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Saturday, February 4, 2017

New Job Posted at the NYC Department of Education: Principal Evaluator

Looking for a job with the NYC Department of Education? How about evaluating Principals?

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Betsy Combier
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Note: Position only open to internal NYC Department of Educationemployees'may only be filled with internal current DOE candidates'

Position Summary: The New York City Department of Education is the largest school system in the nation, with nearly 1.1 million students, approximately 135,000 employees, including almost 80,000 teachers and an annual budget of $24B+. The Department of Education (DOE) is committed to accelerating achievement in a system of 1,800+ great schools. New York City schools have driven the DOE's work in adopting rigorous curricula for all schools, starting new small schools, and improving all schools to increase educational options for students and transforming the structure and culture of the Department of Education to encourage educational excellence and the work necessary to support that goal.

The Principal Leadership Facilitator (PLF) will serve as the key instructional support for Superintendents. The PLF will support the Superintendent in improving the performance of district Principals with respect to educational effectiveness and school performance. The Principal Leadership Facilitator will conduct site visits and work with Principals and instructional staff to address areas of improvement, concern or focus identified by the Superintendent or other evaluators. Principal Leadership Facilitators may also act as the Superintendent’s designee for evaluative visits. PLFs will maintain district or borough wide portfolios of up to 60 schools. Performs related work.

Reports to: Superintendent

Direct Reports: N/A

Key Relationships: Superintendent, Office of School Support and Supervision, the Division of the Senior Deputy Chancellor and School Support, the Division of Teaching and Learning, The Office of Curriculum, Instruction and Professional Development, the Office of School Quality


·        Acts as Superintendent’s designee to conduct Principal Evaluations annually in accordance with 3012-c in specific content areas including:
oSupervisory walkthroughs;
oMeasures of Leadership Practice; and
oMeasures of Student Learning, including:
      • State and local measures.
oMay act as the Superintendent’s designee to conduct Quality Reviews annually.
oParticipates in the refinement of system-wide accountability policy to assure accountability tools continue to fairly evaluate and meet the needs of our schools.
oAdvises the Superintendent and district leadership on establishing and maintaining a culture focused on student learning and achievement, leadership development, empowerment, and across-the-board accountability for improved outcomes of all students in all schools.
oAttends training and professional development opportunities to ensure appropriate training and certification.
oSupports principals in developing comprehensive school improvement plans, including strategic plans for curriculum, instruction, and organizational management.
oProvides professional development and onsite coaching to school principals and instructional staff to address areas of focus, concern, and high need.

Qualification Requirements:


Must currently possess a New York State Certification as a School District Administrator (SDA) or School District Leader (SDL). 


·        Three (3) years of successful experience as a public or private school principal.
·        Respected, highly skilled instructional leader with broad experience as an educator across roles and student populations, e.g., general education, ELL and special education.
·        Proven record of success improving outcomes for all students by:
ousing multiple data sources to inform instructional decisions; and
ousing a cycle of inquiry and action-research.
·        Proven record of success supporting adult learning around:
ousing multiple data sources to inform instructional decisions;
ousing a cycle of inquiry and action-research; and
oLeadership development.
·        Knowledge of data-informed decision-making, and inquiry.
·        Knowledge of accountability and instructional tools including:
o3012-c related initiatives;
oQuality Reviews;
oPeriodic Assessments;
oCommon Core Learning Standards; and
oDanielson Framework for Teaching.
·        Commitment to outcome-based accountability, data-driven decision-making, differentiated instruction, and continuous adult learning as drivers of improved student outcomes.
·        Commitment and ability to clearly and accurately engage and inform parents and school communities about how each child and group of children is progressing compared to others and to involve school communities in improved student learning.
·        Strong service and support orientation and facilitative style towards schools and school communities.
·        Sophisticated understanding and ability to apply theories of and effective practices for:
ostudent learning, growth and development;
ogroup process, communications, and organizational planning;
odeeply contextualized professional development;
odifferentiated instructional strategies especially for high-needs students;
ostandardized, observational, performance-based and alternative assessments; and
ocontinuous principal, teacher, and student learning, including evaluation, self-evaluation, and evidence-driven adjustment of instruction and interventions.

NOTE: Principal Evaluations and Quality Reviews will involve travel throughout the assigned district.


·        Previously conducted School Quality Reviews.
·        Understanding and ability to support the instructional needs of:
oEnglish Language Learners at all stages of English acquisition;
oSpecial Education students; and
ostudents identified as gifted.
·        Ability to work effectively as part of a team.

Salary: $113,718+

Please be sure application includes a resume, cover letter and your 6-digit NYCDOE file number that was issued

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Please Note:  The filling of all positions is subject to budget availability.


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

Job Location
New York, New York, United States
Position Type
New Posting

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