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30 Nov 2020

Full-Time 43657 K-12 Bilingual Programs Manager

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: $71,481 – $89,350

Essential Functions and Objectives:

Responsible for maintaining the operational and transactional responsibilities of the department. Manages the coordination of day to day activities of a specific business function. Primary emphasis is achieving results by building engagement and empowering their teams. May have exposure for district wide initiatives.

Responsible for the development, management, and organization of Bilingual Programming expertise specific to TNLI, Dual Language, and World Languages. By developing a high-functioning team that will provide ELA expertise for RIS/RAIS teams, building leaders, central staff, and teachers, the Manager of K-12 Bilingual Programs will ensure a cohesive approach to instruction for English Learners across our family of schools.

– Manage and work with respective teams to implement policies, procedures, programs and initiatives that pertain to their functional unit. Set clear goals, organize work plans, and divide work accordingly. Assure adherence to daily operational items, such as budgets, schedules, and performance.

– Apply managerial thinking and decision making to deliver results and ensure project/team success. Provides leadership to teams in their area of responsibility.

– Solve for problems, including defining, tackling and mitigating issues or situations. Map or assess situations, formulate options and provide guidance within a defined latitude.

– Establish targets, analyze performance and follow up to ensure achievement plan is attainable.

– Analyze past trends, identify gaps, and understand district to provide recommendations.

– Work on issues that require thorough analysis; apply discretion for decisions that could impact short term goals. Uses set guidance, policies and procedures to make decisions and address operational challenges.

– Collaborate with other functions, peers and teams. Gain credibility and cooperation across the organization. Convey progress and goal results with functional areas. 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.

– Leads, oversees, and coordinates Transitional Native Language Instruction (TNLI), Dual Language, and World Languages program design, effective implementation, and ongoing support.

– Supervises professional development coordination and implementation for teachers, school leaders, and central staff for TNLI, Dual Language, and World Languages.

– Leads coordination and integration with district instructional priorities and structures to ensure Bilingual Programs are consistently embedded and highlighted.

– Curates and shares data, research, information, and best practices for effective TNLI, Dual Language, and World Language instruction, English Language Acquisition (ELA) programs, and legal requirements.

– Performs all managerial duties, including staffing, training, delegating, and evaluating the work of team in alignment with ELA/ priorities and District shared core values.

– Acts as a spokesperson on behalf of the ELA Department, consistently demonstrating District shared core values.

– Provides instructional expertise to all District staff on effective Bilingual Program practices, ELA program requirements, and state and federal program requirements.

– Demonstrates strong communication skills, orally and in writing, responding promptly and in a professional manner with timely and accurate information.

– Actively contributes to the development of short-, mid-, and long-term ELA strategy, in the planning, execution, reflection, and adjustment stages.

Knowledge, Experience & Other Qualifications:

– Five (5) or more years of related experience.

– Two (2) or more years of management responsibility.

– Colorado Teacher or Administrator License.

– Knowledge of applicable laws and regulations.

– Strong organizational and analytic skills and strong attention to detail.

– Self-starter/leader who can anticipate department needs in a proactive (versus, reactive) manner.

– 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.

– Bilingual-Spanish.

Education Requirements:

– Bachelor’s Degree in Education or related field required.

– Master’s Degree in Education or related field 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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