Director of Extended Learning and Community Schools

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Job Title: Director of Extended Learning and Community Schools

Department: Extended Learning and Community Schools


Salary Range: $92,543 - $117,991

235 work days


Denver Public Schools (DPS) seeks a visionary leader to serve as the Director for the Department of Extended Learning & Community Schools (DELCS).  The  Director of DELCS will provide district-wide leadership and support for quality afterschool programming and youth development.  Responsible for multiple, district-wide program operations and strategic planning for Discovery Link and Neighborhood Centers.  Represents DPS as the Denver Afterschool Alliance (DAA).  Participates in district-level and city-district strategic functions and initiatives.  Represents DPS in appropriate community forums and Board of Education meetings related to the Denver Plan 2020.

Essential Functions:


- Establish a shared vision and culture for DELCS, as well as the school sites

- Identifies goals and strategies for DELCS and provides ongoing oversight of progress towards achievement of department goals

- Supervises and provides leadership support for approximately 300 district personnel

- Ensures afterschool programming and neighborhood centers deliver appropriate services for all students including students with disabilities, students with a Section 504 Plan and/or Gifted & Talented students

- Leads staff functions regarding professional learning and differentiated school supports

- Supports change management related to culture, systems, policies, and practices

- Serves as a member of one or more key city-wide afterschool systems and represents DELCS in city-wide afterschool efforts or convenings

- Collaborates with the Personalized Learning team, Whole Child / Healthy Child 2020 team, Whole Child Supports, school leaders, DPS Foundation, grantors, and key stakeholders to ensure quality afterschool programming for DPS schools

- Works actively to develop strong collaborative relationships and district partnerships through active participation on committees, task forces and in meetings involving community agencies associated with afterschool programming and youth development


- Manages collection and analysis of data; and reports data to inform data-driven decision making for program quality and outcomes

- Directly supervises and evaluates, through appropriate review structures, Extended Learning & Community Schools exempt and non-exempt staff

- Actively seeks new funding sources (including grant funds), oversees compliance with all grant guidelines, and serves as a primary contact for funders

- Administers a budget for all DELCS staff members and supported programs and approves expenditures, as authorized

- Assumes responsibility for departmental data collection and reporting necessary to procure funds and account for expenditures within multiple (federal, state, local and grant-driven) budgets



- Communicates and consults with the Mayor’s Office, Denver Afterschool Alliance, DPS Foundation, Chief of Staff, and other external stakeholders

- Provide exceptional customer service to parents and other community members

- Proactively resolves problems for parents and community members

- Maintains confidential information

Performs other duties as assigned

Licensure & Certification:

- Valid Colorado Driver’s license, appropriate insurance coverage, and an acceptable driving record for the past three years

Education & Experience:

- Bachelor’s degree required in education, non-profit management, or related field; advanced degree preferred

- Ten or more years of related experience in the field of education, youth development, or a closely related field with a minimum of three years of administrative experience

About Denver Public Schools:

The Department of Extended Learning and Community Schools supports and strengthens DPS students, families, schools and communities by delivering and facilitating high-quality programs and services that extend beyond the traditional school experience. This includes out-of-school-time programs and volunteer and community partnership services. This work creates safe environments where students and families gain the tools, resources and social competencies they need to achieve success.

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.