Job Title: Manager, School Academic Scheduling and Support
Office: Office of Secondary Schools
Date Posted: 4/7/2021
Salary Range: 1-5 / $92,748 - $104,655
NTE Date: N/A
The Office of Social Emotional Academic Development works with the Chancellor to ensure coherence in the educational experience for our students, families, and schools. Our goal is to initiate change and lead DC Public Schools into the highest performing school district in the nation. We are currently in the process of creating our next strategic plan. After engaging with over 3,000 internal and external stakeholders to help shape the future of DCPS, our draft strategic priorities include:
- Promote Equity: Define, understand, and promote equity to close achievement gaps and interrupt institutional bias.
- Empower Our People: Recruit, develop, and retain a talented, caring, and diverse team.
- Educate the Whole Child: Provide rigorous, joyful and inclusive academic and social emotional experiences for all students.
- Ensure Excellent Schools: Increase the number of high quality schools across the district by defining blended autonomies for schools and creating opportunities for innovation.
- Engage Families: Deepen partnerships with families and community.
The Office of Secondary Schools is comprised of the Graduation Excellence division, instructional superintendents who support DCPS middle and high schools, and college and career programs and athletics. The Office is responsible for effective management, operation and achievement of the middle and high schools, and provides leadership to principals, administrators, and teachers to ensure academic excellence for all students.
The Graduation Excellence division is responsible for supporting middle and high schools with policies, academic scheduling and support, and wrap-around programming to ensure success for all students.
The Office of Secondary Schools is comprised of the Graduation Excellence division, instructional superintendents who support DCPS middle and high schools, and college and career programs and athletics. The Office is responsible for effective management, operation, and achievement of the middle and high schools and provides leadership to principals, administrators, and teachers to ensure academic excellence for all students.
School Academic Scheduling and Support (SASS) is a division within the Graduation Excellence team. SASS plays a critical role in DCPS's efforts to design, implement and monitor scheduling, grading, and graduation verification. The Manager, School Academic Scheduling and Support helps implement the program strategy on scheduling, grading, and graduation verification.
The Manager, School Academic Scheduling and Support will report to the Director, School Academic Scheduling and Support.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The below statements are intended to describe the general nature and scope of work being performed by this position. This is not a complete listing of all responsibilities, duties, and/or skills required. Other duties may be assigned.
Implements the processes for district master scheduling, grading, transcript analysis, and graduation verification.
Directly supervises, supports, and evaluates the work of SASS specialists.
Ensures that school-based staff adhere to laws and policies that govern scheduling, grading, and graduation.
Supports with the ongoing gathering and analysis of data for internal and external reporting; and evaluates effectiveness of programs and special projects towards meeting established goals and objectives.
Ensures school-based stakeholders have the guidance, training, and support necessary to successfully complete all required scheduling and grading tasks; and identifies and communicates additional needs as they arise.
Collaborates with other divisions to develop, implement, and monitor grading, promotion, transcript analysis, and scheduling, namely but not limited to: the Office of the Chief of Elementary Schools, Office of the Chief of Secondary Schools, Office of Teaching and Learning, Office of Data Systems and Strategy, Family and Community Engagement, and Office of General Counsel.
Develops documents for school staff regarding policy updates, requirements, department manuals, and FAQs impacting academic grading, transcript analysis, and detailing, as well scheduling.
Interacts with and responds effectively to urgent requests from multiple internal and external DCPS stakeholders.
- Bachelor's degree and four to six years of related work experience.
- Master's degree preferred.
- Previous exposure to or experience in the education sector a plus.
- Previous exposure to or experience with urban school reform strongly preferred.
- Previous exposure to or experience in education, administration, and/or leadership strongly preferred.
- Experience in supporting schools and facilitating professional development, training, and workshops preferred.
- Experience with academic scheduling, student information systems, and school scheduling strongly preferred.
- STUDENTS FIRST: We recognize students as whole children and put their needs first in everything we do.
- COURAGE: We have the audacity to learn from our successes and failures, to try new things, and to lead the nation as a proof point of PK-12 success.
- EQUITY: We work proactively to eliminate opportunity gaps by interrupting institutional bias and investing in effective strategies to ensure every student succeeds.
- EXCELLENCE: We work with integrity and hold ourselves accountable for exemplary outcomes, service, and interactions.
- TEAMWORK: We recognize that our greatest asset is our collective vision and ability to work collaboratively and authentically.
- JOY: We enjoy our collective work and will enthusiastically celebrate our success and each other.