Early Childhood Education RFP Evaluator 2019

New York, United States | Division of Early Childhood - Expansion Team


New York City DOE’s Division of Early Childhood Education is seeking UPK experts to read and evaluate request for proposals!  Evaluators will serve an integral role in expanding early childhood services throughout New York City by evaluating written proposals and conducting site visits as part of a small team.


Note:  This is a seasonal, temporary position. This project involves a variable work schedule. The project will run from late July 2019 – December 2019. Exact amount of required weekly hours will vary between 0 hours - 35 hours, depending on need. All project work will be scheduled between the hours of 8AM - 5PM. A mandatory training will be held prior to project commencement.


Location: Travel across NYC-area is required. Trainings are conducted at a location to be determined. Location preferences will be taken into account when possible, but flexibility and ability to work across the city is expected. Transportation and out-of-pocket expenses will not be reimbursed.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Read and score written proposals.
  • Conduct site visits.
  • Conference with team members to determine final score and potential award recommendation.
  • Complete appropriate documentation and maintain written and electronic records.
  • Submit scores and documentation through online survey system.
  • Meet all deadlines.

Experience and Skills

  • Minimum of two (2) years of teaching experience and background in and knowledge of early childhood education system (pre-K through grade 2).
  • Ability to evaluate written proposals based on scoring rubric
  • Ability to work with team members to discuss and work through scoring discrepancies, collaboratively evaluating program proposals in order to reach consensus on final evaluation scores.
  • Ability to conduct interview and programmatic visits with team members throughout assigned borough(s), to be determined.
  • Ability to work in a fast‐paced, intense environment both individually and in teams and to meet deadlines.
  • Basic computer and technology skills, including competency with email, internet, and phone communication
  • Willingness to learn new computer-based programs through guided training.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in written and spoken English.

Availability and Flexibility 

  • Ability to travel throughout NYC-area. Work assignments and locations will be determined based on need.
  • Flexibility regarding assigned borough(s) and evaluation scheduling is essential.
  • Flexibility regarding variable work load, which will range between 0 hours – 35 hours a week. Exact schedule is variable and to be determined on an ongoing basis.
  • Availability to attend mandatory training held prior to project commencement. Time and location to be determined.

Selection Criteria:

  • Resume review
  • Performance on work task
  • Interview