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Assistant Director - Performance Management

Date Posted: Jul 21, 2022

Job Description

Job Title

Position Title: Assistant Director, Performance Management  

Location: Fisher Building 

Salary: $73,542.00 - $99,807.00

Reports to: Deputy Executive Director, Assessment & Performance Management 

Bargaining Unit: Non-Union 

Benefits Eligible: Yes  

 

Position Summary: 

The Assistant Director, Performance Management is a key member of the Assessment and Performance Management department (APM).  This department manages several major bodies of work for the district, including the comprehensive evaluation process for all district staff, state and District testing programs for students, and stakeholder survey administration for students, staff and families. As the leader of the Performance Management team, the Assistant Director is responsible for ensuring that all aspects of the district’s evaluations and stakeholder survey systems are implemented in a way that improves staff performance, and, by extension, student learning.  

 

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Bachelors degree required; masters degree preferred 

  • Three years of school leadership or other comparable management experience  

  • Knowledge of state accountability systems, especially related to teacher and administrator evaluations 

  • Comfort working in a fast-paced and ambiguous environment 

 

Essential Functions: 

  1. Lead the successful implementation of evaluation processes for all district staff, including quarterly formative performance reviews, summative evaluation ratings, appeals, performance improvement plans, and exemptions designations. 

  1. In collaboration with other teams, jointly lead the implementation of the District’s stakeholder survey program, including survey content design, survey coordinator training, and the design of data interpretation and action planning professional learning resources. 

  1. Supervise, support, and evaluate the work of Performance Management team members, setting clear expectations and a vision for success that allows others to understand their role. 

  1. Successfully manage RFP and contracting processes for vendors, and hold vendors accountable to project expectations, including deliverables and timelines.  

  1. Align project management methods to standard District rhythms of business, supporting multiple workstreams within the Performance Management team and ensuring alignment between the team’s daily work and the District’s broader goals. 

  1. Build relationships across internal departments to drive collaboration and project success; interact with and respond effectively and promptly to urgent requests from multiple internal and external DPSCD stakeholders. 

  1. Keep other leaders informed of developments in evaluations, education policy, and research, identifying changes in proposed legislation, policies, procedures, and regulations affecting evaluation. 

  1. Anticipate challenges in advance and identify resources needed for Performance Management team to meet its expected outcomes. 

  1. Facilitate an inclusive culture that allows all team members to contribute their best work. 

  1. Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor. 

 

Security Clearance: 

Internal Applicants 

If you are a current Detroit Public Schools Community District employee, you do not have to submit to a new security clearance, unless your new role requires a different type of criminal background check. 

 

External Applicants 

In alignment with Michigan law, if you are hired to fill a position, you will be required to submit to a Detroit Public Schools Community District criminal background check. Information regarding required background checks will be shared at point of hire.  

Method of Application: 

Applicants must apply through the online application system. Only applications submitted through the online application system will be considered for any posted position and all applications require a resume to be considered.  

Successful candidates are required to submit official transcript(s) at point of offer to hire. Teaching service outside of the Detroit Public Schools Community District must be verified by the applicant's prior employer(s) prior to hire. It is the applicant's responsibility to provide all documentation (including copies) as requested.  

Applicants requesting assistance during the application process should contact the Office of Human Resources via email at [email protected] or phone at (313) 873-6897. 

DPSCD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, religion, height, weight, citizenship, marital or family status, military status, ancestry, genetic information, or any other legally protected category, in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admissions opportunities. Contact the Civil Rights Coordinator for more information at (313) 240-4377 or detroitk12.org/compliance.  

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