Denver Public Schools DIRECTOR, MATHEMATICS in Denver, Colorado

EMILY GRIFFITH CAMPUSTraditional 235 work daysFTE: 1.0Salary Range: Commensurate with ExperienceEssential Functions and Objectives:Develops, supports, supervises, coordinates and evaluates Districtfunctions in the specific areas of K-12 mathematics. Champions theDistrict s effort to continuously refine and implement comprehensiveinstruction programs that are researched-based and aligned with district andstate content standards.- Serve on the department's Leadership Team to monitor and guide the focusand actions of the department in mathematics.- Direct the development of a system for monitoring teacher's use ofeffective teaching practices.- Provide direct services to schools as they integrate school level programsand District initiatives.- Lead and coordinate district-wide committees related to instructionalprogram improvement.- Facilitate central office curriculum specialists as they focus on thecurriculum development needed to improve student assessment measures which arelinked to district initiatives.- Successfully develop and evaluate appropriate curriculum and instructionmathematics staff.- Observe and offer formal and informal feedback to curriculum specialists andpartners concerning planning and instructional delivery.- Design professional learning in collaboration with curriculum specialistsand partners.- Develop, coordinate and participate in professional learning days.- Meet with parents and community groups to serve as a spokesperson for thedistrict's instructional programs.- Demonstrate cost consciousness and operational efficiency while performingthe duties of this position.- Perform all other duties as assigned.Knowledge, Experience & Other Qualifications:- Belief in and alignment with DPS core values and mission.- Successful experience leading schools or central office departments anddemonstrating increased student achievement.- Experience in successful budget management and implementation of largecomplex projects.- Strong communication skills including verbal, written and presentationskills.- Demonstrated organizational and problem-solving skills.- Demonstrate outstanding project management and organizational skills.- A strong desire to play a major role building a high-performing andtransformative school system for Denver.- A passion for being part of a team-oriented, mission-driven culture.- Sufficient knowledge to support assessment systems (including interimassessments) and use data to drive academic achievement.- Ability to represent the District with federal and state agencies concerninglegislation, appropriations, programs, curriculum standards, and othermatters related to the incumbent s subject matter expertise.- Ability to collaborate with external consultants, other schooldistricts, CDE, private foundations, higher education institutions,appropriate professional organizations and other resources providingprofessional growth opportunities for staff, and opportunities for students.- Supervise the preparation of proposals and grant applications for fundingacquisition related to the subject matter expertise.Possess a high level of conceptual and analytic skills.Education Requirements:- Principal s or Administrator s license.- Valid Colorado Driver s License, appropriate insurance coverage andacceptable driving record for the past three (3) years.- Master s degree in Education or Curriculum and Instruction required.Doctorate degree preferred.- Seven (7) years teaching experience in an urban school setting,depending on area of specialization.- Five (5) years prior management experience required.- Proficient skills with Microsoft Office products (e.g., Excel, Word,and PowerPoint).- Bilingual skills in Spanish preferred.About Denver Public Schools:Denver Public Schools is committed to meeting the educational needs of everystudent with great schools in every neighborhood. Our goal is to provide everychild in Denver with rigorous, enriching educational opportunities frompreschool through high school graduatio