Job Type

Full Time



Application Deadline:



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 school redesign

Position Summary:

The Director of District Planning will manage a team of Associate Directors to implement the planning strategy for one of the five boroughs. The Director will interface with a variety of internal and external stakeholders to develop and implement the work outlined above.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead large, 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)
  • Conduct analyses (quantitative and qualitative) to evaluate areas of need related to school quality, overcrowding, and access to programming aligned to community need
  • Lead teams in the creation of memorandums, presentations and other documents to communicate analyses and recommendations to senior leadership
  • Lead and manage community engagement efforts to develop and implement proposals aligned to community need
  • Build strong 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
  • Oversee the development of mandated engagement documents (Educational Impact Statements/Building Utilization Plans) that provide an overview of relevant proposals
  • Respond to inquiries regarding specific proposals and general District Planning activities
  • Supervise and support the professional development of at least one Associate Director



Preferred Qualifications:

  • Management experience
  • Excellent communications skills (verbal and written) in dealing with a variety of stakeholders
  • Excellent public speaking and presentation skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills; comfort and poise leading large working groups
  • 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- particularly Microsoft Excel

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Send cover letter and resume to Jessica O'Brien at