- Bachelor's Degree
- Master's Degree
- Communication Skills
- Supervising Experience
This title is in a civil service competitive class that is subject to examination. Position is only open to applicants with permanent NYC civil service status as Administrative Education Analyst or candidates who are permanent in an equivalent title that is eligible for transfer under 6.1.9 to Administrative Education Analyst or candidates who have taken the most recent Administrative Education Analyst civil service examination.
(Those who previously applied need not re-apply)
Position Summary: The Budget Director, NYCDOE Borough/Citywide Offices will manage a cohort of support managers and specialists, strategically coordinating and supporting the Borough/Citywide Offices scope of operational work. The incumbent will provide expertise and direction in budget, grants management, contracts, procurement, and/or payroll. The Budget Director will serve in a managerial confidential capacity, with significant discretion and independent decision-making authority on behalf of the Director for Finance and Human Resources, Borough/Citywide Offices. In addition, the incumbent will serve as key advisor to the Director for Finance and Human Resources on operational support matters.
The Budget Director also works closely with school-based personnel, striving to meet the goals of the Borough/Citywide Offices while driving the schools served by the Offices to meet their cumulative performance targets. All Borough/Citywide Office staff, including the Budget Director, work to engender high levels of principal satisfaction with the services and support they provide. Performs related work.
Reports to: Director for Finance and Human Resources, Borough/Citywide Offices
Direct Reports: Operations Specialists
Key Relationships: The Budget Director works closely with school-based personnel in two capacities: (1) to provide comprehensive and/or specialized support for operational functions, such as human resources, budgeting, grants management, contracts, procurement, and payroll; and (2) to build capacity at the school level for operational practices.
Additionally, the Budget Director works with the First Deputy Chancellor’s Office and Central leadership to ensure that schools supported by the Borough/Citywide Offices are receiving high-quality, targeted transactional support and guidance. Borough/Citywide Office staff work together to ensure the provision of high-quality support and service to principals that is seamless and coordinated.
Provide guidance and resources to principals, school administrators and school-based personnel to schools served by the Borough/Citywide Office, to increase the operational/administrative capacity and autonomy of each school. This includes frequent school visits to troubleshoot and provide one-on-one support as necessary.
Provide strategic coaching to principals and staff regarding resource optimization, talent management, and alignment of operational resources to student achievement and instructional goals.
Manage one or more operations specialists, ensuring the provision of high-quality service while building operational capacity in schools.
Liaise with the First Deputy Chancellor’s Office and Central offices when necessary to ensure that operational transactions are executed to meet compliance mandates and schools’ satisfaction.
Liaise, as appropriate, with the First Deputy Chancellor’s Office and Central leadership for the purposes of fulfilling principal and school needs that must escalate beyond the Borough/Citywide Offices.
Identify complex and systemic needs of schools served by the Borough/Citywide Office, and arrange for the provision of services to meet those needs.
Advise principals on when and how to seek additional resources and/or expertise.
Assume a leadership role in shaping the internal and external market, assisting the team in identifying services for schools.
Serve as an advocate for schools, engaging leadership in potential policy changes.
Identify shared operational challenges and advise accordingly regarding policy updates or changes.
Implement policies advancing a service-oriented culture designed to attain high levels of principal satisfaction with the services and support provided by the Borough/Citywide Office.
Support the work of principals to capture and disseminate knowledge among the schools served by the Borough/Citywide Office. This includes sharing best practices related to business services and operational issues.
Provide critical, technical operational information as available from the First Deputy Chancellor’s Office and/or Borough/Citywide Office, including Central policy and process updates and changes.
Professional Development/Capacity Building
Identify areas in which schools are in need of administrative and/or operational training, and ensure that training opportunities are provided to each school.
Design and deliver professional development for school-based professionals based on individual school needs.
A master's degree from an accredited college in economics, finance, accounting, business or public administration, human resources management, management science, operations research, organizational behavior, industrial psychology, statistics, personnel administration, labor relations, psychology, sociology, human resources development, political science, urban studies, or a closely related field, or a Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school and two years of satisfactory full-time professional experience, for educational program(s) and/or institution(s) in one or a combination of the following: working with the budget of a large public or private concern in budget administration, accounting economic or financial administration, fiscal or economic research; management or methods analysis, operations research, organizational research or program evaluation; educational, personnel or public administration, recruitment, position classification, personnel relations, labor relations, employee benefits, staff development, employment program planning/administration, labor market research, economic planning, fiscal management, or a related area, 18 months of this experience must have been in an executive, managerial, administrative, consultative or supervisory capacity. Supervision must have included supervising staff performing professional work in the areas described above; or
A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and four years of satisfactory full-time professional experience as described in "1" above, including the 18 months of executive, managerial, administrative, consultative or supervisory experience described in "1" above; or
Education and/or experience equivalent to “1”, or “2” above. Graduate education in areas other than those mentioned above, may be substituted for the professional experience, but not for the 18 months of managerial experience described in “1” above, at the rate of 15 graduate semester credits from an accredited college or university for 6 months up to a maximum of 1 year of professional experience. However, all candidates must possess a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and 18 months executive, managerial, administrative, consultative or supervisory experience, as described in “1” above.
Advanced degree in business, public or education administration.
Experience in one or more of the following areas: budgeting, grants management, contracts, procurement, human resources, payroll, technology (applications support/training), food and transportation.
Familiar with DOE systems related to area(s) of expertise.
Strong communication skills.
Well-developed strategic thinking and planning skills.
Track record of successful operations management in the education sector.
Proactively and strategically works to meet short- and long-term goals.
Entrepreneurial, innovative leadership approach.
Highly motivated and self-directed manager, with a demonstrable history of success.
Ability to build relationships with diverse constituencies.
Record of excellent performance in previously held positions.
Internal candidates preferred.
(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.)
Applications will be accepted through October 2, 2019 until 3:00 p.m.
NOTE: The filling of all positions is subject to budget availability and/or grant funding.
This position is open to qualified persons with a disability who are eligible for the 55-a program. Please indicate in your cover letter that you would like to be considered for the position under the 55-a program.
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