New School Project Director

Acting Principal Assigned / Project Director

Job Description

New York City Public Schools (NYCPS) seeks experienced Assistant Principals and Principals who can demonstrate sustained success in driving student achievement growth, for principal positions in new schools throughout the city.

Led by Chancellor David Banks, NYCPS is committed to creating a system of 1,700 + high-performing schools.

As part of their duties as principal of the new school, Acting Principal Assigned/Project Directors will take on significant responsibilities to create the new school– including curriculum design, instructional support, operational practices–hiring the school staff, and working with stakeholders throughout the district to build consensus around the new school design.

Acting Principal Assigned/Project Directors will interview with a panel including representatives from the office of the First Deputy Chancellor, office of School Design, office of the Deputy Chancellor for School Leadership and the Superintendent and may often include representative(s) from partner organizations. The Acting Principal Assigned/Project Director will serve as the IA Principal and be subject to the C30 process for hiring school principals once the new school opens.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must possess a valid New York State certificate in School Administration/Supervision (SAS), School District Administrator (SDA), or School Building Leadership (SBL), and must be in the Principal Candidate Pool. Please note: We do not accept internship certificates.

For more information regarding the DOE’s supervisory certification requirements, as well as a link to the New York State Education Department’s website to apply for certification, please visit our website at


Principals and Assistant principals are covered by the Council of Supervisors and Administrators (CSA). Information regarding members’ benefits and union coverage can be obtained by visiting the CSA web site at


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, national origin, alienage and citizenship status, age, marital status, disability, prior record of arrest or conviction (except as provided by law), sexual orientation, gender (sex), and to maintain an environment free of discriminatory harassment, including sexual harassment, or retaliation as required by civil rights law. Inquiries regarding compliance with this equal opportunity policy may be directed to: Office of Equal Opportunity, 65 Court Street, Room 1101, Brooklyn, New York 11201, or visit the OEO website at 


Anticipated start date: January 2024

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