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Assistant Commissioner, NS (Management/Confidential)

Office of Curriculum and Instruction and Early Childhood

The New York State Education Department’s Office of P12 Instructional Support is seeking candidates for an Assistant Commissioner of Curriculum, Instruction and Early Childhood.  Reporting to the Deputy Commissioner for P-12 Instructional Support, the incumbent of this position will lead, manage and oversee the Offices of Curriculum and Instruction and the Office of Early Childhood; and provide guidance and direction in achieving the strategic goals of the State Education Department.  The incumbent will play a key role in implementing the Next Generation Learning Standards, the Board of Regents Early Childhood Blue Ribbon Committee recommendations and overseeing the review of the graduation measures in New York State.

The Office of Curriculum and Instruction is responsible for developing standards and overseeing professional development initiatives for all subject areas for K-12 students including academic, non-academic and technical subjects.  This also includes providing high-quality career and technical education (CTE) opportunities for all students.  The incumbent for this position will oversee the development of policies, strategies and resources to assist school administrators, teachers and parents in understanding and implementing the NYS Learning Standards for academic, non-academic and technical subjects in grades K-12.

The Office of Early Childhood provides oversight and technical support to school districts in the development, implementation and evaluation of programs and policies related to educating students in Pre-kindergarten to third grade that are aligned with the NYS Board of Regents Early Childhood Policy. The incumbent of this position will work to ensure the success of New York State’s investment in high-quality prekindergarten programs across the State, including the development and implementation of procedures, protocols and guidelines for monitoring and evaluating early childhood programs.

Minimum Qualifications: 

Candidates must have a master’s degree or higher and have relevant senior level leadership and management experience including a record of proven results and responsibility for a major complex office or institution of higher education, education or government.

Conditions of Employment: 

This position is in the exempt class and the incumbent will serve at the discretion of the Commissioner of Education.  Filling of this position is contingent upon Division of Budget approval.

*Salary will be commensurate with Education and Experience.


Application review will begin immediately and continue until a successful candidate is selected. Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest to (email submissions are preferred).  You must include the Box number (P12-1980/66001) of the position in the subject line of your email and cover letter to ensure receipt of your application.

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NYS Education Department
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Albany, NY 12234
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