Teacher Recognition & New Teacher Support Associate

Job Type

Part Time




65 Court Street
United States


Job Title:  Teacher Recognition & New Teacher Support Associate

Time Commitment: 16 hours/week through May 2018; office report time is flexible between hours of 8:30am- 6:00pm

Rate: $20/hour


About Teacher Recognition and New Teacher Support Team

Teacher Recognition and New Teacher Support team lives under the Office of Teacher Recruitment and Quality’s Talent Strategy wing. Talent Strategy strives to build, retain and sustain teacher talent citywide by developing and implementing cohesive initiatives that is the teacher talent continuum. Specifically our team finds ways to recognize and retain quality teachers from their first day in the classroom through retirement. Our team’s portfolio of responsibilities include:

  • Leading the programming and operations of the five-year $35M Teacher and School Leader Incentive Grant in the Bronx, specifically for New Teacher Support
  • Partnering with districts to create and implement cohesive strategies to recruit and retain teachers
  • Supporting new teachers by planning New Teacher Week Orientation and ensuring that all early career teachers have access to the resources, training, and support they need to be successful
  • Managing NYSED’s $15M Teachers of Tomorrow Grant which provides financial incentives for teachers to start teaching and remain in our highest need schools
  • Overseeing citywide teacher recognition which includes our annual Big Apple Awards program, which is an intensive annual selection process to identify 15 of the top New York City Educators. Award recipients are announced with surprise classroom visits by the Chancellor and Deputy Chancellors, honored at a ceremony hosted by the Chancellor in June, and meet monthly for the Big Apple Fellowship Year/ Chancellor Teacher Advisory.


Our team interacts daily with multiple stakeholders including principals, teachers, our partners at the United Federation of Teachers (UFT), school support staff, superintendents, field support centers, the US DOE, NYSED, other districts across the country and many more. It is group of dedicated, driven professionals who believe deeply that each of the 1.1 million students in NYC deserves an excellent educator every day. We work tirelessly to create opportunities and incentives that will retain teachers in our schools and make them feel supported, honored, recognized and rewarded for their dedication to our students.


About the Role- Teacher Recognition and New Teacher Support Associate

Teacher Recognition and New Teacher Support seeks an Associate (consultant) to support our initiatives. The ideal candidate will have strong communication and time management skills, pays close attention to detail, and is comfortable interacting with principals, teachers, and central office support staff.


Responsibilities include:

  • Manage the New Teacher Support Inbox which requires communicating with principals, new teachers, and lab classroom hosts (i.e. summary reports, FAQs, standard responses, etc.)
  • Draft communications that lay foundation and support structure for the Bronx TSL- New Teacher Support initiative
  • Support New Teacher Support operations for intervisitation scheduling
  • Support Citywide Teacher Appreciation Week Communication Plan planning & execution
  • Support operations and logistics for the following Big Apple Awards activities:
  • Board of Judges Finalist review and Chancellor recommendations
  • Alumni Council Spring Recharge Teacher Networking Event
  • Art Alumni Hosted- Early Career Teacher Networking Event
  • Support other existing and developing Teacher Recognition and New Teacher Support work as needed


About the Office

The Office of Teacher Recruitment and Quality (TRQ) is responsible for the recruitment of high-quality teachers to meet the staffing needs of Department of Education (DOE) public schools, as well as being responsible for initiatives to promote the equitable and quality distribution of teachers across all schools. Research has repeatedly shown that teacher quality is the single most important variable in raising student learning. The Office accomplishes its work through a strategic, data-driven approach. 

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply


Please email resume to BTheodore2@schools.nyc.gov.