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Vacancy Details
Position Type:

Administrative and Central Office

Office Title/Functional Title:

Program Manager, Employee Engagement (Internal Candidates Only) - 20802

Civil Service Title:

Administrative Staff Analyst




Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

Posting End Date:

This position is in a civil service competitive class that is subject to examination. Position is only open to current DOE employees with permanent NYC civil service status as Administrative Staff Analyst or permanent in an equivalent title that is eligible for transfer under 6.1.9 to Administrative Staff Analyst. 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.


Position Summary: The DOE has a multi-billion-dollar budget; over 1600 schools, more than one million students, and 130,000 employees. We purchase every kind of good and service necessary to ensure that our students receive the highest-quality education. That means enormous business opportunities for vendors to provide the goods and services we need.   


The Office of Supplier Diversity at the NYC Department of Education (NYC DOE) seeks to increase contracting & other procurement opportunities for Minority/Women Owned Business Enterprises (M/WBEs) as an essential component of advancing equity across the city in line with Mayor’s Administrations’ goals. This Office will address the disproportion of contracts awarded and discretionary spending to certain ethnic and gender groups by administering a robust outreach and communications plan and serve as a One-Stop-Shop for M/WBEs interested in doing business with DOE and an internal resource for DOE purchasing decision-makers.


Under the supervision of the Director of MWBE Vendor Opportunity and Employee Engagement, the Program Manager will lead in the MWBE socialization, marketing, and training to help DOE staff meet annual MWBE OTPS spend targets, As well as the development and implementation of a robust data and demand driven strategy to enhance DOE employee awareness and relations with MWBEs. manage internal relations and marketing efforts to meet the purchasing and contracting needs of the agency. As an integral part of the Office of Supplier Diversity, this individual will support overall program implementation and drive the agency towards best-in-class supplier diversity performance. This role requires an ability to organize, support and implement program principles within acceptable DOE business processes along with an understanding of marketing, communication, customer/vendor relations, and supplier diversity best practices. Performs related work.


Reports to:  Director of MWBE Vendor Opportunity and Employee Engagement


Direct Reports: N/A


Key Relationships:  DEIB, Superintendents, School Principals, School Business Managers and Secretaries, Internal Division of Contracts & Purchasing (DCP) Staff, the Office of Equal Opportunity, various DOE Program offices, Communication Team, DOE’s Press Team, Central Program Offices




Employee Engagement


  • Manage relationships with Central Office and District employees related to MWBE policies and best practices
  • Research and prepare share such information of MWBE opportunities with internal stakeholders to promote the inclusion of MWBEs in projects;
  • Leads the training, socializing, tracking of Central Office and District MWBE spend targets and goals
  • Liaise between DOE staff and external city agencies to develop MWBE training opportunities
  • Hold regular outreach meetings and workshops to keep DOE employees abreast of MWBE trends, prequalification and Pre bidding opportunities
  • Organize internal MWBE promotional events
  • Engage senior leaders and key project stakeholders to develop internal relationships that create MWBE ambassadors for the outreach objectives and promotion of MWBE initiatives and actively leverage these networks to support established goals of DOE
  • Write and edit internal communications
  • Ensure MWBE internal spend data is accurately reflected in tracking systems and databases
  • Develop and implement ongoing internal outreach strategies and programs designed to optimize effective two-way communication with DOE employees
  • Provide technical assistance to DOE employees
  • Present and participate in panel discussions, workshops and other activities at internal roundtables, conferences and events
  • Other duties and responsibilities commensurate with the position may be assigned


Marketing and Internal Relations


  • Distribute OSD marketing materials and educational resources to internal program divisions.  
  • Assist in the management of internal publications, social media platforms and additional content.  
  • Execute and participate in internal events designed to increase visibility of the M/WBE program including business community engagement.
  • Support the development of presentations and reports, as requested. Recommend improvements to senior leadership and implement authorized changes.


Qualification Requirements:




  1. 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, and two years of satisfactory full-time professional experience 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, or fiscal or economic research; in management or methods analysis, operations research, organizational research or program evaluation; in personnel or public administration, recruitment, position classification, personnel relations, employee benefits, staff development, employment program planning/administration, labor market research, economic planning, social services program planning/evaluation, or fiscal management; or in a related area. 18 months of this experience must have been in an executive, managerial, administrative or supervisory capacity. Supervision must have included supervising staff performing professional work in the areas described above; or
  2. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and four years of professional experience in the areas described in "1" above, including the 18 months of executive, managerial, administrative or supervisory experience, as described in "1" above.




  • Commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion 
  • Strong orientation toward achieving results and proven ability to drive toward long-term goals 
  • A strong propensity for developing and maintaining business and partner relationships 
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and manage multiple tasks
  • Ability to plan, develop and execute outreach and marketing strategies
  • Strong understanding of what it means to work with a sense of urgency
  • Highly skilled in Microsoft Office applications, Outlook, Word, and Excel
  • Excellent writing, presentation, and communication skills
  • Flexibility and willingness to work outside of normal business hours as needed


Salary: $81,361 - $91,500 


(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.

* New York City Residency is NOT Required *

We encourage all applicants from the New York City tri-state area to apply.



DOE Non- Discrimination Policy
It is the policy of the Department of Education of the City of New York to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to actual or perceived race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, age, marital status, partnership status, disability, sexual orientation, gender (sex), military status, unemployment status, caregiver status, consumer credit history, 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. For more information, please refer to the DOE Non-Discrimination Policy.

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