Traditional 235 work days
Salary Range: $68,683 - $83,116
Essential Functions and Objectives:
Operational responsibility for managing and coordinating the full life cycle administration of a program within one or more functional areas. Facilitates leadership decision-making for program priorities, district support structures and resource allocation.
Administers the execution, maintenance, projects' implementation, change management, and cross-functional alignment of workstreams; ensures program and district compliance with relevant industry, state and federal regulations.
Responsible for leading multiple Improvement Networks comprised of 20 – 100+ district, regional and school-based members that focuses meaningful collective action on finding solutions and creating new knowledge that will advance our ability districtwide to address long-standing equity challenges and accelerate academic and whole child outcomes for all students.
- Researches, strategizes and defines program architecture, projects, priorities, activities and operational procedures to continually draw incremental benefits of the program, in alignment with governance requirements and the overall program goals and objectives. Remains knowledgeable of, plans for, communicates and coordinates regulatory compliance activities with school and other support services departments.
- Directs, administers, and evaluates program operations, policies and procedures relevant to the lifecycle of the program; ensures effectiveness and demonstrates outcomes beyond program establishment. Coordinates and tracks program expenditures and adjusts project activities, specifications, proposals, contracts and schedules to meet overall program objectives within budget.
- Sets and monitors new program priorities, including: objectives, benefits, key deliverables and resources. Manages long and short term work plans and schedules to track progress; ensures milestone are attained; identifies, analyzes and mitigates project risks, solving for project 'road blocks'; assesses outcomes and lessons learned; provides timely and accurate project deliverables.
- Establishes and cultivates relationships with key internal and external stakeholders; develops comprehensive communications strategies conveying information to ensure appropriate input and agreement to key decisions and program direction. Leads change initiatives; works closely with and influences project team members, provides mentorship and catalyzes strong collaboration among all resources involved.
- Work with district leadership to identify areas where a networked approach to improvement will accelerate district-wide learning on challenges critical to achieving successful outcomes of district strategies.
- Design, initiate and lead improvement networks organized around a shared problem of practice critical to achieving district priorities through establishing a common aim, driver model, prototyping and testing change ideas, and disseminating and scaling of improvement knowledge.
- Create the culture and systems for a diverse group of members across schools, central functions, and communities to build a structured network that learns together and enables meaningful collective action toward the network’s shared aim.
- Design and lead professional learning for Improvement network leaders and members to build their capacity to be an effective member of the network, play leadership roles in a network and to lead rigorous improvement and learning in their school or team aligned to the network’s aims and methods.
- Develop and manage network collaboration and communication structures; leverage collaboration tools and learning management systems to document the progress and outcomes of an improvement network and contribute practical learning to cross-district stakeholders.
- Manage and deliver the outcomes of multiple, complex, often multi-year improvement networks at once, ensuring networks have clear implementation plans, committed resources, targets for success, timely flow of information and methods for progress monitoring and risk identification and mitigation.
- Model improvement practices intentionally and strategically to build the capability of others and ensure that improvement networks are learning communities that continually work to improve operation, performance, and culture.
Knowledge, Experience & Other Qualifications:
- Five (5) years of professional experience engaged in any combination of teaching, coaching, or school or other educational leadership, or adult learning.
- Knowledge of program management best practices.
- Experience working with school based teams or leading professional development programs with schools.
- Knowledge of social-emotional intelligence curricula, behavior intervention, and/or multi-tiered systems of support, trauma informed care and implementation processes.
- 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.
- Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and ability to collaboratively with diverse people toward common goals.
- Experience leading teams and driving improvement in educational settings.
- Ability to effectively design professional learning and facilitate small and large groups of adult learners based on adult learning best practices.
- Bachelor’s Degree required, in Education or related field, or improvement sciences preferred.
- Master’s Degree preferred.
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.