CUNY LINCT Mathematics Curriculum and Instruction Specialist

Job Type

Full Time


Details: This is a Higher Education Associate Position (




16 Court Street
New York
United States


Lessons in Navigating College Transitions (LINCT)

Mathematics Curriculum and Instruction Specialist

Job ID 188444 (Math Instructional Services Manager, LINCT Program)


About CUNY Office of K-16 Initiatives

The City University of New York’s Office K-16 Initiatives supports the partnership between CUNY and the New York City Department of Education—the two largest education systems of their kind in the country. CUNY K-16 Initiatives creates innovative pathways for young New Yorkers to envision and achieve success by engaging strategic partners in confronting systemic educational inequities. We are home to a group of innovative programs that share a common goal: helping NYC public school students make a successful transition to college, careers, and life beyond. We support the city's commitment to equity by developing high quality transition programs that help eliminate achievement gaps between racial, ethnic, and socio-economic groups. Our programs are nationally recognized for their commitment to long-term student success. Collaboration is fundamental to our work. Only in partnership with the NYC Department of Education are we able to offer programs that support students through the transition to college. Leadership and faculty on CUNY campuses are also integral to the process of planning and implementing programs that strategically support students in attaining their long-term goals.


About Lessons in Navigating College Transitions (LINCT)

Lessons in Navigating College Transitions (LINCT) is a college access program whose primary goal is to reduce traditional barriers to enrollment at CUNY by ensuring that students who graduate from NYC public high schools enter college academically eligible to take and succeed in credit-bearing courses. Previously known as At Home at College, the program is supported by New York City’s Office of the Mayor. During the 2017-2018 school year, over 3000 students in 80 high schools are enrolled in one or more credit-bearing LINCT courses, and we will expand to serve 4000 students in 100+ schools in the fall. LINCT’s year-long ELA and Math courses are aligned with the Common Core State Standards and are offered in students’ high school as part of students’ regular school day and course sequence. The curricula, developed and supported by CUNY’s LINCT instructional team, engage students in high-interest content. In ELA, students develop academic literacy skills through topics in introductory psychology and sociology. In Math, they focuses on non-routine problem-solving, proportional reasoning, and core topics in Algebra and Statistics. The courses are intended to prepare students for college placement exams and a range of college and career readiness and life skills. As part of our unique model, the LINCT team at CUNY provides intensive and highly popular cohort-based professional development and instructional coaching to DOE teachers beginning in the summer and extending throughout the school year. 


LINCT Mathematics Curriculum & Instruction Specialist Position Overview

The LINCT Mathematics Curriculum and Instruction Specialist will join the LINCT Instructional Team, which is comprised of a growing group of 7+ experienced teachers and teacher educators. As described above, this highly collaborative team crafts the LINCT curriculum and manages hundreds of NYCDOE teachers in implementing LINCT’s curriculum. The LINCT Instructional Team is supported by the LINCT Program and Operations Team.



CUNY is seeking a Math Curriculum and Instruction Specialist (CUNY Title: Math Instructional Services Manager) to join a growing team of experienced math specialists and educators who provide subject matter expertise and pedagogical guidance in mathematics to NYC high school teachers and schools with implementing the LINCT Program curriculum to improve teacher instruction and 12th grade students’ college and career readiness. Reporting to the LINCT Program Director, the Math Instructional Services Manager will develop and manage the LINCT curricula aligned with the Common Core Learning Standards in NYC high schools; coach LINCT teachers and teacher teams on the strategic delivery of math instruction to socio-economically and ethnically diverse student populations; and guide LINCT teachers in effectively differentiating math curriculum and teaching strategies to cognitively engage students with different learning needs, including English language learners and students with disabilities. The main duties of this position include but will not be limited to the following:

·       Perform on-site and virtual (in-person and online) instructional modeling and consultations to teachers and teacher teams on current and best practices for math content and aligned with Standards for Mathematical Practice.

·       Conduct regular high school visits and perform classroom observations of teachers and teacher teams to ensure program effectiveness.

·       Analyze school, student, and teacher performance data to identify gaps in student learning and teacher performance.

·       Work with the LINCT instructional team to plan and conduct 50 days of intensive, cohort-based professional development institutes/offerings for participating high school teachers.

·       Build and facilitate Communities of Practice for LINCT teachers.

·       Create and implement strategies to address common areas of concern for LINCT teachers, including revising the LINCT curriculum based on formative assessment data and teacher needs.

·       Use formative assessment tools that enable teachers to better understand students’ math mastery and growth.

·       Guide teachers in compiling and analyzing data to strengthen their instructional practice in math.

·       Participate in creating and facilitating a master teacher program and reference system for experienced LINCT teachers.

·       Advise high school teachers and administrators on CUNY proficiency standards, assessments and policies.

·       Cultivate new and existing professional relationships with senior administration, instructional leaders, and teachers at participating NYC DOE high schools, district institutions, and charter networks; communicate with teachers regarding program components and expectations.



Bachelor's Degree and six years' relevant experience required.

Other Qualifications

·       Six years of broad teaching or instructional experience (curriculum specialist; instructional leader/coach/support specialist; teacher leader, or administrator).

·       An advanced degree in mathematics, education, special education, or a directly related discipline required (may count for up to two years of the required work experience) preferred.

·       Experience developing curriculum and differentiating it to meet diverse student needs, including students with disabilities, special needs and English Language Learners.

·       Experience in curriculum development strongly preferred.

·       Experience with high school or college academic standards (e.g. NYS P-12 Common Core Learning Standards for Mathematics, CUNY Assessment Tests, or other college placement exams, etc.).

·       Knowledge of the NY City public school system and NY State education standards a plus.

·       Strong interpersonal communication skills with ability to work and interact effectively, collaboratively, and cooperatively with a diverse community of students, faculty, staff and external constituents in a large, centralized and public university system.

·       Excellent teaching and coaching skills plus strong presentation, group facilitation and writing skills.

·       Detail oriented and accurate with sound research, analysis, and data management skills.

·       Strong organizational and follow-through skills to create and execute work plans, prioritize work, coordinate multiple assignments, and meet deadlines.

·       Computer proficiency using academic, administrative, or financial programs, systems or databases, plus Google Docs, social media platforms, and CRM tools.

·       Ability to travel to schools across the five boroughs of New York City required.


Please see CUNY website.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

TO APPLY: All candidates must apply for Job ID 188444 (Math Instructional Services Manager, LINCT Program) through the CUNY system at