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Dean of Students, Uncommon Charter High School (Brooklyn)

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  • jessies413
    The Collegiate network is one of the five Uncommon Schools networks. To learn more about Uncommon Schools, please visit http://www.uncommonschools.org. ROLE
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 18, 2010
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      The Collegiate network is one of the five Uncommon Schools networks. To learn more about Uncommon Schools, please visit http://www.uncommonschools.org

      ROLE
      The Dean of Students will work with the Principal to ensure that all students demonstrate dramatic student achievement gains and internalize the school's values. When the school reaches full capacity, there will be four Grade-Level Deans. Each dean will be responsible for leading the school's efforts to create a positive, structured, consistent, caring, and disciplined school culture, especially for the grade-level class it leads.

      Specific Responsibilities
      School-wide:
      • Providing leadership to all staff and students in establishing a positive, structured, achievement-oriented, and creative school culture, especially for the grade-level class it will lead.
      • Coaching teachers to improve their practice as it relates to issues of discipline, relationships with students, classroom management, and school culture.
      • Modeling the school's values and setting the standard for professional behavior.
      • Assisting teachers, students, and parents in the effective creation and implementation of individual behavior plans.
      • Leading staff efforts to ensure all students have excellent attendance and arrive at school on time, and working aggressively with students and parents to ensure excellent attendance.
      • Helping to reinforce the effective use of a school-wide behavior plan.
      • Being highly present and visible during school hours, relentlessly ensuring the school has an exceptional school culture.
      • Supervising breakfast, lunch, in-between class breaks, enrichment, and dismissal, making sure students are always where they are supposed to be and ensuring a professional school culture at these times.

      Grade-Level Responsibilities:
      • Serving as the point person for dealing with behavioral crisis-intervention and acute behavioral issues.
      • Keeping accurate student discipline records, documenting all conferences, suspensions, and phone calls for behavior.
      • Managing the grade's merit and demerit systems.
      • Managing after-school detention and Saturday school.
      • Monitoring behavioral pull-out and in-school suspensions.
      • Leading community meeting and coordinating public student apologies.
      • Proactively circulating throughout all classrooms and hallways during the day, supporting students to stay focused and on task.
      • Managing the quarterly report card process and Parent-Teacher conferences.
      • Planning strategic events for school spirit and student buy-in.
      • Teaching at least one whole or small-group class, likely an advisory class.
      • Running the student government, ensuring the development of engaged student leaders.
      • Assisting in the development of one-week student orientation, including an overnight teambuilding activity.
      • Coordinating external summer enrichment opportunities for each student.
      • Coordinating at least two college visits and the grade-level field trip (likely international).

      Qualifications
      • Drive to improve the minds and lives of students in and out of the classroom.
      • Belief and alignment with UCHS's core beliefs and educational philosophy.
      • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and strong interpersonal skills with students, parents, colleagues, and community members.
      • Understanding of the nuances of urban school environments and school culture.
      • Bachelor's degree is required; a Master's degree is preferred.
      • Minimum of two years teaching experience in an urban district or charter school setting.

      Compensation
      We offer a generous compensation package which includes base salary and comprehensive health benefits. All staff members are equipped with the tools needed to succeed, including a dedicated work space, laptop computer, email, high-speed internet access, and all necessary supplies.

      To Apply
      If you are passionate about improving educational opportunities for historically underserved children and communities, please visit our website at www.uncommonschools.org and apply online at www.uncommonschools.org/usi/careers/.
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