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Project A Program and Policy Development Advisor, Innovation and
Improvement Sciences advises Senior District Management in designing,
developing, and implementing the District-wide initiatives in the area of
innovation and improvement sciences, including but not limited to,
School Performance Accountability, School Choice, and Enrollment
System, and Innovation School Design.
Benefits Insurance: District paid premiums for your choice of several medical,
dental, and vision for you and your dependents; and life insurance plans.
Retirement: Membership in the California Public Employee Retirement
Vacation: 24 days each year.
Paid Holidays: 12 days.
Job Duties/Responsibilities A Program and Policy Development Advisor, Innovation and
Improvement Sciences serves as a technical consultant and advisor to
Senior Management on issues relating to the alignment of improvement
sciences with District goals and initiatives. In addition Program and
Policy Development Advisor, Innovation and Improvement Sciences:
- Plans, organizes, and leads the development, implementation, and
management of innovative District-wide initiatives focused on
- Designs and develops recommendations of various policies, guides,
procedures, and memos that are under the jurisdiction of the Division of
- Analyzes school performance data, enrollment trends, demographic
projections, program outcomes, and fiscal considerations to support
policy recommendations and decisions.
- Convenes and facilitates cross-functional working groups to align and
integrate initiatives and efforts District-wide.
- Advises the Chief Academic Officer on issues relating to educational
policy innovation in the improvement sciences.
- Acts as a liaison amongst the Board of Education members, Senior
Management, and other divisions regarding District-wide initiatives.
Please note that this is not an exhaustive list of the duties and
responsibilities of this position. For a complete list, please refer to
Minimum Requirements EDUCATION:
Graduation from recognized college or university with a
degree preferably in public policy, public administration, social science,
or related field. A graduate degree in one of the aforementioned areas is
Four years of executive or management level experience implementing
and managing complex initiatives and strategies pertaining to
improvement sciences. Experience in a California K -12 school district is
A valid California Driver License.
Use of an automobile.
NOTE: For the purpose of this recruitment improvement sciences refers
to improving existing educational programs/systems to advance students
performance, work that directly help students and/or instructions, or to
accelerate student learning.
Desirable Qualifications The ideal candidate will have professional experience in implementing
and managing innovative and complex initiatives and strategies
pertaining to improvement sciences in a California school district
This position requires the ability to conduct complex research; prepare,
review, and execute complex budget proposals and plans; analyze data
and trends; and strategize, plan, and advise senior management on
issues relating to the alignment of improvement sciences with District
goals and initiatives. For this reason, the ideal candidate we are looking
for will have strong organizational and analytical skills and excellent
communication skills both orally and in writing. This ideal candidate will
also have extensive project management experience including the
responsibility for developing and implementing strategies and action
plans in areas related to school reform. In addition, he/she will have the
ability to lead the development and management of innovative
District-wide initiatives focused on School Choice, Enrollment, and
As important as this individual’s professional experience is,
ability to cultivate relationships and work effectively with both internal and
external stakeholders will be essential to work success. This individual
will have experience interacting with Board Members, District
administrators, school personnel, public organizations, city officials, and
related professional networks. He/she will act as a liaison amongst the
Board Members, District senior management, and other divisions in
developing, implementing, and improving District-wide initiatives.
Employment Selection Process The selection process for this position will tentatively consist of a Training
and Experience (T&E) evaluation, a writing project, and an interview. In a
typical T&E, the education, training, and experience shown on your
application materials is evaluated in relation to the background,
experience, and competencies identified for successful performance in
this job. The T&E process is intended to measure your job-related
experience and evaluate your qualifications beyond the minimum
requirements. For this reason, it is recommended that your application
materials clearly show all of your relevant background and specialized
knowledge, skills, and abilities. Also, please make sure you upload a
professional resume highlighting relevant education and experience
applicable for this position.
We anticipate receiving a number of well qualified applicants for this
position; therefore, there will be a competitive process. The hiring
departments have requested that we proceed with the selection process
in an expeditious and timely manner. To honor this request, we will be
adhering to a pre-planned employment assessment schedule.
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The Los Angeles Unified School District intends that all qualified persons
shall have equal opportunities for employment and promotion.
Reasonable accommodations in completing an application and testing
are available to individuals with disabilities. Please call (213) 241-3455
for more information.
Additional Posting Information Selection and promotion are based on a competitive employment
assessment process. Candidates who pass all parts of the assessment
process are placed on a hiring (eligibility) list based on their assessment
score. Hiring departments may make job offers to candidates on the top
three ranks of the hiring list. Eligibility typically lasts for 12 months. The
hiring list resulting from this assessment process may be used to fill open
positions in related job classifications.