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Coordinator, Professional Development (PD for Non-Academic Bargaining Groups)

Date: Jun 16, 2017

Location: Minneapolis, MN, US

Company: Minneapolis Public Schools

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Job Title: Coordinator, Professional Development (PD for Non-Academic Bargaining Groups) and Requisition ID number: 49605

Close Date: 11:59 PM on

Organizational Unit: Office of the Chief HR Officer (10000975)

Site: Davis Center (0001)

FTE: 1.0 FTE; 40 hours/week; this is based on full-time equivalency with 1.0 being full time

Union: AMP(42)

Functional Area: Administrative

Resume and Cover Letter are mandatory to apply for any position.


Under general supervision, coordinates planning, development, implementation and monitoring of the district professional development plan in alignment with the District’s mission, vision, strategic plan, and academic priorities.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS -- Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class. Employees are required to be in attendance and prepared to begin work at their assigned work location on the specified days and hours. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Coordinates and facilitates the development of professional learning in collaboration with teachers, departments, programs and administrators in alignment with the District vision, mission, and goals.
  • Provides leadership for summer institutes and professional conferences, professional development for staff and teachers as required.
  • Plans and facilitates the District Professional Development Advisory Committee.
  • Assesses, reviews, and implements policies and guidelines from Federal and State agencies.
  • Applies standards, current research, and emerging trends in professional development to support the continuous improvement of professional learning.
  • Gathers and compiles data; assists MPS staff in analyzing and interpreting data in order to implement programs to more effectively meet the educational needs of the students.
  • Develops, delivers, and evaluates training programs (including on-line courses, self-study, and blended learning opportunities) for support, professional, and managerial staff.
  • Maintains communication related to professional development programs via newsletters, webpages, and other communication.
  • Demonstrates courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with students, clients, visitors, and MPS staff; acts in a manner that promotes a harmonious and effective workplace environment
  • Enthusiastically promotes the Superintendent’s goals and priorities in compliance with all policies and procedures.
  • Maintains absolute confidentiality of work-related issues, records and MPS information.

Education, Training and Experience Guidelines

Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Education Leadership, or related field; AND three (3) years of strategic planning and teaching/school leadership experience; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience as determined by Human Resources.

Knowledge of:

  • Rules and regulations of the Minnesota Department of Education and other governing agencies.
  • Federal, state and local codes and regulations governing staff development programs and services.
  • Principles and practices of professional development, leadership, school improvement, reform, instructional planning, and assessment.
  • Principles of adult learning.
  • Principles of office management/workflow processes.
  • Customer service and public relations methods and practices.

Skill in:

  • Interpreting and applying applicable Federal, state and local rules and regulations; and MPS policies.
  • Professional development planning, group facilitation, communications, instructional coaching, and school improvement planning.
  • Using initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines.
  • Assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and demands.
  • Strong ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and clients.
  • Operating a personal computer utilizing standard and specialized software.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

A valid Minnesota State Driver’s License may be required.

Work is performed in a standard office environment which requires occasionally lifting such articles as file boxes or heavier materials with help from others and/or lifting and carrying light objects frequently. A job in this category may require walking or standing to a significant degree or may involve sitting most of the time with long periods of computer work and heavy phone usage.


  • Bargaining Unit: AMP
  • Grade: 59
  • FLSA Status: Exempt
  • Job Group: Academics
  • New: November 2, 2016


Final candidates may be invited to interview with a committee. Final appointment to this position will be contingent upon passing a criminal background check.

Diversity is one of Minneapolis Public Schools core values and is essential to our goal of putting children first and making them college-ready. Diversity of our workforce provides us with a competitive advantage and allows us to better understand, communicate with and educate our diverse student body. Minneapolis Public Schools will not deny anyone the opportunity for training or employment because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender or gender identity, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, sexual orientation, age, family care leave status, or veteran status.

Minneapolis Public Schools strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply.

Posting Notes: | 12:01 AM On | Office of the Chief HR Officer (10000975) | Davis Center (0001) | Administrative

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