Job Type

Full Time



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New York
New York
United States


About the Office of District Planning (ODP):

Within the Division of Operations, 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 school needs.


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 District Planning Coordinator will support the development and implementation of district plans. S/he will assist in document creation, support public engagement meetings, and other related work associated with the district planning process.  


Key Responsibilities:

  • Participate in cross-functional working groups representing 10+ DOE offices to create policy proposals and develop public engagement plans (e.g., Press Office, Family and Community Engagement Office)
  • Create memorandums, presentations and other documents to communicate analyses and recommendations to senior leadership
  • Conduct analyses (quantitative and qualitative) to evaluate areas of need related to school quality, overcrowding, and access to programming aligned to community need
  • Support community engagement efforts to develop and implement proposals aligned to community need
  • Form relationships with external stakeholders and cross-functional DOE partners in order to develop and implement proposals as outlined above
  • Develop materials for community engagement, including proposal summaries and briefing documents
  • Write and develop mandated engagement documents (Educational Impact Statements/Building Utilization Plans) that provide an overview of relevant proposals
  • Manage and support logistical aspects of public hearings and community information sessions on relevant proposals
  • Solicit and analyze public comments; respond to inquiries regarding specific proposals and general District Planning activities


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent communications skills (verbal and written) in dealing with a variety of stakeholders
  • Excellent organizational skills, and the ability to prioritize effectively
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent strategic and critical thinking ability
  • Creative problem-solving skills with the ability to work well within a team
  • Experience in the public sector and/or demonstrated interest in public education
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software applications

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Submit cover letter and resume to