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26 Jan 2021


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: $68,683 –  $83,116

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.

Manages key aspects of strategic analysis, plan development, and implementation of changes to existing service models utilizing technology, data analysis, organizational modifications and changes in equipment. Works with the transportation team to analyze alternative methods and processes to meet project and service delivery goals, including resource requirement, availability, productivity, performance measurements, and clear establishment and communication of service level commitments and delivery methods.

– 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.
–  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.
– 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.
– 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.
– Responsible for managing critical and high impact transportation strategic and operational project(s), in alignment with department policies and standards, to achieve departmental service and efficiency goals; accountable for life cycle management of the projects, including planning and execution.
– Leads in delivering significant efficiencies, cost reduction opportunities, and innovative service changes that help the team to meet service goals and objectives.
– Collaborates with the executive director on the definition and execution of the strategic operational plans, ensuring consistency of quality, standards, reporting, risk mitigation planning, and cost control.
– Facilitates prioritization, implementation, and monitoring of transportation initiatives; applies proactive strategies to gain route efficiencies, fleet utilization, and strategic organizational planning to improve internal and external service levels.
– Establishes and maintains a close working relationship with senior-level staff and customers throughout the department and District; resolves highly sensitive and/or complex matters, ensuring the appropriate development, initiation, and completion of special transportation projects; serves as ongoing liaison in all such special project and activities as required; and communicates progress and plans to key stakeholders.

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Knowledge, Experience & Other Qualifications:

– Three (3) or more years of relevant 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).
– Effectively handles multiple demands and competing deadlines.
– 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.

Education Requirements:

– Bachelor’s Degree required.
– Master’s Degree preferred.

Other information:

Thank you for your interest in the DPS Transportation Services Department. We are looking for individuals that demonstrate and share our DPS Core Values of Integrity, Equity, Accountability, Collaboration, Fun, and putting Students First. Come join the DPS team and make an impact at a great organization! DPS has become the fastest-growing large school district in Colorado and is widely recognized today as one of the best urban school systems in the country. We believe that innovative transportation services, and caring drivers and paraprofessionals, are an extension of the school day and support learning outside of the classroom. We are passionate about providing safe school bus transportation to our student riders. A safe pleasant ride helps students start and end the school day on a positive note.  This can have an enormous impact on a student’s attitude toward school. We all have a definite role in the safe operation of our school transportation system and we would love for you to be a part of the team!

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.

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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