Position Title: Senior Director, Performance Management
Location: Fisher Building
Salary: $85,000 - $115,000
Reports to: Deputy Executive Director, Assessment and Performance Management
Bargaining Unit: N/A
Benefits Eligible: Yes
The Senior Director, Performance Management is a key member of the Assessment and Performance Management department (APM). This department manages the comprehensive evaluation process for all district staff. APM also works with schools and the Michigan Department of Education to provide testing for students at various grade levels in the District.
As the leader of the Performance Management team, the Senior Director is responsible for ensuring that all aspects of the District’s evaluations system are implemented in a way that improves staff performance, and, by extension, student learning. It is critical that the Senior Director develops systems to ensure not only compliance with evaluation requirements, but a true system of performance management that allows employees to grow and thrive in their roles.
- 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
- Three years of school leadership or other comparable management experience, especially focused on staff evaluation, school improvement, talent development, and/or performance management in the K-12 context
- Five years of experience working in an urban public school district
- Demonstrated record of implementing systemic improvements to complex problems
- Knowledge of state accountability systems, especially related to teacher and administrator evaluations
- Ability to distill and communicate key messages to a wide range of stakeholders
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Comfort working in a fast-paced and ambiguous environment
- Develop and implement a comprehensive performance management strategy grounded in the District’s vision for employee excellence and its evaluation systems
- Develop and promote systems, structures and resources that support all District employees to understand the expectations of their role and the ways they will be supported in and held accountable for meeting those expectations
- Coordinate supports for District managers and leaders to deepen the implementation of existing performance management structures
- Oversee the development, implementation, and refinement of evaluation systems, including the District’s evaluation management platform, supporting documentation, training programs, and District evaluations communications
- Facilitate an inclusive culture that allows all team members to contribute their best work
- Utilize project management methods to support multiple workstreams within the Performance Management team and ensure alignment between the team’s daily work and the District’s broader goals
- 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
- Create compelling analyses and reports of school, district and state staff performance data to determine and/or adjust the District’s direction regarding performance management
- Design and manage an evaluation appeals process
- Keep other leaders informed of developments in evaluations, education policy, and research, identifying changes in proposed legislation, policies, procedures, and regulations affecting evaluation
- 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
- Anticipate challenges in advance and identify resources needed for Performance Management team to meet its expected outcomes
- Perform other duties as assigned by the Deputy Executive Director, Assessment and Performance Management
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.
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.
All DPSCD employees are required to disclose their vaccine status, however COVID-19 vaccines are strongly encouraged but not required.
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, transgender 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.