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Assistant Director, Performance Management

Date Posted: Jul 16, 2021

Job Description

Job Title

Position Title: Assistant Director, Performance Management  

Location: Fisher Building, 3011 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit, MI 48202  

Salary: $70,000.00 - $95,000.00 

Reports to: Senior Director, Performance Management  

Bargaining Unit: N/A 

Benefits Eligible: Yes  

Position Summary: 

The Assistant Director, Performance Management is a key member of the Performance Management (PM) team.  The PM team manages the District’s comprehensive evaluation processes for all staff, with a focus on connecting performance evaluation to the District’s priorities of increasing student achievement. The PM team is part of the Data, Assessment, and Accountability (DAA) division within the Office of Strategy and Academics. The purpose of DAA is to ensure all stakeholders have access to accurate and timely data and analysis about our students, staff, and overall district performance and to establish a fair, differentiated, and high-quality performance management system. 

As a significant member and leader in the PM team, the Assistant Director, Performance Management is responsible for designing and implementing performance management supports and tools for District managers, across all roles. During the 21-22 school year, this will include a focus on implementing a new school administrator evaluation system. The Assistant Director, Performance Management will contribute to the team’s shared work around providing evaluation training and information for all staff, ensuring timely and comprehensive completion of evaluation processes, and curation of artifacts that exemplify effective practices. 

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or technical or equivalent experience in education required. Masters degree in education leadership or policy prefered.  

  • School leadership or similar experience managing effective and engaged teams, including managing through multiple layers of leadership and implementing staff performance evaluations 

  • Strong professional development planning skills, including the creation of exceptional professional learning content for both live and self-paced trainings 

  • Strong professional learning facilitation skills that consistently support adult learning and drive long-term change in professional practices 

  • Experience providing individual and small group coaching to develop the skills and knowledge of experienced professionals 

  • Ability to persevere through challenges and layered priorities to ensure success of projects, including meeting expectations for work quality, timeliness, and collaboration 

  • Ability to translate Department and District goals into everyday work activities and consistently implement District accountability policies and procedures 

  • Excellent communication skills, both in verbal and written formats 

  • Expertise and experience working in an urban public school district is a strong plus 

  • Familiarity with Michigan state standards and content expectations for core academic subjects 

  • Working knowledge of Michigan accountability systems, including teacher and administrator evaluation laws and policies 

  • Strong background in analysis of complex data and the ability to communicate key messages to various stakeholders 

Essential Functions: 

  1. Create and execute professional learning events for all district staff members to support their engagement in the District’s staff evaluation processes. 

  1. Design and implement performance management tools and supports for school and central office administrators, including adaptive leadership coaching and management training, grounded in staff evaluation systems. 

  1. Serve as the leader of the professional learning and communication workstreams within the Performance Management team, including managing other staff members directly and through project leadership. 

  1. Work closely with district staff in varied positions, including school administrators, teachers, school support staff, and central office staff to develop a deep understanding of performance management and evaluation system successes and challenges. 

  1. Leverage insights gained from collaboration with various stakeholders to identify needs and adapt training and professional supports to various levels of customization while maintaining consistent messaging on performance management and evaluation processes. 

  1. Design and manage an evaluation appeals process for all staff roles 

  1. Demonstrate an effective approach to team¿building including clarity of purpose and shared responsibility. 

  1. Value, solicit, and integrate team members’ different perspectives effectively. 

  1. Build effective relationships with staff members to implement district strategic plans. 

  1. Perform other duties as assigned by the Senior Director, Performance Management. 

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. Questions? Concerns? contact the Civil Rights Coordinator at (313) 240-4377 or [email protected] or 3011 West Grand Boulevard, 14th Floor, Detroit MI 48202. 

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