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Project Manager - Exceptional Student Education

Date Posted: Jan 13, 2022

Job Description

Job Title

Position Title:  Project Manager, Exceptional Student Education

Location: Fisher Building, 9th Floor, 3011 W. Grand Boulevard, Detroit MI, 48202

Salary: $55,000 - $80,000

Reports to: Assistant Superintendent of Exceptional Student Education

Bargaining Unit: N/A

Benefits Eligible: Yes

Position Summary 

The Project Manager for Exceptional Student Education (ESE) will work under the direction of the Assistant Superintendent of ESE to support various ESE-related activities. The Project Manager will develop, manage and ensure implementation of processes related to initiative monitoring, budgeting and purchasing, supporting and corresponding with stakeholders, as well as coordinating and executing inter-departmental initiatives. The Project Manager is a brand ambassador for ESE

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must possess and provide evidence of a bachelor’s degree (or higher) from an institution accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools or an equivalent higher education agency.
  • Master’s Degree is preferred.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of education experience and/or non-profit experience,
  • Expertise in project management software and systems.
  • Expertise in prioritizing workflow, managing resources, and projects, and coordinating multiple complex activities.
  • Interest in and aptitude for handling a wide variety of responsibilities at once in a very hands-on manner, at varying levels or complexity, with excellent attention to detail and consistent high quality of output.
  • A clear commitment to setting and upholding high standards for all stakeholders 
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service in a fast-paced, intense environment
  • Ability to pivot/remain flexible while managing the tasks at hand
  • Proficient in K-12 data systems such as PowerSchool.
  • Experience managing budgets and responsibly maintaining records for accounting purposes.

Essential Functions

  1. Project manage ESE/District initiatives including supporting ESE and school-based staff and administration in large scale projects.
  2. Facilitate and lead professional development related to projects as well as orientation/onboarding specific to ESE.
  3. Coordinate internal cross-departmental communication and support for department initiatives.
  4. Develop, lead and support trainings and collaborative sessions to share best practices and disseminate knowledge as necessary.
  5. Analyze, Develop, Review, Revise and Present Data to a variety of stakeholders.
  6. Provide direct assistance at schools as needed based on project needs and departmental processes/procedures.
  7. Implement and maintain databases with information including, but not limited to, website and social media management, staffing, and departmental surveys.
  8. Manage reports to appropriate entities.  
  9. Maintain high level of confidentiality. 
  10. Coordinate the development, implementation and data collection of annual departmental metrics
  11. Liaise with community-based organizations and vendors that provide support to ESE.
  12. Organize and manage ESE operational functions, effectively resolving operational issues and preparing for future operational functions to maximize efficiency.
  13. Maintain accurate records as required by the state and provide regular reports on the progress of initiatives.
  14. Support orientations and professional development sessions
  15. Assist in managing budgets, expenses and timekeeping/payroll information for ESE.
  16. Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor or designee.

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 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 services 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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