PER SESSION VACANCY NOTICE # 1108: Supervisor - DREAM – The Specialized High Schools Institute (DREAM – SHSI) (Office of Equity and Access)

  • Posted Date: Jun 1, 2020 Deadline: Jul 31, 2020

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(CONTINGENT UPON FUNDING AVAILABILITY; this position is subject to budget approval and availability and may be withdrawn at any time)



Site Supervisor for DREAM – SHSI for Fall 2020


DREAM SHSI is an extracurricular program of rigorous coursework designed to assist eligible rising 8th grade students in preparing for the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT).  DREAM coursework emphasizes learning ELA and math strategies needed for the SHSAT, solving problems under timed conditions, and practice with SHSAT questions.



Various locations citywide (see list below)


Site # 1: District(s) 1, 2

Site # 2: District(s) 3, 6

Site # 3: District(s) 4, 5

Site # 4: District(s) 7, 12

Site # 5: District(s) 8

Site # 6: District(s) 10

Site # 7: District(s) 11

Site # 8: District(s) 19, 23

Site # 9: District(s) 13, 15

Site # 10: District(s) 20

Site # 11: District(s) 21

Site # 12: District(s) 22

Site # 13: District(s) 14, 16, 32

Site # 14: District(s) 24, 30

Site # 15: District(s) 25, 28

Site # 16: District(s) 26, 29

Site # 17: District(s) 27

Site # 18: District(s) 31

Site # 19: District(s) 17, 18

Site # 20: District(s) 9



Open to currently licensed and appointed NYCDOE Assistant Principal or retired NYCDOE Principal,

Assistant Principal, or Education Administrator.



  1. Demonstrated dedication to equity, making sure that all students receive the support they need to achieve a common standard
  2. Experience with middle school students and knowledge of the high school application process
  3. An understanding of, and sensitivity to, the complex emotional, social and academic needs of middle school students
  4. Proven track record of using culturally responsive strategies when working with students and families
  5. Knowledge of remote instruction and growing experience in supporting strong remote instruction
  6. A demonstrated ability to motivate, stimulate and challenge all students to achieve a high level of performance through rigorous academic standards
  7. Experience with observing teachers and giving verbal and written feedback based on a framework
  8. Successful experience with coaching staff to be responsive and supportive of all students’ needs
  9. Ability to promote and ensure a positive DREAM experience for all students and staff
  10. Experience with implementing positive behavior supports 
  11. Excellent communication skills
  12. Documented record of excellent attendance and punctuality
  13. Experience using ATSSUM
  14. Strong computer and technology skills
  15. Previous satisfactory experience as a Test Coordinator is preferred
  16. Previous satisfactory experience supervising advanced level classes on the middle school, junior high school, or high school level preferred
  17. If applicable, satisfactory ratings from September 1, 2017 through June 30, 2019



  1. Work closely with Central DREAM team to implement all aspects of DREAM – SHSI.
  2. Organize and supervise all aspects of the DREAM program at your site, including but not limited to:
    1. Supervising all DREAM staff, including teachers, guidance counselors, student workers, and any other support staff
  • Prepare and submit weekly data reports via an online survey
  • Ensure the completion of progress reports for each student
  • Maintain a log of observations and a file of formal written observations
  • Rate teachers at the end of the summer session
  • Liaise with the SHSAT practice test vendor, as needed
  • Provide teachers with regular verbal and written formative feedback, as based on a framework
  • Facilitate and lead orientation sessions for students and families, and able to deliver them virtually
  • Facilitate parent meetings and/or workshops that meet the needs of DREAM families, and be able to deliver them virtually
  • Provide for student and faculty programming and organization, including the academic, guidance/advisory, enrichment, and mentoring components of the program
  • Respond, in a timely manner, to student, parent, and staff inquiries
  • Implement a progressive ladder of discipline
  • Liaise with the Office of Pupil Transportation, Office of School Food, and other relevant NYCDOE offices to meet the needs of all students.
  • Maintain a positive relationship with other administrators at the host school
  • Prepare and submit all required reports to the Central DREAM team
  • Maintain accurate attendance rosters of program participants using ATSSUM
  1. Attend and assist with citywide staff orientation and professional development
  2. Attend all required meetings



  • Instructional Days: Saturdays commencing Saturday, September 12, 2020 to Saturday, October 31, 2020
  • Instructional Hours:8:30am – 1:00pm
  • All applicants must be available for the full calendar of the instructional days prior to the program





Per Session rates as per the relevant union/organization of the advertised title (UFT, CSA, DC-37 - Collective Bargaining Agreement).  Contingent Upon Funding Availability.



Submit a Per Session OP-75 application, cover letter (please indicate no more than three  preferred location(s) in the cover letter) and resume, letter of to with subject line “DREAM – Site Supervisor Position Fall”




If you have any questions about this activity, please e-mail

Signature for Peter Ianniello

An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D

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