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22 Jul 2021

Instructional Support Director of School Support

CUNY K-16 Initiatives
 Kings County, New York, United States

Job Description

The City University of New York’s Office of K-16 Initiatives seeks a Director to provide strategic oversight and leadership to CUNY’s early college high school and K-12 school support partnership initiatives. K-16 Initiatives is home to a diverse group of programs that seek to address long standing educational inequities by creating pathways for all New York City students to achieve postsecondary success. The School Support portfolio includes programs that are focused on supporting early college high school models, professional development for high school teachers and leaders, and curriculum for high school courses. The Director of School Support will help to manage and lead organizational realignment to better coordinate across these programs and maximize our impact as a partner to NYCDOE.

About the position:

The Director of School Support will

  • Lead school development and planning activities for Early College Initiative (ECI) High Schools
  • Lead development of data driven school support plans including leadership and teaching supports for Early College and Affinity Schools
  • Oversee the collection and analysis of data related to Early College student success and retention, using the data to inform practices
  • Lead strategic communication and community building with Early College and Affinity school leaders and staff, and partner college staff
  • Supervise, coach, support and develop the staff of the ECI and Affinity school support programs
  • Oversee coordination of high school-college partnerships for Early College High Schools, including coordination of Early College Liaisons
  • Collaborate closely with Superintendents to coordinate school development plans and supports
  • Foster strong relationships with high school principals and school leadership
  • Maintain relationships with employer partners for 9-14 College and Career High Schools

Strong candidates will demonstrate

  • Collaborative and innovative approach to working
  • Experience in school leadership and/or district administration at the 6-12 level
  • Demonstrated knowledge and expertise of issues related to college readiness, transition and success, particularly for young people from groups underrepresented in higher education
  • Supervisory experience working with educational program administrators and instructors
  • Experience designing and facilitating professional and curriculum development activities
  • Ability to engage complex, multiple perspectives, build consensus and to mediate different approaches and viewpoints
  • Ability to troubleshoot and problem-solve professional development issues related to program expansion
  • Outstanding oral, written and oral communication skills
  • Strong consultation, negotiation, presentation and teaching skills
  • Ability to use data and research findings for program and staff development purposes
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in fast-paced, demanding, and complex work environment, with the ability to carry out complex assignments and adapt to changing situations and priorities
  • Strong budget management ability
  • Excellent writing and interpersonal skills
  • A demonstrated knowledge of curriculum development at the high school, college transition, and/or adult learning levels
  • A demonstrated understanding of various school programming models, especially in Career and Technical Education (CTE) or Early College High Schools, and knowledge of DOE course credit policies and procedures
  • Ability to envision new opportunities to engage and support principals and other school leaders


How to Apply

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Bureaus: New York. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Instructional Support.