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4 Apr 2023

Full-Time Director, School Improvement

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

Job Description


Traditional 235 work days

FTE: 1.0

Salary Range: $99,583 – $115,484


Essential Functions and Objectives:

Leads school improvement strategies for district-managed schools to achieve the goal of Great Schools in Every Neighborhood. Drives strategic school design and continuous school improvement at all schools and the Tiered School Supports methodology for providing accelerated improvement, redesign and turnaround supports at low performing schools so that all schools are continually improving, eliminating opportunity gaps and readying all students for college and career.

– Leads the District’s strategy for school strategic planning and the school continuous improvement processes, working collaboratively across teams and maintaining alignment with Unified Improvement Planning process.

– Responsible for the design of new or restarted district-managed schools, opening new district-run schools or programs and supporting the exit strategy for schools identified for closure or consolidation; facilitates community partnered design processes.

– Designs schools for equity, ensuring that key resources (people, time, materials, and money) for school design and improvement are maximized and target elimination of the opportunity gap.

– Advances the Tiered School Support strategy, leveraging best practices for turnaround and school improvement in a system of intensive support for the highest needs schools; continually refines the process for identifying schools and targeting high-impact strategies for accelerated improvement.

– Collaborates with departments and regions to align expectations and develop cohesive systems and supports for school improvement that remove barriers, provide targeted support to highest needs schools, develop leadership and pipelines for school turnaround and create sustainable change.

– Collaboratively designs the strategy for data-driven progress monitoring of school improvement, including use of leading and lagging indicators to provide strategic direction for regional and district action planning and school improvement plans.

– Supports leadership on the development, implementation and monitoring of regional improvement plans.

Knowledge, Experience & Other Qualifications:

– Five (5) years of leadership responsibility, including two (2) or more years as a school leader or similar management role in education.

– Demonstrated success in leading school improvement or school turnaround.

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

– 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.

– Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and ability to collaboratively with diverse people toward common goals.

Education Requirements:

– Bachelor’s degree required in education or related field.

– Master’s Degree preferred.


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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How to Apply

Please apply directly on our career website: https://ltmwebprod01.dpsk12.org/ltmprod/xmlhttp/shorturl.do?key=GNV

Job Categories: LGBT. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: Not Disclosed.

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