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:: Coordinator, Magnet Schools ::

Academic Superintendent Office

Position Code:
30024677 - Coordinator, Magnet Schools

Work Hours:
1.0, 52 weeks

Application Deadline:
Open Until Filled

Position Description:

Under general supervision, effectively manage and provide leadership for the Magnet School concept.

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:

  • Foster collegiality and team building among staff; encourage their active involvement in the decision-making process.
  • Communicate and promote expectation for high-level performance from staff and students; hold staff and students accountable for high performance; recognize excellence and achievement.
  • Articulate a clear direction for all students and staff; articulate a positive image of the school district and school district personnel.
  • Develop and monitor articulation among all magnet programs.
  • Develop and maintain knowledge of requirements and changes in the organization.
  • Maintain fiscal responsibility in decisions.  Compile and maintain accurate records with regard to the overall operation of magnet including enrollment, budget expenditures, funded programs, etc.
  • Monitor student assignment for equity.  Assist in recruitment of students.  Maintain records for diversity and achievement.  Coordinate the assignment of students to magnet programs.
  • Develop and maintain a public relations program; coordinate all publicity and recruitment activities related to the magnet program.
  • Assess, develop, and maintain thematic infusion instruction in all magnet school programs.
  • Develop a plan to work with parents to determine best placement for students.
  • Supervise the selection and procession of materials used in the curriculum.  Provide curriculum implementation assistance to teachers.   Plan and conduct professional development for teachers.
  • Develop, with staff, innovative programs to expand student opportunities for integration, academic enrichment and growth compatible with the talents and interests displayed.
  • Participate and assist in student activities which aid in developing an appreciation for the skills, talents, and cultural experiences of others.
  • Assist in developing a school/community climate in which students of different ethnic and/or cultural backgrounds feel at ease with others.
  • Coordinate the planning, development, dissemination of a district long-range magnet school/program plan.  Encourage teacher review and evaluation of ongoing educational program.
  • Evaluates programs and develops recommendations for changes and improvements; collects and analyzes program and participant data, and develops recommendations to improve program quality.
  • Performs required administrative functions for assigned programs; monitors budgets, revenue and expenses; develops and processes administrative and technical documents and financial reports; requisitions supplies and equipment; assists with development of program budgets.
  • Work collaboratively with appropriate district and school personnel to prepare the budget and to monitor magnet school/program activities to ensure the appropriateness of expenditures.
  • Assist appropriate district personnel to monitor magnet school/program activities adhere to racial guidelines and that limited English proficient and exceptional education students are provided equal access and appropriate auxiliary services.
  • Assist in designing program literature and applications for magnet programs.  Disseminate information about magnet schools/programs to parents and interested person in the community.
  • Coordinate magnet school/program activities.
  • May coordinate the work of assigned staff, and prioritize and assign projects.
  • 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.
  • Other duties or tasks may be assigned on an as-needed basis
  • At times may be required to work outside normal business hours and work extended hours to accomplish requirements of the position.


Education, Training and Experience Guidelines

Bachelor’s Degree in Education, or related field; AND two (2) years of IB/Magnet School teaching experience, one (1) year of which was administrative, supervisor, or coordinator experience in an education setting OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience as determined by Human Resources.  Master’s degree in education preferred.

Knowledge of:           
  • Applicable policies, procedures and regulations covering specific areas of assignment.
  • National models for magnet/specialty schools.
  • Principles and practices of program planning, coordination, and evaluation.
  • Principles of accounting, budgets, contracts, procurement and records management.
  • Personal computers utilizing standard software, and specialized MPS and state agency software applications and procedures.

Skill in:

  • Understanding and applying program standards, applicable Federal and state rules and regulations, and MPS policies and procedures.
  • Using initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines.
  • Coordinating and administering educational and school support programs.
  • Identifying problems and opportunities, and developing solutions.
  • Assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and demands.
  • Preparing and presenting reports and proposals for internal and external audiences
  • Providing effective customer service, and dealing tactfully and courteously with the public.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with co-workers, clients, advocates and representatives from community groups and government agencies.
  • Effective verbal and written communication.


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

Salary: AMP C, $68,636 - $82,814

FLSA Status:         Exempt

All applicants, including MPS employees, must complete an on-line application at (click on Careers).In addition, upload an electronic copy of both your cover letter and resume to your application at the time that you apply.Make sure that you apply for the specific position in which you are interested.

Only complete applications, which include all of the following items, will be considered:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • On-Line Application

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


Minneapolis Public Schools will not deny anyone the opportunity for training or employment because of sex, race, religion, color, creed, national origin, marital status, age, sexual preference, disability or status with regard to public assistance.

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 sex, race, religion, color, creed, national origin, marital status, age, sexual preference, disability or status with regard to public assistance.

The Minneapolis Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action School District