Policy Support Coordinator (Contracted) - NYC DOE Division of Early Childhood Education

52 Chambers Street Contract

Role Overview

The Mayor and the Chancellor are committed to providing high-quality early childhood programming in New York City. Research demonstrates that quality early childhood education contributes to student achievement and is associated with other long-term benefits.

The Division of Early Childhood Education (DECE) is partnering with the New York City Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) to provide technical assistance for city-contracted early childhood care and education programs. Accordingly, DECE has an opening for a Policy Support Coordinator Consultant to provide logistical support to a team of specialists who will make on-site visits to birth-to-five programs across NYC and offer other assistance to ensure that all programs offer safe, high-quality learning environments for young children and their families.

As described below, the role will involve significant administrative duties, including scheduling, email/document drafting, event planning, and task tracking. This is an exciting role for a candidate who enjoys supporting team members to achieve a shared goal and is interested in gaining experience in central administration.     

Hours: 35 paid hours per week; consultancy expected to run from January 28, 2019 through June 30, 2019

Reports to: Policy Development and Support Team, Division of Early Childhood Education


The ideal candidate will be a flexible worker who thrives in an all-hands-on-deck environment. Specific responsibilities will likely include:

  • Strategic administrative support
    • Coordinate with the Policy Support Manager to determine priority and frequency decision points for program visits
    • Facilitate the scheduling of ongoing support visits for city contracted birth-to-five programs
    • Track and report on the completion of program support visits
    • Work with team members to troubleshoot scheduling changes and/or data entry needs
    • Perform related administrative tasks
  • Communications support
    • Create and revise key documents for internal communication, reports, decisions, etc.
    • Coordinate with other teams to exchange information/resources needed for decision-making
  • Organizational development support
    • Support planning and management of team meetings and events

Required Qualities and Skills

The ideal candidate for the Policy Support Consultant role will demonstrate the following qualities and skills:

  • Strong project management and personal organization skills
  • Ability to learn protocols and procedures quickly, and be responsive to feedback
  • Strong interpersonal skills; approaches teamwork with a strong service and relationship orientation
  • Excellent written communication and oral communication skills including strategic communication, business correspondence, editing and proofreading, and engagement with stakeholders
  • Strong Microsoft Word and PowerPoint skills; preferably with experience in editing and formatting PowerPoint slides for clarity, consistency, and visual appeal
  • Ability to adapt, stay focused, and maintain composure when working on tight timelines in changing circumstances

Term of Employment and Pay Rate

The role is a 6-month consultancy, with the possibility of extension, planned to begin on January 28, 2019. The role requires 35 hours per week, beginning at 8:30am, Monday-Friday. The pay rate for this role is $30 an hour and is eligible for paid sick time off after 120 days of employment.

How to Apply

  • Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

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