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2 Jul 2019


Denver Public Schools – Posted by Denver Public Schools Anywhere

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235 work days
FTE: 1.0
Salary Range: $62,600-$75,802

Essential Functions and Objectives:
Operational responsibility for managing and coordinating the full life cycle administration of a program within one or more functional areas. Facilitates leadership decision-making for program priorities, district support structures and resource allocation.
Administers the execution, maintenance, projects’ implementation, change management, and cross-functional alignment of workstreams; ensures program and district compliance with relevant industry, state and federal regulations.
The Program Manager is responsible for the design, execution and assessment of diversity and inclusion programs that advance the strategic goals of the Equity & Culture Department. The individual will have a special focus on the LGBTQ+ community and will serve to provide sensitive, multi-faceted resources and support for students, staff, and families in the DPS community and increase inclusion and visibility of the LGBTQ+ community.
As a values-based organization, achieve goals through our shared commitment to Students First, Integrity, Equity, Collaboration, Accountability and Fun.
– Researches, strategizes and defines program architecture, projects, priorities, activities and operational procedures to continually draw incremental benefits of the program, in alignment with governance requirements and the overall program goals and objectives. Remains knowledgeable of, plans for, communicates and coordinates regulatory compliance activities with school and other support services departments.
– Directs, administers, and evaluates program operations, policies and procedures relevant to the lifecycle of the program; ensures effectiveness and demonstrates outcomes beyond program establishment. Coordinates and tracks program expenditures and adjusts project activities, specifications, proposals, contracts and schedules to meet overall program objectives within budget.
– Sets and monitors new program priorities, including: objectives, benefits, key deliverables and resources. Manages long and short term work plans and schedules to track progress; ensures milestone are attained; identifies, analyzes and mitigates project risks, solving for project ‘road blocks’; assesses outcomes and lessons learned; provides timely and accurate project deliverables.
– Establishes and cultivates relationships with key internal and external stakeholders; develops comprehensive communications strategies conveying information to ensure appropriate input and agreement to key decisions and program direction. Leads change initiatives; works closely with and influences project team members, provides mentorship and catalyzes strong collaboration among all resources involved.
– Increase the number of safe and inclusive student affinity groups that support a culture of inclusion and belonging for LGBTQ+ students by tracking, supporting and growing the number of student affinity clubs or groups.
– Provide coaching to individuals, teams and schools that support efforts to close opportunity gaps and support Whole Child components and aligned initiatives as laid out in equity plans.
– Analyze strengths, gaps and needs for professional development. Identify high quality professional development from internal and external providers (online content providers, local universities, etc.).
– Deepen stakeholder engagement of staff and community partners to drive collaboration.
– Development and maintenance of a resource bank of tools and protocols to support schools and families .

Knowledge, Experience & Other Qualifications:
– 2+ years of related experience.
– Knowledge of program management best practices.
– Work style that yields high results when working independently or as part of a team.
– Ability to foster effective relationships with district staff, schools, and external partners.
– Ability to prioritize multiple projects.
– Ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals, establish priorities, and organize resources.
– Ability to multi-task without compromising integrity or fidelity.
– Experience and proficiency with Microsoft Office products and/or Project Management Software (e.g. Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint).
– Ability to work in a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural environment with district and school leaders, faculty, staff and students.
– Inspired, visionary who can foster/generate excitement, buy-in and understanding with colleagues and employees outside of the team.
– High degree of integrity in handling confidential information.
– Deep knowledge of the rapidly changing LGBTQ+ equality movement preferred.

Education Requirements:
– Bachelor’s degree required.
– Master’s degree 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.

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.

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Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.

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