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Job Title:

PMGR - Pedagogic Manager - 122302

Office Title:

Deputy Senior Executive Director, Committees on Special Education


50M07N - DSISS/Special Education Office

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Please Note: Position only open to internal NYC Department of Education employees.



Deputy Senior Executive Director, Committees on Special Education



Position Summary: The Deputy Senior Executive Director for Committees on Special Education will provide high-level policy and systems recommendations, management, and professional development support for the Committees on Special Education (CSEs) of the Department of Education (DOE). By providing day-to-day leadership and developing and implementing long-term projects, the Deputy Senior Executive Director will direct and support CSE operations, case management, and capacity-building initiatives. The Deputy Senior Executive Director will act as a liaison to internal and external partners and as a resource for special education policy and practice, while supporting the Senior Executive Director in leading the CSEs in all operational and clinical work-streams. Performs related work.


The CSEs refer to the school-based and regionally based teams responsible for coordinating and carrying out the special education process, including but not limited to:

·         Initial referral or Request for Referral

·         Evaluation

·         CSE Team Meeting

·         Arranging Special Education Services

·         Annual Reviews/Reevaluations/Mandated Three Year Reviews


For students who attend the following schools:

·         Private school

·         Parochial school

·         Charter school

·         State approved non-public school

·         Preschool


Regionally based teams located at CSE offices are also responsible for coordinating and carrying-out the special education process for the following students:

·         Students attending non-public schools outside New York City and New York State

·         Students who are non-attending

·         Some students who receive home or hospital instruction as their placement on their IEP


Reports to: Senior Executive Director – Special Education Services and Evaluations.


Direct Reports: CSE Chairpersons, Central-Based Support Team (10)


Key Relationships: Senior Executive Director for CSEs, CSE Chairs and Leadership, and Special Education Office (SEO), and DOE partners to ensure that CSE staff is knowledgeable regarding citywide and division-wide priorities and goals.




·         Manages and evaluates the provision of multidisciplinary activities carried out by CSE Chairs and their staff. This includes:

o    monitoring CSE clinical teams in regard to timely and appropriate evaluations, recommendations, and services;

o    establishing guidelines for operations, human resources, and office-level systems, management, and organization;

o    conducting systemic follow-up activities to monitor the provision of all required services;

o    utilizing current knowledge of the range, eligibility requirements and objectives of special education programs and services available in New York City; and

o    working to ensure systems and practices across all CSEs are uniform and efficient and consider families and schools.

·         Ensures that the special education process for students in non-public schools meets established Federal and State guidelines under the Regulations of the Commissioner and the Chancellor's Regulations and ensures services are provided in the least restrictive environment (LRE). This includes providing oversight for initial referrals, annual reviews, mandated three-year reviews, reevaluations, impartial hearings, manifestation determination reviews (MDRs), functional behavior assessments (FBAs), behavior intervention plans (BIPs), and mediations.

·         Develops leadership capacity across CSE teams; designs and implements professional learning opportunities.

·         In collaboration with Senior Executive Director, conducts strategic planning and implements initiatives to improve compliance and access to inclusive programming for students.

·         Works with the CSE Chairs to create and implement consistent systems and processes for the Central Based Support Team (CBST) and Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE).

·         Develops and carries out policies and plans that are data-driven, student and family-centered, and appropriate for CSE offices and non-public schools.

Qualification Requirements:




Must currently possess a 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





·         Demonstrated commitment to serving students with disabilities and inclusive education.

·         Expert knowledge of the continuum of services, Regulations of the Commissioner, Chancellor's Regulations, Jose P. issues, due process, the Standard Operating Procedures Manual (SOPM), and the CPSE process

·         Understanding of current research and best practices for the education of students with disabilities in regard to instruction, eligibility, and services.

·         Experience in management and leadership of large, diverse teams.

·         Strong interpersonal leadership skills and an exceptional ability to manage complex relationships with diverse populations, including school-based staff, senior administrative leadership, and community advocates.

·         Ability to proactively identify key issues and risks; exceptional facilitation skills with the ability to troubleshoot, problem-solve and anticipate issues needing resolution

·         Capacity to manage the development and administration of multiple policies, projects, and initiatives from conceptualization to implementation.

·         Superior planning and analytical skills.

·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

·         Highly developed interpersonal skills for building relationships with multiple offices within the DOE.

·         Willingness to travel to different DOE sites and locations throughout the city as needed.




·         Self-motivated, deadline-oriented, flexible, and ability to work independently and within teams.

·         Ability to appreciate multiple perspectives and paradoxes within a solutions-oriented approach.

·         Capacity to work under pressure and effectively prioritize work in a demanding, fast-paced environment.

·         Creative problem solver with the ability to perform independent, thoughtful analysis around important educational issues.

·         Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail.

·         Desire to speak and present to large groups.

·         Interest in education policy that supports the success of all students and schools while demonstrating a systems understanding of educational issues.

·         Cross-functional knowledge of personnel and financial management, public administration, and other operational aspects of a large-scale organization.

·         Ability to use quantitative and qualitative data to drive decision making.



Salary: $129,014 - $150,000


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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