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Denver Public Schools
Denver, CO, US
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K-12 Personal Financial Literacy Specialist


Traditional 235 work days

FTE: 1.0

Salary Range: $70,057 - $84,779

A long with your application, please submit a cover letter that answers the following questions:

- Why does this position interest you?

- Tell us about your experience teaching or supporting students with their personal financial literacy development. Please share an example and tell us what you learned through that process AND/OR Tell us about your own personal finance journey.

E ssential Functions and Objectives:

- Administers and manages activities to support the expansion of Personal Financial Literacy (PFL) K-12 in DPS. Serves as the subject matter expert and applies gained knowledge to execute, maintain and improve systems, programs, or processes.

- Responsible for delivering high-quality instructional PFL resources (with an emphasis on leveraging Next Gen Personal Finance resources), enhancing classroom practice, and scaling effective programs to increase student achievement and to prepare all students for success in college, career, and life including their financial well-being.

- Collaborates with larger Humanities team to support vision and mission within the department and DPS.

- Meets grant benchmarks and communicates progress aligned to grant requirements.

- Approves and documents reporting related to the NGPF Financial Empowerment and Equity (FEE) Grant Program

- Ensures appropriate key stakeholder involvement, including communication with NGPF, in planning, goal-setting, and implementation to achieve buy-in of resources and professional learning. Ensures purposeful, positive, and professional interactions and relationships with all stakeholders; enables the consistent application of work products across the district.

- Leads the development, implementation, and continual improvement efforts of curriculum aligned to the Colorado Academic Standards; ensures alignment of the Social Studies Colorado Academic Standards with a particular focus on PFL standards

- Revises and develops social studies PFL curriculum based upon student outcomes and implementation feedback.

- Deeply analyzes student achievement data (student work samples, interim assessments, and performance-based assessments) to determine how to better develop materials and provide targeted, high-quality teacher supports.

- Develops strategies and clear, specific, and ambitious performance measures, connected to grant outcomes, for PFL programs, curriculum, and professional learning that are easily translated into individual work goals and deliverables for other team members.

- Creates detailed timelines and adheres to grant timeline deliverables for each initiative; assesses and tracks project progress regularly, using various computer programs and tools; and drives project completion by holding others accountable for responsibilities and deadlines.

K nowledge Experience & Other Qualifications:

- A teaching career with five (5) or more years of highly successful teaching experience; candidates with a minimum of two (2) years of teaching experience with exceptional results will be considered if there is relevant prior work experience. Experience teaching PFL is highly desirable.

- Proven, multi-year track record of exemplary teaching achievement, especially the achievement of students who identify as low-income and/or historically excluded

- Experience in the design of standards-based curriculum and assessments with a focus and passion for PFL curriculum.

- CDE teaching certificate required.

- Knowledge of best practices in curriculum instruction and standards-based PFL education.

- Proficiency with Google Suite.

- Superior analytical skills and sound judgment to make critical decisions.

- Meticulous organizational ability in order to set priorities, organize workload, handle multiple responsibilities, and meet deadlines.

- Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to communicate with a variety of audiences.

- Capable of thriving in circumstances involving ambiguity and nuance.

- Demonstrated content area expertise.

- Passion for connecting with students, families, communities, and non-profits in support of student success and a strong desire and willingness to support student achievement in traditionally under-served communities.

- Demonstrated commitment to continuous professional learning.

- Proficiency in reading, writing, listening, and speaking Spanish is highly desirable.

E ducation Requirements:

- Bachelor's Degree in Social Studies Education or related field.

- Master's Degree in Education or related field preferred.

A dditional Information:

- Work Year Calendars (including accrued time off):

- Benefits (including DPS contributions): h ttp://

- Compensation Structures:

- Employee must live and work with a permanent home address in Colorado while working for Denver Public Schools.

A bout Denver Public Schools:

D enver 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.

D PS 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 .

D enver 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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