Job Type

Full Time

Published:

04/05/2018

Start Date:

05/31/2018

Application Deadline:

05/01/2018

Address

New York
New York
United States

Description

Within the Division of Operations, the Office of District Planning (ODP) collaborates with superintendents and other offices across the Department to develop and implement district- and borough-based plans that address overcrowding, school scale and sustainability, programmatic needs, and new and reconfiguring schools.


ODP’s work includes:

  • Identifying space for new schools and programs
  • Changing schools’ grade configurations
  • Revising zone lines
  • Re-siting existing schools and programs
  • Supporting enrollment planning and redesign


Position Summary:


The Planning Analyst supports his or her assigned borough planning team with any analytic need, driving all aspects of data collection, management, and reporting. The Analyst also sits on various cross-functional teams comprised of stakeholders both within and outside of the DOE.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain a repository of citywide analytic tools, including but not limited to dashboards, models, databases, templates, and maps
  • Create rezoning scenarios, analyze the impact, and present rezoning proposals to community groups and school leaders
  • Conduct analyses to evaluate areas of need and provide recommendations related to enrollment trends, overcrowding, and access to programming aligned to community need
  • Communicate rezoning proposals and their impact to Superintendents, school leadership teams, Community Education Councils, community groups, and parents.
  • Support the facilitation of public engagement meetings related to re-zonings and the district needs analysis
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key internal and external school and community stakeholders.
  • Provide data and quality control for mandated engagement documents (Educational Impact Statements and Building Utilization Plans)
  • Manage citywide zoning data
  • Respond to ad hoc data requests from internal teams as well as other external parties


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills in dealing with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
  • Strong quantitative skills and sense for numbers, with ability to conduct analyses on educational issues
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills, with ability to both anticipate and escalate issues
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software applications- particularly Excel and Access
  • GIS mapping software and SQL experience, a plus
  • Experience in the public sector and/or demonstrated interest in public education
  • Ability to see tasks through independently as well as work collaboratively within a team
  • Master’s degree in a related field and/or 2-5 years related experience, preferred


Interested applicants should email cover letter and resume to Jessica O’Brien at jobrien4@schools.nyc.gov.

Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

jobrien4@schools.nyc.gov

Please provide resume and cover letter.


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