Criteria

All applicants for Community Superintendent should demonstrate in their current and previous roles that they have made ongoing progress in achieving educational, managerial, and administrative effectiveness. Evidence of a pattern of growth in student achievement should be provided.

Salary: $111,000 - $170,000

Please be sure application includes a resume, cover letter and your 6-digit NYCDOE file number that was issued .

Applications will be accepted through March 27th, 2013 at 3pm.

Please Note: Position only open to internal NYC Department of Education employees. The filling of all positions is subject to budget availability.


It is the policy of the Department of Education of the City of New York to provide educational and employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, age, marital status, partnership status, disability, sexual orientation, gender (sex), military status, prior record of arrest or conviction (except as permitted by law), predisposing genetic characteristics, or status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual offenses and stalking, and to maintain an environment free of harassment on any of the above-noted grounds, including sexual harassment or retaliation. Inquiries regarding compliance with this equal opportunity policy may be directed to: Office of Equal Opportunity, 65 Court Street, Room 1101, Brooklyn, New York 11201, or visit the OEO website at

Job Location New York, New York, United States Position Type Full-Time/Regular New Posting

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