Under the direct supervision of the Chairperson of the Committee on Special Education, the Community Outreach Coordinator will work on maintaining, promoting, and coordinating activities for the Committee on Special Education (CSE) and Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE). The CSEs/CPSEs support school-aged and preschool-aged students with disabilities across New York City. The Community Outreach Coordinator supports the CSE/CPSE leadership team in family outreach and communications with Department of Education (DOE) staff and partners. The Community Outreach Coordinator is expected to perform tasks as assigned as well as special projects. Performs related work.
CSE Chairperson or his/her designee
Builds and maintains positive relationships on behalf of the CSEs/CPSEs with families, staff within the Special Education Office, other DOE offices as needed, and non-DOE partners as needed.
Support the Chairperson of the Committee on Special Education or designee with matters related to parent outreach and communication, resolution of parent complaints, advocates or external partners, and implementation of CSE initiatives.
Communicate with guardians of preschool students referred for a special education evaluation to ensure that they understand the process and their due process rights.
Assist guardians of students suspected of having a disability in navigating the evaluation process in a timely fashion.
Support at all stages the implementation of key DOE communications and public outreach initiatives at the individual CSE/CPSE, from project management to coordinating and managing the logistics of initiatives.
Create, implement, and continuously improve upon CSE/CPSE communications and outreach initiatives to families and relevant stakeholders about special education processes and services.
Work with the CSE leadership and the Executive Director of the CSEs in creating and implementing comprehensive family engagement plans and strategies with relevant stakeholders, other DOE offices, outside organizations, and non-DOE evaluation teams.
Incorporate stakeholder feedback effectively and make suggestions to CSE leadership and senior CSE leadership based on aforementioned feedback.
Create, implement, and continuously improve upon CSE/CPSE tracking systems to ensure timely evaluation, re-evaluation, provision of special education services to all eligible students, placement of eligible students in recommended programs, and satisfactory resolution of any and all family and staff escalations.
Assist CSE leadership and senior CSE leadership in building, implementing, and maintaining knowledge management structures and systems.
Manage all student-related correspondence and materials, including event mailings and meeting notices.
Coordinate and schedule meetings for and with the CSE and the Executive Director of the CSEs.
Responsible for all administrative tasks and clerical duties necessary to the functioning of the CSE/CPSE.
A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and two years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties described above; or
High school graduation or equivalent and six years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties as described above; or
Education and/or experience which is equivalent to 1
However, all candidates must have at least one year of experience as described in 1
Ability to think strategically, manage horizontally, mobilize disparate groups of people toward a common and ambitious goal, and translate insights into action.
Ability to organize facts and present information and figures in a clear, concise, and logical manner, both orally and in writing.
Attentive to detail with strong organizational skills; able to work under pressure and effectively prioritize work to meet frequent and changing deadlines.
Skilled with group problem-solving and able to work with complex concepts in a dynamic setting.
Self-motivated, deadline-oriented, flexible, and able to work both independently and within teams.
Creative problem-solver with the ability to perform independent, thoughtful analysis around important issues.
Ability to effectively work under pressure, use independent judgment, and produce a high-quality work product within tight time constraints.
Familiarity with NYC public schools.
Familiarity with special education processes and procedures.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
Internal candidates preferred.
(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
August 24, 2018 until 3:00 p.m.
NOTE: The filling of all positions is subject to budget availability and/or grant funding.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
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NEW YORK, New York, United States