New York City Department of Education Program Manager, NYC P-TECH in NEW YORK, New York

Position Summary: The New York City (NYC) school system is the largest in the country, composed of approximately 1.1 million students and 75,000+ teachers in over 1,800 schools. The Office of Postsecondary Readiness (OPSR), within the Division of Teaching and Learning, focuses on the alignment of school curriculum, instruction, and operations, to ensure that all students graduate college and career ready. OPSR provides leadership and implementation support for the DOE’s college and career articulation initiatives and Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs. OPSR develops and implements strategy and policy for increasing capacity across DOE schools in ways that will significantly increase the number of students who graduate college and career ready and persist through their postsecondary choices.

The NYC P-TECH Grades 9-14 high school model is a six-year program that offers students an integrated experience, combining high school, college, and work-based learning to prepare them for the world of work and higher education. The model is a collaboration of the DOE, the City University of New York (CUNY), and private industry partners. The partners collaborate on all aspects of developing career-themed schools that offer academic and technical coursework aligned to skills and competencies expected in college and the job market. The program is designed such that students may begin to take college courses as early as 10th grade toward an associate degree, at no cost to their families. With an emphasis on career exploration and experiential learning, students interact with industry professionals and are expected to complete internships and other work opportunities. The goal is to enhance students’ postsecondary options for work and continuing higher education through a unified program that equips them with a high school diploma, an associate’s degree in a growing field, and relevant industry work experience.

The College Programs Manager will manage the team’s college readiness and persistence support program implementation and evaluation. This position will oversee research, policy and program analyses, and knowledge management of successful college transition, persistence, and completion strategies to integrate into the Grades 9-14 model. The College Programs Manager will perform related programmatic and evaluative support on student support practices, partnerships, and development of professional learning communities for the school model. The College Programs Manager will also provide budget, administrative, and operational support for the team and take the lead in managing public communication and events for the NYC P-TECH schools. Performs related work.

Reports to:Senior Director, NYC P-TECH Grades 9-14 Schools

Direct Reports:N/A

Key Relationships: Works closely with other DOE offices and external partners such as CUNY, industry partners, school support providers, and community-based organizations.


  • Manage research and program analyses on effective school support strategies for youth on college access, transition, and persistence to successfully implement the Grades 9-14 school model.
  • Manage data collection and analyses on the Grades 9-14 school students’ college enrollment and performance, as well as key indicators and attributes for successful high school-to-college transition.
  • Conduct research on support structures and strategies that help foster college persistence to inform DOE policy and school practices.
  • Collaborate with DOE teams and external partners on policy proposals, trainings, and resources related to college planning, advising, transition, and persistence and college planning at NYC P-TECH schools
  • Develop policy and school-based practices that support students’ transition from high school to postsecondary options, including higher education transfer process and placements.
  • Develop recommendations on adaptations of Grades 9-14’s college success support strategies for wider replication.
  • Provide assistance to strengthen core model elements at schools, including alignment of college and career-readiness skills mapping, program scope and sequence, and postsecondary planning.
  • Coordinate instructional and student support strategies for schools as they impact the delivery of the NYC P-TECH model. Areas include staff development, academic intervention and enrichment programs, wraparound services, and family and community engagement.
  • Research, develop and maintain partnerships with key organizations in the field of college counseling and college persistence.
  • Support the design of evaluation activities occurring within and across NYC P-TECH schools.
  • Manage team’s communication strategies with internal and external partners, families, and general public, including maintaining both print and online communication channels. Write and edit content for a variety of outreach activities and audiences, as needed.
  • Assist with grants reporting, operational oversight, and vendor contract management.
  • Oversee logistics planning and execution of team events, including focus groups, conferences, recruitment fairs, open houses, site visits, and showcases.

Qualification Requirements:


  1. A master’s degree from an accredited college in a field related to the position andthree (3) years of full-time progressively responsible professional experience in education administration in one or more education-related areas, at least eighteen (18) months of which must have been in a managerial capacity; or
  2. Graduation from an accredited college with a baccalaureate degree and four (4) years of full-time progressively responsible professional experience, as described in “1”; or
  3. A satisfactory combination of education and/or experience which is equivalent to “1” above including teaching experience towards meeting the general experience in “1” above; however, all candidates must have the eighteen (18) months of managerial experience.


  • Three or more years working at the high school or higher education level or in the youth development sector, particularly around college planning, college persistence, and student affairs.
  • Exemplary project managing skills with strong client relationship management abilities; successful track record of administering projects involving partners from the higher education, nonprofit, and business sectors.
  • Ability to effectively connect and work with diverse student and adult populations.
  • Passionate about helping youth from underserved communities gain access to college and career opportunities.
  • Attentive to detail, extremely well-organized; ability to prioritize work and drive results under tight deadlines.
  • Strong analytical skills; experience managing budgets and operational procedures.
  • Superior oral and writing skills and experience with preparing presentations and written reports for diverse audiences.
  • Creative problem-solver and proactive self-starter who works effectively as a member of a team.
  • Experience with designing and implementing research and evaluation protocols.
  • Internal candidates preferred.

Salary: $71,764+

(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 August 25, 2017 until 3:00 p.m.*

NOTE: The filling of all positions is subject to budget availability and/or grant funding.


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, national origin, alienage and citizenship status, age, marital status, disability, prior record of arrest or conviction (except as provided by law), sexual orientation, gender (sex), and to maintain an environment free of discriminatory harassment, including sexual harassment, or retaliation as required by civil rights law. 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

Tracking Code: 12597

Job Location: NEW YORK, New York, United States

Position Type: Full-Time/Regular

New Posting: Yes

Readvertisement: No

Recanvass: N/A

District: N/A