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9 Sep 2020


Denver Public Schools – Posted by Denver Public Schools Denver, Colorado, United States

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Traditional 235 work days

FTE: 1.0

Salary Range: Commensurate with experience

Essential Functions and Objectives:

Broad responsibility for leading a team of managers to execute against the overall business plan, based on guidance from leadership. Directs, plans and oversees team initiatives, to ensure implementation and administration of programs align with district goals.

Leads District strategy on preservice and early career teachers, ensuring those who are training to be teachers and those who are novice teachers in the District are well-prepared and well-supported with the knowledge, skills and mindsets necessary to design and deliver rigorous, culturally responsive instruction that enables every child to succeed. Responsible for leading a team within the department focused on four critical priorities around preservice and early-career teachers: diversifying teacher workforce; building partnerships and strategies to strengthen preservice training and hiring practices, especially in highest priority schools; supporting schools in developing early career teachers; and deepening collaboration with teacher preparation programs to ensure alignment with District academic and equity priorities.

– Leads the District’s strategy to develop preservice and early career teachers in service of accelerating their impact on student learning with a specific focus on increasing the diversity of both internal and external pipelines. This includes: designing a seamless structure of new teacher support that connects pre-service experiences and resources with experiences and opportunities during a teacher’s first three years; and managing high-quality pre-service opportunities for talented student teachers as well as those interested in entering teaching, ensuring opportunities prepare participants for success in District schools.

– Manages relationships with key teacher preparation partners within the community and establishes ongoing support mechanisms that bridge the preservice experience and K-12 landscape in order to comprehensively prepare and grow educators in the District.

– Directs a team who, in turn, manages preservice teacher programs and strategy and new teacher induction and development.

– Collaborates closely across divisions and teams to ensure that resources to support preservice and early career teachers are integrated into other structures and systems.

Knowledge, Experience & Other Qualifications:

– Five (5) or more years of experience with strategy design and management of implementation of complex systems and leading a team with multiple levels, both directly and through influence.

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

– Teacher licensure and teaching experience within the District preferred.

– Deep understanding of equity, inclusion, and cultural responsive educational practices.

– Strong organizational and analytic skills and strong attention to detail with ability to translate strategic vision into actualized structures and processes.

– Ability to work independently with minimal direction and with a degree of ambiguity in a complex, dynamic environment.

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

– Ability to assess appropriate priorities and organize and manage workload on multiple large projects in parallel.

– Ability to foster effective relationships, work collaboratively, and effectively influence decision-making with district staff, schools, and external partners at all levels.

– Ability to communicate effectively in a diplomatic, credible, persuasive, and confident manner at all levels in the organization, both orally and in writing.

– Strategic planning and organizational development knowledge and skills.

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

– Ability to motivate and influence others.

Education Requirements:

– Bachelor’s Degree is 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.

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