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Jorge Cruz

Jorge Cruz

Director of Operations

NYC Department of Education - Cluster 2, N206

Director of Operations at NYC Department of Education


NYC Department of Education - Cluster 2, N206

Director of Operations

As Director of Operations for CFN 206, I work closely with school-based staff: (1) to provide comprehensive and specialized support for operational functions, such as human resources, budgeting, grants management, contracts, procurement, and payroll; and (2) to build capacity at the school level for operational practices.

Core responsibilities:
- Problem-Solving
- Strategic Coaching
- Advocacy
- Management
- Communications
- Professional Development/Capacity Building

Additionally, I work with the Division of Academics, Performance and Support and central leadership to ensure that each school is receiving high-quality, targeted transactional support and guidance. This is all possible through the collaboration with my team members to ensure that the entire team employs best practices in network support and that service to principals is seamless and coordinated.

Career medium 02
Career medium 05

NYC Department of Education - Charter Schools Accountability & Support

Director of Operations

As Director of Operations for the office of Charter Schools Accountability & Support (CSAS), I was responsible for the development and effective system-wide implementation of policies and procedures related to the operation of CSAS in multiple areas including the following:
- School Support
- Budget & Contracts
- HR
- Information Systems
- Inter/Intra-Office Affairs
- Special Projects


NYC Department of Education

Business Manager

Fiscal and Logistical Operations at Washington Irving HS:
- Oversaw procurement and grant expenditures
- Managed NYS and NYC educational compliance requirements
- Troubleshot facility-related issues for the entire campus
- Directed all after-school activities and programs

Career medium 03
Career medium 04

Ernst & Young LLP

Internal Auditor

Assisted clients in internal audit, Sarbanes‐Oxley 404 compliance, JSOX, contract compliance services, Government Audit Standards and Circular A‐133 audit.

Served a wide range of Fortune 500 companies in the manufacturing, not‐for‐profit,
pharmaceutical, and entertainment industries.


RSM McGladrey (formally American Express TBS)


Accounting Software Sales & Implementation of FAS 500 Asset Accounting Inventory systems

Baruch College

Executive Master of Public Administration, Public Administration

City University of New York-Baruch College - Zicklin School of Business

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Finance & Investments