New York City Department of Education Program Manager, District-Charter Collaborative in NEW YORK, New York

Position Summary: The New York City school system is the largest in the country, composed of approximately 1.1 million students and 80,000+ teachers in over 1,800 schools.

The Office of Interschool Collaborative Learning (OICL), within the Division of Teaching and Learning, systematically identifies, shares, and builds capacity around effective school practices. The primary mechanism of this work is through the Learning Partners Program, which fosters and supports collaboration through facilitated interschool learning partnerships; the Showcase Schools Program, which highlights promising practices across schools; and the Middle School Quality Initiative, which focuses on targeted middle schools in improving instruction and personalization. Additionally, OICL will partner with the Office of School Design and Charter Partnerships (OSDCP) on the District Charter Collaborative (DCC), one of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Equity and Excellence initiatives, by creating meaningful opportunities for district and charter schools to collaborate for sustained progress, lasting results, and the overall success and advancement of all children in New York City.

The DCC is designed to bring district and charter schools together to improve school practice within a particular Learning Focus Area (LFA) by:

  • coordinating a series of structured school visits that highlight promising practices in the group’s focus area, complemented with thoughtfully designed reflection and planning;
  • providing support from a dedicated coach who will guide who will guide the group’s inquiry process and collaborative work; and
  • partnering with providers to deliver tailored professional development around professional learning communities and within the learning focus areas of groups.

The Program Manager provides high-level support to the District-Charter Collaborative initiative within OICL as well as to school principals and teams in the planning, development, and implementation of program activities. In its second year, DCC will double in size and have 48 participating schools. The Program Manager will be responsible for supporting the expansion and implementation of programs, events, and logistics for a cohort of schools within DCC. Performs related work.

Reports to: Director, District-Charter Collaborative

Direct Reports:N/A

Key Relationships:Works closely with school planning teams/leaders, the Office of School Design and Charter Partnerships leadership team; Division of Teaching and Learning, Borough Field Support Centers, Office of School Supervision and Support, and external stakeholders.


  • Drive decision-making and policy changes around the District-Charter Collaborative, communications and processes within schools. Develop policies around facilitator training and support within schools teams and Central staff.
  • Drive policy creation surrounding the implementation of the school team selection process.
  • Design and execute strategic plans for implementation of the District-Charter Collaborative and incorporate communication plans to help disseminate relevant information to schools and borough field support centers.
  • Manage the DCC team in meeting program deliverables and troubleshooting implementation issues with schools.
  • Develop schedule and tracking systems for program deliverables and data from all participating schools.
  • Continually assess the performance, operations, and effectiveness of the DCC program and the overall impact of these programs across all schools. Recommend policy and program enhancements and improvements, including but not limited to:
  • working closely with schools and external partners to improve the quality of program implementation;
  • engaging with participating schools to capture and share knowledge of best practices discovered and/or developed in participating schools;
  • supporting the continued participation of schools in subsequent years;
  • fostering the expansion of program initiatives; and
  • facilitating improvements of program components and overall program models.
  • Solicit feedback from external service providers/partners, principals and other school staff on the status of program implementation, as well as the successes and challenges of program implementation at specific schools
  • Collect data on operations and closely monitor operational benchmarks.
  • Attend and observe OICL and citywide program activities.
  • Work closely with a diverse portfolio of partners to collaborate on program development and management.
  • Work closely with the Director to support new and ongoing initiatives.
  • Manage the DCC team in meeting program deliverables and troubleshooting implementation issues with schools.
  • Work with OICL staff on budget planning, procurement and tracking of expenditures to ensure effective program implementation and compliance with DOE policies and procedures.

NOTE: Some Saturdays may be required.

Qualification Requirements:


  1. A master’s degree from an accredited college in a field related to the position and three (3) years of full-time progressively responsible professional experience in education administration in one (1) or more education-related areas, at least eighteen (18) months of which must have been in an managerial capacity; or
  2. Graduation from an accredited college with a baccalaureate degree and four (4) years of full-time progressively responsible professional experience, as described in “1”; or
  3. A satisfactory combination of education and/or experience which is equivalent to “1” or above including teaching experience towards meeting the general experience in “1” above; however, all candidates must have 18 months of managerial experience.


  • Superior analytical project management skills, including planning, designing, documenting, follow-up, and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to work in cross-functional teams.
  • Familiarity with DOE school systems and structures.
  • Attentive to detail, extremely well-organized and able to work with complex concepts in a dynamic setting.
  • Ability to think strategically to mobilize disparate groups of people toward a common and ambitious goal and translate insights into action.
  • Ability to multitask, take initiative, comfortably switch gears, and prioritize workload.
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • Ability to learn quickly and continuously, be responsive to feedback, and succeed in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Strong ability to organize facts and present information and figures in a clear, concise and logical manner, both orally and in writing.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills in dealing with education and non-education personnel, internal and external to the DOE.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team in a fast-paced environment.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, e.g., Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access, and Visio.
  • Internal candidates preferred.

Salary: $71,764+

(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 September 29, 2017 until 3:00 p.m.

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


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

Tracking Code: 12677

Job Location: NEW YORK, New York, United States

Position Type: Full-Time/Regular

New Posting: Yes

Readvertisement: No

Recanvass: N/A

District: N/A