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Traditional 235 work days

FTE: 1.0

Salary Range: $99,583 - $115,484

Essential Functions and Objectives:

Broad responsibility for leading a team of managers to execute against the overall business plan, based on guidance from leadership. Directs, plans and oversees team initiatives, to ensure implementation and administration of programs align with district goals.

Manage a team charged with overseeing the design, implementation, and operations of growth and performance management systems for school-based, central office, and field employees. The director will be responsible for the high-quality implementation of the district’s growth and performance systems for teachers, school leaders, central office, and school-based employees, and will work collaboratively across multiple teams to help ensure alignment and quality across district growth and performance systems. Responsible for the strategic management of the use of growth and performance data to inform decision-making and compliance with state statutes as well as design tools and strategies to support high-quality and consistent implementation of these systems across classrooms, schools, and central office. Additionally, lead the vision and direction for how Talent Mapping will drive intentional development, promotion and growth opportunities for high performing and high potential employees across both schools and the central office. This work will be vital to further evolving the district-wide Talent Strategy.

- Lead comprehensive strategic planning processes and initiatives to maximize the intended goals of the district’s growth and performance systems.

- Lead vision and direction for Talent Mapping to drive intentional development, promotion and growth opportunities for high performing, high potential employees.

- Direct the implementation of growth and performance system for all teachers, school leaders, central office, and field employees in the district and ensure the design and implementation of a strategic plan focused on high-quality training and calibration to create accurate, consistent, equitable, growth-focused experiences across the district.

- Manage and foster collaborative relationships with Colorado Department of Education (CDE), Department of Justice (DOJ) and all Employee Associations to ensure compliance with state statutes (SB-191), collective bargaining agreements, and to foster collaborative efforts for continuous improvements.

- Develop deep partnership with the Human Resources Partners, School Division, Teacher Leader Learning, Portfolio, Culture Equity Leadership Team and other key stakeholders to support the use of growth and performance data to inform decision-making.

- Manage team to deploy resources to ensure stakeholders are provided with technical and adaptive support and guidance throughout the performance life cycle.

- Develop and implement reporting tools and processes to allow stakeholders to effectively track the performance of growth and performance management systems, including supporting the continuous improvement of a comprehensive data dashboard to enable data-driven human capital decision-making.

- Work with DPS Assessment, HRIS, and DoTS teams to develop and manage structures to ensure accuracy of data captured within system and system operations.

- Proactively identify, track and resolve issues, risks, and dependencies associated with growth and performance management operations, and communicate risks, issues, and solutions to project team and senior leadership. Identify and implement issue resolutions.

Knowledge, Experience & Other Qualifications:

- Three (3) years of experience managing a large team

- Seven (7) to ten (10) years operations and general management experience, preferably with experience leading the development and management of a growing team responsible for a new product or initiative.

- Knowledge of applicable state and HR 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 and leadership skills, including the ability to lead a high-performing team.

- Superior leadership, coaching and mentoring skills.

- Strong interpersonal skills and 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.

- Ability to motivate and influence others.

- Belief in and passion for equity policy and practice.

- Solutions-oriented problem solver and strong critical thinker.

- Ability to work collaboratively and creatively to address issues and continuously improve outcomes.

- Flexible and able to adapt to change in a fast-paced environment.

- Ability to motivate and influence others.

- Ability to multi-task and juggle management of several high-priority projects in parallel.

- Strong interpersonal and leadership skills, including the ability to lead a high-performing team.

- Strong organizational and analytic skills and strong attention to detail.

- Strong collaboration skills, and ability to translate customer needs into technology and process solutions.

- Strong customer service background.

- Experience developing and managing large, complicated operations and data collection processes and data reporting structures.

- Ability to multi-task and juggle management of several projects in parallel.

- Must be analytic and strategic thinker, with ability to translate strategic vision into actualized structures and processes. Strong interpersonal and leadership skills. Team player with the ability to collaborate across academic and operations departments. Ability to motivate the team and drive success. Strong command of Google Suite.

Education Requirements:

- Bachelor's Degree required.

- Master’s Degree preferred.


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