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25 Mar 2019

Instructional Support Chief Student Success Officer

Jeffco Public Schools
 Golden, Jefferson County, Colorado, United States

Job Description


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Jeffco Public Schools, Colorado’s largest K-12 school district, with 85,000 students and approximately 14,000 employees, has provided educational excellence for more than 60 years. Nearly 10 percent of all Colorado K-12 students attend a Jeffco school and our employees benefit from partnerships with experienced, dynamic school leaders throughout our district. Our Jeffco Generations vision document and strategic plan map out with focus and clarity what we expect our schools to accomplish with our graduates. Come join us!


The Division of Student Success is comprised of 5 unified departments intently focused on serving students and families whose unique needs necessitate thoughtful support structures. These collaborative departments include; Student Services, Student Engagement, Gifted and Talented, Health Services, and Special Education. The combined efforts of these departments serves students experiencing learning disabilities, foster care, health complications, homebound status, risk of drop-out, mental health issues, substance abuse concerns, and giftedness, as well as a wide variety of other needs.


Chief Student Success Officer
Annual Position 
FLSA: Exempt
FTE: 1.00, Hours/Day: 8.00, Year Round Position
Salary Plan, Grade, Step: JCA – Administrator – 229 days, G14, 1
Min-Mid Annual Salary Range: $106,255 – $135,060


SUMMARY:  Develop, direct, and implement comprehensive systems and programs to serve students and families who require educational, physical, and emotional support beyond standard programming. Provide leadership and management for the following departments: special education; gifted and talented; health services; homebound instruction; student services; healthy schools; and student engagement.  Design and support initiatives to accomplish Jeffco’s strategic vision. Support rigorous student learning opportunities for our most highly impacted students. Maintain on-going partnerships with outside agencies who help support services to students.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Lead administrators in their implementation of departmental goals and requirements. Provide management guidance in the accomplishment of departmental responsibilities.

Ensure compliance with state and federal laws, Board of Education policies and regulations, and negotiated agreements in regards to the departments supervised.

Supervise, recommend, implement and monitor budget in excess of $100 million; ensure alignment of budget with strategic goals and department requirements.

Provide fiscal and managerial oversight for wide array of local, state and federal grants.

Represent the superintendent and the Board of Education with all components of the school community in areas of responsibility as designated.

Provide strategic planning direction to ensure alignment with Jeffco’s strategic plan.

Provide leadership, direction and support to school principals in the coordination and alignment of effective research-based programs that result in high academic achievement for all student groups.

Proven ability to share leadership and collaborate with department and school leadership, staff, parents, community members and other stakeholders to drive student learning.

Recruit, select, and develop high-performing teams.

Promote a work environment that is student-centered, results-oriented and focused on instructional improvements and increased student achievement for every child.

Other duties as assigned

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EXPERIENCE  Master’s degree in education or related field with certification in educational leadership/administration. Experience in leadership at a District level.  Experience as a principal preferred.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING Master’s degree plus additional course work required for certification or licensure.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS  Colorado Principal/Administrative License, valid Colorado driver’s license . Certifications, endorsements, administrative experience, and/or expertise in special education required.  Colorado Administrator Licensure preferred.

DECISION MAKING  Decision making involves developing strategy, and comprehensive understanding of Board policy, District policy, and state and federal laws and regulations.  Requires project and long-term planning skills, negotiation skills, analysis, and synthesis.  Prepare and recommend policies to the Superintendent, Cabinet, and the Board for approval.  Decisions impact procedures and programs.  Error in decision making could result in substantial embarrassment or cost to the district.

COMMUNITY RELATIONS    Work with the leaders of the employee organizations to build strong, trusting relationships.  Work with school leaders to engage the community in the schools.  Present and discuss district work to community groups and individuals. Work with public agencies to exchange information and maintain relationships, and with state legislature/ congressional staff to recommend policy.  Work with advisory committees and the media to exchange information and maintain relationships.

SPAN OF CONTROL  Directly supervises employees.  Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.  Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.  This position is responsible for both budget development and accountability.

EDUCATIONAL DELIVERY  Provide direct services for implementation of instructional programs; supervision and evaluation of personnel that work directly with students on a regular basis; and supervision of programs designed to positively impact student achievement. The majority of time is not spent on the school site.

COMPLEXITY OF WORK   Work is guided by the Superintendent, Board and District Strategic Plan.  Requires high degree of independent judgment to interpret and implement district policies and procedures, strategic planning to formulate priorities and goals for the division/district, and leadership to manage the operations of the division.  Decision making may establish precedent or alter programs within the district.

The physical demands, mental functions, and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or listen.  The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel.  The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, and reach with hands and arms.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

MENTAL FUNCTIONS  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to compare, analyze, communicate, coordinate, synthesize, evaluate, use interpersonal skills, and negotiate.  The employee is frequently required to instruct.  The employee is occasionally required to copy, compute, and compile.

WORK ENVIRONMENT  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.



The Jefferson County School District does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital status, political affiliation, pregnancy, or gender.

How to Apply

Submit your application, resume, and cover letter  before April 7, 2019 to Job ID# 2059, Chief Student Success Officer on the Jeffco Public Schools Job Board:    

Bureaus: Colorado. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Instructional Support. Job Tags: Engagement, equity, Gifted & Talented, Health Services, Healthy Schools, Homebound Instruction, Leader, special education, Strategy, and Student Services. Salaries: 100,000 and above.