Operations Support Associate - School Design and Intervention
NYC Department of Education - New York, NY

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

Position Summary: The School Design and Intervention Team is responsible for supporting the Cluster and Children First Network (CFN) operational processes which include budget, data assessment and analytical support as part of the overall process of providing high quality educational options and critical intervention services for persistently under-performing schools. The Team also provides related operational support to phase-out schools within the Transition Support Network city-wide.

The Operations Support Associate will serve in a confidential capacity to the Executive Director, School Design and Intervention with significant discretion and day-to-day decision making authority in assigned areas. The Operations Support Associate will also serve as a key advisor to the Executive Director, School Design and Intervention on all operational support, including budget, data analysis and project management. Performs related work.

Reports to: Executive Director, School Design and Intervention

Direct Reports: N/A

Key Relationships: The Operations Support Associate will work closely with Children First Networks, Clusters, and Department of Education (DOE) Offices to ensure the seamless delivery of quality support services for New York City schools by Children First Networks.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Make policy recommendations to the Executive Director on recommended actions based on findings.

Work with and maintain sensitive information pertaining to the identification of potential schools for phase out and closures; and uses discretion in collecting, maintaining, analyzing and distributing data with a direct impact on school configurations and staffing decisions.

Serve as primary point of contact for all budget related matters that include forecasting, planning and expenditure management.

Create and manage project dashboards pertaining to school design and intervention workflows and advise the Executive Director on recommended actions.

Support and manage several large-scale, cross-functional projects focused on struggling schools and enrollment support through research, analytics and strategic organization.

Develop detailed and efficient project plans for school design, intervention plans and their implementation.

Collaborate, in a confidential capacity, with various DOE offices and senior management to support School Design and Intervention work streams.

Design and facilitate presentations on behalf of Executive Director on school design and intervention policy initiatives to be presented to the Chancellor’s cabinet.

Report out to Office of School Support leadership on school design plans and intervention work and CFN performance management on cross-over projects.

Qualification Requirements:
Minimum

Graduation from an accredited college with a baccalaureate degree and three (3) years of full-time, paid experience in education administration in one or more of the following areas: special education, career and occupational education, curriculum development, evaluation and testing, educational planning and educational statistics, one (1) year of which must have been in a supervisory/consultative capacity; or

High school graduation or evidence of having passed an examination for a high school equivalency diploma plus seven (7) years of full-time, paid experience in education administration or in one or more of the areas listed in '1' above, one (1) year of which must have been in a supervisory/consultative capacity; or

A combination of education and/or experience which is equivalent to the requirements in '1” and '2” above. However, all candidates must have a minimum of two (2) years of appropriate, relevant experience in one or more of the areas listed in '1' above. Teaching experience will be accepted towards meeting the requirement for experience in one or more of the areas listed in '1' above. However, all candidates must have the required one (1) year of experience in a supervisory/consultative capacity.

Preferred

Creative problem solver with the ability to perform independent, thoughtful analysis around important educational issues.

Project management experience with a record of success in leading significant cross-functional initiatives in diverse and complex settings and experience with tracking data.

Extraordinary attention to detail, as well as ability to quickly grasp the big picture.

Flexible, optimistic approach, committed to overcoming obstacles.

Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.

Ability to present information in a clear, concise and logical manner, including excellent writing and editing skills.

Ability to manage multiple projects at once, work under pressure, and meet frequent and changing deadlines.

Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including PowerPoint and Excel.

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

Salary: $75,828 +

(Internal candidates who are selected for this position and who currently hold comparable or less senior positions within the DOE will not make less than their current salary.)

Please include a resume and cover letter with your application.

Applications will be accepted through August 13, 2012.

NOTE: The filling of all positions is subject to budget availability and/or grant funding.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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 1102, Brooklyn, New York 11201, or visit the OEO website at http://schools.nyc.gov/OEO

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