Dean of Students - Sonoran Science Academy - Phoenix

Employer
Sonoran Schools
Location
Phoenix, AZ
Posted
Sep 12, 2021
Closes
Sep 15, 2021
Ref
2453038450
Sector
Science
Organization Type
Corporate
Sonoran Science Academy-Phoenix provides a rigorous, college prep, STEM-focused education through a challenging comprehensive curriculum and continuous assessment.

SSA Phoenix is part of Sonoran Schools public charter school network. Sonoran Schools has been a leader in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) K-12 education since 2001. With schools in the greater Phoenix and Tucson metro areas, our commitment is to provide a superior academic environment, accessible to a diverse population. Through a comprehensive, integrated STEM curriculum and abundant extracurricular opportunities, we instill a life-long love of learning and an understanding of each individual's responsibility to be a productive member of society.

We are committed to nurturing and supporting a school community where students are inspired and continuous professional growth and collaboration among staff is encouraged. We challenge and support our professionals to grow their curriculum and to challenge themselves to become even better educators.

We are currently recruiting for the following positions for the 2021-2022 school:
  • Dean of Students

All our staff members share the undying belief that maximizing student achievement is their primary goal. The Dean of Students is an essential part of the leadership team, responsible for working closely with students, teachers, and parents to maintain a positive school culture that promotes academic and character growth.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Promote the Vision, Mission, and Core Values of PSA.
  • Promote a positive school culture focused on high character development standards.
  • Implement PBIS and Character.org principals to ensure consistency and application across the staff.
  • Serve as part of the leadership team in leading the school community in achieving the mission of the school, with a focus on academic leadership.
  • Promote and model productive communications and teamwork among school staff and parents.
  • Assist all students, individually or in groups, with developing academic, career and personal/social skills, goals, and plans
  • Provide individual and group counseling to students with identified concerns and needs
  • Consult and collaborate effectively with parents/guardians, teachers, school leadership, and other educational/community resources regarding students with identified needs and concerns
  • Communicate with parents about specific student concerns.
  • Implement student discipline per school rules/policies with students, staff & parents.
  • Supervise and facilitate certain school events as directed by the Principal.
  • Assist staff with the creation and alignment of classroom student behavioral expectations and classroom management plans.
  • Assist in the planning, development, and implementation of student behavior plans.
  • Attend appropriate meetings regarding student growth and success (IEP and 504 case conferences, parent meetings, expulsion hearings, etc).
  • Assist in the maintenance of the crisis management plan and school safety requirements.
  • Be active in the school community and events.

Key Competencies:
  • A compassionate and confident leader
  • Very strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills when dealing with students, parents and staff
  • Upstanding ethics and integrity
  • Strong classroom management skills
  • Attentive listener
  • Keeps a positive attitude and can control emotions
  • Excellent collaborator
  • Strong organizational skills
  • A passion for learning and sharing your knowledge with others
  • Ability to take on many tasks at once and prioritize them by importance and relevance
  • Good at problem-solving quickly under pressure

Education, Experience, and Licensing Requirements:
  • A Masters' degree in Educational Leadership or a related field
  • Experience and degree in school counseling (preferred)
  • Arizona Department of Education Certification
  • Current Arizona IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card

Sonoran Schools' goal is to provide a superior academic environment, accessible to a diverse population, both ethnically and socio-economically. We continue to challenge our teachers to grow their curriculum and to challenge themselves to become even better educators. We consistently encourage our students to explore and grow, intellectually and emotionally, by providing a myriad of extra-curricular opportunities. We surround them with an environment where a passion for art or drama can grow alongside a talent for math. We seek to instill a life-long love of learning and an understanding of each individual's responsibility to be a productive member of society. We ensure our students can compete equally with their peers around the globe.

We have an outstanding medical package with employer contributions, vision, and dental coverage. Life insurance and short and long-term disability plans are also available. We also offer a 401K plan with an employer match, including both pre-tax and ROTH options.

Please complete our application.

Sonoran Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in employment or in educational programs, services or activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disabilities, marital status, genetic information or Veteran Status.

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