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21 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: $90,575 – $113,220


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.


Serves as a member of the Student Equity & Opportunity leadership team, supporting the Associate Chief of Student Equity & Opportunity in creating a culture of innovation, continuous improvement, and learning. Provides overall vision and direction for all gifted & talented administrators, team members, teachers, and relevant office staff in the development of services for students that have been identified and students going through the process of being identified as gifted and talented learners and twice exceptional learners, while aligning activities of gifted and talented education with district goals and objectives and partnerships with other departments including, but not limited to: special education, 504, nursing and student health, mental health, academics, culture, equity, and federal programs. 


– Deeply focuses on ensuring alignment to district initiatives by organizing and prioritizing initiatives, formulating a successful agenda, and delivering instructions to managers. 
– Directs operational units by acting as a business advisor to managers, including: make final decisions, examine and evaluate current process, identify and solve barriers. Develop methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for projects and programs. Ensures budget and schedules meet all business requirements.
– Develops policies and programs, authorizes and influences implementation of these programs, uses innovative concepts, and promotes new ideas. Influence projects by participating in initial planning, assigning teams, directing work, evaluating progress, making decisions and advising on issues. 
– Coordinate and build collaborative relationships with cross functional departments internally and positively represent DPS in the broader community which includes school boards, CDE, parents, students, teachers and community members. 
– Ensure compliance with state and federal laws, Board of Education policies and regulations, maintain and direct activities related to the District’s safety and security efforts. 
– Coach, direct and set team managers up for success by delegating work, solving complex issues, empowering improvement, and monitoring performance. Hire, train, evaluate, assign and direct work for managers.
– Responsible for dismantling systems of inequity to ensure access to programming and create equitable systems and structures for gifted, talented and high potential learners.
– Oversees multiple cross-functional strategic efforts ensuring alignment with Student Equity & Opportunity and driving toward student growth and achievement and serves on district cross-functional teams.
– Provides supervision, including effective performance management, ongoing coaching and feedback, and strategic planning guidance and oversight.
– Represents the District in legal proceedings related to the provision of gifted and talented services.
– Supports implementation of District-wide equitable culturally responsive identification and programming of gifted and high potential learners.
– Creates and reports on comprehensive performance measures to monitor the effectiveness of the program.
– Performs supervisory duties, including, but not limited to: hiring, training, delegating and evaluating.
– Coordinates and facilitates culturally responsive gifted education professional development to support teachers’ continuous learning and improvement of practice related to culturally responsive equitable gifted education.
– Creates, fosters, and maintains culturally responsive relationships with families and community partners around access and opportunities within programming and identification for students.
– Assists in developing the department’s equity-focused budget(s) and grants, manages financial reporting and ensures program-related databases are accurately maintained.

Knowledge, Experience & Other Qualifications:


– At least five (5) years of teaching, supervising, and direct leadership experience in gifted & talented education and/or related fields. 
– State Director of Gifted Education License or demonstrated ability to obtain licensure within 1 year of hire.
– Knowledge and understanding of effective curriculum and instruction best practices.
– Expertise in the provision of specialized education services. 
– Knowledge of applicable laws and regulations.
– Experience in analyzing data, and using this data to for process and program improvements and to inform strategy.
– Outstanding facilitation and communication skills, including ability to inspire others. 
– Strong interpersonal and leadership skills, including the ability to lead a high-performing team.
– Superior leadership, coaching and mentoring skills.
– Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with individuals at all different levels in the organization.
– Self-starter/leader who can anticipate department needs in a proactive (versus, reactive) manner.
– 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.
– Skills and authority to contribute to revision or establishment of policies, methods and procedures that impact the Department of Gifted & Talented Education.
– Maintaining confidential student and district information.
– Be able to work flexible hours. 
– Mediation and coaching skills. 
Education Requirements:


– Master’s Degree in Gifted & Talented Education, Education Leadership, Other Relevant Area of Study.


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 comprises 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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