POSITION SUMMARY: The New York City Department of Education (DOE) is dedicated to creating and supporting partnerships among schools, families and the community. The Division of Community Empowerment, Partnerships, and Communication (DCEPC) includes a diverse portfolio of offices including the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs. The Office of Intergovernmental Affairs (IGA) strives to involve and inform elected and appointed government officials as essential partners in advancing education. IGA develops and implements strategies to strengthen the DOE’s efforts to engage elected and appointed government officials and advance educational equity throughout New York City. IGA also organizes, supports and/or attends a wide range of local, citywide and upstate New York events.
The Director of State Legislative Affairs (SLA) oversees the development and implementation of the Department’s legislative and budgetary agenda in Albany. The Director of SLA is the primary liaison between the DOE, State elected officials and their staff relating to relevant legislative issues, and assists on district-level and constituent issues. The Director of SLA engages with State Assembly, Senate leadership and central teams on legislative, budgetary and policy issues. The Director of SLA coordinates the review and analysis of all state legislation that impacts the DOE. The Director of SLA coordinates the preparation of all testimonies before State Assembly of Senate hearings. The Director of SLA also coordinates with relevant state agencies and officials, including State Education Departments and Department of Budget. The Director of SLA will maintain and develop relationships with key external contacts, including state-based educational advocacy groups, unions and other municipalities.
The Director of State Legislative Affairs will support the coordination and preparation of information and briefings that will inform the decision-making of the Senior Executive Director of IGA, Deputy Chancellor(s), Cabinet, Chancellor and leaders throughout the DOE. The Director of State Legislative Affairs will assist in the organization and execution of issue campaigns, community events and meetings. Performs related work.
REPORTS TO: Senior Executive Director
DIRECT REPORTS: N/A
KEY RELATIONSHIPS: State legislators and their staff, State Education Department, Council of Great City Schools, New York State School Board Association, National School Board Association, Council of Big 5 School Districts, Mayor’s Office, IGA Executive Director, IGA Borough Directors, Office of Community Affairs, FACE, Communications, Press Office, and outside agencies with an educational focus.
(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.)
PLEASE INCLUDE A RESUME AND COVER LETTER WITH YOUR APPLICATION.
APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH SEPTEMBER 6, 2019 UNTIL 3:00 P.M.
NOTE: THE FILLING OF ALL POSITIONS IS SUBJECT TO BUDGET AVAILABILITY AND/OR GRANT FUNDING.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
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, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, age, marital status, partnership status, disability, sexual orientation, gender (sex), military status, prior record of arrest or conviction (except as permitted by law), predisposing genetic characteristics, or status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual offenses and stalking, and to maintain an environment free of harassment on any of the above-noted grounds, including sexual harassment or retaliation. Inquiries regarding compliance with this equal opportunity policy may be directed to: Office of Equal Opportunity, 65 Court Street, Room 1102, Brooklyn, New York 11201, or visit the OEO website at http://schools.nyc.gov/OEO
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