Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) Operations Associate


The Department of Education for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn is currently seeking two part-time Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) Operations Associates. The Operations Associates will have independent areas of responsibilities, with one serving the Borough of Queens and the other serving the Borough of Brooklyn and a part of Queens. In this part time role, the Operations Associates will work no more than 19 hours per week.

Principal Responsibilites:

The UPK Operations Associates will provide support and guidance to schools by:

  • Uploading documentation thru the Accelerator Process
  • Assisting with the Request for Proposal Process
  • Assisting with new Parent Registration Process
  • Liaising with external regulatory bodies as needed, including Administration for Children’s Services (ACS), Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), and NYC Department of Education (DOE) for Universal Pre-kindergarten (UPK).
  • Maintaining relationship with the Mayor’s Office
  • Attending all Directors Meetings as well as attending professional development sessions at Teacher meetings
  • Reviewing all Mid-year and End of Year UPK Budgets
  • Maintaining contact with accountants working on UPK budgets
  • Maintaining copies of each UPK budget and insuring that the Office of Fiscal Management has copies of each UPK’s current budget
  • Meeting with UPK Directors twice during school year to ensure compliance and provide assistance where needed
  • Sending yearly UPK surveys in order to gather data
  • Keeping accurate and updated records


  • Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field of study
  • Previous experience as education program director
  • Maintain strict confidentiality of student, staff, and program information
  • At least two years’ experience as a group teacher in a program for children under age six
  • NYS teacher certificate in early childhood education or equivalent
  • Must have experience with Universal Pre-Kindergarten and ability to remain current with program changes
  • Prior management experience in a pre-school environment preferred
  • Capacity to understand and manage program finances and budget
  • Ability to formulate and carry out effective work plans
  • Ability to facilitate the coordination of multiple tasks and manage a variety of projects simultaneously
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, verbal and written communication skills
  • Cleared background check and fingerprints indicating ability to work with children
  • Computer literate

Interested applicants should send a resume with their salary requirements, along with a letter of interest specifying the position for which they are applying to hremploy@diobrook.org

This position will remain posted until filled.