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Director of Public School Partnerships

Bank Street College of Education
New York City, New York
Closing date
May 17, 2022

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Bank Street College of Education Director of Public School Partnerships New York , New York Apply Now

Director of Public School Partnerships Apply Now Graduate School of Education Start Date: Sep 1, 2022

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Director of Public School Partnerships

Position length: 10 or 12 months

About Bank Street College

Bank Street College was founded over 100 years ago in the tradition of progressive education and is committed to learner-centered education based on sound developmental principles. The master's programs integrate direct experience with children, teachers, and families; exploration and examination of theory and research; and observation and reflection. Our curriculum supports the development of intellectual curiosity grounded in a social justice orientation.

Position Description

This position has two components, Director of the Teaching Collaborative Program and Director of Public School Partnerships. This is a part-time faculty position at 50% load and is benefits eligible.

The Director of the Teaching Collaborative Program will be responsible for launching and supporting, in collaboration with the Department Chair, a new partnership program with the NYC Department of Education in Adolescent Special Education. In 2022, Bank Street will welcome 25-30 Teaching Partners. These graduate students will complete a spring residency in the DOE along with DOE coursework. In the summer of 2022, the Teaching Partners will begin their coursework at Bank Street and will be special education teachers of record in public schools beginning fall 2022. Partners will commit to working in under-served public schools during and after their program of study. We anticipate ongoing cohorts of students in this program and the program has the potential to expand into other certification areas.

The work of the program director will include:

Leading curriculum revision and review processes at the college. Engaging in ongoing assessment of program quality and development.

Liaising with DOE partners.

Ensuring that the college adheres to all of our stated deliverables in the original RFP with the DOE.

Coordinating onboarding of new students with the admissions office and student service office.

Organizing welcome events and outreach to new students.

Developing and maintaining relationships with partner schools and site supervisors.

Supporting the department chair in hiring and supporting adjuncts and fieldwork advisors.

Meeting regularly with the department chair and department leadership team.

Other tasks as they emerge.

The college anticipates the development of additional partnership programs with the DOE. These may be in other certification areas, such as TESOL and adolescent math or in other certification categories, such as Advanced Certification in adolescent special education. The director will need to be prepared to nurture and launch these new partnerships as they arise.

Director of Public School Partnerships

This role involves nurturing and sustaining the Teaching and Learning Department's public school partnerships. Teaching and Learning Department. The work of the director of public school partnerships will include but not be limited to:

Developing and maintaining MOUs with public school and district partners

Coordinating field placements, including public school summer placements, with the other program directors and the graduate school's administrative coordinator.

Nurturing existing relationships with public school partners through site visits and ongoing communication with school leaders.

Expanding and diversifying public school student teaching placements and student field experiences through site visits and observations of potential cooperating teachers and developing new relationships with public school leaders.

Skills required include:

Excellent communication and collaboration skills.

Team orientation.

Ability to build relationships and partnerships.

Flexibility and adaptability.

Strong organizational skills.


Master's degree in education or related field required, doctorate preferred.

Knowledge of the NYCDOE.

Five or more years of teaching experience in K-12. Experience with children with disabilities and children for whom English is a new language preferred.

Teaching and/or administrative experience in higher education preferred.

Alignment with a progressive orientation to teacher preparation.

Candidates should have a demonstrated commitment to principles of racial equity, social justice, and public schooling.

Notice to Applicant: COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

We appreciate your interest in employment at Bank Street College of Education. We would like to note that the College has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, which requires all faculty and staff to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination.

For additional information regarding our policy on the COVID-19 vaccination, click here ( .

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