STH Director of Capacity Building


: $126,545.00 - $206,040.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Executive Management

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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 candidates who are permanent in an equivalent title that is eligible for transfer under 6.1.9 to Administrative Education Analyst or candidates who have taken the most recent Administrative Education Analyst 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. Each year there are over 100,000 students who are homeless or live in temporary housing, including shelters, foster care, and domestic violence safe housing. Research indicates that students in temporary housing face unique academic challenges and are more likely to be chronically absent than their housed peers. The Office of Community Schools (OCS) works with schools and communities to advance equity by embracing a whole child, whole community approach looking holistically at students, families, and communities to ascertain assets and needs and decide together which services and supports should be employed. The OCS Students in Temporary Housing (STH) team leads citywide efforts to provide whole child based supports to students and families affected by homelessness. The STH Director of Capacity Building is the primary implementer of professional development, team building, technical assistance, and compliance training delivered to STH team members, school-based STH Liaisons, and to role alike staff in other DOE offices and City agencies supporting homeless students and families. The STH Director will support management external consultant partners, subject matter experts, and others to create and deliver these trainings. The Director of Capacity Building will interface with other DOE and City agencies, nonprofit advocates, academic and technical experts, and others to identify both training needs and new approaches to enhance team fidelity, learning and efficiency. Performs related work. Reports to: Executive Director, Students in Temporary Housing Direct Reports: Program Associate; Program Coordinator Key Relationships: Other leadership members of the OCS STH team, other DOE offices similarly engaged in supporting homeless and vulnerable student populations, other City agencies such as the Department of Homeless Services, Administration for Childrens Services, Department of Youth and Community Development, and third-party technical assistance and training providers. Responsibilities Work with the Executive Director to: create in-person professional development and training for STH staff that is aligned to defined team goals and key performance indicators; create joint training programs between OCS STH and role alike positions in OCS teams and other City agencies; develop printed guides, webinars, online resources and other learning tools allowing interested stakeholders to transfer and advance promising practices; and create train-the-trainer materials to support field-based staff in delivering required compliance content and promising practices to local colleagues and peers. Work with leadership team to identify barriers to schools achieving their results and develop capacity building strategies, including webinars, workshops, consultancy services, etc. Communicate with internal and external stakeholders on a variety of areas pertaining to the training program, including troubleshooting and following up on open issues. Make recommendations regarding resource allocation, work scope approval, and vendor contracts for technical assistance providers. Oversee related contracts. Staff Development Using a co-design approach, create an arc of learning and capacity-building strategy that advances the STH team strategically towards defined team goals and key performance indicators. Develop a scope and sequence of professional development opportunities for school- and shelter-based staff that builds their technical skills to do their job and supports their adaptive leadership. Develop self-assessment of specific skills for training participants and use evidence and feedback from professional development opportunities to continuously improve training delivery and content. Work collaboratively on training event planning and agenda development, garnering input from team members, partner offices, contracted capacity-building providers, and City agency colleagues. Identify and engaged content leaders and subject matter experts to deliver specialized training. Foster an engaging and supportive learning community among the STH staff, so that they feel supported and connected to a larger movement. Provide administrative and operational leadership to prepare for trainings, including scheduling, agenda development, preparing meeting materials, and disseminating follow-up information. Qualification Requirements: Minimum 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. staff performing professional work in the areas described above; or A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and four (4) years of satisfactory full-time professional experience as described in \"1\" above, including the 18 months of executive, managerial, administrative or supervisory experience described in \"1\" above. Preferred A systems thinking approach, with the ability to make connections and align services to better support student engagement and learning. A strong focus on results. Substantial experience addressing the needs of homeless students and families. Strong understanding of McKinney Vento, Chancellors Regulations, and other relevant laws and policies. Ability to work effectively as part of a team in a fast-paced environment. Strong ability to organize facts and present information and figures in a clear, concise, and logical manner, both orally and in writing. Strong facilitation skills; ability to move a group from talk to action. Knowledgeable of adult learning styles and experienced at engaging adults in self-directed, engaging and relevant inquiry. Exceptional project manager with a track record of developing effective plans, executing against plans, effectively managing self and others, and not letting details slip through the cracks. Demonstrating a collaborative work style and adeptness at engaging others in the creation of products and plans. Open to feedback and able to build consensus among team members. Ability to learn quickly and continuously, be responsive to feedback, and succeed in a rapidly changing environment. Ability to strategically mobilize disparate groups of people toward a common and ambitious goal, translating insights into action. Strong customer service orientation. Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, e.g., Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. Internal candidates preferred. Salary: $85,872 (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 November 1, 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. 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 Required Skills Required Experience
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