Position Summary: Under the direction of the General Counsel, with wide latitude for independent initiative and judgment, the Chief of Staff is responsible for the day to day management of OGC to ensure divisions across the office are functioning effectively. Provides support and engages key stakeholders regarding highly confidential and complex legal issues related to management of the General Counsel’s Office, special projects. Performs related work.
Reports to: General Counsel
Direct Reports: N/A
Key Relationships: General Counsel’s senior staff and the Chancellor’s leadership team
- Works directly with the General Counsel and staff to improve the structure and productivity of the OGC. This responsibility includes developing programs and events to strengthen management and leadership development, improve collaboration within OGC divisions and between OGC and other DOE offices.
- Acts as the program manager for projects and initiatives within the Office of the General Counsel.
- Makes recommendations to the General Counsel on policies and procedures.
- Responsible for the effective performance and oversight of priority OGC matters.
- Works with General Counsel, Executive Counsel, and OGC Director of Operations to develop metrics and reporting standards and practices across key divisions.
- Uses divisional metrics and reports to develop strategy for effective docket management, establishment of reasonable timelines for completion of case work, proper allocation of resources across OGC.
- Prepares quantitative and qualitative reports for the General Counsel and others regarding legal matters concerning the Department.
- Attends meetings of DOE chiefs of staff and serves as the General Counsel’s representative on Department-wide initiatives.
- Assists the General Counsel in gathering data and preparing reports and materials for the Chancellor and other senior DOE personnel.
- Assists the General Counsel in coordinating the timely completion of all tasks stemming from Chancellor-level priorities. This includes assisting the General Counsel with the long-term planning of divisional goals and objectives.
- Works with OGC leadership to ensure up to date assessments, and provision of adequate technical assistance and support are in place for teams across the office. Performs work in the preparation of planning documents required for funding and budget allocation for the OGC.
- Prepares evaluation reports, conducts analyses, and reviews program plans, funding, and performance related to the Department’s legal matters and the OGC’s operational matters.
- Coordinates the General Counsel’s monthly senior staff meetings and executive leadership team meetings, and manages office-wide communications.
- Responsible for the administration of OGC content on the DOE website, intranet, and internet.
- Responsible for tasks as assigned by the General Counsel.
Preferred Qualification Requirements:
- At least 5 years supervision of others; proven track record of effective staff development, preferably senior staff.
- Demonstrated effective leadership in management of significant, complex projects.
- Facility with data management, analysis.
- JD or relevant graduate degree.
- Superior ability to manage and administer large-scale initiatives and engage leaders.
- Ability to use independent judgment.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
(Internal candidates who are selected for this position and who currently hold comparable or less senior positions within the DOE will not earn less than their current salary.)
Please include a resume and cover letter with your application.
NOTE: The filling of all positions is subject to budget availability and/or grant funding.
As of August 2, 2021, all NYC Department of Education new hires (who are not currently employees of the City of New York) must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to beginning their employment unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation for religious or medical reasons. More information can be found in Executive Order 75.
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