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New York City Department of Education Deputy Executive Director of School Based Evaluations and Family Engagement in NEW YORK, New York

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Position Summary: The Deputy Executive Director of School Based Evaluations and Family Engagement will provide high-level policy and systems recommendations, management, and professional development support for district-assigned Supervisors of School Psychologists, as well as assist in supervising the leadership team from the Office of Supervisors of School Psychologists. Additional responsibilities include providing day-to-day leadership and developing, implementing, and overseeing long-term projects. The Deputy Executive Director of School Based Evaluations and Family Engagement will direct and support case management, and monitor patterns of referrals as well as district and school-based patterns of completion and will develop strategic plans for increased productivity and timely completion of referrals to special education. To that end, the Deputy Executive Director will direct and support district action plans, a framework for goal development and progress monitoring with staff and will lead capacity-building initiatives. The Deputy 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 Executive Director and leading district-level Supervisors of School Psychologists in all operational and clinical workstreams. Performs related work.

Reports to:Executive Director of School Based Evaluations and Family Engagement

Direct Reports:Managers of Supervisors of Psychologists and Supervisors of School Psychologists

Key Relationships:Committees on Special Education (CSEs); SEO Instruction and Accountability; Office of Related Services; SEO Operations; District 75 (D75); Office of School Support and Supervision; Office of Borough Support.


  • Supports the Executive Director in the management of the Office of Supervisors of School Psychologists, ensuring that all recommendations are made in a timely manner and in service of students and families.
  • Supports multifaceted escalations and assists families and DOE administrators and staff in understanding complex disabilities.
  • Supports Directors of Special Education, Administrators of Special Education (ASEs), Supervisors of School Psychologists, and CSEs in the practical application of special education policy.
  • Provides recommendations for new and existing policy based upon effectiveness and feedback from the field.
  • Manages selected projects to improve the effectiveness of special education policy.
  • Oversees the Central review process of all school variance requests to the State Education Department.
  • Assists the Executive Director in the oversight of all Central escalations; ensures the timely resolution of escalations and provides regular updates for DSISS Leadership on escalation trends.
  • Provides specialized expertise in all matters pertaining to special education eligibility, testing modalities, program models, and classification areas.
  • Maintains up-to-date records and statistics for DSISS on all students referred to special education programs.
  • In collaboration with the United Federation of Teachers (UFT), manages the administration of annual clinician clustering assignment activities.
  • In collaboration with the Executive Director, oversees the tracking and management of the ongoing redeployment process, as specified by the UFT collective bargaining agreement.
  • Oversees school year and summer per session, ensuring efficiency and accountability in managing the timeliness of IEPs.
  • Supports the Turning 5 process, coordinating with CSE teams as needed to ensure effective management of cases and promoting high quality IEPs.
  • Supports Supervisors of Psychologists in managing caseloads, caseload disputes, and staff leaves.
  • Coordinates the purchasing and inventory maintenance of test kits and protocols.


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  • Analyzes large data sets to identify patterns, and best practices; supports the implementation of plans of action to provide support and meet goals related to improved compliance of students referred for special education evaluations.

  • Monitors improvement plans aimed at timeliness of evaluations for students referred to special education.
  • Develops accountability structures and sets clear expectations for the responsible and efficient use of per session funds.
  • Supports the Executive Director of School Based Evaluations and Family Engagement with the implementation of systems and structures that are aligned to per session policies and procedures in order to develop clear lines of accountability for supervisors.
  • Supports the Executive Director of School Based Evaluations and Family Engagement in monitoring targeted district goals and strategic data planning to develop clear lines of accountability for supervisors.

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School Support

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  • Collaborates with school building/district leaders to implement plans of action to provide support and meet goals related to improved compliance of students referred for special education evaluations.

  • Conducts school visits with Managers of Supervisors of School Psychologists, Supervisors of School Psychologists and related Borough/Citywide Office stakeholders

Operations Support and Management

  • Oversees annual clustering process, coordinates with the United Federation of Teachers (UFT), manages the administration of District Allocation Committees, and reviews the data needed to make cluster assignments.
  • Oversees accuracy of data entry and ensures timely updates to IEP Connect or the recording system for citywide IEP team school psychologists and social workers
  • Oversees the management of the Turning 5 (T-5) Kindergarten assessment process, coordinating with CSE Teams as needed to ensure the effective management of individual needs, and promote high-quality IEPs and the implementation of citywide policies.
  • Oversees ordering, replenishing, and inventory of testing material for school-based IEP teams.

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


  • A master’s degree from an accredited college or university in special education or a related service area: speech, school psychology, social work, and/or guidance.
  • At least five (5) years of satisfactory, responsible, full-time experience in special education management and administration.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of satisfactory experience working with students with disabilities, including students with autism.


  • Hands-on experience in matters related to special education compliance.
  • Experience as a member of an IEP Team.
  • Background in special education that includes a thorough knowledge of the specific needs of preschool and school age students with disabilities.
  • Experience in effectively providing professional development on topics related to the education of students with disabilities, including students with autism.
  • Evidence of building strong relationships with colleagues, families, and community members.
  • Collaborative approach to managing projects and activities.
  • Management skills required to ensure delivery of vital services to target student populations.
  • Communication skills required to represent DOE in meetings with parents, schools, and outside agencies.

*Salary: *$125,256+

Please be sure application includes a resume, cover letter and your 6-digit NYCDOE file number that was issued.* *

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

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 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

Tracking Code: 13857

Job Location: NEW YORK, New York, United States

Position Type: Full-Time/Regular

New Posting: Yes

Readvertisement: No

District: N/A

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