New York City Department of Education Engagement Associate in NEW YORK, New York

Position Summary:The Division of Space Management (DSM) is designated by the Chancellor to manage space for all New York City Department of Education schools and administrative facilities. Space Management’s mission is to ensure that the Department’s space is used to enhance the educational experiences and outcomes of students. Space Management engages with communities and educational partners in an inclusive, transparent, and equitable process for the allotment and management of space.

The Office of District Planning (ODP) is responsible for the development and implementation of district- and borough-based plans that address problems of school performance and parent/student access and choice, as well as learning conditions. These plans include placement of high-performing schools in underutilized space, grade reconfigurations, zoning changes, and placement of specialized programs, e.g., Gifted and Talented, Career and Technical Education, and District 75. The Engagement Associate will manage a number of school/community engagement-related activities, including event planning, development of print and electronic informational materials, and strategic community outreach aimed at building understanding and support for proposals as well tracking public comments. S/he will also develop and maintain organizational systems to manage projects, perform qualitative analysis of public and school/community input, and leverage strategies to increase awareness and effectiveness of the public role in portfolio planning. Performs related work.

Reports to: Senior Director of Engagement for the Office of District Planning

Direct Reports: N/A

Key Relationships: Works closely with Community Superintendents, Office of Legal Services (OLS), and the Panel for Educational Policy (PEP), Works closely with senior leadership in District Planning, directors, support staff, Office of Student Enrollment (OSE), Office of Family and Community Engagement (FACE), Office of External Affairs (OEA), Office of Legal Services (OLS), Division of Senior Deputy Chancellor and School Support, as well as other internal vendors and personnel related to or interested in educational option services for NYC students, community-based organizations (CBOs), and other internal and external stakeholders.


  • Manage all logistical aspects of public hearings and information sessions with the community.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key internal and external school and community stakeholders, such as Community Education Councils (CECs), Office of Legal Services (OLS), and Panel for Educational Policy (PEP), Office of Public Affairs (OPA), Division of Family and Community Engagement (FACE), the Division of the Senior Chancellor and School Support and CBOs.
  • Ensure that ODP’s publications, events and processes are accessible to schools, community groups, and the public, while taking language and other possible communication challenges into account.
  • Develop and manage community engagement materials, including proposal summaries, briefing documents and analyses of public comment.
  • Maintain database of school proposals and track the status of activities to ensure compliance with school governance law.
  • Collect and analyze public comments, and respond to inquiries regarding specific proposals and general District Planning activities.
  • Serve as a representative for the Office of District Planning in public hearings and other external events, or outreach to CBOs.

Qualification Requirements:


  1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and two (2) years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties described above; or
  2. High school graduation or equivalent and six (6) years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties as described above; or
  3. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to "1" or "2" above. However, all candidates must have at least one (1) year of experience as described in "1" above.


  • Experience in community organizing, event planning or campaigning.
  • Ability to build strong working relationships with internal and external constituents.
  • Fluency in Spanish.
  • Project management experience.
  • Knowledge of New York City public school system, the public sector and/or interest in public education. Superior organization skills, including the ability to manage numerous tasks simultaneously, work under pressure, meet tight deadlines and proactively resolve issues.
  • Sound judgment and strong problem-solving skills, systems and strategic thinking skills.
  • Strong quantitative data analysis skills.
  • Ability to conceptualize, implement and assess new processes and systems.
  • Ability to organize facts and present information and data in a clear, concise and logical manner, both orally and in writing.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Internal candidates preferred.

Salary: $50,231+

(Internal candidates who are selected for this position and who currently hold comparable or less senior positions within the DOE will not make less than their current salary.)

Please include a resume and cover letter with your application.

Applications will be accepted through March 27, 2018 until 3:00 p.m.

NOTE: The filling of all positions is subject to budget availability and/or grant funding.


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

Tracking Code: 12993

Job Location: NEW YORK, New York, United States

Position Type: Full-Time/Regular

New Posting: Yes

Readvertisement: No

Recanvass: N/A

District: N/A