• Posted Date: Aug 23, 2019 Deadline: Sep 20, 2019
  • 52 Chambers Street, New York, New York United States

Job Details



Guidance Counselor Assigned A


Office of Safety and Youth Development

52 Chambers Street,

New York, New York 10007


New York City Department of Education (DOE) tenured and licensed Guidance Counselor with satisfactory ratings for the past five years


Reporting to the Senior Administrator in the Office of Safety and Youth Development, the Senior Program Manager takes the lead on planning and presenting professional development, develops tools and materials, and works with Borough/Citywide office staff, and counselors on all matters concerning Multi-Tiered Systems of Support for students in grades K-12. MTSS is a framework that many schools use to provide targeted support to struggling students.

Reports to:

Senior Administrator, Social Emotional Learning

Key Relationships:

The Senior Program Manager for Multi-Tiered Systems of Support works with the Executive Director in the Office of Safety and Youth Development as part of the School Counseling team, Borough/Citywide offices, and serves as a liaison with various DOE divisions.


  • Collaborate with the Executive Director in the creation of tailored resources for schools in the area of Multi-Tiered Systems of Support.
  • Conduct review of currently available research of national models and best practices pertaining to Multi-Tiered Systems of Support and counseling students with Individualized Educational Plans (IEPs).
  • Create professional development sessions to present current research on national models and best practices to school staff and counselors, Borough/Citywide offices and various DOE Central divisions.
  • Review DOE data to identify schools in need of support and liaise with field staff to deploy resources appropriately.
  • Work with principals and Borough/Citywide offices to ensure the creation and delivery of an effective professional development plan for support staff.
  • Lead the creation of age appropriate resources to support career and post-secondary development for students to be used in conjunction with Multi-Tiered supports.
  • Work with field staff to identify best practices in supporting Tier three students and students with IEPs.
  • Connect counselors and school administrators to other areas within the DOE that support related areas, e.g. special education, student health and mental health student enrollment, promotion policy, and post-secondary readiness.
  • Act as the primary central resource for all questions and concerns regarding Multi-tiered supports.
  • Lead professional development for Borough/Citywide Office and school staff on school guidance topics such as Comprehensive Guidance Programs including personal social development, academic achievement, and career development.
  • Serve as the liaison between the OSYD and other identified divisions.
  • Performs related work.


  • Strong background in Multi-Tiered Systems of Support.
  • Strong background in school counseling.
  • Knowledge of DOE policies and procedures regarding guidance and promotion requirements.
  • Knowledge of school programming.
  • Exceptional project management and leadership skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn and understand complex organizations.
  • Experience providing professional development to audiences of various sizes.
  • Familiarity with DOE systems, including ATS, SESIS, STARS and OORS.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.


As per UFT Collective Bargaining Agreement


As per UFT Collective Bargaining Agreement


As per UFT Collective Bargaining Agreement


Please send cover letter describing related experience and current resume, no later than

September 20, 2019, to:

Attention: Gillian Smith – Executive Director

Office of Safety and Youth Development

52 Chambers Street, Room 218

New York, NY 10007


via email to:

(Please include Vacancy Circular Number and Guidance Counselor Assigned A in subject line).

Office of Field & Information Services  Division of Human Resources

An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D

It is the policy of the Department of Education of the City of New York to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to actual or perceived race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, age, marital status, partnership status, disability, sexual orientation, gender (sex), military status, unemployment status, caregiver status, consumer credit history, 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. For more information, please refer to the DOE Non-Discrimination Policy.

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