The district is looking for administrators who are equity focused and will lead the effort in improving the culture of the school through extra-curricular activities, clubs, events, and providing data driven equitable outcomes for all students. This position serves as a part of the leadership team, tasked with monitoring, analyzing and improving student engagement that leads to improved student achievement, as determined in the school improvement plan and measured by the district. This position is responsible for the management, supervision, and coordination of all extra-curricular activities within the assigned school. In addition, this position will foster an athletic/activity program that is in the best interest of the student body, the school district and the community.
Details about the position:
Job title: Director of Student Activities and School Equity (High School)
Salary range: $78,146 – $117,229
Full family medical and dental benefits at no cost to employee with participation in district Wellness program
IPERS – state retirement benefits
Moving expenses paid up to $6,000, if candidate moves into district boundary
260 day contract – Work beginning August 2019
Iowa evaluator approval required
Application open: Dec. 17, 2018 – Feb. 4, 2019
In person interviews for those who advance will be conducted March 8 – 9, 2019.
1. Valid Iowa Administrator's License
2. Iowa Evaluator Approval Endorsement
3. Successful coaching experience at high school level
4. Excellent communication skills with a variety of stakeholders (students, parents, colleagues, outside organizations)
5. Competency working in a culturally diverse environment or the willingness to acquire these skills
1. High school teaching experience
2. Experience evaluating certified staff
3. Leadership experience in a high school setting
4. Experience as an activities director
5 openings. Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Moving expenses paid up to $6,000, if candidate moves into district boundary.
About Des Moines Public Schools
A Second Century of Excellence in Education
For over 100 years, Des Moines Public Schools has been educating the students of Iowa’s capital city. Today, we are the largest provider of public education in Iowa, with more than 33,000 students and nearly 5,000 teachers and staff at work in more than 60 schools throughout the community.
Des Moines is a vibrant, innovative and diverse city. In fact, Parenting magazine ranked Des Moines #5 on the list of the best cities in the nation to raise a family, in large part due to great schools and learning opportunities.
Those traits are reflected throughout our school district in the breadth of the programs we offer and the constituency we serve. Our students, parents, teachers and staff come from many different backgrounds, all of which contribute to the richness of a DMPS education. The wide range of opportunities in Des Moines meets the academic interests, abilities and goals of every student.
We boast the largest variety of educational programs – many of them nationally renowned – in Iowa. That includes the state’s only International Baccalaureate curriculum and the only public Montessori school. According to the Belin-Blank Ce...nter for Gifted Education, our Central Academy’s “record of excellence with Advanced Placement is an honor for the entire state of Iowa,” producing more National AP Scholars in one recent year than 13 entire states! Belin-Blank also lists all five DMPS high schools on its Iowa AP Index. The Downtown School is regarded as a national model. Our Career & Technical Institute at Central Campus delivers training in everything from culinary arts to aviation technology.
Over the last decade a comprehensive and ongoing capital improvements campaign has renovated and updated many of our schools, 57 of which have now earned the Energy Star designation. Our state of the art learning environments are preparing students for their future.
Welcome to our website and thank you for your interest in DMPS, an enriched school district that’s proud of its past and prepared for the future.
The Des Moines Independent Community School District is accredited by the Iowa Department of Education.