Position Summary: The New York City Department of Education is the largest school system in the nation, with nearly 1.1 million students and approximately 135,000 employees, including almost 80,000 teachers and an annual budget of $24B+. The Department of Education (DOE) is committed to accelerating achievement in a system of 1,800+ great schools. New York City schools have driven the DOE's work in adopting rigorous curricula for all schools, starting new small schools, and improving all 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.
The Deputy Community Superintendent (DCS) will serve as the key instructional support for Community Superintendents. The DCS will support the Community Superintendent in improving the performance of district Principals with respect to educational effectiveness and school performance. The Deputy Community Superintendent will conduct site visits and work with Principals and instructional staff to address areas of improvement, concern, or focus identified by the Community Superintendent or other evaluators. Deputy Community Superintendents may also act as the Community Superintendent's designee for evaluative visits. DCSs will maintain district or borough-wide portfolios of up to 65 schools. Performs related work.
Reports to: Community Superintendent
Direct Reports: N/A
Key Relationships: Community Superintendent, the Division of the First Deputy Chancellor, Division of Teaching and Learning, Office of Curriculum, Instruction and Professional Learning, and the Office of School Quality.
Acts as Community Superintendent's designee to conduct Principal Evaluations annually in accordance with 3012-d in specific content areas, including:
Measures of Leadership Practice; and
Measures of Student Learning.
Participates in the refinement of system-wide accountability policy to ensure that accountability tools continue to fairly evaluate and meet the needs of our schools.
Advises the Community Superintendent and district leadership on establishing and maintaining a culture focused on student learning and achievement, leadership development, empowerment, and across-the-board accountability for improved outcomes of all students in all schools.
Attends training and professional development opportunities to ensure appropriate training and certification.
Supports principals in developing comprehensive school improvement plans, including strategic plans for curriculum, instruction, and organizational management.
Provides professional development and on-site coaching to school principals and instructional staff to address areas of focus, concern, and high need.
Must currently possess or will possess by date of hire, New York State certification as a school district administrator (SDA) or school district leader (SDL). Please Note: We do not accept internship certificates.
For more information regarding the DOE's supervisory certification requirements, as well as a link to the New York State Education Department's website to apply for certification, please visit our website at https://www.schools.nyc.gov/careers/principals-and-assistant-principals/school-leader-and-supervisory-certification.
Three (3) years of successful experience as a public or private school principal.
Respected, highly skilled instructional leader with broad experience as an educator across roles and student populations, e.g., general education, ELL, and special education.
Proven record of success improving outcomes for all students by:
using multiple data sources to inform instructional decisions; and
using a cycle of inquiry and action-research.
Proven record of success supporting adult learning around:
using multiple data sources to inform instructional decisions;
using a cycle of inquiry and action-research; and
Knowledge of data-informed decision-making, and inquiry.
Knowledge of accountability and instructional tools including:
3012-d related initiatives;
Common Core Learning Standards; and
Danielson Framework for Teaching.
Commitment to outcome-based accountability, data-driven decision-making, differentiated instruction, and continuous adult learning as drivers of improved student outcomes.
Commitment and ability to clearly and accurately engage and 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 and facilitative style towards schools and school communities.
Sophisticated understanding and ability to apply theories of and effective practices for:
student learning, growth, and development;
group process, communications, and organizational planning;
deeply contextualized professional development;
differentiated instructional strategies especially for high-needs students;
standardized, observational, performance-based and alternative assessments; and
continuous principal, teacher, and student learning, including evaluation, self-evaluation, and evidence-driven adjustment of instruction and interventions.
NOTE: Principal Evaluations will involve travel throughout the assigned district(s).
Previously conducted School Quality Reviews.
Understanding and ability to support the instructional needs of:
English Language Learners at all stages of English acquisition;
Special Education students; and
students identified as gifted.
Ability to work effectively as part of a team.
Please be sure application includes a resume, cover letter and your 6-digit NYCDOE file number that was issued.
Applications will be accepted through January 28, 2020 until 3pm.
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 equal employment opportunities without regard to actual or perceived race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, age, marital status, partnership status, disability, sexual orientation, gender (sex), military status, unemployment status, caregiver status, consumer credit history, 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. For more information, please refer to the DOE Non-Discrimination Policy.
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