Position Summary:Division of Multilingual Learners (DML) insures that our English/Multilingual Learners receive the high-quality, rigorous learning opportunities and targeted support they need to thrive in college and careers. DML drives the DOE's focus on and support of its vast EML students and creates professional development opportunities across New York City to help educators support all students to be English/Multilingual learners. Consistent with the New York City Department of Education’s Framework for Great Schools, DML is committed to better serving linguistic learners and promoting equity by:
- Leading all English/Multilingual Learner (EML) initiatives system wide, including the creation, development, deployment, implementation, and monitoring of EML supports, resources, and services across districts, field offices, and schools;
- Developing and implementing innovative programs and supports to insure post-secondary success for every EML, including EMLs with disabilities, in temporary housing, with interrupted schooling, or who are newcomers or long-term ELLs/MLLs
- Expanding parent choice with the creation of new Dual Language and Transitional Bilingual Education programs to support EMLs in gaining language proficiency in English and their native language;
- Promoting meaningful family and community engagement; and
- Providing standards-aligned professional development opportunities for principals, teachers and staff to deepen their understanding of second language acquisition and literacy development.
The Research, Development, and Innovation Team in the Division of Multilingual Learners is responsible for developing and implementing innovative models to support English/Multilingual instruction for all learners. TheSenior Executive Directorprovides overall leadership, managementand vision of the Research, Development & Innovation Team. As a senior member of the Deputy Chief Academic Officer’s team, s/he will participate in the formulation of the division’sEnglish/Multilingual learner strategy,will help to ensure the effective execution of that strategyacross the Department of Education(DOE), and plays a lead role inhandling team-building activities to motivate staff to provide highquality performance. Performs related work.
Reports to: Deputy Chief Academic Officer
Direct Reports:Executive Director, Curriculum, Instruction, & Professional Learning, Executive Director, Post-Secondary Readiness, and Executive Director, Differentiated Learning.
Key Relationships:Works closely with the Division of Teaching and Learning, the Division of Specialized Instruction, and other DML leadership as well as other divisions across the DOE and central and field organizations, advocacy groups, press, and City agencies in identifyingand responding to system-wide issues,including those that relate to the provision of services to English/Multilingual learners.
- Oversees the office of Research, Development, & Innovation, including managing the Curriculum, Instruction, & Professional Learning Team, the Post-Secondary Readiness Team, and the Differentiated Learning Team.
- The Senior Executive Director will manage the development and implementation of innovative models to support English/Multilingual instruction for all learners, including students with disabilities, newcomers, students with interrupted formal education, long-term ELLs and students in temporary housing.
- The Senior Executive Director will liaise with Directors in the Division of Teaching and Learning and the Special Education Office to ensure that all instructional professional learning, programming, and materials are differentiated for English/Multilingual learners
- With the Office of the First Deputy Chancellor, insures that Executive Superintendents, Superintendents, and Field Support Leadership have the resources they need to support English/Multilingual learners through professional learning
- Directevaluation team to systematically gather and synthesize information.
- Offer critical instructional and pedagogical insight to refine goals andthelearning trajectoriesofindividual audiences.
- Direct andleadinnovative professional learning models, e.g., thecollaborativeaction research process;create a system forsharing andlearningsystem-wide.
- Direct collaborative action research work across the division;train and support division leaders in implementing collaborative action research and improvement science work across the division and in schools.
- Direct the office and divisionteamsinthe implementation ofnewly developedprofessional learning models, school programs,resources,and tools. Guide the formative and summative evaluation of school programsand new professional learning models;evaluate their alignmenttodivision and office priorities.
- Developand direct thestrategic plan to increase coherence around the sharing of instructional work via technology platforms.
- Represent the DOE in internal and external high-level meetings, making key policy decisions related to curriculum, instruction,and professional learning for English/Multilingual learners.
- Establish, direct,monitor,and assessshort-and long-termRDIoffice goals, professional development priorities,implementation goals,andprogramgoals
Must currently possess aNew York State Certification as a School District Administrator (SDA) or School District Leader(SDL).Please note:We do not acceptinternship certificates.
- Ability to think strategically, mobilize disparate groups of people toward a common and ambitious goal, manage horizontally and vertically, and translate insights into action.
- Cross-functional knowledge of issues, policies and programs related to academic services for English/Multilingual learners.
- Successful experience in managing a multifaceted complex organization.
- Attentive to detail, extremely well organized, able to work under pressure, and meet frequent and changing deadlines.
- Skilled with group problem solving and working with complex concepts in a dynamic setting.
- Ability to organize facts and present information and figures in a clear, concise and logical manner, both orally and in writing.
- Excellent interpersonal skills in dealing with education and non-education personnel, internal and external to the DOE.
- Experience in supporting organizational change.
Please be sure application includes a resume, cover letter and your 6-digitNYCDOEfile numberthat was issued.
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
NOTE: The filling of all positions is subject to budget availability and/or grant funding.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
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