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Traditional 235 work days
FTE: 1.0
Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience

Essential Functions and Objectives:

 The Senior Manager of Culture and Engagement will lead the assessment, design, development, implementation, and evaluation of Values Based Leadership programs, and district-wide engagement efforts.

The Senior Manager is skilled at leveraging current efforts and strengthening them into a progressive leadership development strategy, demonstrates a passion for life-long learning, is a collaborative leader in professional learning and engagement, has experience working with team members at all levels of an organization.

 The Senior Manager is committed to helping make DPS the best place for team members to learn, grow and have a positive impact. They will lead a team of program managers and report directly to Executive Director, Equity and Culture.

 – Gain credibility and work cross-functionally within the organization to develop partnerships and identify opportunities for collaboration to proactively increase organizational effectiveness and execution of employee development bodies of work.

– Assess and design/strengthen management and leadership development programs to drive professional growth and accountability across DPS, ensures content is aligned to growth and performance frameworks, and identifies and incorporates lessons learned and best practices into streams of work.

– Serve as the lead facilitator of Values-Based leadership development programs.

– Manage and develop facilitators and other content experts throughout the organization to deliver high quality development programs.

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

– Is flexible in the modification of programs as needed to support the evolving needs of DPS.

– Implement blended learning models/methods to ensure learning is accessible and effective.

– Lead the identification, selection and implementation internal and external resources- including vendors and manages budget and vendor agreements.

– Partner with and support district succession planning and performance assessments to identify opportunities for development of team members- including high potential individuals.

– Maintain a current knowledge of the latest and most effective learning systems, programs, techniques and technology.

 Knowledge, Experience & Other Qualifications:

– 2+ years of experience with developing and delivering professional development and managing organizational change initiatives.

– 2+ years of management experience.

– Knowledge of applicable laws and regulations.

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

– Superior leadership, coaching and mentoring skills.

– 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.

 Education Requirements:

– Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Development or related field.

– Master’s Degree is preferred.

Other information:

At the heart of a high performing school district resides a strong sense of purpose, unity and leadership. The Organizational Culture and Effectiveness team leads the work within DPS that institutionalizes the DPS Shared Core Values into our operating beliefs, practices, leadership development and how we nurture and support district employees to ensure that Every Child Succeeds.

The Organizational Effectiveness Team oversees the district’s four Values-Based Leadership Pathway Programs: DPS Leadership, DPS Management, DPS Aspire, Creating Connections and DPS Teams. In addition to offering Leadership Programs, we are the nucleus for Equity and Inclusion work. 

The OCE team is strategic and intentional in playing an invaluable role that allows employees across DPS to realize our Vision: All Students Succeed by creating a work environment that allows adults to achieve their own potential so they can do the best work for kids. We have the honor of being culture champions, paving the way and leading this ground-breaking work in a public education setting. When you join us you join a team that is high-energy, collaborative, optimistic, kind and accountable. 

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 Susana Cordova 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.