Students In Temporary Housing (STH) Regional Manager
- Job posted by New York City Department of Education
52 Chambers Street
This title is in a civil service competitive class that is subject to examination. Position is only open to applicants who are permanent as Administrative Education Officer, or permanent in an equivalent title that is eligible for 6.1.9 to Administrative Education Officer, or candidates who took the most recent Administrative Education Officer civil service examination.
Position Summary: The New York City school system is the largest in the country, composed of approximately 1.1 million students and 75,000+ teachers in over 1,800 schools. Each year there are over 100,000 students who are homeless and placed in temporary housing, including shelter, foster care, and domestic violence safe housing. Research indicates that students in temporary housing are more likely to be chronically absent than their housed peers, and face unique academic challenges.
The Department of Education (DOE) created the Office of Community Schools (OCS) to develop and implement one of the pillars of the education agenda of Mayor de Blasio and Chancellor Carranza. Community Schools are places where children have opportunities to learn, gain skills, create joy, and have the experiences that ignite curiosity and allow children discover their passions and talents. Community Schools are committed to bringing equity, and using a “whole child, whole community” approach – looking holistically at students, families, and communities to ascertain their most pressing needs and decide together which services will best address those needs.
Reporting to Office of Community Schools Director of Students in Temporary Housing (STH), the STH Regional Manager will spend roughly two-thirds of their time leading a team of shelter-based Family Assistants, and school-based STH Coordinators and Bridging the Gap social workers to provide equity-based, whole child supports to students who are temporarily housed (STH) and schools with large numbers of these students. This includes conducting hiring, providing regular, one-on-one supervision for non-clinical staff, leading training sessions, conducting site visits to support program compliance, and implementing individual and team goals for achieve success in reducing chronic absence, and related tasks.
The STH Regional Manager will spend the remainder of their time developing and implementing programs designed to meet the unique needs of STH, escalating and problem-solving complex STH needs, strengthening the coordination of case management between shelters and schools, using data to understand trends in STH attendance and achievement to support continuous improvement, responding to crises in schools, and advocating for the needs of STH.
The STH Regional Manager will be an integral part of a borough-based team that coordinates and monitors services provided in shelters and schools, and will ensure consistent adherence to Department of Education (DOE) polices and federal law/regulations regarding Students in Temporary Housing. This includes policy decisions to ensure program compliance with the federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act and Chancellor’s Regulation A-780. Performs related work
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- A master’s degree from an accredited college or university in education, educational psychology, educational leadership, public administration, public policy, social work, or a closely related field, and two years of satisfactory, full-time progressively responsible professional experience in education administration, in such areas as: portfolio planning, educational grants/funding, student enrollment, assessment and accountability, youth development, special education, early childhood, program evaluation, policy research, college and career readiness, health and wellness, immunization, diagnostic and treatment services for parents and children, out of school programs, career and occupational education, curriculum development, evaluation and testing, educational planning, and educational statistics, or a related field, at least 18 months of this experience must have been in an executive, managerial, consultative, administrative or supervisory capacity in education administration; or
- A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and four years of satisfactory, fulltime progressively responsible professional experience, in one or more of the areas as described in “1” above, at least 18 months of which must have been in an executive, managerial, consultative, administrative or supervisory capacity; or
- A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent and six years of satisfactory, full time professional experience, in one or more of the areas as described in “1” above, at least 18 months of which must have been in an executive, managerial, consultative, administrative or supervisory capacity; or
- Education and/or experience equivalent to “1”, “2”, or “3” above. Undergraduate education above the high school level may be substituted for professional experience, in the areas described in “1” above, at the rate of 30 semester credits from an accredited college or university for each year of experience, up to a maximum of 4 years. Graduate education in areas other than those mentioned above, may be substituted for the professional experience, at the rate of 15 graduate semester credits from an accredited college or university, for 6 months of experience, up to a maximum of 1 year of professional experience. However, all candidates must have a high school diploma or its educational equivalent and 18 months of experience in an executive, managerial, consultative, administrative or supervisory capacity in education administration as described above.
- A strong understanding of the complexities of systems that homeless students and their families face, and of the intersections of issues, including trauma, mental health, and domestic violence.
- Background in social work or understanding in trauma informed best practices.
- Knowledge of DOE policies, Chancellor’s Regulations, and federal laws pertaining to Students in Temporary Housing.
- Understanding of promising practices in the field of child development, especially implementation of afterschool programming.
- Strong project management, organizational, data analysis, and presentation skills.
- A systems thinking approach, with the ability to make connections and align services to better support students in temporary housing.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with various stakeholders.
- Familiarity with community-based programs serving homeless youth and families and related youth development programs.
- Strong customer service orientation.
- Strong facilitation skills.
- Experience with budget planning and forecasting.
- Ability to travel within an assigned borough and/or within New York City.
- High level knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, e.g., Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
- Internal candidates preferred.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
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Please include a resume and cover letter with your application.
Applications will be accepted through November 14, 2018 until 3:00 p.m.
NOTE: The filling of all positions is subject to budget availability and/or grant funding.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
It is the policy of the Department of Education of the City of New York to provide educational and employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, age, marital status, partnership status, disability, sexual orientation, gender (sex), military status, prior record of arrest or conviction (except as permitted by law), predisposing genetic characteristics, or status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual offenses and stalking, and to maintain an environment free of harassment on any of the above-noted grounds, including sexual harassment or retaliation. Inquiries regarding compliance with this equal opportunity policy may be directed to: Office of Equal Opportunity, 65 Court Street, Room 1102, Brooklyn, New York 11201, or visit the OEO website at http://schools.nyc.gov/OEO