Denver, CO, US
Feb 24, 2021

Traditional 235 work days

FTE: 1.0

Salary Range: $102,619 - $128,274

2 positions available, Central and SW regions

Essential Functions and Objectives:

R esponsible for leading multiple key functions within DPS. Directs, plans and oversees overall growth strategies. Implements and achieves strategic plans, translates district vision into operational goals, and sets the highest standards of excellence.

R esponsible for assisting in the leadership of a regional network, and supervising, evaluating, and supporting school leaders and Instructional Leadership Teams (ILTs) to become instructional leaders through the implementation of their strategic school plan. Collaborate with principals, ILTs, teachers, and central departments regarding best practices and innovations in curriculum, instruction, assessment and whole child development. Assist in planning and implementation of regional strategies.

- Leads district change through developing and implementing nationally recognized or leading strategies using industry expertise, in depth knowledge and best practices. Prioritize, interpret and disseminate district goals to functional leaders and teams.

- Design and create integrated systems and processes that drive ongoing improvements, to meet both strategic and tactical goals. Develop, maintain and monitor operational budgets, to meet financial objectives.

- Create and build collaborative relationships and proactive communication channels between the district, functions, departments and external stakeholders.

- Ensure compliance with state and federal laws, Board of Education policies and regulations, maintain and direct activities related to the District's safety and security efforts.

- Maintain a culture of trust and developed leadership across functions. Manage succession planning, career development and performance per function. Ensure functional effectiveness by building high performance teams, communicating contributions, and engaging leadership.

- Assist in leading a Region to a shared belief in and ownership of the academic and whole child success of every child; close achievement gaps and monitoring learning and college and career readiness to meet state standards and board policies.

- Support the Regional Superintendent in driving region-wide accountability to equity through regional goals, strategic planning, change leadership, school improvement, and innovative practices, aligned District goals and instructional priorities, and grounded in data, with monthly benchmarks.

- Promote regional and district improvement through sharing best practices, collaborating on policies and practices that address district strategies and the needs and contributions of the region and setting a climate for change, continuous improvement, problem solving, collaboration, and openness.

- Work with the Regional Superintendent to hire dynamic, effective school leaders; supervise and evaluate school leaders and coach them in improving leadership practice to achieve better results; Support school leaders in developing distributive leadership and pipelines for teacher leadership.

- Assist in implementing a regional assessment strategy that develops the ability of school leaders and their ILTs to build, implement and monitor a strategic school improvement plan, establish structures for data-driven instruction, and identify and monitor supports for students.

- In collaboration with the Regional Superintendent, establish productive relationships with communities that contribute to a regional vision for equity and excellence, supports the learning of all students, fosters inclusion, honors diverse viewpoints and accomplishes regional priorities.

- Implement strategies to build instructional and leadership capacity and accountability in the region and with similar schools across regions by facilitating leaders in regular learning cycles, peer-to-peer collaboration and capacity building opportunities to drive improved student outcomes.

K nowledge, Experience & Other Qualifications:

- Three (3) or more years as a school leader or similar leadership role in education.

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

- Knowledge of applicable laws and regulations.

- Ability to effectively lead a function.

- Ability to develop, plan, and implement long-range goals, establish priorities, and organize resources.

- Demonstrated experience performing as an effective leader and team player, and recognizing and resolving conflicts or potentially controversial situations through diplomacy.

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

- Superior leadership, coaching and mentoring skills.

- Looks for ways to significantly improve business performance and growth.

- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with individuals at all different levels in the organization.

- Focuses function on strategic goals.

- Encourages diversity and mutual respect among team members and demonstrates compassion and sensitivity.

- In-depth knowledge of instruction, standards-based education, and leadership , preferred.

- Ability to inspire others and communicate persuasively and diplomatically with effective oral, written and presentation skills, preferred.

- Ability to lead for equitable outcomes in a multi-ethnic and multicultural environment with district and school leaders, faculty, staff, students, families and communities, preferred.

E ducation Requirements:

- Master's Degree required, Master's Degree in education related fields preferred.

- Master's Degree in education or related field. Ph.D. or Ed.D. also preferred.

A bout 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 .

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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