Universal Prekindergarten Evaluator 2018-2019
The New York City Division of Early Childhood Education is seeking Universal Prekindergarten Proposal Evaluators! Evaluators will serve an integral role in expanding Pre-K for All throughout New York City by evaluating UPK proposals, leading interviews, and conducting programmatic visits as part of a small team.
Note: This project involves a variable work schedule. The project will run from September 2018 – June 2019. Exact amount of required weekly hours will vary between 0 hours - 35 hours, depending on need. All project work will be scheduled between the hours of 8AM - 5PM. A mandatory training will be held prior to project commencement.
Location: Travel across NYC-area is required. Trainings are conducted at a location to be determined. Locations are at Pre-K Borough Office and/or visits to prospective pre-K program sites across the city. Location preferences will be taken into account when possible, but flexibility and ability to work across the city is expected. Transportation and out-of-pocket expenses will not be reimbursed.
Duties and Responsibilities:
· Read and score written proposals.
· Conduct and score programmatic visits.
· Conference with team members to determine final score and potential award recommendation.
· Complete appropriate documentation and maintain written and electronic records.
· Submit scores and documentation through online survey system.
· Meet all deadlines.
Experience and Skills
· Minimum of two (2) years of teaching experience and background in and knowledge of Early Childhood education (pre-K through grade 2).
· Ability to evaluate written proposals based on scoring rubric.
· Ability to work with team members to discuss and work through scoring discrepancies, collaboratively evaluating program proposals in order to reach consensus on final evaluation scores.
· Ability to conduct interview and programmatic visits with team members throughout assigned borough(s), to be determined.
· Ability to work in a fast‐paced, intense environment both individually and in teams and to meet deadlines.
· Basic computer and technology skills, including competency with email, internet, and phone communication
· Willingness to learn new computer-based programs through guided training.
· Ability to communicate effectively in written and spoken English.
Availability and Flexibility
· Ability to travel throughout NYC-area. Work assignments and locations to be determined.
· Flexibility regarding assigned borough(s) and evaluation scheduling is essential.
· Flexibility regarding variable work load, which will range between 0 hours – 35 hours a week. Exact schedule to be determined.
· Availability to attend mandatory training held prior to project commencement. Time and location to be determined.
Minimum Education Required