Denver, CO, US
Aug 17, 2019

235 work days

FTE: 1.0

Salary Range: $71,481- $89,350

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.

O versees a team that identifies, supports and monitors our highest needs schools to provide supports for dramatic improvement. They identify supports for tiered schools to improve school performance, align resources and district supports, establish the district conditions necessary to support schools in turnaround, and lead innovative approaches to how departmental services are provided to schools in a tiered services model.

- 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.

- 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.

- Apply managerial thinking and decision making to deliver results and ensure project/team success. Provides leadership to other managers, supervisors and teams:

- 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.

- Establish targets & performance metrics, analyze performance and follow up to ensure achievement plan is attainable.

- Analyze past trends, identify gaps, and use in depth knowledge to provide recommendations.

- Work on issues that require in-depth knowledge; apply discretion for decisions that could impact business activities & team operations.

- Collaborate with other functions, peers and teams. Gain credibility and cooperation across the organization. Convey progress and goal results with upper management. Conduct trainings, present findings & materials and other deliverables.

- Improves team performance through coaching, feedback and mentoring. Entrust and motivate direct reports by providing direction, and facilitate skill building.

- Lead the annual Tiered Support framework process to identify and tier high risk and struggling school.

- Implement processes to ensure that deep needs analysis and schools diagnostics occur and that appropriate supports are aligned to schools in the Intensive and Strategic tiers.

- Lead innovation in delivery of services to schools and students through the Tiered Department Services strategy.

- Support the development of shared district policies and practices that establish the district conditions for success in supporting our highest needs schools and partner with internal and external stakeholders to implement.

- Lead quality control and progress monitoring of improvement supports and implementation in tiered schools, including development of data collection systems, TSF Database, user-friendly Progress Monitoring reports.

- Manage ongoing Program Evaluation of the supports and improvement strategies used in Strategic and Intensive Tier schools to identify relevant research questions, identify what\u2019s working, refine Tiered Support strategies and facilitate best practice sharing.

- Develop and implement communication strategies for Tiered Supports to ensure all stakeholders have timely, accurate and pertinent information about the school improvement efforts at tiered schools.

Knowledge, Experience & Other Qualifications:

- 2+ in Education, Public Leadership, Strategic Planning, Project Management.

- 2+ of management experience.

- Teaching or School Leadership License is preferred.

- 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.

- Knowledge of schools and school systems.

- Superior human relations skills and experience in working with diverse populations, community organizations, and other advocacy groups.

- Ability to forge and manage cross-departmental relationships to achieve objectives.

Education Requirements:

- Master's Degree in education, public policy or related field.

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

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.