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 Coordinator, Office of Leadership Development - Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Job information
Posted by: DC Public Schools (DCPS) 
Hiring entity type: Educational Svcs. 
Work authorization: Not Specified for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Education
Management - General
Management - MBA
Project Manager
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: a0x4U00000HQNuiQAH / Latpro-3827669 
Date posted: Sep-29-2021
State, Zip: District of Columbia, 20027


Job Title: Coordinator, Office of Leadership Development

Office: Office of Leadership Development

Date Posted: 9/28/2021

Salary Range: 1-5 / $69,397 - $78,303

NTE Date: N/A

The Government of the District of Columbia values the safety of our employees, our residents, and our visitors. In support of these values, if you are selected for this job you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, except when vaccination is not medically advised or violates your sincerely held religious beliefs. If you are invited to join our team, you must submit proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to your initial HR representative, or you must request an exemption from your representative. New employees must either provide proof of vaccination or be granted a medical or religious exemption before working with the Government of the District of Columbia.

Position Overview

A critical aspect of DCPS' strategy is an investment in people, in all stages of their development. DCPS endeavors to get, grow, and keep its top talent, ensuring all school-based staff have opportunities for development. More specifically, the Office of Leadership Development works across teams and in schools to build the capacity and influence needed to develop and nurture leaders who are committed to equity and antiracist work in service of students and their families. Utilizing career ladders and pipelines as anchor structures, the Office provides development for leaders within their roles as well as for those who are aspiring to their next level of work.   

  • The Talent Acquisition and Retention division is responsible for the recruitment, selection, and retention efforts for educational aides, related service providers, instructional coaches, and teachers. This work includes nationwide recruitment to ensure that DCPS has excellent educators who are able to serve the diverse needs of our students.
  • The School Leader Recruitment, Selection, and Development division ensures DCPS schools are led by outstanding principals and assistant principals through robust recruitment efforts to inspire rising talent to pursue their next opportunity.   
  • The RISE division executes upon a $30 Million TSL grant in support of DCPS' newly launched Rigorous Instruction Supports Equity (RISE) initiative, which aims to provide strategic recruitment of talented educators, equity-centered professional development, robust support for new teachers, and performance-based incentive awards at our highest-need schools. This team works to ensure cross-Office buy-in and coordination, grant compliance, and effective stakeholder engagement.
  • The Leadership Development division develops and executes instructional leadership programs and initiatives aimed at enabling school leaders to provide outstanding instruction to every student, every day in schools. This team works to build the leadership capacity of school leaders with a particular focus on instruction, data analysis, intervention, and developing capacity within the school. This team also triangulates qualitative and quantitative data to evaluate the effectiveness of leadership initiatives and to ensure alignment to leaders' developmental needs.

The Coordinator, Office of Leadership Development is responsible for providing operational and analytical support to the Chief, Office of Leadership Development. The Coordinator will support the Chief to ensure that all critical work streams receive the needed supports to execute our strategic plan.

The Coordinator, Office of Leadership Development will report to the Chief, Office of Leadership Development.

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 office initiatives and district meetings.
  • Schedules and coordinates program-related meetings, conferences, appointments, and logistics in support of the Chief, Office of Leadership Development.
  • Liaises with other central assistants, as needed, on resolving issues that may arise on behalf of the Chief or designee.
  • Enters requisitions for the Office of the Chief of Leadership Development, monitors expenditures, and addresses human resources needs as they arise.
  • Provides procurement assistance where applicable.
  • 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; and develops presentations where applicable.
  • 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.
  • Generates memos, reports, and other analyses of instructional data to inform decision making.
  • Supports the work of other teams within the Office of the Chief of Leadership Development, as necessary, to meet the overall goals.
  • Supports the work of other teams within the Office of the Chief of Leadership Development, as necessary, to meet the overall goals.
  • Manages and synthesizes information pertaining to grants.


  • 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.
  • Proven track record in managing and coordinating complex projects.
  • Results-orientation coupled with strong work ethics.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and detail-orientated.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills; and ability to navigate database systems and develop systems where needed.
  • 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.
  • Supports the work of other teams within the Office of the Chief of Leadership Development, as necessary, to meet the overall goals.

DCPS Values

  • 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.


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