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Jobing Description


235 work days

FTE: 1.0

Salary Range:  Based on Experience



Essential Functions and Objectives:


The primary purpose of this role is to create, maintain, and deliver training to school and central support staff on new and existing initiatives; including technology tools used throughout the District.   The ideal candidate will have a background in leadership development programs, demonstrate exceptional presentation and public speaking skills, possess a strong technical skill set and prior LMS administration experience, as well as a creative lens to support creation of online training. This position will look for opportunities to extend and improve training by integrating blended learning solutions and driving innovation. The Program Manager will support existing and new programs by maintaining materials and ensuring all resources have up-to-date content for both technical and operational curriculum.  This position will drive data collection and  will employ data analysis to ensure the training fulfills the objectives to improve the organizational capability with HR tools, programs, processes and competencies.   This person will work in a team environment and fulfill both a lead position and support role dependent upon the project.


- Design  and conduct technical and operational training for all levels of District personnel.

- Assess overall curriculum needs and determine course approach to achieve predetermined results.

- Analyze individual learners background knowledge and instructional needs aligned with best practices for adult training.

- Conduct course evaluations delivering relevant metrics of success and make data driven decisions regarding course improvement.

- Develop and deliver blended learning solutions.

- Partner/Co-facilitate with external partners and vendors.

- Manage large and small events for employee development, leadership training, and facilitate New Hire Orientation.

- Work in partnership with Growth, Performance and Training team to manage the LMS and comprehensive course data.

- Develop, deliver and provide support for DPS faculty and staff in the use of HR technologies.

- Work with the departments of Culture Equity Leadership Team, HRIS, Professional Learning Center, Office of School Support, Department of Technology, Educational Technology, and other key stakeholders to coordinate efforts between Human Resources and various teams.

- Prepare and update user training material and job aides as needed.

- Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Knowledge, Experience & Other Qualifications:


- Proficiency using computer-based software and online resources to develop training materials (such as HRIS systems, Learning Management Systems,  Infor Lawson, MS Suite, Adobe Suite, Articulate Storyline, Captivate, InDesign, Explee , Moodle, TechSmith, Google Suite, WordPress, social media).

- Ability to design and development training sessions and materials using emerging technologies.

- Ability to work independently as well as collaborate and communicate effectively within a team.

- Demonstrates flexibility and resilience in the face of change.

- Excellent presentation and public speaking skills.

- Excellent organizational skills.

- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

- Ability to adapt training delivery methods to various learning styles and skill sets and to adapt delivery based on audience and time constraints in order to provide the best learning environment based on the learning objective.

- Strong work ethic and self-motivation.

- Ability to be self-reflective and willing to incorporate feedback into training deliveries.

- Demonstrates skills facilitating to adult audiences (average size 30-60 attendees).

- Knowledge of adult learning principles.


Education Requirements:


- Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience required.

- 3- 5 years of applicable experience.

- Proven ability and experience in classroom setting and web delivered formats.

- Leadership development programming preferred.


Other information:


Our Human Resources Team is an integral part of DPS. Although we are not always in the schools, we’re in it for the kids. We work closely with our school leaders to ensure we’re putting great teachers in every classroom, and take great care to ensure DPS hires and retains the highest quality candidates for all roles throughout the district. We do this by incorporating our Shared Core Values - Students First, Integrity, Equity, Collaboration, Accountability and Fun - into everything we do. Additionally, we support retention of our valued team members in a variety of ways including facilitating professional development and performance management activities and designing and managing Total Rewards Programs to help Team DPS achieve health and wellness for themselves and their families. When you join us, you join a dedicated, diverse team of over one hundred professionals who come from many walks of life. One thing we all share is a deep sense of commitment to support Denver Public Schools’ vision: Every Child Succeeds.


About Denver Public Schools:


Denver Public Schools is committed to meeting the educational needs of every student with great schools in every neighborhood. Our goal is to provide every child in Denver with rigorous, enriching educational opportunities from preschool through high school graduation.  DPS is comprised of nearly 200 schools including traditional, magnet, charter and alternative pathways schools, with an enrollment of more than 90,000 students.


Under the leadership of Superintendent Tom Boasberg and guided by the tenets of The Denver Plan, DPS has become the fastest-growing school district in the country in terms of enrollment and the fastest-growing large school district in the state in terms of student academic growth.  Learn more at


Denver Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors.



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