Jumat, 09 September 2016

Chancellor - DC Public Schools - Mayor’s Office of Talent and Appointments (MOTA) - Washington, DC

Chancellor - DC Public Schools - Mayor’s Office of Talent and Appointments (MOTA) - Washington, DC -
Open: August 26, 2016

Shut: Open till crammed

The District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) is in search of an impressive chief for the position of Chancellor. This place within the Bowser Administration studies to the Deputy Mayor for Schooling.


DCPS is acknowledged because the quickest enhancing city faculty district within the nation. Almost 49,000 college students, greater than four,000 academics, and 109 principals are joined by greater than 2,900 classroom aides, social staff, counselors, custodians and different help employees, in addition to numerous household and group members, hundreds of group organizations and volunteers, residents and leaders of Washington, DC who’re dedicated to the mission of making certain that DCPS offers a world-class schooling that prepares ALL of its college students, regardless of background or circumstance, for fulfillment in school, profession, and life.

In 2007, the District of Columbia handed the Public Schooling Reform Modification Act (PERAA) that provides direct management of DCPS to the Mayor. The regulation’s objective is to provide leaders flexibility to allow daring modifications to enhance a faculty system that had been performing poorly for many years. The regulation is working. Past enhancing check scores, DCPS boasts an enrollment that grows yearly. Commencement charges are growing, and scholar satisfaction is at an all-time excessive.

The inspiration has been laid for Washington, DC to supply the most effective city public schooling system within the nation, to compete with surrounding suburbs’ wonderful faculties, and to make steady progress to shut the achievement hole. The District has a robust political construction, unmatched fiscal stability, academics who’re devoted to scholar studying, mother and father who push for the perfect of their neighborhood and citywide faculties, and college students who’re wanting to study and deserve a good shot. With historic investments in academics, programming, and faculty buildings, Mayor Muriel Bowser and District leaders stay dedicated to strengthening public schooling. For extra info on DCPS, please go to http://dcps.dc.gov/.

Place Abstract

As Chief Government Officer of DCPS, the Chancellor offers management and course for the event of an academic system that’s based mostly on the wants of college students, on requirements of excellence and fairness, and on group objectives; demonstrates efficient planning and management of the varsity administration, funds, operations, and human assets; and maintains constructive and skilled working relationships with companions in authorities and the group.

The Chancellor works underneath the executive path of the Mayor. In session with the Mayor and with oversight from the Council of the District of Columbia, the incumbent develops plans and methods to hold out her mandates and remedy main points associated to the varsity features. The incumbent is chargeable for and has authority to direct the actions and operations of DCPS, which incorporates finishing up program features inside the framework of the Mayor’s imaginative and prescient, the Administration’s general insurance policies, missions, goals, and assets. The Chancellor should additionally work to make sure that DCPS stays in compliance with laws.

Duties & Duties

The Chancellor administers the most important native schooling company (LEA) of the District of Columbia serving 55% of all public faculty college students and is liable for making certain that each scholar has a by-proper faculty that she or he can attend. The Chancellor carries out the administration and supervision of the faculties and central workplace employees, together with the implementation of present reforms and systemic modifications in an effort to have an effect on continued constructive enchancment in DCPS.

In finishing up the duties of the workplace, the Chancellor:
Develops a strategic plan of lengthy-vary objectives and aims for the varsity system and supplies alternatives for workers and group to interact in lengthy-vary planning actions.

Undertakes lengthy-time period evaluation and projection of staffing wants and availability.

Creates and executes sound personnel procedures and practices for preliminary employment, promotions, assignments and transfers, and termination actions.

Develops a complete plan for efficiency analysis of all staff, together with academics, principals, and different administrative employees.

Organizes, reorganizes and arranges administrative and supervisory employees, together with instruction and enterprise affairs, as greatest serves the DCPS.

Makes administrative modifications as deemed mandatory for the environment friendly and efficient operation of DCPS.

Develops and implements coverage deemed crucial for DCPS and interprets insurance policies, laws, guidelines and procedures.

Evaluates the varsity program, advises the Mayor of faculty wants, and makes suggestions to the Administration for assembly these wants.

Retains the Mayor knowledgeable on points, wants, and operation of the varsity system; provides skilled recommendation to the Mayor on gadgets requiring Administration motion, with applicable suggestions based mostly on thorough research and evaluation.

Prepares and recommends to the Administration an annual price range that’s lifelike in phrases of the District’s assets and displays priorities of the Administration; establishes sound monetary procedures and practices which guarantee accountability for all revenues, expenditures, and allocations.

By means of a steady self-enchancment program, retains abreast of tendencies and practices in schooling and proposes and implements promising practices.

Acts because the liaison between the DCPS and the group; directs a program of public relations for the aim of creating and sustaining a cooperative working relationship between the faculties and the group; participates actively in group affairs and tasks a constructive picture for the varsity system.

Participates in skilled improvement and skilled organizations on the native, state and nationwide ranges to make sure DCPS is difficult itself to ship a world-class schooling for all of its college students.

Works cooperatively as assigned by the Mayor or the Deputy Mayor for Schooling on activity forces and informally with management from Washington, DC’s strong constitution faculty sector for the profit of all college students.

Attends Cupboard conferences and participates within the workings of the Mayor’s Cupboard.

Performs different associated duties as assigned by the Mayor.

Choice Standards

Candidates for this position should have:
A grasp’s diploma

A minimal of 5 years management and management expertise (ten years most popular);

The demonstrated means to steer colleagues;

Cultural competence wanted to make sure the success of all college students associated to race/ethnicity, tradition, sexual orientation, gender, incapacity, language acquisition, and revenue;

A confirmed monitor report of attaining leads to a metrics-based mostly setting; and

A excessive degree of management, management, communication, and organizational expertise relevant in a senior management place.

The profitable candidate will probably be:
Scholar centered and dedicated to the tutorial, social, emotional, and bodily improvement of the entire baby;

Welcoming of mother and father and profitable in constructing respectful relationships with all key stakeholders together with college students, mother and father, households, academics, faculty leaders, employees, bargaining models, group members, advocates, foundations, companion organizations, media, and elected officers;

Approachable and seen within the faculties and the group;

Genuinely devoted to fairness and excellence with the assumption that each one youngsters can obtain at excessive ranges of educational success.

Efficiency for this position is evaluated on the idea of general effectiveness in attaining desired goals and objectives. Main tips embrace established insurance policies, procedures, and laws of the District of Columbia and applicable federal businesses; Mayor’s Orders; laws; and particular directions from the Mayor. To achieve this place one should:

Have the power to develop and implement significant strategic plans, in addition to carry out underneath strain with strict time frames and brief-vary plans;

Be progressive, outgoing, and collegial, possess distinctive interpersonal expertise, and have a status for excellent skilled judgment.

The perfect candidate could have the bulk of the next expertise and attributes:

Expertise in city schooling

Strategic focus

Confirmed monitor report of robust management needed to make sure mission success

Power in staff-constructing and employees motivation

Clear and extremely collaborative internally and externally

Capacity to see the large image but in addition to develop options in addressing points associated to high school performance and success

Wonderful interpersonal expertise

Consolation with ambiguity

Excellent writing, verbal and presentation expertise

Decisive and calm beneath strain

Excellent listening expertise

A popularity for unquestioned ethics and integrity

Compensation & Advantages

Compensation might be aggressive with the compensation packages provided by different jurisdictions, will mirror the expertise of the appointee, and will mirror the excessive expectations positioned upon the Chancellor. Contracts are submitted to the D.C. Council for approval.

Domicile Requirement

By regulation, every new appointee to the Excepted and Government Service should both: (1) be domiciled within the District of Columbia on the time of appointment; or (2) set up District domicile inside 100 eighty (180) days of appointment. The regulation additionally requires that Excepted Service staff keep District domicile in the course of the interval of the appointment. Failure to take care of District domicile through the interval of the appointment will end in forfeiture of employment.


The Officer in Cost of this engagement is Derek Wilkinson, Managing Companion in Boyden’s Washington, DC. events ought to submit in digital format a resume and a canopy letter outlining causes for his or her curiosity within the place, together with element on the aforementioned duties, attributes, and qualifications to dcps.chancellor@boyden.com. You might also contact us by way of our Toll Free Telephone quantity at +1.877.2.BOYDEN (226.9336) for extra info.


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