Job Title: Coordinator, Elementary Schools
Office: Office of Elementary Schools
Date Posted: 9/9/2021
Salary Range: 1-5 / $69,397 - $78,303
NTE Date: N/A
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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 Elementary Schools is responsible for effective management, operation and achievement of the elementary schools and provides leadership to principals, administrators, and teachers to ensure academic excellence for all students.
The Coordinator, Elementary Schools is responsible for providing operational and analytical support to the Chief, Elementary Schools and the six instructional superintendents who collectively monitor and supervise 78 DCPS elementary schools and education campuses. The Coordinator will support the Chief to ensure that all elementary school initiatives are effectively managed throughout the school year.
The Coordinator, Elementary Schools will report to the Chief, Elementary 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.
- Coordinates several small or medium-sized elementary school initiatives.
- Schedules and coordinates program-related meetings, conferences, appointments, and logistics in support of the Chief, Elementary Schools and the six elementary instructional superintendents.
- Liaises with the cluster assistants, as needed, on resolving issues that may arise from the 78 elementary schools and education campuses that this Office supports.
- Enters requisitions for the Office of the Chief, Elementary Schools, monitors expenditures, and addresses human resources needs as they arise.
- Provides procurement assistance to the schools, supporting the business managers and principals as needed.
- Builds relationships and liaises with other teams to coordinate cross-functional project responsibilities and completion.
- Tracks and reports progress of projects through use of various computer programs and tools.
- Refines and improves project management process; identifies patterns/trends in issues across multiple projects; and develops longer-term, systematic solutions to address them.
- Responds effectively to requests and inquiries from multiple external and internal DCPS stakeholders, including parents, principals, and schoo- based staff.
- Generates memos, reports, and other analyses of instructional data to inform decision-making.
- Supports the work of other teams within the Office of Elementary Schools, as necessary, to meet the overall goals.
- 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.
- Teaching experience preferred.
- Proven track record in managing and coordinating complex projects.
- Results-orientation coupled with strong work ethic.
- Exceptional interpersonal skills and detail-orientated.
- Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
- Ability to work independently and be a self-starter; and comfort with ambiguity.
- Ability to exercise good judgment in quickly dealing with difficult situations and unexpected challenges.
- 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.