Senior Director Of School Health/Mental Health Services (14410)

Board Of Education Of City Of New York New York , NY 10007

Posted 1 month ago

This title is in a civil service competitive class that is subject to examination. Position is only open to applicants with permanent NYC civil service status as Administrative Education Analyst or permanent in an equivalent title that is eligible for 6.1.9 to Administrative Education Analyst.

Position Summary:
The New York City Department of Education is the largest school system in the nation, with nearly 1.1 million students and 135,000 employees, including 75,000+ teachers, and an annual operating budget of over $34B. The Department of Education (DOE) is committed to creating a system of 1,800+ great schools.

Under the executive leadership and direction of the Senior Advisor and Assistant Commissioner of School Health, Division of School Climate and Wellness (DSCW), with wide latitude for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative, serves as the Senior Director of School Health/Mental Health Services for the Office of School Health for the New York City Department of Education. The Senior Director is responsible for the implementation of key Department of Education initiatives and programs designed to assist schools in providing a safe, secure, and supportive learning environment for all students and staff.

The Senior Director manages the implementation and strategic planning of multiple projects to increase health and mental health services in schools, which have a significant, citywide impact on the educational goals of the school system and involve coordination of other offices and divisions. These projects are of an extremely sensitive and complex nature, requiring a high level of analytical skill in technical areas, such as educational policy-making, legal and government mandates, budget and fiscal guidelines and operational decision-making in divergent areas. The projects, performed personally or through subordinate supervisors, are highly visible, in both the community and the media, and require the capacity to perceive and consider the legitimate contrasting needs of different constituencies. Under general direction, the Senior Director assists the Senior Advisor, Assistant Commissioner and Deputy Chancellor in the development and implementation of policies, practices and procedures in support of the mission of the school system. Performs related work.

Reports to: Senior Advisor Office of School Health

Direct Reports: Director of 504 Accommodations, Director Health Services, Assistant Directors and Coordinators, Director of Operations

Key Relationships: Chancellor; Deputy Chancellor of School Climate and Wellness; Assistant Commissioner of School Health; Deputy Commissioners, Department of Mental Health and Hygiene; Commissioner of Health; Office of the First Deputy Chancellor; Chief Operating Officer; Chief Financial Officer; Office of Management and Budget; Office of Safety and Youth Development; Division of School Facilities; Superintendents; School Principals; community-based organizations; NYC Department of Homeless Services; NYC Office of Emergency Management; NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; NYC Department of Transportation; NYS Office of Family and Children Services; heads of other DOE/DOHM divisions, units, and offices.


  • Plans, directs, and coordinates activities pertaining to the expansion of health services in all schools, to ensure that goals or objectives are accomplished within prescribed time periods and funding parameters.

  • Reviews project proposals or plans to determine periods, funding limitations, procedures for accomplishing projects, staffing requirements, and allotment of available resources to various phases of projects.

  • Conducts evaluative visits to schools for the programs within the office's purview.

  • Partners with all OSH staff in the development and implementation of programs, budget, policies, and procedures

  • Establishes work plans and staffing for each phase of individual projects, and arranges for recruitment or assignment of project personnel from various operating components of the school system.

  • Confers with project staff to outline work plans and assign duties, responsibilities, and scope of authority.

  • Directs and coordinates activities of project personnel, to ensure that each project progresses on schedule and within the prescribed budget.

  • Oversees various initiatives, which coordinate efforts among various City agencies to better support students in need and connect them and their families with their community to provide access to much needed services

  • Reviews status reports prepared by project personnel and modifies schedules or plans as required.

  • Prepares project reports for the Senior Advisor, Assistant Commissioner of DOHMH, and Deputy Chancellor of School Climate and Wellness.

  • Represents the Senior Advisor, Assistant Commissioner and Deputy Chancellor at meetings with City Hall, other City agencies, school communities, and other stakeholders.

  • Confers with project personnel to provide technical advice and to resolve problems.

Qualification Requirements:


  • A master's degree from an accredited college in economics, finance, accounting, business or public administration, human resources management, management science, operations research, organizational behavior, industrial psychology, statistics, personnel administration, labor relations, psychology, sociology, human resources development, political science, urban studies, or a closely related field, or a Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school and two years of satisfactory full-time professional experience, for educational program(s) and/or institution(s) in one or a combination of the following: working with the budget of a large public or private concern in budget administration, accounting economic or financial administration, fiscal or economic research; management or methods analysis, operations research, organizational research or program evaluation; educational, personnel or public administration, recruitment, position classification, personnel relations, labor relations, employee benefits, staff development, employment program planning/administration, labor market research, economic planning, fiscal management, or a related area, 18 months of this experience must have been in an executive, managerial, administrative, consultative or supervisory capacity. Supervision must have included supervising staff performing professional work in the areas described above; or

  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and four years of satisfactory full-time professional experience as described in "1" above, including the 18 months of executive, managerial, administrative, consultative or supervisory experience described in "1" above; or

  • Education and/or experience equivalent to "1", or "2" above. Graduate education in areas other than those mentioned above, may be substituted for the professional experience, but not for the 18 months of managerial experience described in "1" above, at the rate of 15 graduate semester credits from an accredited college or university for 6 months up to a maximum of 1 year of professional experience. However, all candidates must possess a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and 18 months executive, managerial, administrative, consultative or supervisory experience, as described in "1" above.


  • Three or more years of experience in the areas described above in an executive, managerial, administrative, supervisory or consultative capacity.


  • An in-depth knowledge of City and State agency operations, policies, labor relations, and legal matters.

  • Knowledge of Department of Education program policies, procedures, equity, issues, and initiatives.

  • Knowledge of Chancellor's Regulations, New York State Education Department regulations, City, State, and Federal rules and regulations, and financial mandates.

  • Knowledge of New York State Health policies, guidelines, and mandates.

  • Knowledge of New York State Mental Health guidelines, policies, and mandates.

  • Understands and can respond to policy research on difficult, complex, controversial, and sensitive issues affecting public education and school health and mental health.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and experience managing relationships with multiple levels of staff in various offices and fields.

  • Leadership skills required to initiate and complete large-scale management projects.

  • Skill in systems analysis, statistics and time management.

  • Excellent communication skills, including the writing of reports.

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

  • Ability to respond to urgent requests and inquiries outside of normal business hours, as needed.

  • Internal candidates preferred.

Salary: $141,915+

(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 December 30, 2019 until 3:00 p.m.

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.


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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Senior Director Of School Health/Mental Health Services (14410)

Board Of Education Of City Of New York