Pre-K Expansion, Policy, and Performance Coordinator - NYC DOE Division of Early Childhood

New York, United States Full-time

Position Summary: The Mayor and the Chancellor are committed to providing high-quality full-day Pre-K for all 4-year-olds in New York City.  Research demonstrates that quality Pre-K contributes to student achievement and is associated with other long-term benefits. Every student in NYC deserves access to the variety of teaching approaches and strong foundation of skills and knowledge that high-quality Pre-K provides.

The Division of Early Childhood Education (DECE) administers Pre-K programs for NYC students in public elementary schools and New York City Early Education Centers (NYCEECs).  DECE provides families access to high-quality early childhood options that prepare their children for academic success and the skills to lead a successful life. Working together with families and programs, DECE ensures that children are engaged, nurtured, and supported with the tools needed to develop into independent learners and creative problem-solvers. 

The Expansion, Policy, and Performance (EPP) Coordinator will support the development and effective implementation of policies and procedures related to Pre-K expansion. The EPP Coordinator will assist in developing processes and systems for effective management of the RFP process and for data collection. The EPP Coordinator will work closely with internal and external stakeholders to align practices and protocols and track data on budgets, seat allocations, and personnel and assist with reporting structures from the field to central. Performs related work.

Reports to: Deputy Executive Director, Expansion, Policy and Performance

Direct Reports: N/A

Key Relationships: DECE Executive Directors, DECE Field Offices, Community Superintendents, School Leadership, Division of Contracts and Purchasing, Division of Financial Operations, and other central DOE offices; Office of Auditor General (OAG); New York City Early Education Centers (NYCEECs).


  • Supports community outreach efforts to identify and engage with possible new Pre-K providers, both NYCEECs and district school programs.
  • Supports community engagement processes related to use of community space for Pre-K programs, and collaborates with community stakeholders and their representatives, superintendents, principal leadership facilitators, early childhood directors, program leaders, principals, and other key leaders to ensure the smooth integration of Pre-K programs citywide.
  • Communicates with pre-K programs about DOE visits to their sites for CLASS and ECERS evaluations, RFP evaluations, and other DECE needs.
  • Manages the consultant hiring process for the RFP including designing and implementing the interview process, making offers and onboarding staff.
  • Supports the implementation of the evaluation and scoring process for NYCEEC and District School Pre-K awards.
  • Implements all activities related to the partner selection process through the Pre-K RFP for NYCEEC contracts, and makes recommendations for improving the process.
  • Supports coordination across multiple DOE offices (including ODP, DCP, OSE and others), to ensure that Pre-K programs are developed operationally and all needed resources are available to launch Pre-K programs at the start of the following school year.
  • Manages projects as assigned by the expansion and/or policy teams including making recommendations and managing resources needed to coordinate the work.
  • Acts as resource to evaluators, staff, and all internal stakeholders, and helps troubleshoot any contract or operational issues.
  • Develops and oversees project timelines, milestones, and deliverables with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Reviews and responds to data requests on topics such assessment scores, assessment scheduling and status, community demand for pre-K seats, and enrollment.

Qualification Requirements: 


  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to "1" or "2" above. However, all candidates must have at least one year of experience as described in "1" above.


  • MA, MBA, or MPA degree.
  • Knowledge of word processing software, spreadsheets, and databases.
  • Capable and detail-oriented multitasker who can prioritize and remain professional in demanding situations.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to learn quickly and succeed in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Team player capable of resolving organizational roadblocks.
  • Educational experience.
  • Talent for listening, asking effective questions, and synthesizing information.
  • Internal candidates preferred.

Salary: $68,000+

(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.)

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