38469 SENIOR PROGRAM INITIATIVES MANAGER, AR&D
Company: Denver Public Schools
Posted on: December 5, 2019
ASSESSMENT, REPORTING & DATA SUPPORT (AR&D)
Traditional 235 work days
Salary Range: Commensurate with experience
Essential Functions and Objectives:
Influences district decision-making for department priorities,
support structures and resource allocation. Leads the execution,
maintenance, projects' implementation, change management, and
cross-functional alignment of workstreams; ensures department and
district compliance with relevant industry, state and federal
Increase impact by driving large-scale, strategic projects on
behalf of AR&D in collaboration with multiple divisions, adding
structure and processes that ensure key activities are running
smoothly and serving and creating cohesion among teams and
departments across the district. This position will own specific
projects that are cross-departmental and time sensitive. The Senior
Program Initiatives Manager will also support the AR&D
Executive Director in managing the department budget.
- Formulates and aligns department goals and objectives to achieve
successful outcomes, as defined by the district; ensures governance
and long-range strategic direction of the department with a broad
understanding of the context, decision making rationale and
district implications. Establishes systems, structures, tools,
policies and procedures to enhance the efficacy of the department,
including those related to communications and training.
- Directs, administers, and evaluates department operations,
policies and procedures relevant to the lifecycle of the
department; ensures effectiveness and demonstrates outcomes beyond
department establishment. Coordinates and tracks department
expenditures and adjusts project activities, specifications,
proposals, contracts and schedules to meet overall department
objectives within budget.
- Sets and monitors new department priorities, including:
objectives, benefits, key deliverables and resources. Manages long
and short term work plans and schedules to track progress; ensures
milestone are attained; identifies, analyzes and mitigates project
risks, solving for project 'road blocks'; assesses outcomes and
lessons learned; provides timely and accurate project
- Conducts district-wide outreach to strengthen the department
through relationships; engages community leaders, practitioners,
partners and district stakeholder to encourage meaningful
engagement at all levels of department operations and proactively
enhances department value across the district. Identifies
stakeholder needs, leverages assets and is a catalyst for
strengthening the department within the community.
- Lead large scale strategic projects that extend across multiple
divisions in support of division strategic initiatives priorities.
Work includes: translating vision into action, engaging with key
stakeholders and developing project plans.
- Serve as a strategic thought partner, sounding board and
confidante to the Executive Director in order to help inform
organizational strategy and decision making.
- Support the Executive Director in establishing and monitoring
progress on goals for the division, in alignment with the district
goals and priorities, and corresponding mechanisms to support
on-going progress monitoring and continuous improvement
- Manage and triage needs of departments that impact workflow.
Prioritize, delegate and complete work on behalf of the Executive
Director in order to increase visibility and accessibility.
- Lead and support meetings both within AR&D and in partnership
with other departments by preparing content and facilitation
- Assist with staffing decisions, hiring, and onboarding in
alignment with department priorities. Update department onboarding
materials as needed and develop customized onboarding plan and
materials for newly hired department leaders.
- Develop and execute communication strategies to ensure effective
communication from the division. Strategically manage division
public record requests.
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