Senior Manager of Teacher Development

DSST Public Schools

Denver, Colorado

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Date Posted October 14, 2021
Industry K-12: Charter Schools
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Senior Manager of Teacher Development

DSST Public Schools (DSST) seeks a Senior Manager of Teacher Development to join one of the leading charter school organizations in the nation. We serve 6-12 th grade students across Denver and Aurora. Our mission is to transform urban public education by eliminating educational inequity and preparing all students for success in college and the 21 st century.

We believe a diverse, equitable and inclusive team leads to innovation, which allows us to better support our students, families, and the community – regardless of background, experience, social and/or cultural identity. DSST aims to be an inclusive & equitable workplace by valuing race, gender, sexual orientation and all aspects of individual identities. When reading this job description, we hope you feel energized by what you see, feel and hear. If you believe you could bring passion and commitment to the role but aren't sure you meet every qualification, please apply! Above all, we are looking for people who believe in our mission to eliminate educational inequity.

Overview of Position :

DSST Public Schools seeks extraordinary professionals with a track-record of raising student achievement to join a team dedicated to providing a rigorous college preparatory program to a diverse population. Our home office team is comprised of leaders who play an integral role in ensuring student success through setting network strategy, supporting our school teams in implementing that strategy, and executing key centralized functions.

The Senior Manager of Teacher Development reports to the Director of Academic Program and works closely with leaders across the organization, especially the Teaching and Learning Leadership Team, the Academic Program Team, and the Managing Director team. This position provides a unique opportunity for an individual with superior project-management, people-leadership, and relationship-building skills to play a central role in supporting the advancement of teacher development across the organization.

The Senior Manager of Teacher Development will lead mission-critical work to:

  • Support the clarification of DSST’s vision and scope for teacher development (to include but not limited to; New Teacher Training, Network-led Professional Development, Teacher Team Collaboration, Professional Learning Communities and outside partnerships.)

  • Ensure DSST has effective tools, systems and structures for measuring and developing high quality professional development and instructional practices.

Essential Functions:

New Teacher Training and Development

  • Lead cross-functionally to identify New Teacher training needs and execute on those needs across the Network.

  • Partner with the Senior Manager of Teacher Pipelines to ensure vision and support alignment for new teachers across the network.

Teacher Development

  • Lead cross-functionally with School Directors, Managing Directors and other Home Office Departments to define leadership and teacher training for summer development and other cross-functional events as needed.

  • Partner with school leadership and home office team members to set a vision for high quality adult development.

  • Lead TLI (Teaching and Learning Institute) to ensure alignment and quality across the network.

  • Lead C3 to ensure alignment and quality across the network.

  • Partner with the Human Capital related to teacher evaluation vision.

Teacher Leadership

  • Partner with Content Managers to ensure Teacher Leader roles and responsibilities are aligned across contents and meet the needs of DSST Schools.

  • Serve as a liaison and manager for Teacher Leader Development.

  • Design and execute professional development both for network staff and school staff on how to design and lead high quality professional development.

  • Lead on long-term vision for development of teacher leaders and alignment with other leadership pathways.

School Support, School Planning and School Visits

  • Partner with the Managing Director Team to support a portfolio of schools as well as provide “as needed” support for new teacher development at school sites across the network.

  • Support schools during the school planning process to ensure all schools have strong onboarding and ongoing teacher development plans in place.

  • Participate in school visits approximately 2 times per year in order to support evaluation and support plans in schools.

Data Analysis, Reporting, and Response

  • Analyze network-wide and teacher subgroup data for trends around key instructional indicators.

  • Set the vision for and manage data collection and analysis as it relates to teacher and teacher leader development across the network (i.e. TLI, NTT, C3 etc).

  • Use data to effectively assess current state of instruction, diagnose areas of strength and need, and respond appropriately.

Additional Duties:

As a member of the Home Office Team, you will participate in and support in the execution of Home Office and Network Wide Events. This role will also support Network Priority execution, team leadership and home office development as needed.

Job Requirements :

Required Qualifications: DSST Public Schools seeks candidates with strong character, passion for excellence and a relentless commitment to student achievement.

  • Bachelor's Degree required from accredited university

  • Desire to change the way the public school system serves students, so that all kids– regardless of race, ethnicity or income – have the opportunity to go to college.

  • Strong commitment to solving education inequity and a passion for the ability of joyful, inclusive culture and student experience to play a role in that solution

  • Proactive problem-solver who demonstrates initiative and ability to work individually and with a team

  • Experience and comfort with facilitation of classroom sessions, professional development, and events

  • Experience and comfort working with middle school and high school students and school staff

  • You create unambiguous systems and procedures to allow others to easily replicate or take advantage of your work and thinking

  • You have a strong customer service mindset and ability to clearly guide users to solutions

  • Leadership experience

    • 5+ years of school or network level leadership experience

    • Organizational or system-level vision and strategy setting

    • Implementation and monitoring of strategy

  • 6-12 experience as a teacher

  • 6-12 experience as an instructional leader or equivalent experience

  • 6-12 Leadership experience as a principal/School Director or assistant school director (or equivalent)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 7+ years of experience in education (classroom experience required)

  • 3+ years of experience in school leadership (as a instructional coach, assistant principal, or principal)

  • 2+ years experience in central office or regional leadership

Vaccine Requirement:

  • Per the public health order made by Denver Department of Public Health and Environment (DDPHE) on August 2, 2021, all personnel of schools must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by September 30, 2021. To comply with the DDPHE Public Health Order, all DSST employees, contractors and volunteers must be fully vaccinated by September 30, 2021. The DDPHE Public Health Order allows employers to consider and, in appropriate circumstances, grant requests for medical and religious accommodations related to the COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

Competencies :

Commitment to Equity

  • We believe that if we actively commit to equitable and inclusive practices aligned to our mission and values, our students and staff will achieve at high levels.

Commitment to Continuous Growth

  • We believe that if we foster our own growth mindsets, our students and staff will develop a commitment to continuous improvement and thus maximize their potential.

Commitment to Healthy Team

  • We believe that if we commit to modeling and fostering healthy teams, our students and staff will achieve a collective success that surpasses that of the individuals

Drives to Results

  • We believe if we strategically develop systems and people with a driven sense of urgency and focus on results, our students and staff will achieve ambitious goals.


Classification : Exempt

Reports to : Director of Academic Program

Compensation and Benefits:

Starting salary for this position will begin at $71,000 and is commensurate with experience*

*Final salary may be adjusted based on years of experience in a relevant, aligned role of similar level and responsibilities up to 6 years of experience.

DSST Public Schools is committed to providing our staff with benefit offerings that empower each of our employees to make the choices that best meet their individualized and personal needs while also keeping cost in mind.

DSST Benefit highlights include:

  • Paid leave beginning from day one
  • Instant access to benefits concierge for medical, dental, vision, appointment booking, and online doctor consultations etc.
  • KISX Card assistance with high cost/low incidence surgeries, procedures, and major imaging
  • Aflac supplemental insurance to help with out-of-pocket expenses not covered by insurance
  • Two Dental Plan options offered through Aetna
  • Employee Assistance and Counseling Support
  • Annual Health Savings account (HSA) gift from DSST Public Schools
  • Access to additional discounts through our benefit partners exclusively for DSST staff.

*Candidates placed in Aurora Science & Tech. will be eligible for a PERA Retirement Plan

Physical Demands :

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This position is active and may require standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, and crouching throughout the day. The employee must lift and/or move items up to 30 pounds. The employee must have sufficient hand, arm, and finger dexterity to operate a computer keyboard and other office equipment. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

DSST Public Schools Overview:

DSST Public Schools (DSST) operates a network of tuition-free, open-enrollment public STEM charter schools. All DSST schools operate within the Denver Public Schools (DPS) district and students are admitted through DPS’ School Choice process. Our schools focus on building a community where students and staff are valued for their unique talents. Meaningful relationships are at the core of our model which is why our schools are small enough to ensure every student is known and valued for their individuality. We have developed systems and structures to ensure our students will be prepared for college, career and life. The student population across the DSST network is 83% students of color and 71% qualify for free and reduced lunch. This year, DSST will serve approximately 5,700 students at fourteen schools on eight campuses across Denver, and DSST will open its first campus in Aurora, Colorado in the fall 2019. At full enrollment, DSST Public Schools will serve over 10,000 students and will more than double the number of four year college-ready DPS graduates.

DSST Public Schools employees support each other not only to have fulfilling careers, but more importantly, to lead fulfilling lives that combines deeply meaningful professional work with personal well-being. Our core values are central to our program and to our results. These values are embedded in everything that we do and how we do it, both for our students and our staff. The six DSST core values are:

Respect - We appreciate each person and their story through our words, actions, and attitudes. We value their unique perspective and treat others with dignity.

Responsibility - We acknowledge that our actions and choices impact ourselves and our community. We take ownership for what we do and how we choose to do it.

Integrity - We act and speak with honesty, fairness, and thoughtfulness. We consistently align our words and actions.

Courage - We possess the confidence and resolve to take risks, push ourselves, and persevere in the face of pressure, adversity or unfamiliar circumstances.

Curiosity - We are eager to learn, questions, and explore. We have a thirst for knowledge, a love of investigation, and a desire to learn about ourselves, our community, and our world.

Doing Your Best - We put our best effort into everything we do. We know that individual and collective effort are required for our community to thrive.

DSST Public Schools proudly values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. Denver School of Science and Technology does not exclude participation in, deny benefits to or discriminate on the basis of, ethnicity, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its programs and activities. (Protected Classes).

DSST Public Schools does not unlawfully discriminate against a member of a Protected Class in admission or access to, or terms and conditions of employment, or in its programs and activities. DSST Public Schools shall operate as an equal opportunity employer and will provide and safeguard the opportunity for all persons to seek, obtain, hold and advance in employment within the district without discrimination. The District shall actively promote the full realization of equal employment opportunity through a positive, aggressive, continuing affirmative action program.

Further, DSST Public Schools affirms the rights of all Protected Classes to be free from intimidation, discrimination, physical harm and/or harassment.

DSST Public Schools shall inform students, parents, employees and the general public each school year that the educational programs, activities and employment opportunities offered by the district are offered without regard to ethnicity, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability. The announcement shall also include the name/title, address and telephone number of the person designated to coordinate Title IX and Section 504 and ADA compliance activities.

Any person having inquiries concerning the School's compliance with the regulations implementing Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), or Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), may contact the Assistant Superintendent or Human Resources.

DSST Public Schools Overview:

DSST Public Schools (DSST) operates a network of tuition-free, open-enrollment public STEM charter schools. DSST schools operate within the Denver Public Schools (DPS) and Aurora Public Schools (APS) districts. Our schools focus on building a community where students and staff are valued for their unique talents. Meaningful relationships are at the core of our model which is why our schools are small enough so that every student is known and valued for their individuality. We have developed systems and structures to ensure our students will be prepared for college, career and life. The student population across the DSST network is 84% students of color and 71% qualify for free and reduced lunch. This year, DSST will serve approximately 6,000 students at fifteen schools on nine campuses across Denver and Aurora.


DSST Public Schools employees support each other not only to have fulfilling careers, but more importantly, to lead fulfilling lives that combines deeply meaningful professional work with personal well-being. Our core values are central to our program and to our results. These values are embedded in everything that we do and how we do it, both for our students and our staff. The six DSST core values are:

Respect - We appreciate each person and their story through our words, actions, and attitudes. We value their unique perspective and treat others with dignity.
Responsibility - We acknowledge that our actions and choices impact ourselves and our community. We take ownership for what we do and how we choose to do it.
Integrity - We act and speak with honesty, fairness, and thoughtfulness. We consistently align our words and actions.
Courage - We possess the confidence and resolve to take risks, push ourselves, and persevere in the face of pressure, adversity or unfamiliar circumstances.
Curiosity - We are eager to learn, questions, and explore. We have a thirst for knowledge, a love of investigation, and a desire to learn about ourselves, our community, and our world.
Doing Your Best - We put our best effort into everything we do. We know that individual and collective effort are required for our community to thrive.