POSITION: Director of Strategic Initiatives
This position is located in the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education (DME). The Director of Strategic Initiatives is a core member of the senior leadership team and a valued policy expert across the Education Cluster’s four priorities: early childhood, K-12 education, workforce & career readiness and strong enabling environments to support education and employment systems for all residents.
The Director of Strategic Initiatives is the senior leader on the policy team responsible for leading, tracking and coordinating priority initiatives in the area of career readiness and workforce development. This individual will work with agency leaders and community stakeholders to strengthen pathways so every District resident can pursue meaningful family-sustaining work.
The Director of Strategic Initiatives supervises and coaches a team of direct reports executing strategic projects. The position also has non-supervisory responsibilities related to convening and coordinating the work of other directors and staff to accomplish the Office’s strategic initiatives. The Director works closely with all DME agency partners to ensure the education cluster achieves the Mayor’s ambitious goals for workforce development and career readiness. The Director also liaises with the Chief of Staff and Office of the City Administrator on issues related to DME and agency oversight.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
The Director of Strategic Initiatives is an innovative thinker, planner and problem solver. This individual finds solutions to complex problems and forges new pathways for DC’s for all residents to attain family-sustaining careers. Successful candidates must demonstrate a commitment to educational equity, workforce development and have a proven track record for delivering meaningful, measurable results. The Director’s specific responsibilities include:
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