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PMGR - Pedagogic Manager - 117609

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Senior Program Manager, Substance Abuse Prevention and Intervention (OSYD)


60G111 - Office of Counseling Support Programs

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Senior Program Manager, Substance Abuse Prevention and Intervention (OSYD)


Position Summary: Reporting to the Executive Director for Counseling Support Services in the Office of Safety and Youth Development, the Senior Program Manager with varying degrees of latitude and independent judgement supervisors the Department of Education’s prevention and intervention programs, services and policies citywide. These programs are primarily funded by the New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS). The Senior Program Manager supervises the Borough Program Directors for Prevention and Intervention Services and is the lead DOE official for a program that employs 250+

Substance Abuse Prevention and Intervention Specialist (SAPIS) in schools. The SAPIS program provides students with prevention services which include, but are not limited to, individual, group, family and crisis counseling; classroom presentations; peer programming; social skills groups; and, where necessary, referrals for professional services. Performs related work.


Reports to:  Executive Director


Direst reports: Borough Program Directors for Prevention and Intervention Services (seven)


Key Relationships:  Serves as a liaison to the New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS). Works closely with Superintendents’ offices and school principals.




·         Provides oversight for the prevention and intervention services funded by OASAS.

·         Prepares budgets, contracts, workplans, and annual reports required by OASAS; maintains correspondence and represents the DOE in meetings with OASAS.

·         Conducts monthly meetings in providing supervision and planning with Borough Program Directors.

·         Connects resources and services to schools upon request or through state funded programs and initiatives. 

·         Conducts research to assist in the development of prevention and intervention programs including analysis of individual school needs and citywide trends.

·         Visits schools to identify best practices and suggests application and/or replication of certain services.

·         Conducts ongoing policy research to stay abreast of current literature, methodologies and treatment modalities in the fields of alcohol and/or substance abuse, addiction, child abuse and the provision of services for children at risk.  Provides information to schools at their request.

·         Monitors and tracks categorical funding to ensure that programs comply with federal and state requirements.

·         Works with the Division of Budget Operations and Review to allocate OASAS funds across all school districts, including the preparation of allocation memos and staff assignment locations.

·         Manages programmatic Request for Proposal process for prevention and intervention services with the Division of Contracts and Purchasing (DCP).

·         Liaises with Borough Program Directors and school-based Substance Abuse Prevention and Intervention Specialists (SAPIS), as requested, to identify areas and students in need of support services.  Provides strategies for school-specific approaches in prevention and intervention services that can contribute to a better school environment.

·         Works in partnership with Superintendents’ offices and schools to support conflict resolution and violence prevention programs.

·         Provides technical assistance to the Borough Program Directors and SAPIS on the online reporting system (WITNYS).

·         Provides for the implementation of services through the purchase of prevention curricula and instructional materials for SAPIS.


Qualification Requirements:




Must currently possess or will possess by date of hire, New York State certification as a school district administrator (SDA) or school district leader (SDL).  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 https://www.schools.nyc.gov/careers/principals-and-assistant-principals/school-leader-and-supervisory-certification.





·         Extensive experience in management of staff to achieve common goals, including supervisory and evaluative experience.

·         Knowledge of and extensive experience related to substance abuse, addiction, and violence prevention and intervention programs and curricula.

·         Detailed understanding of the operations and structure of the DOE.

·         Understanding of NYS OASAS grant requirements and contracts

·         Proficiency with WITNYS.

·         Proficiency with Microsoft Office 365 applications including but not limited to Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams, and Power Point.

·         In-depth knowledge of City and State agency operations, policies and key initiatives.

·         Superior ability to make written and oral presentations clearly and concisely.

·         Strong analytical, decision making and problem-solving skills.

·         Availability to travel and attend meetings outside of the regular workday.


Salary: $148,336


NOTE: The filling of all positions is subject to budget availability and/or grant funding.





It is the policy of the Department of Education of the City of New York to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to actual or perceived race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, age, marital status, partnership status, disability, sexual orientation, gender (sex), military status, unemployment status, caregiver status, consumer credit history, 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. For more information, please refer to the DOE Non-Discrimination Policy.

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