Traditional 235 work days
Salary Range: $68,683- $83,116
Essential Functions and Objectives:
Lead the annual review and ongoing monitoring of 60+ autonomous charter schools relative to contract benchmarks around academic performance, organization health, and compliance. Implement differentiated school improvement strategies through oversight and execution of the total quality assurance process, by providing oversight and support to charter schools in collaboration with cross-district support partners and teams.
- Execute Tiered Quality Assurance Program with excellence, including mandatory oversights, optional supports, and continuous progress monitoring, with assurance that issues of equity are integrated into tiering criteria and processes.
- Create access to high-quality supports to help drive gains in academic/operational performance, including but not limited to creation of peer-to-peer learning opportunities, leading of school site visits, and collaboration with charter partners to improve and streamline support services.
- Ensure school compliance with federal and state school improvement initiatives, including review of Unified Improvement Plans (UIPs) of charter schools for compliance and quality; in alignment with statutory requirements, provide feedback and support to schools on UIP development and revision.
- Provide coaching, thought-partnership, and research-based feedback to build the capacity of charter school leaders and Boards to improve the school’s program in alignment with the school’s mission.
- Collaborate with Portfolio senior leadership on school accountability initiatives as appropriate, including escalation of trending school needs and gaps in service, and supporting and advising on school-specific issues.
- Develop the tiered framework for charter schools.
Knowledge, Experience & Other Qualifications:
- 2+ years of Successful experience working in or with school improvement initiatives.
- Experience coaching teachers and/or principals.
- Principal Certification preferred.
- Knowledge of program management best practices.
- Work style that yields high results when working independently or as part of a team.
- Ability to foster effective relationships with district staff, schools, and external partners.
- Ability to prioritize multiple projects.
- Ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals, establish priorities, and organize resources.
- Ability to multi-task without compromising integrity or fidelity.
- Experience and proficiency with Microsoft Office products and/or Project Management Software (e.g. Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint).
- Effectively handle multiple demands and competing deadlines.
- Inspired, visionary who can foster/generate excitement, buy-in and understanding with colleagues and employees outside of the team.
- High degree of integrity in handling confidential information.
- Knowledge of best practices in school improvement, coaching, and adult learning.
- Bachelor's Degree in Education is required.
- Master's Degree in Education is preferred.
The Portfolio Management Team (PMT) supports school empowerment and shared accountability across the DPS family of schools and serves as the school authorizing office for DPS. Our mission is to authorize, cultivate and advocate for high quality schools (i.e., district-run, innovation, iZone and charter) in DPS. We embrace school empowerment, high performance standards, clear accountability, family choice and community engagement. We envision a nation where every public education system effectively serves the diverse needs of all children and where every student graduates prepared for success in life. We strive for DPS to be a national model for transformational change in public education by: 1) Improving outcomes for all Denver students through recruiting and supporting a diverse portfolio of high-performing schools that are accountable for results; and 2) Producing transformational changes district-wide by identifying, sharing and facilitating the implementation of innovative, best-in-class policies and practices in all schools and central office departments. Within DPS, we support the entire family of schools and partner with other District Teams to provide the best service to each school.
About Denver Public Schools:
Denver Public Schools is committed to meeting the educational needs of every student with great schools in every neighborhood. Our goal is to provide every child in Denver with rigorous, enriching educational opportunities from preschool through high school graduation. DPS is comprised of nearly 200 schools including traditional, magnet, charter and alternative pathways schools, with an enrollment of more than 90,000 students.
Under the leadership of Superintendent Susana Cordova and guided by the tenets of The Denver Plan, DPS has become the fastest-growing school district in the country in terms of enrollment and the fastest-growing large school district in the state in terms of student academic growth. Learn more at dpsk12.org.
Denver Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors.