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CUNY English Language Arts Instructional Services Manager, LINCT Program in New York, New York

Job Title: English Language Arts Instructional Services Manager, LINCT Program

Job ID: 20005

Location: Central Office

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular



The Office of K-16 Initiatives at The City University of New York (CUNY) creates innovative pathways for young New Yorkers to envision and achieve success. Our goal is to help NYC public school students make a successful transition to college, careers, and life beyond.

Lessons in Navigating College Transitions (LINCT) is a college transition program whose primary goal is to increase college readiness rates among high school graduates and reduce remediation rates for matriculating college students. The program boasts inventive Math and English Language Arts (ELA) curricula designed for seniors who have not met traditional benchmarks for college readiness. LINCT provides intensive, cohort-based professional development and coaching to Department of Education (DOE) teachers who implement the program in their high schools. During the 2017-2018 school year, over 3,000 students in 80 high schools enrolled in one or more credit-bearing LINCT courses, and we will expand to 4,000 students in over 100 schools in fall 2018.


CUNY is seeking an ELA Instructional Services Manager to join a growing team of experienced adolescent literacy and English language specialists and educators. They collaborate to provide subject matter expertise and pedagogical guidance to NYC high school teachers who are implementing the LINCT curriculum. Through professional development, the ELA team aims to improve teacher instruction and 12th grade students’ literacy skills, academic language, and to bolster the requisite content knowledge needed for college and career readiness. Reporting to the LINCT Program Director, the ELA Instructional Services Manager will develop and manage the LINCT curricula, which is aligned with the Common Core Learning Standards; coach LINCT teachers and teacher teams on the effective teaching of English language and literacy to students of diverse cultural, linguistic, and economic backgrounds; and guide LINCT teachers in identifying and addressing language objectives that are culturally and linguistically appropriate for students with different learning needs, language proficiency, and literacy levels.

The main duties of this position include but will not be limited to the following:

  • Perform on-site and virtual (in-person and online) instructional modeling and consultations for teachers and teacher teams on current and best practices for implementing standards-aligned literacy curricula for reading and writing.

  • Conduct regular high school visits and perform classroom observations of teachers and teacher teams to ensure program effectiveness.

  • Prepare and analyze school, student, and teacher performance data to identify gaps in student learning and teacher performance.

  • Work with the LINCT instructional team to plan and conduct nearly 50 days of intensive, cohort-based professional development institutes/offerings for participating high school teachers.

  • Build and facilitate Communities of Practice for LINCT teachers based on theory and practice to improve instruction.

  • Create and implement strategies to address common areas of concern for LINCT teachers, including revising the LINCT curriculum based on formative assessment data and teacher needs.

  • Use level-based formative assessment tools that enable teachers to better understand students’ English language and literacy proficiency and progression.

  • Guide teachers in compiling and analyzing data to strengthen their instructional practice in English language and literacy.

  • Participate in creating and facilitating a master teacher program for experienced LINCT teachers.

  • Advise high school teachers and administrators on CUNY proficiency standards, assessments and policies.

  • Cultivate new and existing professional relationships with senior administration, instructional leaders, and teachers at participating NYC DOE high schools, district institutions, and charter networks; communicate with teachers regarding program components and expectations.


Bachelor's Degree and six years' relevant experience required.

Other Qualifications:

  • Six years of teaching or instructional experience (curriculum specialist; instructional leader/coach/support specialist; or teacher leader).

  • An advanced degree in English, Applied Linguistics, TESOL, ESL, education, special education, or a directly related discipline required (may count for up to two years of the required work experience) preferred.

  • Experience developing curriculum and differentiating it to meet diverse student needs, including students with disabilities or special needs.

  • Experience with high school or college academic standards (e.g. NYS P-12 Common Core Learning Standards for Literacy, CUNY Assessment Tests, or other college placement exams, etc.).

  • Knowledge of the NY City Public School System and NY State Education standards a plus.

  • Strong interpersonal communication skills with ability to work and interact effectively, collaboratively, and cooperatively with a diverse community of students, faculty, staff and external constituents in a large, centralized and public university system.

  • Excellent teaching and coaching skills plus strong presentation, group facilitation and writing skills.

  • Detail oriented and accurate with sound research, analysis, and data management skills

  • Strong organizational and follow-through skills to create and execute work plans, prioritize work, coordinate multiple assignments, and meet deadlines.

  • Computer proficiency using academic, administrative, financial programs, systems or databases, plus Google Docs, social media platforms, and CRM tools.

  • Ability to travel to schools across the five boroughs of New York City required.


Manages curriculum development and operations of a College's specialized academic program under the direction of a senior administrator.

  • Implements and monitors a comprehensive academic program development plan; makes recommendations to improve department policies and procedures

  • Assists Director with outcome assessment and strategic planning to further develop program offerings

  • Prepares analytical and statistical reports for management

  • Serves as resource expert regarding program policies and procedures

  • May manage professional and/or clerical staff

  • May act on behalf of Director in his/her absence

  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Job Title Name: Academic Program Manager


Higher Education Associate




Salary commensurate with education and experience.

CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.


For full consideration, submit a cover letter and resume online via CUNY's web-based job system, addressing how your experience and credentials fulfill the responsibilities and qualifications outlined.

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Open Until Filled


CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.