May 11, 2020

Project Facilitator for School Climate Transformation

  • TrulyHired
  • Syracuse, NY, USA
Full-time School Support

Job Description


The Syracuse City School District is "Building our Future" by ensuring that all students have the opportunity to achieve at a high level. Teaching and learning are our core business and we know that education is essential to improve future life opportunities for our students. We also recognize that strong leaders and teachers together have a profound impact on student achievement. With this in mind, we are seeking educators who are ready to partner with us and our community in ensuring a bright future for all students. The Syracuse City School District represents 34 schools and 4 alternative education programs and serves over 21,000 students in grades Pre K-12. 80% of SCSD students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch, and approximately 20% are served by the Office of Special Education. Nearly 78% of the students in the school district are students of color.


The work involves responsibility for working with the principals of two school programs to ensure the planning, development, and support for integration of the "Compassionate Schools" model into their everyday work, and overseeing professional development at the school and district level to bring successful compassionate practices to scale. The Project Facilitator is the lead contact between District administration and the compassionate schools building administrators. The Project Facilitator is responsible for developing and implementing short- and long-range goals and objectives, management, and administrative reporting. The incumbent is expected to exercise considerable initiative and independent judgment in implementing functional, efficient, and effective solutions that maintain the educational or administrative goals of the program. The primary emphasis of the Project Facilitator position is the overall coordination and development of the compassionate schools model and program.


•Prepare, plan and develop annual project goals, objectives and activities for management review and approval related to compassionate schools.

•Determine cost effectiveness and economic feasibility by review of the scope of capabilities of the system against the established goals and objectives.

•Report project progress, problems and output to District administration, management and in reports as required.

•Establish and coordinate effective communications with the compassionate schools to evaluate their needs and potential use of application features in relation to the implementation of the compassionate schools model.

•Supervise, assign and review the work of staff assigned to the project, and assist in the recruitment, screening, and training of staff at the compassionate schools.

•Develop procedures necessary to insure proper implementation, use and ongoing support of the compassionate schools model throughout the SCSD.


•Thorough knowledge of the principles and best practices of compassionate schools theory, management and supervisory techniques.

•Knowledge of the organization and functioning of school systems relating to their needs and requirements.

•Thorough understanding of MTSS methods and procedures.

•Good knowledge of data gathering and collection techniques.

•Ability to apply informational technology data processing methods to resolve educational needs and support in both educational and administrative environments within the SCSD.

•Ability to prepare and execute complex project plans and schedules.

•Ability to prepare complex, detailed written reports relating to the goals, objectives, feasibility and viability of the project and financial accountability.

•Ability to organize and present thoughts and procedures in a clear, concise and thorough manner.

•Ability to gather and analyze information and draw logical conclusions.

•Ability to establish and maintain effective and productive working relationships with management, administrators, teaching staff, personnel from other regional information centers and co-workers.


•Master's degree in education or a related subject.

•Knowledge of data driven instruction and unit/marking period recovery.

•At least three years of prior teaching experience with demonstrated evidence of high-progress student outcomes in relevant subjects.

•Technology proficiency and knowledge of digital learning may be required for certain assignments.

•Proven experience accelerating measurable student learning in urban schools (preferred).

•Experience adapting to and meeting the social, emotional and behavioral needs of all children.


•Minimum five (5) years of teaching experience required

•Minimum three (3) years of experience as a teacher leader

•Prior demonstration of exemplary attendance is expected of any candidate for hire

•Training and/or experience with Culturally Relevant Education (preferred)


• Ability to work beyond the 10-month school calendar and typical teaching day schedule.


Must hold valid New York State Certification: Classroom Teacher or Pupil Personnel Service
  • Position Type: Full-time
Job Categories : Special Education > Educational Diagnostician
Student Services > Educational Diagnostician
Equal Opportunity Employer
Syracuse City School District is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.
Contact Information
  • Bridget Kemp
  • 725 Harrison Street
  • Syracuse, New York 13210

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