Chief Staff Academic Officer Jobs Vacancy in New York City Department Education New York
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Chief Staff Academic Officer Jobs Vacancy in New York City Department Education New York Jobs Details:
This title is in a civil service competitive class that is subject to examination. Position is only open to applicants who are permanent as Administrative Education Officer, or permanent in an equivalent title that is eligible for 6.1.9 to Administrative Education Officer, or candidates who took the most recent Administrative Education Officer civil service examination.
(Those who previously applied need not re-apply)
Position Summary: The New York City school system is the largest in the country, composed of approximately 1.1 million students and 75,000+ teachers in over 1,800 schools.
The Office of the Chief Academic Officer manages the three Divisions under the CAO: Division of Specialized Instruction and Student Support, the Division of Teaching and Learning and the Division of English Language Learners. The Chief Academic Officer, oversees comprehensive instructional supports – including professional development and curricular resources and materials – for all learners, including students with disabilities and English Language Learners.
The Chief Academic Officer coordinates efforts to align the needs of students with available resources to improve student performance and achievement outcomes, working with members of the Chancellor’s leadership team to meet the needs of every student.
The Chief of Staff (COS) reports directly to the Chief Academic Officer (CAO) and serves as an integral member of the senior leadership team. The COS will oversee day-to-day activities both for the CAO and within the Divisions, work in varying degrees of autonomy and collaboration on special projects, and prepare the CAO for external matters, including written communications, public inquiries, internal and external talking points, and press statements. On behalf the CAO, works closely with line administrators, central and field organizations, and City agencies in identifying and responding to system-wide issues, including those that relate to short- and long-term projects, management of team priorities, internal and external communications, public appearances, and speaking engagements.
The individual in this role will serve as a thought partner to help the CAO determine, articulate, and execute the mission, vision, goals and strategies for the Divisions. The Chief of Staff will work with the CAO and Divisional leadership to implement measures to increase equity and excellence in New York City schools, and will act as a liaison for matters of importance pertaining to divisional priorities and initiatives. The COS will also serve as a strategic partner to develop systems and protocols to better align priorities and track progress. Performs related work.
Reports to: Chief Academic Officer
Direct Reports: Communications/administrative; external consultants
Key Relationships: Works closely with CAO and Divisional leadership to manage policy decision-making and implementation for high-priority initiatives, and facilitate coordination across the organization. Maintains strong relationships with Department of Education Cabinet Members, Chiefs of Staff, Deputy CAOs, and Executive Directors, and manages reporting and escalation to the Chancellor’s Office.
- Works with the CAO and coordinates Divisional leadership to implement measures to increase equity and excellence in New York City schools.
- Provides leadership, direction, counsel, and support in a broad range of strategic, managerial, logistical and administrative areas: implements and leads a continuous quality improvement process, focusing on systems/process improvement; promotes regular and ongoing opportunities for all staff to give feedback on program operations.
- Leads critical strategic initiatives assigned by the CAO, and manages special functions and activities.
- Analyzes, interprets and reports data from a variety of sources for a variety of audiences, including the senior leadership within the Chancellor’s Office.
- Follows up with Divisions on the completion of strategic initiatives and projects referred by the Chancellor and members of the Chancellor’s Cabinet to the CAO for review and/or implementation.
- Monitors and manages the day-to-day operations of the Chief Academic Offices and Divisions and takes the lead on strategic initiatives.
- Works within and across central offices and with organizations to raise policy issues and identify areas in need of improvement regarding academic services.
- Represents the CAO in internal and external relations, including serving as a liaison with high-level officials of government agencies, community organizations, and private foundations; develops presentations for key decision-makers and stakeholders, in collaboration with content-owners across the Divisions.
- Makes recommendations to the CAO on the development of internal policies and procedures to ensure compliance with City, State, and Federal regulations around the management and implementation of academic programs.
- Serves a central coordinating role in all divisional activities, including project management, policy development and analysis, strategic planning, and communication efforts.
- Manages and coordinates the timely flow of information and communication to key constituencies, cultivating an effective and productive customer-service oriented environment; manages the process for developing implementation and communication plans.
- Develops and builds staff capacity to use effective strategies for gathering educators’ feedback on accountability tools and achievement resources.
- Works with the CAO, Chief Operating Officer and the Office of the Chief Financial Officer to ensure support and compliance of prioritized projects and workstreams related to the CAO’s office, including work pertaining to strategic planning and project management.
- Manages the Director of Communications and Public Information to provide high-level communications and external affairs support, often partnering with the Divisional communication staff in preparing written statements, communications, responding to public inquiries in collaboration with the Press Office team, and developing internal and external speaking points.
- A master’s degree from an accredited college or university in education, educational psychology, educational leadership, public administration, public policy, social work, or a closely related field, and two years of satisfactory, full-time progressively responsible professional experience in education administration, in such areas as: portfolio planning, educational grants/funding, student enrollment, assessment and accountability, youth development, special education, early childhood, program evaluation, policy research, college and career readiness, health and wellness, immunization, diagnostic and treatment services for parents and children, out of school programs, career and occupational education, curriculum development, evaluation and testing, educational planning, and educational statistics, or a related field, at least 18 months of this experience must have been in an executive, managerial, consultative, administrative or supervisory capacity in education administration; or
- A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and four years of satisfactory, fulltime progressively responsible professional experience, in one or more of the areas as described in “1” above, at least 18 months of which must have been in an executive, managerial, consultative, administrative or supervisory capacity; or
- A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent and six years of satisfactory, full time professional experience, in one or more of the areas as described in “1” above, at least 18 months of which must have been in an executive, managerial, consultative, administrative or supervisory capacity; or
- Education and/or experience equivalent to “1”, “2”, or “3” above. Undergraduate education above the high school level may be substituted for professional experience, in the areas described in “1” above, at the rate of 30 semester credits from an accredited college or university for each year of experience, up to a maximum of 4 years. Graduate education in areas other than those mentioned above, may be substituted for the professional experience, at the rate of 15 graduate semester credits from an accredited college or university, for 6 months of experience, up to a maximum of 1 year of professional experience. However, all candidates must have a high school diploma or its educational equivalent and 18 months of experience in an executive, managerial, consultative, administrative or supervisory capacity in education administration as described above.
- Leadership skills needed to guide and direct a large, multifaceted organization.
- High-level critical thinking, decision-making, and executive-level management skills.
- Enjoys detail-oriented thinking, thrives in a fast-paced environment, works collaboratively and cross-functionally, and is interested in many aspects of education reform, policy, and implementation.
- Strong data analysis and presentation skills; able to organize and present facts and figures in a clear, concise and logical manner, both orally and in writing.
- Excellent writing, editing and communication skills, as well as an established level of comfort when analyzing and presenting data to executive management and external stakeholders.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and experience in building relationships and partnering with the intent to assist stakeholders.
- Flexible, optimistic approach, committed to overcoming obstacles.
- Understanding of Pre-K-12 school culture and sensitivity to competing demands placed on principals, schools, and community-based programs.
- Experience with strategy development, coordination and implementation at a central office level for teaching and learning, special education and English language learner divisions.
- Ability to operationalize academic priorities through coordination with operational divisions including budget, facilities and planning.
- Internal candidates preferred.
(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.
NOTE: The filling of all positions is subject to budget availability and/or grant funding.
This position is open to qualified persons with a disability who are eligible for the 55-a program. Please indicate in your cover letter that you would like to be considered for the position under the 55-a program.
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