Post Date:  Feb 11, 2024

Minneapolis, MN, US

Below is specific information for you to consider about this position.

Job Title: Manager, Teacher Development  and Requisition ID number: 98607

Close Date:  No established closing date;  open until filled

Organizational Unit:  Teacher Development (10000980) 

Site:  Davis Center (0001) 

FTE 1.0 FTE; this is based on full-time equivalency with 1.0 being full time

Union:  MAAS(43) 

Functional Area:  Administrative 

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




Under general supervision, leads teacher development functions including: pre-service (high school teaching pathway, student teachers, and Residency Program), Achievement of Tenure, Q-Comp, teacher evaluation, teacher leadership, teacher supports, PAR Mentor Leads, Instructional Specialist Lead and the district PD; serves as a liaison to MDE around World’s Best Workforce and ESSA implementation.


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:


  • Manages daily operation of assigned staff; assigns and prioritizes projects and tasks; reviews the work of Department staff to assure the work quality and timely accomplishment of assigned duties and responsibilities.
  • Manages the implementation and administration of pre-teacher pathways, including the high school student pathway (in collaboration with Minneapolis College) and the Special Education Residency (in collaboration with the University of St. Thomas).
  • Manages the implementation and administration of probationary supports, including Achievement of Tenure (AofT), PDP, PAR Mentors, and other components of the PAR continuum to assure compliance with state statute and the MFT contract.
  • Develops and monitors the annual Q Comp budget, revenue and expenses; ensures compliance with Q comp statute and alignment to district goals.
  • Manages teacher evaluation; facilitates Teacher Evaluation Labor Management Committee and training for administrators to assure compliance with state statute and MFT Contract.
  • Creates and implements Teacher Leadership Framework, including hybrid teacher leadership roles; creates project plans and establishes goals.
  • Supports PAR team around core functions, including observations, Achievement of Tenure, and the PDP continuum.
  • Supports Instructional Specialist (IS) team around core functions such as SOEI observations, inter-rater reliability, feedback and coaching.
  • Supports the District PD TOSA around core functions such as training for PDP Coordinators related to PDP, Achievement of Tenure and site-based on-boarding for new teachers.
  • Works in collaboration with Performance Management to support the Inter Rater Reliability Observers around core functions such as training for primary and secondary observers related to teacher observations.
  • Supports link between teacher evaluation and professional development through collaboration with Professional Development to provide training for probationary and tenured teachers aligned to district priorities
  • Exercises independent judgment within policy guidelines; analyzes issues and recommends solutions.
  • Directs, coordinates, organizes, prioritizes, and monitors the development and implementation of individual and team goals.
  • Serves as a liaison for MDE for Q Comp, ESSA and World’s Best Workforce; represents MPS priorities.
  • Plan and schedule project timelines and milestones using appropriate tools; track project milestones and deliverables.
  • Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation, and presentations.
  • 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

Master’s Degree in education, public policy, or related field; AND four (4) years of teaching or teacher development experience; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience as determined by Human Resources.


Knowledge of:
  • Principles and practices of public sector administrative management, including accounting, budgeting, purchasing, contract management, and customer service.
  • Principles and techniques for project management and organizational development.
  • Techniques and practices for efficient and cost effective management of resources.
  • Principles of record keeping and records management.
  • Principles and practices of effective employee performance management.
  • Principles and practices of employee development management.
  • Computer software applications related to duties.


Skill in:

  • Directing and coordinating assigned programs.
  • Analyzing problems, and recommending effective solutions.
  • Understanding and applying employment standards and procedures, Federal and state rules and regulations, and MPS policies and procedures.
  • Management of employee development and performance management programs.
  • Monitoring and controlling the confidentiality of MPS records and information.
  • Researching, collecting, analyzing, and preparing data and generating reports.
  • Managing staff, delegating tasks and authority, and coaching to improve staff performance.
  • Assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and demands.
  • Providing effective customer service.
  • Reviewing documents and extracting relevant information.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with co-workers and clients.
  • Operating a personal computer using standard and specialized software.
  • Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.



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: MAAS
  •  Grade: 70
  •  FLSA Status: Exempt
  • Job Group: Human Resources
  •  Revised: April 5, 2021




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: | [No Established Closing Date]  | Teacher Development (10000980)  | Davis Center (0001)  | Administrative

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis