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Project Coordinator, NS (PEF)

(Equated to SG-26)

(Two Positions)

The New York State Education Department’s (NYSED) Office of Education Policy is seeking candidates for two Project Coordinator positions within the Office of Accountability’s Office of Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)-Funded Programs.  Under the supervision of the Chief, Bureau of School Improvement Planning, the incumbents of these positions will operationalize administration, implementation, and monitoring of the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund (GEER) and the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER) federal programs, to ensure compliance with all federal statutory requirements. Duties of these positions include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Facilitate clear and timely communication among internal and external grant stakeholders;
  • Develop written policies and procedures for the successful administration, implementation, and oversight of the GEER and ESSER programs;
  • Prepare LEA application forms and review protocols to ensure consistent assessment of all LEA grant applications;
  • Prepare monitoring forms and monitoring review protocols to ensure the successful oversight of grant programs;
  • Develop data collection tools focused on reporting elements required by the United Stated Department of Education;
  • Facilitate comprehensive training for Project Assistants to ensure review and monitoring protocols are applied with consistency;
  • Work with internal and external stakeholders to develop written documents and make presentations tailored for a variety of audiences;
  • Present grant status reports and findings to internal and external stakeholders;
  • Manage grant implementation according to the Uniform Grants Guidance;
  • Develop and manage a grant project workplan;
  • Collaborate with the Department’s fiscal team to track budgets and facilitate multiple procurement processes;
  • Collaborate with internal staff to ensure the collection, analysis, and dissemination of data required for the successful implementation and coordination of the grant;
  • Manage the effective administration of grant activities including, but not limited to, data reporting and analysis, budget administration, and workplan amendments;
  • Ensure compliance with State and federal statute and regulations;
  • Monitor the GEER and ESSER programs, under the provisions of the CARES Act, to determine LEA compliance with programmatic and fiscal requirements;
  • Prepare and submit all required reports and oversee recordkeeping of all documents related to the grant;
  • Serve as a subject matter expert in the delivery of LEA technical assistance regarding grant implementation;
  • Develop various technical assistance resources including but not limited to guidance documents, webinars, and presentations;
  • Assist LEAs in the preparation and completion of their grant applications;
  • Supervise Project Assistants and other staff, as assigned, and
  • Perform other duties, as required.
Minimum Qualifications: 

Candidates must possess a master’s degree AND four years of professional experience in an education organization working with elementary, middle, or secondary schools in the implementation of educational programs or educational grants OR four years of professional experience working with members of minority groups, economically disadvantaged students, students with disabilities, English Language Learners, gender groups, and migrant students, students experiencing homelessness and students in foster care, as well as neglected and/or delinquent youth OR four years of professional experience in classroom teaching or serving as an administrator in a public school.

Conditions of Employment: 

These will be temporary appointments. Promotions and transfers may change appointees’ negotiating unit. Candidates should be aware that changes in negotiating units may affect their salary, insurance, and other benefits. Verification of degree and work history will be required at the time of interview for all candidates. These positions will require occasional statewide travel (30%).

* Leads to a maximum salary of $105,681 based on annual performance advances.


Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest by October 26, 2021 to (email submissions are preferred). You must include the Box number (See List Below) of the position in the subject line of your email and cover letter to ensure receipt of your application.


Grade Level: 
Negotiating Unit: 
Box #: 
P12-2104/51536, P12-2111/51540
Deadline Date: 
Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Email Address: 
Office of Education Policy

Office Information

Office of Human Resources Management
NYS Education Department
89 Washington Avenue, Room 528 EB
Albany, NY 12234
Fax (518) 486-5631

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