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PROGRAM MANAGER, POLICY - 28078

Denver Public Schools
Job Description
PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT
235 work days
FTE: 1.0
Salary Range: $69,674-$83,607
  
Essential Functions and Objectives:
 
The Manager of Policy will manage key policy initiatives for the Portfolio Management Team in pursuit of equitable accountability for all schools.  The role will manage policy aspects of the School Performance Framework across design, production and dissemination.  They will also support the Senior Director and Associate Chief in revisions to the School Performance Compact Policy and related implementation.  They will also provide additional policy level support as needed. 
 
Personal & Values
- Establish clear alignment between District accountability processes to ensure govern ace-type and model-neutrality, including the School Performance Compact.
 
Vision & Strategy
- Manage the refinement and implementation of communication, dissemination and engagement related to the release of the School Performance Framework.
- Support processes for revisions to policy and implementation of the School Performance Compact.
 
Operational & Organizational
- Support processes to determine changes to the School Performance Framework, including identifying key questions and development recommendations and rationale.
- Work with Data Analyst to provide relevant data to support policy decision making processes.
- Lead process development and implementation for collecting stakeholder feedback around the SPF, including focus group planning and facilitation.
 
People & Culture
- Regularly collaborate with ARE around SPF development and execution.
 
Community & Equity
- Collaborate with Communications and FACE to ensure effective and transparent stakeholder engagement related to the SPF.
- Other Duties as assigned.
 
Knowledge, Experience & Other Qualifications:
 
- A minimum of 4 years of related professional experienced required.
- Professional experience or knowledge of best practices in education data, preferred.
- Experience in designing, planning, and implementing short- and long-range programs, establishing priorities, and organizing resources on large, complex, multi-year initiatives.                                     
- Demonstrated effective oral communications skills, particularly presenting to senior leaders and facilitating high-stakes meetings.                                                                                                             
- Demonstrated effective written communication skills, particularly as it relates to policy work.
- Knowledge of current issues in education reform at the national, state and local levels.                
- Excellent organizational and prioritization skills and ability to meet deadlines.                  
- Strong knowledge of education data systems, preferably including Colorado specific data                            
- Ability to be a team player and collaborate with others inside and outside of the Portfolio Management team on challenging and time sensitive projects.                                                
- Ability to be a team player and collaborate with others inside and outside of the Portfolio Management team on challenging and time sensitive projects.                                                                
- Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel and Outlook    
- Demonstrated experience managing and completing multiple projects (full life-cycle project planning and implementation                                                                                                              
- Strong organizational and analytic skills and strong attention to detail                                                                                                  
 
Education Requirements:
- Bachelor's Degree in Education or Policy 
- Master's Degree preferred
 
Other information:
 
The Office of School Reform and Innovation (OSRI) supports the district's vision through the cultivation, authorization, launch, and oversight of high-quality autonomous schools (i.e., Performance, Innovation and Charter) in the Denver Public School system. Empowered by The Denver Plan, OSRI embraces school autonomy, high performance standards, clear accountability, parental choice, and broad stakeholder engagement. Additionally, the team seeds transformational change district-wide by identifying, sharing and facilitating the implementation of innovative, best-in-class policies and practices in all schools and central office departments. OSRI partners with organizations, districts, policy makers, and the community to thoughtfully invest in and support pilot programs, scale emerging programs to maximize impact and sustainability, and codify and share learning across the district to inform continuous improvement and future innovation. Current innovation learning programs include blended learning, mastery-based school design, ecosystem redesign, peer to peer learning structures, and short-cycle assessments at scale.
 
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.   
Under the leadership of Superintendent Tom Boasberg and guided by the tenets of The Denver Plan, 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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