Data Analysis & Visualization MANAGER, SCHOOL SUPPORT AND ACCOUNTABILITY
OFFICE OF OPERATIONS
Traditional 235 work days
Salary Range: $80,159 – $92,962
Essential Functions and Objectives:
Responsible for maintaining the operational and transactional responsibilities of the department. Manages the coordination of day to day activities of a specific business function. Primary emphasis is achieving results by building engagement and empowering their teams. May have exposure for district wide initiatives.
Responsible for driving the vision and delivery of annual federal, state, and internal accountability systems, including the School Performance Framework (SPF), Supplemental School Dashboard, transcripts and course codes.
– Assist the Director of Reporting & Accountability in supporting accountability initiatives within the district in terms of design, data gathering, analysis, and reporting. Collaborate with District and Office leaders to support processes to identify key questions, develop recommendations and rationale, and inform and provide relevant data to support policy decision-making processes. Support process development and implementation of appropriate measures of school performance at the district and stakeholder levels. Inform the Executive Director and Director regarding changes in legislation, and decisions that impact the state school performance framework (SPF) and the implications around the Accountability Clock, School Reviews, Request to Reconsider, etc.
– Lead the development, execution, and refinement of district school accountability systems, processes, and tools. Lead a team in the communication and interpretation of the annual school performance framework, the primary tool used to accredit and evaluate schools in the district. This includes decisions related to displaying district-level information to engage in quality policy decisions.
– Build and maintain strong relationships with the Colorado Department of Education and accountability partners to understand state and federal accountability requirements. Build District and school capacity around local, state, and federal accountability measures through direct collaboration with other district departments. Collaborate with District departments to consult with district leadership and network staff regarding the development, implementation, and monitoring of the District Unified Improvement Plans.
– Lead specialists who work directly with schools to develop, implement, communicate, and train staff on policies and consistent processes and procedures regarding transcripts, records, and scheduling to ensure students are on track to graduate and fully understand graduation requirements. Direct the work of the School Support Team (Transcripts) and provide direct feedback to district leadership on grading and course policy that impacts student transcripts and grades.
– Ensure all District high schools are supported with all aspects of transcript work, including credit attainment, scheduling, and graduation requirements support. Support the design and maintenance of integrated systems and processes that drive ongoing improvement in District progress monitoring tools to ensure students graduate college and career ready. Build and maintain positive relationships with Career and College Success, Culturally Sustaining Curriculum & Instruction, Department of Technology Services, and the Schools Division and ensure leadership is well supported in all data needs, effective systems for providing data, and data interpretation.
– Ensure systems and processes are in place to manage communications and updates to schools and central office staff regarding policy and procedure changes, important dates, and timelines to ensure streamlined transcript entry and accurate records for use in District reporting and accountability systems.
– Lead the project management, design, and development of a Supplemental School Dashboard that leverages non-academic, qualitative, and quantitative measures to tell an accurate data story of every District school. Cater to District and community needs in alignment with Board policy.
Knowledge, Experience & Other Qualifications:
– Five (5) or more years of experience with K-12 education, 9-12 preferred.
– Three (3) or more years of management responsibilities.
– Knowledge of applicable laws and regulations.
– Strong organizational and analytic skills and strong attention to detail.
– Self-starter/leader who can anticipate department needs in a proactive (versus, reactive) manner.
– Ability to develop and interpret data and manage resources.
– Ability to motivate and influence others.
– Ability to effectively lead a team.
– Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel and Outlook or Google Suite.
– Ability to multi-task and juggle management of several high-priority projects in parallel,
– High degree of integrity in handling confidential information.
– Strong interpersonal and leadership skills, including the ability to lead a high-performing team.
– Extensive knowledge of high school transcripts, grading, scheduling, the School Performance Framework, and Unified Improvement Plans preferred.
– Bachelor’s Degree required.
– Bachelor’s Degree in education preferred.
– Master’s Degree in education preferred.
The COO Office has a dynamic team of highly experienced people working to maintain the integrity of Denver Public Schools and the accountability of what we do as a team. We strive to meet all of the needs of our schools, Administrative buildings and constituents. The operations team encompasses Facilities, Enterprise Management, Transportation, Technology, School of Choice, Planning and Assessment, Safety and Security, Program Management, Operations Outreach and Engagement, Finance and Operations Support Services. We are the building blocks of the operations side of Denver Public Schools. We stand on our core values Integrity, Accountability, Equity, Collaboration, Fun and of course Students First. There are a lot of opportunities for anyone looking to work in an innovative, caring, and fast paced, growing entity. Come and check out Team DPS.
– 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.