Denver Public Schools
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    Traditional 235 work days

    FTE: 1.0

    Salary Range: $95,462 - $119,327


    Essential Functions and Objectives:


    Leads the authorizing and accountability processes for the District, including the vision, strategy, and execution of the work. Leads new school authorization, the approval of new innovation schools, and charter and innovation school (and zone) renewals.  


    - Oversees and directs the development of recommendations for District leadership and the Board of Education on authorizing topics such as new school applications, new innovation school and zones applications, and whether to revoke charter school contracts or innovation status.

    - Oversees and directs the development of recommendations for leadership and the Board regarding school improvement strategies for schools that need additional support as identified under the School Performance Compact (SPC).

    - Leads a team in ensuring the resolution of critical issues related to academic, financial, governance or operational issues of 60+ charter schools and 10+ Innovation Zone schools, including meeting and collaborating with legal teams; oversees a team of managers who collect evidence and develop reports and recommendations for District leadership and the Board regarding new schools, school accountability, and school change efforts.

    - Engages with a variety of internal stakeholders, including charter leaders and other District divisions, to foster collaboration and problem-solve key issues.

    - Represents the interests of the District and team across external stakeholders, including the State Board of Education, other authorizers and school applicants.

    - Establishes, maintains and communicates clear alignment between District accountability processes to ensure governance-type and model-neutrality, including supporting the development of stakeholder investment in recommendations to District leadership and Board.


    Knowledge, Experience & Other Qualifications:


    - Five (5) or more years of teaching and/or school leadership experience strongly preferred.

    - Experience operating in a K-12 environment.

    - Three (3) or more years of management responsibility.  

    - Knowledge of applicable laws and regulations.

    - Experience in analyzing data, and using this data for process and program improvements and to inform strategy.

    - Outstanding facilitation and communication skills, including ability to inspire others.

    - Strong interpersonal and leadership skills, including the ability to lead a high-performing team.

    - Superior leadership, coaching and mentoring skills.

    - Self-starter/leader who can anticipate department needs in a proactive (versus, reactive) manner.


    Education Requirements:


    - Bachelor's Degree in Education, Social Sciences or related field required.

    - Master’s Degree in Policy Development 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.  


    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