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5 Jan 2023


devonne_davis – Posted by devonne_davis Denver, Colorado, United States

Job Description


Traditional 235 work days

FTE: 1.0

Salary Range: $69,362 – $80,441


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 Professional Development Units (PDUs), including deliverables and stakeholder groups related to this program, as well as oversees strategic quality improvement of PDUs and shares these best practices around professional learning quality across professional learning.

  Communicates a compelling vision for Professional Development Units (PDUs) that motivates and engages team members; builds a common mindset and owns the message. Collectively, provides an overview of impact from PDUs as well as the effectiveness of the professional learning team supports for leaders.

Responsible for program delivery, management, impact, and stakeholder engagement, including working with content experts and training PDU facilitators.

Responsible for convening and facilitating stakeholder groups, including but not limited to the Advisory Council, the Expert Working Group, and peer reviewers. Groups made up of content experts across Academics and Exceptional Student Services who oversee, advise on, and support PDUC quality and rigor.

Identifies and coordinates strategic initiatives to improve the quality, efficiency, and/or effectiveness of PDUs and shares best practices and learnings from this across professional learning.

Works cross-functionally with relevant teams, including Human Resources, to ensure consistency of PDU implementation and alignment to intended purpose and guidelines for PDUs.


Knowledge, Experience & Other Qualifications:

  Three (3) years experience in adult learning and in designing and implementing large-scale systems to ensure quality and consistency

Knowledge of program management best practices.

– Knowledge of action research pedagogy, ideally with experience in designing and implementing actional research in 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.

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 Google Suite.

Effectively handle 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:

 Our Human Resources Team is an integral part of DPS. Although we aren’t always in the schools, we’re in it for the kids. We work closely with our school leaders to ensure we’re putting great teachers in every classroom, and

take great care to ensure DPS hires and retains the highest quality candidates for all roles throughout the district. We do this by incorporating our Shared Core Values—Students First, Integrity, Equity, Collaboration, Accountability and Fun – into everything we do. Additionally, we support retention of our valued team members in a variety of ways including facilitating professional development and performance management activities and designing and managing Total Rewards Programs to help Team DPS achieve health and wellness for themselves and their families. When you join us, you join a dedicated, diverse team of over one hundred professionals who come from many walks of life. One thing we all share is a deep sense of commitment to support Denver Public Schools’ vision: Every Child Succeeds.


Additional Information:

 – Work Year Calendars (including accrued time off): http://thecommons.dpsk12.org/Page/1129

– Benefits (including DPS contributions): http://thecommons.dpsk12.org/Page/1397

– Compensation Structures: http://thecommons.dpsk12.org/Page/244

– 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 dpsk12.org.


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 visit us at careers@dpsk12.org

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


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