Project Manager, Strategic Operations

Denver Public Schools | Denver, CO, United States

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Posted Date 11/29/2022


Traditional 235 work days

FTE: 1.0

Salary Range: $86,173 - $99,933

Essential Functions and Objectives:

Accountability for leading and managing strategically focused, district wide technology projects. Influences district decision-making for priorities, support structures and resource allocation. Leads the execution, maintenance, projects' implementation, change management, and cross-functional alignment of workstreams. Primary emphasis on technical implementations, such as integrations, business information systems, infrastructure, and security.

Works closely with department leadership team as well as other senior leaders throughout the organization, to drive large-scale projects and initiatives that stem from the district’s strategic roadmap. Manages and coordinates enterprise-level projects across multiple functions, from inception to completion, interfacing with key internal and external stakeholders. Plans and facilitates decision-making meetings with senior leaders to drive program priorities.

- Designs, implements and monitors complex, large-scale projects, in alignment with organizational values, the District’s strategic roadmap and initiatives.

- Collaborates with department leadership team and other senior leaders throughout the organization, to develop the vision and strategy for large-scale district initiatives; develops options and recommendations based on feedback from a diverse group of stakeholders.

- Tracks program milestones and provides ongoing updates to the project team; gathers quantitative and qualitative data to evaluate program effectiveness throughout the lifecycle of the project to inform course corrections; proactively identifies and mitigates risks.

- Establishes and cultivates relationships with key internal and external stakeholders to inform program deliverables.

- Partners with the Communications team to develop comprehensive communications strategies to ensure broad awareness and buy-in.

- Leads change management efforts to facilitate project implementation.

- Serves as the subject matter expert on assigned projects.

- Researches and identifies effective practices that have been implemented in other school districts and organizations at the local and national level to inform program design.

Knowledge, Experience & Other Qualifications:

- Three (3) to five (5) years managing and/or supporting complex projects, including planning, estimating/budgeting, resource planning, risk assessment, expectation management, scope and issue management with complex business and IT projects.

- K-12 education leadership experience preferred.

- Ability to assess appropriate priorities and organize workload on multiple assignments.

- Experience and proficiency with Microsoft Office products and Google Suite.

- Excellent interpersonal, analytical, critical thinking, problem-solving, and organizational skills.

- Communicate diplomatically, persuasively, effective oral, written and presentation skills.

- Excellent time management and organizational skills to meet deadlines.

- Strong attention to detail.

- Ability to communicate effectively in a credible and confident manner at all levels in the organization, both orally and in writing.

- Ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals, establish priorities, and organize resources.

- Ability to provide creative, solution-oriented support to complex situations.

Education Requirements:

- Bachelor's Degree required.

- Master’s Degree preferred.

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.

Additional Information:

- Work Year Calendars (including accrued time off):

- Benefits (including DPS contributions):

- Compensation Structures:

- Employee must live and work with a permanent home address in Colorado while working for Denver Public Schools.

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.

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

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.

Employment Type
Full time
Education | Management | Strategy-Planning
Support Staff

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