Policy Support Coordinator (Contracted) - NYC DOE Division of Early Childhood Education
52 Chambers Street
The Mayor and the Chancellor are committed to providing high-quality early childhood programming in New York City. Research demonstrates that quality early childhood education contributes to student achievement and is associated with other long-term benefits.
The Division of Early Childhood Education (DECE) is partnering with the New York City Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) to provide technical assistance for city-contracted early childhood care and education programs. Accordingly, DECE has an opening for a Policy Support Coordinator Consultant to provide logistical support to a team of specialists who will make on-site visits to birth-to-five programs across NYC and offer other assistance to ensure that all programs offer safe, high-quality learning environments for young children and their families.
As described below, the role will involve significant administrative duties, including scheduling, email/document drafting, event planning, and task tracking. This is an exciting role for a candidate who enjoys supporting team members to achieve a shared goal and is interested in gaining experience in central administration.
Hours: 35 paid hours per week; consultancy expected to run from January 28, 2019 through June 30, 2019
Reports to: Policy Development and Support Team, Division of Early Childhood Education
The ideal candidate will be a flexible worker who thrives in an all-hands-on-deck environment. Specific responsibilities will likely include:
- Strategic administrative support
- Coordinate with the Policy Support Manager to determine priority and frequency decision points for program visits
- Facilitate the scheduling of ongoing support visits for city contracted birth-to-five programs
- Track and report on the completion of program support visits
- Work with team members to troubleshoot scheduling changes and/or data entry needs
- Perform related administrative tasks
- Communications support
- Create and revise key documents for internal communication, reports, decisions, etc.
- Coordinate with other teams to exchange information/resources needed for decision-making
- Organizational development support
- Support planning and management of team meetings and events
Required Qualities and Skills
The ideal candidate for the Policy Support Consultant role will demonstrate the following qualities and skills:
- Strong project management and personal organization skills
- Ability to learn protocols and procedures quickly, and be responsive to feedback
- Strong interpersonal skills; approaches teamwork with a strong service and relationship orientation
- Excellent written communication and oral communication skills including strategic communication, business correspondence, editing and proofreading, and engagement with stakeholders
- Strong Microsoft Word and PowerPoint skills; preferably with experience in editing and formatting PowerPoint slides for clarity, consistency, and visual appeal
- Ability to adapt, stay focused, and maintain composure when working on tight timelines in changing circumstances
Term of Employment and Pay Rate
The role is a 6-month consultancy, with the possibility of extension, planned to begin on January 28, 2019. The role requires 35 hours per week, beginning at 8:30am, Monday-Friday. The pay rate for this role is $30 an hour and is eligible for paid sick time off after 120 days of employment.
Minimum Education Required