Posted on 22 February 23 by Joelle Allen
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Position Profile: Executive Director, Climate and Safety, Denver Public Schools
kpCompanies is leading the search for the next Executive Director, Climate and Safety for Denver Public Schools. The Executive Director, Climate and Safety will be responsible for leading multiple key functions within DPS. The Executive Director, Climate and Safety will direct, plan and oversee overall growth strategies and implement strategic plans, translate district vision into operational goals, and set the highest standards of excellence. Key areas include strategy development, stakeholder relations, corporate governance, team development and fiscal management.
THE ORGANIZATION: Denver Public Schools
The mission of the Denver Public Schools is to provide all students the opportunity to achieve the knowledge and skills necessary to become contributing citizens in our diverse society.
Denver Public Schools (DPS)is focused on building a system thats designed to help every student thrive. DPS is re-focusing their efforts where they matter most: on creating classrooms that are vibrant centers of learning, where caring teachers are engaging their students in rigorous, culturally responsive experiences in order to lift all students toward a bright horizon.
In the last ten years, DPS has experienced unprecedented growth and an expansion of programs.
Building on the strong progress that been made, they plan to continue transforming DPS into a school district grounded in equity. This districtwide focus on equity will be embedded in everything they do, so historical patterns can be broken. DPS strives to become a school district that is designed to inspire every student to dream big and make their own future.
Under the direction and guidance of the Chief Operating Officer, the Executive Director directs all safety and security functions for the District, establishing relevant policies and procedures that build a strong cultural climate and ensure safe learning and working environments for students, staff and visitors. The Executive director will serve as advisor to District administration and the Board of Education for all matters related to safety and security, protection of district property and emergency preparedness and response. Directs
investigations and works very closely with relevant departments regarding matters of District safety.
As part of a values-based organization, the Executive Director achieves Board of Education Ends and goals through our shared commitment to Students First, Integrity, Equity, Collaboration, Accountability and Fun. The Executive Director plans, assigns and supervises the work performed in the areas of responsibility and ensures compliance with District policy and practices and appropriate federal, state and local rules and regulations.
The ideal leader for Denver Public Schools is strategic, collaborative, and has a deep understanding of how to remove or reduce security and safety risks.
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JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Executive Director provides leadership to develop effectively lead a function and the ability to develop, plan, and implement long-range goals, establish priorities, and organize resources This leader has demonstrated experience performing as an effective leader and team player, recognizing, and resolving conflicts or potentially controversial situations through diplomacy. The Executive Director looks for ways to significantly improve business performance and growth while focusing on strategic goals.
Other accountabilities include:
HOW TO APPLY
Interested candidates should submit cover letter, resume, and salary expectations. Position will remain open until filled.
All submissions received in strictest confidence. Both kpCompanies and Denver Public Schools are equal opportunity employers.
Equity & Salary Disclosure
We believe in practices that create real equity and pay parity regardless of background or identity and we freely discuss compensation with all qualified candidates the first time we interview them. Saving the salary discussion for the first conversation allows us to fully understand the needs of each candidate and to ensure that qualified candidates, even those whove historically been overlooked and/or underpaid, dont self-select out of the processes based on salary alone, as our experience and research suggests. In addition to those who opt out because they fear the salary may be out of reach for them, we equally dont want to miss out on conversations with candidates who are slightly over the range when in some cases the total compensation including factors such as bonuses, flexibility, and better health benefits, etc may exceed expectations. Finally, as a search firm we are always looking for top-notch talent to introduce to our clients. Should the salary or any other requirement not be a fit, there is often a chance that someone on our team is working on another position you may be a better fit for. If you would like to discuss your qualifications for this role as well as discuss salary and compensation - just give us a call, wed be happy to discuss!
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