Job Title: Coordinator, Social Emotional and Academic Development
Office: Office of Social Emotional Academic Development
Date Posted: 6/8/2021
Salary Range: 1-5 / $69,397 - $78,303
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 Coordinator, Social Emotional and Academic Development is responsible for providing administrative and operational support for an executive-level DCPS senior leader. The Coordinator will also support specific strategic initiatives focused on enhancing organizational culture and improving cross-functional collaboration. The Coordinator will assist in operations management as it relates to schedule management, human capital, and resource management, and improving processes and procedures to ensure that the Office is operating effectively.
The Coordinator, Social Emotional and Academic Development will report to the Deputy Chief, Schools.
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.
- Oversees the senior leader's calendar, scheduling meetings that involve multiple stakeholders and addressing conflicting appointments.
- Schedules and supports important events and meetings for the entire Office (e.g., staff retreats, leadership team meetings, etc.).
- Assists the Deputy Chief in monitoring budget expenditures, addressing human resource issues, and engaging in organizational effectiveness efforts, as needed.
- Supports several small or medium-sized Office-wide projects that directly impact the goals of the organization.
- Builds relationships and liaises with various central office and school-based stakeholders to improve collaboration and communication and to represent DCPS's work effectively.
- Evaluates the nature of obstacles and determines the best staff members to overcome obstacles; and tracks and follows up until issue is resolved.
- Interacts with and responds effectively to urgent requests from multiple internal and external DCPS stakeholders.
- Stays closely aware of progress of projects, high-level initiatives, and emerging issues across the DCPS organization; and informs leadership of developments that impact or change the direction of programmatic priorities.
- Assists Deputy Chief with project planning and technical support.
- Bachelor's degree and two to four years of related work experience.
- Master's degree preferred.
- Previous exposure to or experience in the education sector a plus.
- Strong organizational skills; and detail-oriented.
- Must be creative, solutions oriented, a team player, and enjoy jumping into new projects frequently.
- Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
- Strong interpersonal skills.
- 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.