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Executive Director

Company: New York City Department of Education
Location: New York
Posted on: May 24, 2020

Job Description:

We're looking for a candidate to fill this position in an exciting company

  • Develop strategies for coaching, best practice resources, and ongoing development planning with the leadership team and managers.
  • Serve in a managerial confidential capacity, with significant discretion and independent decision-making authority as an advisor to the Chief Enrollment Officer.
  • Identify opportunities for learning and development programs for OSE employees and set office-wide goals for the upcoming year.
  • Supervise project management, policy development and analysis, strategic planning, and communication efforts in Strategy, Culture and Communications capacity.
  • Participate in strategic planning, leadership meetings and presentations; collaborate with OSE Senior Leadership Team to lead complex employee issue resolutions, as needed.
  • Maintain an effective level of business literacy including OSE mission, vision, financial position, strategy, competition, technology, values, and culture.
  • Develop strategies for coaching and develop best practices and ongoing development planning with senior leadership team and managers.
  • Provide leadership oversight and direction for the program in specific focus areas, ensuring that policy strategies align with DOE priorities; serve as advisor to disseminate knowledge to all stakeholders.
  • Work with senior leadership team to maintain and develop agency's culture, driving a high level of engagement throughout the organization; ensure the implementation of company core values throughout the organization.
  • Drive employee initiatives and programs, e.g., Performance Reviews, Fair RBI Planning, Career Pathing, Training and Development, Retention, Culture, Diversity, etc.
  • Understand DOE and OSE goals, vision, and values; align practices with organizational objectives.
  • Act as a strategic advisor to Chief Enrollment Officer and senior leadership for all things people-related.
  • Nurture a healthy, positive, and inviting OSE culture. This includes setting and communicating behavioral guidelines and expectations; organizing organization-wide retreats and team-building activities; enabling positive cross-divisional team interactions and communications; and collaborating with other managers to maintain an inspiring and productive work environment.
  • Actively cultivate an environment that supports the safety, welfare, wellness, and health of all OSE employees and staff.
  • Oversee, manage, and plan weekly meetings for the OSE Senior Leadership team, a group of senior executives, and other leaders across the organization.
  • Manage cross-functional relationships with OSE and DOE-wide leadership, working closely across teams and troubleshooting where necessary to ensure seamless coordination between teams in support of key projects.
  • A master's degree from an accredited college or university in education, educational psychology, educational leadership, public administration, public policy, social work, or a closely related field, and two years of satisfactory, full-time progressively responsible professional experience in education administration, in such areas as: portfolio planning, educational grants/funding, student enrollment, assessment and accountability, youth development, special education, early childhood, program evaluation, policy research, college and career readiness, health and wellness, immunization, diagnostic and treatment services for parents and children, out of school programs, career and occupational education, curriculum development, evaluation and testing, educational planning, and educational statistics, or a related field, at least 18 months of this experience must have been in an executive, managerial, consultative, administrative or supervisory capacity in education administration; or
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and four years of satisfactory, fulltime progressively responsible professional experience, in one or more of the areas as described in "1" above, at least 18 months of which must have been in an executive, managerial, consultative, administrative or supervisory capacity; or
  • A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent and six years of satisfactory, full time professional experience, in one or more of the areas as described in "1" above, at least 18 months of which must have been in an executive, managerial, consultative, administrative or supervisory capacity; or
  • Education and/or experience equivalent to "1", "2", or "3" above. Undergraduate education above the high school level may be substituted for professional experience, in the areas described in "1" above, at the rate of 30 semester credits from an accredited college or university for each year of experience, up to a maximum of 4 years. Graduate education in areas other than those mentioned above, may be substituted for the professional experience, at the rate of 15 graduate semester credits from an accredited college or university, for 6 months of experience, up to a maximum of 1 year of professional experience. However, all candidates must have a high school diploma or its educational equivalent and 18 months of experience in an executive, managerial, consultative, administrative or supervisory capacity in education administration as described above.Preferred
    • A passion for people, thoughtful, emotionally intelligent, and excited to bring out the best in employees.
    • Experience leading significant cross-functional initiatives in diverse organizational settings.
    • Success in a senior leadership role within a large complex organization.
    • Ability to work under pressure and navigate an environment that is extremely high-paced with projects under tight and changing deadlines.
    • Strong strategic thinking, organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to proactively identify key issues and risks.
    • Ability to engage in and support strong leadership development.
    • Superior analytical and project management skills for planning, design, documentation, communication, and follow-up.
    • Ability to lead organizational change in large, dynamic institutions.
    • Excellent and effective communication skills, including the ability to write well and make clear, concise oral presentations and written reports.
    • Strong leadership, teamwork, and influencing skills with experience in managing project teams at all levels in a cross-functional, diverse, rapidly changing environment.
    • Experience in education administration and policy level experience at the administrative level.
    • Commitment to outcome-based accountability, data-driven decision-making, differentiated instruction, and continuous adult learning as drivers of improved student outcomes.
    • Ability to lead organizational change in large, dynamic institutions.
    • Attentive to detail, thrives in a fast-paced deadline-driven environment, works collaboratively and cross-functionally, and is interested in many aspects of education reform, policy, and implementation.
    • Flexible, optimistic approach and a commitment to overcoming obstacles; self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit.
    • In-depth understanding of 3K-12 school culture and a sensitivity to competing demands placed on principals and schools.
    • Clear communicator with excellent writing and editing skills. Excellent interpersonal skills; experience in building relationships with diverse constituencies.
    • Skilled with group problem-solving and working with complex concepts in a dynamic stetting.
    • Ability to organize facts and present information and figures in a clear, concise, and logical manner, both orally and in writing.
    • Strong strategic thinking, project management skills, attention to detail, and the ability to proactively identify key issues and risks.
    • Strong customer service and problem-solving approach.
    • Experience administering a large-scale program while managing change in a large organization in a matrix management environment.

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