Senior Executive Director of Curriculum, Instructional and Professional Learning (13167)

Board of Education of City of New York New York, NY
Position Summary: The New York City (NYC) school system is the largest in the country, composed of approximately 1.1 million students and 80,000+ teachers in over 1,800 schools.

Reporting to the Deputy Chancellor of the Division of Teaching and Learning, the Senior Executive Director of the Office of Curriculum, Instruction and Professional Learning (CIPL) is responsible for selecting, developing, and supporting the implementation of high-quality curricula, instructional resources, programs, and periodic assessments in all core content areas across NYC schools. The Senior Executive Director also works to ensure curricular and instructional coherence through high-quality professional learning opportunities that connect New York State standards to content, skills, and research-based practices. The Senior Executive Director supports the field at all levels (NYCDOE divisions, superintendents, Field Support Center staff, principals, and teachers) with building capacity, shifting mindsets, and deepening content knowledge and pedagogy. The Senior Executive Director also over sees the production of publications across the content areas to support the field, and promotes and disseminates research-based practices focused on building each school's capacity.

A key goal of the Office of Curriculum, Instruction and Professional Learning (CIPL) is to align the NYCDOE curricula, resources, and professional learning to the New York State Learning Standards. CIPL engages system-wide in curriculum development and high-quality professional learning to improve instructional leadership and teacher practice. CIPL works to systematically implement high-quality curriculum, instructional resources, and effective practices across the relevant content areas to serve the diverse needs of schools and students in NYC.

The Senior Executive Director manages the numerous content teams and initiatives across CIPL to support the design, implementation, assessment, and scale-up of curriculum across schools in the NYCDOE. The Senior Executive Director works to support coherence across workstreams within CIPL and more broadly across the DOE. The Senior Executive Director will be the lead regarding curriculum and instruction, and serve as the professional learning liaison to the Division of Teaching and Learning and other NYCDOE divisions, as well as to the New York State Education Department.

The Senior Executive Director develops and promotes coherent cross-division scope and sequences that influence professional development plans and training for Superintendents, Principals, Field Support Center staff, and school staff. The Senior Executive makes program and policy decisions, develops strategies, and offers additional support to the Deputy Chancellor of Teaching Learning and their leadership team, and strategically designs systems and structures that create coherence across the work of the division and office. The Senior Executive Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Professional Learning aligns the work of CIPL with The Framework for Great Schools, the Chancellor's Priorities, the Mayor's Excellence and Equity Initiatives, and related research. Performs related work.

Reports to: Deputy Chancellor for Teaching and Learning

Direct Reports: Executive Directors of Content Teams, Executive Director of Budget and Operations, Deputy Executive Director of Instructional Strategy and Evaluation, Deputy Executive Director of Performance Assessments, Chief of Staff, and others as needed.

Key Relationships: Work closely with Chancellor's Office, Deputy Chancellor of Teaching and Learning, other divisions in the NYCDOE, leadership team members of DT&L, Field Support Center leadership and staff, Superintendents and their teams, principals, schools, NYSED, and external organizations and partners.


Programs and Teams Management

* Manage various content team across CIPL, including STEM, Math, Science, Literacy/AIS, Social Studies, Arts, and School Libraries.

* Manage Periodic Assessment team, Middle School Quality Initiative, and the Core Curriculum team.

* Manage citywide centers (Environmental Study Center and Space Science Center)

* Represent the Chancellor and Deputy Chancellor for Teaching and Learning in internal and external high-level meetings, making key policy decisions related to curriculum, instruction, and professional learning.

* Establish, direct, monitor, and assess short- and long-term CIPL office goals, professional development priorities, implementation goals, and program goals.

* Establish, review, and assess scope and sequence for all instructional resources and professional learning.

* Serve as a member of, and direct the DT&L leadership team.

* Develop systems for office-wide professional learning and instructional priorities.

* Create and analyze curricular, instructional, professional learning, and other data reports to determine trends, needs, and effectiveness; advise DT&L/DOE leadership as needed.

* Develop and execute strategic plans for cohesion across all CIPL teams.

* Manage systems and structures for curricular and instructional cohesion across CIPL.

* Manage instructional initiatives, goals, resources, and professional learning for summer learning (SITC).

* Develop instructional resources, professional learning supports, and communications to the field.

* Support instructional leaders (Superintendents, administrators, FSC staff, coaches, lead teachers, staff developers, and mentors) to develop cohesive strategies for the implementation of curriculum, instruction, and professional learning.

* Direct and manage the development and use of new instructional strategies and resources aligned to the New York State Learning Standards.

* Evaluate all resources for alignment to office and division instructional priorities.

* Direct the content development of online resource platforms to share instructional resources.

* Manage the content of, enhancements to, and maintenance of, CIPL sharing platforms; develop systems and structures to improve functionality and user experience.

* Manage, set, and monitor short- and long-term goals of the CIPL office, in alignment with Division goals and the Chancellor's vision, goals, and priorities.

* Assess curricular, instructional, and professional learning needs of various constituents and stakeholders in the field and at Central.

* Research, create, and direct the instructional trajectory for all stakeholders receiving CIPL supports and resources. Adjust content based on evaluative feedback, as needed.

* Research, identify, and create instructional resources and strategies to share best practices, and outline a vision for CIPL knowledge-sharing and instructional expectations for all teams.

* Direct and execute a plan to develop instructional resources needed by educators to foster understanding and implementation of New York State Learning Standards.


* In collaboration with CIPL leadership, direct the design, planning, and execution of office-wide meetings and professional development opportunities, ensuring coherence across the office.

* In collaboration with CIPL leadership, direct the setting of office-wide and team goals, overseeing and engaging in the instructional strategy, cohesion, and performance management processes and project planning across the office.

* Design, direct, and implement structures and practices that advance a professional learning culture designed to assist schools in improving student achievement, accelerating student progress, and advancing professional development.

* Lead vendor content development to ensure the effective design, development, and implementation of new assessments.

* Coordinate and lead literacy and math resource strategy with support and guidance from content experts and CIPL Leadership.

* Develop and coordinate relationships with a variety of external partners to support core content and the arts.

* Work collaboratively with teams across the DOE to lead, design, and execute the strategic plan and ensure that all messaging shared via the Common Core Library connects across initiatives and presents a focused coherent message for educators.

* Design systems for and direct all CIPL teams to ensure coherence across the office.

* Lead and direct the collaboration with other central DOE teams to align instructional and policy efforts to the work of the CIPL and bring coherence to department-wide initiatives.

Program Planning and Analysis

* Design evaluation systems for collecting and analyzing data across CIPL teams and initiatives in order to provide guidance and direction on the trajectory of New York State Learning Standards, improvement science, instruction, curriculum, implementation, and policies.

* Design, direct, and manage CIPL evaluation program to track stakeholder and audience satisfaction and use feedback on program effectiveness to inform program changes/recommendations.

* Direct evaluation team to systematically gather and synthesize information.

* Offer critical instructional and pedagogical insight to refine goals and the learning trajectories of individual audiences.

* Direct and lead innovative professional learning models, e.g., the collaborative action research process; create a system for sharing and learning system-wide.

* Direct collaborative action research work across the division; train and support division leaders in implementing collaborative action research and improvement science work across the division and in schools.

* Direct the office and division teams in the implementation of newly developed professional learning models, schools programs, resources, and tools. Guide the formative and summative evaluation of school programs and new professional learning models; evaluate their alignment to division and office priorities.

* Develop and direct the strategic plan to increase coherence around the sharing of instructional work via technology platforms.

* Supervise Grade 3 Gifted and Talented program; design professional learning for all teachers and school support staff.

Policy Oversight and Staff Supervision

* Design and direct translation of research and policy to the work of the office. Guide policy implementation work across CIPL.

* Oversee the development of key leadership initiatives; act with significant discretion as an advisor to the Deputy Chancellor of Teaching and Learning and Chancellor.

* Set and direct policy for, and oversee the implementation of a strategic communication plan for CIPL.

* Research, evaluate, set and direct policy for citywide curriculum, instruction, and professional learning, including cross-divisional work, and the creation of innovative school programs and professional learning models; direct the CIPL office regarding policy implementation.

* Liaise with several organizations within the DOE and affiliated external partners to ensure quality instructional cohesion regarding professional learning programs and instruction; make recommendations to senior leadership for short- and long-term program development, integration, and evaluation.

* Supervise budget and operations team with over $120 million annual budget; set budget priorities and strategy.

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.


* Deep knowledge of curriculum, curriculum theory, instruction, and evidence-based practices.

* Pedagogical knowledge in one or more major content areas as well as of Gifted and Talented programs.

* Strong foundation in research and evaluation.

* Knowledgeable regarding collaborative action research and improvement science theories.

* Substantial knowledge of the New York State Learning Standards and experience working from a policy perspective to implement the standards.

* Strong analytical skills and ability to understand, analyze, and address complex educational issues.

* Ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals, establish priorities, organize resources, interpret needs, identify and address risks, and develop integrated, creative solutions.

* Proficient in DOE web-based programs.

* Highly developed research, writing, and editing skills.


* 5 – 10 years' experience as a school principal of a large elementary, middle, or high school.

* Experience in multiple team management of large and diverse teams.

* Exceptional facilitation skills with the ability to troubleshoot, problem-solve, and anticipate issues needing resolution.

* Outstanding presentation skills, including strong oral and written communication skills.

* Experience guiding school professionals to improve achievement.

* Strong attention to detail and extremely well organized with the ability to meet frequent and changing deadlines.

* Strong interpersonal leadership skills and an exceptional ability to manage complex relationships.

* Ability to manage many projects and prioritize well.

* Knowledge of collaborative inquiry theory and process.

* Knowledge of curriculum design and experience leading cross-functional projects.

Salary: $120,098+

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

Applications will be accepted through June 26, 2018 at 3pm.

Please Note: The filling of all positions is subject to budget availability.


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

Similar jobs you might like

Program Manager, Continuous Learning (13180)
Board of Education of City of New York New York, NY
Director for Teaching & Learning, FSC (12573)
Board of Education of City of New York New York, NY