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15 Sep 2021


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

Job Description

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Traditional 235 work days 

FTE: 1.0

Salary Range: $71,481 – $89,350  


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.

Provides leadership and supervision for the Speech Language Pathology (SLP) program in alignment with department, division, and District goals.

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 milestones are attained; identifies, analyzes and mitigates project risks, solving for project ‘roadblocks’; 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.

Supervises and evaluates the work of the Speech Language Pathologists (SLPs) and associates (SLPAs).

Provides leadership in developing and implementing departmental practices, policies, and procedures.

Co-Plans, coordinates, and conducts departmental meetings; organizes and plans departmental professional development; and organizes and oversees departmental committees and advisory groups.

Develops and manages yearly departmental budget, including purchasing of assessment materials, therapy supplies, and therapy equipment.

Manages supply stock and equipment, equipment database, and maintains constant inventory stock of day-to-day supplies.

Provides guidance, feedback, and advice to staff regarding educational SLP services as related services, including role within the Response to Intervention (RtI) and Individualized Education Program (IEP) processes and knowledge of professional ethics, federal, and state policies and procedures.

Participates in hiring of SLPs/SLPAs with a diverse committee, including the possibility of working with outside contract agencies in the event of a staff shortage.

Collects and analyzes staff data related to caseloads/workloads and creates appropriate data reports.

Provides guidance and support to therapy staff regarding departmental assessment materials, including their administration, scoring, interpretation, and if applicable, computer scoring software.  

Knowledge, Experience & Other Qualifications:

Minimum of five (5) years of experience as a school-based Speech Language Pathologist.

Minimum of 3-5 years of experience as a supervisor or coordinator, preferred.

Experience with diverse populations, Response to Intervention (RtI), and SLP interventions that align with educational performance.

Current Special Services Provider License from the Colorado Department of Education; Current American Speech–Language–Hearing Association (ASHA) Certification, if applicable.

Administrative license preferred but not required.

Knowledge of the practice standards and ethical guidelines applicable to the position as outlined by professional organizations and/or federal, state and local laws, rules, and regulations.

Knowledge of federal, state, and local policies and procedures regarding SLP services as well as special education.

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 and effectively handle multiple demands and competing deadlines.

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), as well as Google Suite.

Effective verbal and written communication skills.

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.

Ability to maintain complete and accurate records, develop meaningful reports based upon data, and use data analysis to make appropriate recommendations.

Ability to professionally develop and support staff.

Knowledge of appropriate actions to be taken in emergency situations.

Extensive knowledge and expertise in programming and intervention for students with disabilities that have education-based motor development concerns as well as from culturally and linguistically diverse populations.  

Education Requirements:

Master’s Degree in Speech Language or Communication Disorders required.


Additional Information:


Work Year Calendars (including accrued time off):

– Benefits (including DPS contributions):

– Compensation Structures:

– Employee must live and work with a permanent home address in Colorado while working for Denver Public Schools.  


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

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