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Citywide Parent Leader LiaisonNew York City Department of Education . - New York State
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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) encompasses a diverse portfolio of offices, including Family and Community Empowerment (FACE). As a central resource for family engagement, FACE strives to involve and inform parent leaders as essential partners in advancing student achievement. FACE develops and implements new strategies to strengthen the DOE’s efforts to engage and support parents and families of public school students throughout New York City.

The Citywide Parent Leader Liaison will assist in implementing citywide strategy and provide organizational support to the Education Council Consortium (ECC), Chancellor’s Parent Advisory Council (CPAC), Citywide Council on Special Education (CCSE), Citywide Council on High Schools (CCHS), Citywide Council on English Language Learners (CCELL), and the District 75 Council (D75). The Citywide Parent Leader Liaison will liaise with the aforementioned councils, as assigned, to ensure that citywide educational concerns are articulated to the DOE’s central office for response.

The Citywide Parent Leader Liaison will coordinate communication, regulatory, and programmatic activities to advance the Division’s strategic priorities and will work with external stakeholders to foster partnerships to support Division initiatives. This position will conduct research, implement professional development sessions, and provide technical support to assist the Councils during meetings and other activities. In addition, this position will develop training opportunities for the parent councils, as per New York State Education Law 2590, including the Parent Council Leadership Institute, a coaching and professional development program for parent leaders.

The Citywide Parent Leader Liaison’s work will entail designing, planning, and implementing engagement goals and deliverables and project managing review of past elections and strategic plans for future elections. Performs related work.

Reports to: Chief of Staff, FACE

Direct Reports: N/A

Key Relationships: FACE Leadership, DCEP Directors specifically Office of Communications, IGA, Office of Community Affairs, the CCSE, the D75 Council, CCELL, CCHS, CPAC, and other internal and external offices as needed.


  • Provide oversight and technical assistance to citywide-based DOE parent leaders serving on Chancellor’s Parent Advisory Councils (CPAC), Education Council Consortium (ECC), Community Education Councils (CEC), and Citywide Education Councils (CCELL, CCSE, D75 and CCHS).
  • Design, plan, and provide training support for citywide Education Council Administrative Assistants.
  • Assist in the planning and execution of the Citywide Chancellor’s Town Halls.
  • Prepare briefings for meetings with the Chancellor, Deputy Chancellor, Executive Superintendent, and supported councils, including coordinating Chancellor Town Halls.
  • Develop, plan, and implement training activities that meet statutory requirements for both incumbent and newly selected council members.
  • Work closely with FACE leadership to identify and resolve issues and conflicts among citywide parent leaders.
  • Provide updates to FACE leadership on key metrics, progress, and goals based on annual reports.
  • Attend council meetings to provide technical support.
  • Assist in design, planning, and implementation of trainings for Citywide Councils.
  • Provide overview of IPR’s and resolutions to FACE Leadership.
  • Liaise with BET Directors to identify district/borough parent leaders of Citywide Councils (CCHS, CCSE, CCELL, CPAC).
  • Support Councils (CCHS, CCSE, CCELL, CPAC) with outreach to promote and strengthen attendance of key stakeholders
  • Support Councils and CCHS Superintendent liaison in securing various DOE presenters for Council meetings.
  • Develop and coordinate outreach strategies with central offices to increase public awareness and understanding of the Citywide Councils and CPAC, including targeted strategies to communicate with parents of public school student, and parental leadership organizations, , parent associations, parent teacher associations, and community-based organizations (CBOs).
  • Develop and implement programs for supporting the Education Councils and the Presidents’ Council in carrying out their legal responsibilities.
  • Provide technical assistance and support to assigned Education Councils and their administrative Assistants.
  • Manage and coordinate logistics and prepare briefings for CPAC and citywide town halls with the Chancellor and the Citywide Education Councils.
  • Liaise with Offices of Borough Presidents and Public Advocate regarding appointee applications; ensure appointed CCEC members are eligible for the position.
  • Manage logistics and prepare program outline for the Parent Council Leadership Institute (PCLI). Work closely with other Central DOE departments to ensure that council-related activities are integrated and consistent with overall DOE priorities and objectives.
  • Develop, plan, and implement training activities that meet statutory requirements for both incumbent and newly selected council members.
  • Assist in the review of relevant state law and policy to identify opportunities for changes to improve parental engagement.
  • Organize and staff parent focus/working groups.
  • Project manage the selection process work plan, deliverables, and budget.

Qualification Requirements:


  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and four (4) years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties described above; or
  • High school graduation or equivalent and eight (8) years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties as described above; or
  • Education and/or experience which is equivalent to “1” or “2” above. However, all candidates must have at least one (1) year of experience as described in “1” above.


  • Excellent communication skills; must be able to clearly articulate priorities, policies, and goals.
  • Ability to mobilize disparate groups of people toward a common and ambitious goal, and translate insights into action.


  • A results-oriented self-starter with the ability to conceptualize and execute plans.
  • Excellent writing skills; ability to write in both academic and official correspondence styles.
  • Attention to detail; strong organizational skills; ability to work under pressure and meet frequent and changing deadlines.
  • Track record of project management skills, that includes helping individuals and teams create strategic plans.
  • Experience in education, the nonprofit sector, government, or the consulting field.
  • Internal candidates preferred.

Salary: $60,248+

(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 26, 2019 until 3:00

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

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