Denver Public Schools
    Job Description

    Sr. Manager, Equity Initiatives
    Central Office
    235 work days
    FTE: 1.0
    Salary Range: $75,335 - $94,169
    Essential Functions and Objectives:
    -  Responsible for strategic insight and management of programs and initiatives that affects the district in achieving its long term and overreaching goals. Leads the day to day operations of a broader strategic function and shapes the framework of DPS in a forward thinking and dynamic manner. Primary emphasis is achieving results by building engagement and empowering their teams. Manages district wide initiatives and high impact teams, with a greater span of control.
    -  Oversees, and implements action plans for equity and inclusion in schools and departments. This position leads progress monitoring of equity & inclusion initiatives aimed at meeting the goals of the Denver Plan 2020. The position manages key relationships with internal and external stake-holders and works to build future partnerships on behalf of the Denver Public Schools.
    -  Strategic focus: executes functional or departmental plans and contributes to the development of functional or departmental strategies; provides input and advises others on strategy, outside of their function or department. Recommends innovation, significantly modifies and improves current policies and practices. Devises long term operational goals and makes decisions that affect results delivered. 
    -  Operational excellence: manage and work with respective teams to both influence and implement policies, procedures, programs and initiatives that pertain to their functional unit. Set clear goals, organize work plans, and divide work accordingly. Develops operational plans such as resources, budgets, schedules, and performance.
    -  Management: apply managerial thinking and decision making to deliver results and ensure project/team success. Provides leadership to other managers, supervisors and teams:
    Problem analysis: solve for complex problems that impact broad segments of the district, including: defining, tackling and mitigating issues or situations. Map or assess situations, formulate options and act as a strong tactical decision maker. Use integrated knowledge of several disciplines or areas of expertise to resolve strategic issues.
    Measure success: establish targets & performance metrics, analyze performance and follow up to ensure achievement plan is attainable.
    Process improvement: analyze past trends, identify gaps, and use in depth knowledge to provide   recommendations.
    Complexity & discretion: work on issues that require in-depth knowledge; apply discretion for decisions that could impact business activities & team operations.
    -  Communication: collaborate with other functions, peers and teams. Gain credibility and cooperation across the organization.  Convey progress and goal results with upper management. Conduct training's, present findings & materials and other deliverables.
    -Lead the collaborative development and execution of strategic plans to implement equity and inclusion initiatives.
    -  Collaborate regularly with district leadership to ensure Equity and Culture (formerly CELT) is supporting successful implementation of district and department equity priorities.     
    -  Identify and lead collaborative cross-departmental teams to implement equity initiatives.
    -  Identify and execute on progress monitoring metrics to measure progress on equity and inclusion priorities.
    -  Develop and execute strategies to engage community partners in meaningful opportunities to share progress and gather feedback.
    -  Supports the conception, content design and delivery of the Equity and Culture (formerly CELT) programs focused on the DPS shared core values with specific focus on equity and inclusion focused programs.
    -  Identify process gaps and troubleshoot opportunities to create efficiency structures, processes and procedures.
    Knowledge of applicable laws and regulations:                                                          
    -  Strong organizational and analytic skills and strong attention to detail                                                 
    -  Superior leadership, coaching and mentoring skills                                                     
    -  Ability to develop and interpret data and manage resources                                                         
    -  Ability to motivate and influence others  
    -  Ability to effectively lead a team                                                          
    -  Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel and Outlook                                               
    -  Ability to multi-task and juggle management of several high-priority projects in parallel                                                          
    -  High degree of integrity in handling confidential information
    -  Strong interpersonal and leadership skills, including the ability to lead a high-performing team
    -  Deep understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion best practices; explicit focus on race as the center of the work   
    -  Deep knowledge and understanding of racial and cultural differences; sensitivity to issues and concerns of communities of color and other diverse groups   
    Education and Licensure Requirements:
    -  Bachelor's Degree required, Master's Degree preferred
    -  2+ years management experience
    -  5+ years of demonstrated experience strategic planning, change management and methodologies, best practices, techniques, and tools for facilitating training and developing people in complex organizations.
    -  Demonstrated knowledge and experience building relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
    -  Experience using data and advanced analytics to drive process improvements.
    -  Experience in positions with regular exposure to senior leadership and influencing the decision-making process to benefit Equity and Culture (formerly CELT) strategic priorities."   
    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.
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