New York City Department of Education Director, School Quality in NEW YORK, New York

Position Summary: The Quality Review (QR) is a process that evaluates how well schools are organized to support student learning and teacher practice. It was developed to assist New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) schools in raising student achievement by looking behind a school’s performance statistics to ensure that the school sis engaged in effective methods of accelerating student learning. The QR is a two-day school visit during which reviewers talk with parents, students, teachers, and school leaders, visit classrooms, and use the Quality Review Rubric to evaluate how well the school is organized to support student achievement.

After the school visit, the school receives a Quality Review Report that is also published on its NYCDOE webpage. The Quality Review Report rates 10 indicators of the Quality Review Rubric and includes narrative information on six indicators. The report provides the school community with evidence-based information about the school's development and serves as a source of feedback for school leaders to improve the school's support for students.

Directors of School Quality will be responsible for conducting Quality Reviews, as well as leading the design and facilitation of professional learning for school leaders. Directors are expected to be masters of utilizing the QR Rubric in order to fairly and equitably assess and evaluate school practices. Performs related work.

Reports to:Senior Director, School Quality

Direct Reports:N/A

Key Relationships:Will work closely with the Executive Director, Senior Directors, Directors, and Program Associates in the Office of School Quality (OSQ), and with other reviewers and readers.


  • Prepare for and conduct Quality Reviews across NYCDOE schools with fidelity to the process.
  • Author public reports in a timely manner that effectively captures the findings and impact of practices to fuel school improvement.
  • Ensure accuracy of published reports through the quality assurance process.
  • Facilitate professional learning for school leaders to deepen their understanding of the Quality Review Rubric.
  • Quickly develop mastery of the QR Rubric and share expertise with QR stakeholders as needed.
  • Provide guidance and support to those who shadow reviewers and observe the QR in order to help them understand the process and rubric.
  • Serve as a thought partner for other reviewers to ensure ratings are well supported by evidence and aligned to the rubric.
  • Assist in the creation and publication of all QR documents, such as the QR Record Book and The Principal’s Guide to the QR. Assist in the creation of other Office of documents and handbooks.
  • Resolve and respond to appeals filed by school principals as needed.
  • Collaborate and work as part of a dynamic team to support the goals of the Office of School Quality.

Qualification Requirements:


Must currently possess a New York State Certification as a School District Administrator (SDA) or School District Leader (SDL). Please note: We do not accept internship certificates.

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  • Successful experience as a school leader and/or as an instructional leader for a group of schools.
  • Respected, highly skilled instructional leader with broad experience as an educator across roles and student populations, e.g., general education, English Language Learners (ELLs), students with disabilities.
  • Proven record of success in improving outcomes for all students.
  • Proven record of success in supporting adult learning 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;
  • a broad range of instructional technologies;
  • differentiated instructional strategies, especially for high-needs students;
  • standardized, observational, performance-based and alternative assessments; and
  • continuous learning, including evaluation, self-evaluation, and evidence-driven adjustment of instruction and interventions, for school leaders, teachers, and students.
  • Understanding and ability to support the instructional needs of:
  • English Language Learners at all stages of language acquisition;
  • students with disabilities; and
  • students identified as gifted.


  • Ability to clearly and accurately inform parents and school communities about how students are progressing.
  • Experience in hands-on, school-based, and project-based training of adults.
  • Commitment to self-reflection and the desire for feedback that supports professional growth.


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

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.


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Tracking Code: 12519

Job Location: NEW YORK, New York, United States

Position Type: Full-Time/Regular

New Posting: Yes

Readvertisement: No

Recanvass: No

District: N/A