Project Management Intern
New York, NY
Job Description


Project Management Intern


Office of the First Deputy Chancellor


52 Chambers Street, Room 208


The Field Supervision Team in the Office of the First Deputy Chancellor (OFDC), under the direction of the Senior Superintendent, supports the work of all Superintendents citywide, manages citywide communications to all schools and field staff, oversees the implementation of human capital policies, and liaises with central offices on behalf of Superintendents.


Project Management

  • Set priorities for projects, including developing and delivering communication plans and supporting necessary work.
  • Measure progress towards completion of tasks and initiatives and advise on adjustments, as needed, to achieve necessary outcomes.
  • Create tracking systems to monitor various systems and workflows, including document development, completion, and submission.
  • Develop detailed strategic project plans and advise on recommended actions and policies.
  • Respond to inquiries from the field, address emerging needs, and support the resolution of highly-sensitive and urgent matters; monitor and identify trends in inquiries to support planning of targeted supports.
  • Manage ongoing workstreams and support implementation across the functional areas of supervisory policy and support to superintendents, workflow management of superintendents and their teams, and Field Supervision Team operations.
  • Provide direction, counsel, and support in a broad range of strategic, logistical, and administrative areas.
  • Determine and evaluate programmatic needs and structural gaps and ensure that efficient support is provided to superintendent teams for the implementation of citywide initiatives.
  • Oversee efforts to minimize the administrative impact of Central policies on Superintendents and advise on the impact upon supervisory roles.
  • Prepare internal confidential reports for senior leadership related to various workstreams; produce high-quality reports and materials for presentation to DOE senior leadership.


  • Support and develop communications strategies and protocols to be implemented across the Division.
  • Effectively communicate and engage with a wide range of stakeholders across the Division and central partner offices across the DOE.
  • Facilitate communications and engagement efforts concerning key initiatives within the DOE and superintendent teams.
  • Draft important and timely communications to superintendent teams and partner offices.
  • Create and/or update resources and training materials for superintendents and their teams to build capacity and understand operations and policies.
  • Liaise with central offices to review, revise and vet large-scale citywide communications to schools, superintendents, and Borough/Citywide Office staff in accordance with central communication protocols.
  • Interact and manage external relationships and communications with various internal and external constituents to streamline processes and address issues.

Research and Strategy

  • Utilize research, analytics, and strategic organization to support and manage several large-scale, cross-functional projects.
  • Employ strong analytic thinking and problem-solving skills to address and resolve complex data/policy issues.
  • Manage a variety of special projects that require a high degree of research and analysis; evaluate results and present recommendations to the senior staff to be used as a basis for policy decisions.
  • Provide support to offices and advise leadership regarding strategic decisions about implementation to manage the workflow of superintendents; develop communications that are clear and actionable for all superintendent teams.
  • Gather information and develop options to assist leadership in resolving implementation and communication issues.


Experience in education administration, in such areas as: portfolio planning, educational grants/funding, student enrollment, assessment and accountability, youth development, special education, early childhood, program evaluation, policy research, college and career readiness, health and wellness, immunization, diagnostic and treatment services for parents and children, out of school programs, career and occupational education, curriculum development, evaluation and testing, educational planning, and educational statistics, or a related field.

Candidates must be currently enrolled in a graduate degree program in an accredited college or university.


$15.93 per hour

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

NOTE: The filling of all positions is subject to budget availability and/or grant funding.


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