32215 - MANAGER, INNOVATION PROGRAMS

Denver Public Schools
Job Description

CAREER CONNECT

235 work days

FTE: 1.0

Salary Range: $58,192-$70,513

 

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.

This role is charged w/ the implementation & execution of the apprenticeship program. Directly supervises the Apprenticeship Coordinators (4), partners with school leadership & CareerWise Colorado to develop goals and strategies to achieve programmatic outcomes, & co-develop expansion of the apprenticeship & new programs that provide students career connected learning opportunities in various high growth, industries with the Senior Manager, Innovation Programs.

As a values-based organization, achieve goals through our shared commitment to Students First, Integrity, Equity, Collaboration, Accountability and Fun.

- Manage and work with respective teams to implement policies, procedures, programs and initiatives that pertain to their functional unit. Set clear goals, organize work plans, and divide work accordingly. Assure adherence to daily operational items, such as budgets, schedules, and performance.

- Apply managerial thinking and decision making to deliver results and ensure project/team success. Provides leadership to teams in their area of responsibility.

- Solve for problems, including defining, tackling and mitigating issues or situations. Map or assess situations, formulate options and provide guidance within a defined latitude.

- Establish targets, analyze performance and follow up to ensure achievement plan is attainable.

- Analyze past trends, identify gaps, and understand district to provide recommendations.

- Work on issues that require thorough analysis; apply discretion for decisions that could impact short term goals. Uses set guidance, policies and procedures to make decisions and address operational challenges.

- Collaborate with other functions, peers and teams. Gain credibility and cooperation across the organization.  Convey progress and goal results with functional areas. Conduct trainings, present findings & materials and other deliverables.

- Improves team performance through coaching, feedback and mentoring. Entrust and motivate direct reports by providing direction, and facilitate skill building.

- Provides leadership in the development, implementation and management of the CareerConnect Apprenticeship program.

- Responsible for directly supervising the Apprenticeship Coordinators.

- Provides support to Pathway Directors and principals in the creation and achievement of their schools’ goals and recruitment strategies.

- Uses data from employer and apprenticeship feedback, apprenticeship interest survey, informational session conversion, placement, and CareerWise to drive changes in program improvement and expansion.

- Creates opportunities for continued improvement of the Innovation Programs team. Assists Senior Manager in identify new programs for implementation, serves as a thought partner and helps to grow the scale of the innovation programs work.

- Lead the development of academics planning/graduation requirements work for Apprenticeship Program and train Apprenticeship Coordinators and counselors on how to work with students 1 on 1 to achieve completion.

- Studies, evaluates, and, as appropriate, recommends to the Senior Manager, Innovation Programs the adoption of new programs models and how to implement them.

- Designs, secures and makes available to the school-based staff samples of various apprenticeship recruitment and programmatic materials, and guides.

- Co-manages and implements the professional development needed to achieve Apprenticeship program priorities for Apprenticeship Coordinators, Internship Coordinators, Pathway Directors and principals.

- Designs and provides to appropriate staff the tools, protocols, etc necessary to provide best in class support the existing apprentices.

- Participates in district professional development to expand professional learning.

- Attends meetings, as needed, to represent the CareerConnect department.

- Performs other related duties, including special projects, as required.

 

Knowledge, Experience & Other Qualifications:

 

Required:

- 5+ years managing highly effective teams.

- 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.

- 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.

- 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.

- 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.

 

Preferred:

- 4+ years DPS experience.

- Teaching/school leadership license  

- Background in planning and providing professional development.

- Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred but not required.

- Student/parent recruiting experience.

 

 

Education Requirements:

 

- Bachelors degree or relevant work experience.

 

Other information:

 

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.

 

 

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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