Associate Director, Project Manager, AIMS
52 Chambers Street
The New York City school system is the largest in the country, composed of approximately 1.1 million students and 80,000 teachers in over 1,800 schools.
A central academic policy function is a key component of ensuring that schools maintain accurate school-based data in alignment with State and City guidance regarding academic requirements.The Office of Academic Policy and Systems (OAPS) is responsible for the development, implementation, and tracking of K-12 City and State academic policies, including New York City student promotion requirements and New York State graduation requirements. OAPS is part of the Office of Policy and Evaluation (OPE) within the Division of Teaching and Learning (DT&L). OPE is the primary source of data analysis, research, and academic policy for the DOE.
The Associate Director, Project Management oversees the department assessment management system, including coordination of multiple offices and implementation in the field. The Associate Director, Project Management also oversees trainings and professional development on systems supporting a variety of stakeholders. The incumbent will work closely to coordinate the efforts of other Academic Information Management Systems (AIMS) staff, including Product Developers and Product Managers, and ensure timely and professional collaboration with and delivery of products from DIIT. Performs related work.
PROJECT MANAGEMENT & COMMUNICATION
• Leads meetings with program offices, soliciting feedback and collecting input from diverse stakeholders regarding the policies and processes related to their content areas, and using this feedback,
• Lead a team of consultants and one or more full-time employees to develop and manage project plans for design, operation and implementation, and ensure that project goals and objectives are met on time.
• Oversees processes for the management of product requirements throughout their lifecycle and develops processes for product release, such as working with stakeholders to determine the right methodology for approaching the project.
• Works with the team to develop and manage project plans for design, operations and implementation and ensures that project goals and objectives are met.
• Manages the relationship between OAPS and DIIT, supervising the development, feedback, and testing of enhancements to DOE’s student data systems.
• Provides guidance to DOE stakeholders on how solutions will impact the alignment of schools with policies, meet mandated State and City reporting needs, and affect school workflow.
• Identifies the optimal student data system solution to address the project requirements.
• Manages the process of documenting and communicating how student data is stored in DOE application databases so that it may be utilized for the purposes of reporting and evaluation.
• Draft communications and oversee operational implementation of system enhancements and expansions by providing support to internal and external partners.
• Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to build and cultivate personal relationships and work effectively with diverse groups, including education and non-education personnel, internal and external to the DOE.
• Exceptional ability to manage complex political relationships and work well with a diverse set of stakeholders, communities, management styles, and personalities.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills, to share information effectively and confidently to internal and external audiences.
• Strong leadership, people management and communication skills, with the ability to mentor and coach employees to continuously improve their performance and achieve positive outcomes for themselves, as well as for the programs they serve.
• Excellent program management skills, with the ability to plan, organize, develop, and lead the implementation of large-scale projects on a school/district/or citywide basis.
• Ability to manage prioritized long- and short-term projects and initiatives, including new policy and resource development.
• Ability to troubleshoot, problem-solve, and anticipate issues needing resolution.
• Strong attention to detail, extremely well organized; ability to work under pressure and meet frequent and changing deadlines.
• Ability to thrive in and enjoy working in a team-oriented, high-pressure environment.
• High level of energy, determination, and perseverance, to act as an agent of change in a demanding organization.
• Experience or working knowledge of the public sector and/or interest in public education.
• Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.
Excellent and comprehensive benefits package
Minimum Education Required