Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Want to work for DCPS?

They're looking for someone to manage their Head Start Education Services.
Our public school students need your expertise, passion and leadership.

We are looking for highly motivated and skilled talent to join our team at District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS). We seek individuals who are passionate about transforming the DC school system and making a significant difference in the lives of public school students, parents, principals, teachers, and central office employees.

DCPS serves 45,000 students in the nation's capital through the efforts of approximately 4,000 educators in 123 schools. As part of a comprehensive reform effort to become the preeminent urban school system in America, DCPS intends to have the highest-performing, best paid, most satisfied, and most honored educator force in the nation and a distinctive central office staff whose work supports and drives instructional excellence and significant achievement gains for DCPS students.

Position Overview
The Office of Early Childhood Education is working to support the provision of high-quality early education services that prepare children for kindergarten entry and later school success. Approximately 4,500 children, ages 3 to 5, attend Head Start and pre-kindergarten classrooms in 85 DCPS elementary schools.

The Manager reports to the Deputy Director, Head Start Program Operations.

  • Provide demonstration teaching and classroom coaching in early childhood best practices. This includes observing teacher practices and facilitating individual teacher conferences to provide feedback.
  • Support teachers in using standards, curricular resources, and child assessment data for instructional planning.
  • Participate in the design and facilitation of professional development for early childhood instructional staff.
  • Identify, plan, and implement ongoing professional development for mentor teachers.
  • Assist in the supervision of Head Start mentor teachers, including performance evaluations and development of improvement plans as needed.
  • Assist in the on-going evaluation of data on the efficacy of training and mentoring on teacher practices.
  • Collaborate in the preparation of reports and monitoring activities as required by the Deputy Director, Head Start Program Operations.
  • Supports and carries out the Chancellor's mission to transform DC Public Schools and close the achievement gap.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Qualifications
  • BA/BS in Early Childhood Education or relevant field, masters preferred.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in the development, administration, and monitoring of curriculum and instructional programs with specific experience in providing professional development for teachers and assistants.
  • Certified as Pre-K CLASS coder, strongly preferred;
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and be flexible to changes deemed necessary by Director;
  • Ability to analyze complex problems and able to resolve the problems in a reasonable timeframe based upon state and federal policies and regulations.
Additional Desired Characteristics
  • Commitment to Equity: Passionate about closing the achievement gap and ensuring that every child, regardless of background or circumstance, receives an excellent education.
  • Leadership: Coaches, mentors, and challenges others to excel despite obstacles and challenging situations.
  • Focus on Data-Driven Results: Relentlessly pursues the improvement of central office performance and school leadership, instruction, and operations, and is driven by a desire to produce quantifiable student achievement gains.
  • Innovative Problem-Solving: Approaches work with a sense of possibility and sees challenges as opportunities for creative problem solving; takes initiative to explore issues and find potential innovative solutions.
  • Adaptability: Excels in constantly changing environments and adapts flexibly in shifting projects or priorities to meet the needs of a dynamic transformation effort; comfortable with ambiguity and non-routine situations.
  • Teamwork: Increases the effectiveness of surrounding teams through collaboration, constant learning and supporting others; sensitive to diversity in all its forms; respects and is committed to learning from others
  • Dependability: Does whatever it takes to consistently deliver with high quality under tight deadlines; successfully manages own projects through strong organization, detailed workplans, and balancing of multiple priorities.
  • Communication and Customer Service Skills: Communicates clearly and compellingly with diverse stakeholders in both oral and written forms; anticipates and responds to customer needs in a high-quality and courteous manner.
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Educational Requirements
Bachelor's degree required; Master's preferred.

How To Apply
Please email a current resume and cover letter citing vacancy announcement 09-CAO-218 to For additional vacancies, visit the DCPS homepage at

Notice of Non-Discrimination. In accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, District of Columbia Official Code Section 2-1401.01 et seq. (Act), the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability, source of income, status as a victim of an interfamily offense, or place of residence or business. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination, which is prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above-protected categories is prohibited. Discrimination in violation of the aforementioned laws will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action. The following office has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Equal Employment Opportunity Unit, District of Columbia Public Schools, 825 N. Capitol Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002, (202) 442-5424.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, only candidates who are invited to interview will be contacted. We are not able to provide feedback on the status of individual applications. We do not accept applications by fax. No phone calls please.

Position Information

Opening Date: October 21, 2009
Closing Date: December 30, 2009
Vacancy Announcement Number: 09-CAO-218
Salary: $76,152 - $78,596
Location: Washington, DC

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