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Dean of Students and Culture

Employer
KIPP Kansas City
Location
Kansas City, MO
Closing date
Nov 26, 2021

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Sector
Other
Organization Type
Corporate
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Job Description

DEAN OF STUDENTS AND CULTURE

POSITION OVERVIEW

THE KIPP ENDEAVOR DEAN OF STUDENTS AND CULTURE WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ESTABLISHING, DOCUMENTING, AND MAINTAINING A WARM AND DEMANDING SCHOOL CULTURE. THE DEAN OF STUDENTS AND CULTURE IS A CRITICAL ADULT IN STUDENTS LIVES AS THEY PREPARE FOR COLLEGE BECAUSE HE OR SHE WILL CONSISTENTLY UPHOLD THE HIGHEST STANDARD OF STUDENT BEHAVIOR. AS STUDENTS DEVELOP SELF-DISCIPLINE, THEY WILL COME TO APPRECIATE THE DEAN OF STUDENTS AND CULTURE AS A KIND AND CONSISTENT ADULT IN THEIR LIVES. THE DEAN OF STUDENTS AND CULTURE WILL TRAIN AND SUPPORT TEACHERS AND SCHOOL STAFF ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT. THE DEAN OF STUDENTS AND CULTURE WILL BE THE PRIMARY SCHOOL LEADER TO COMMUNICATE WITH PARENTS ABOUT DISCIPLINE AND STUDENT BEHAVIOR.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

GENERAL DUTIES

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SET AND ENFORCE STANDARDS FOR SCHOOL CULTURE, INCLUDING BEHAVIOR, PERFORMANCE, AND ATTENDANCE

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FOSTER A SCHOOL CLIMATE THAT SUPPORTS THE SCHOOLS MISSION STATEMENT; PROMOTES RESPECT AND APPRECIATION FOR ALL STUDENTS, STAFF AND PARENTS

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MONITOR PROGRESS OF SELF, SCHOOL, AND STAFF ON DASHBOARDS AND INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT PLANS AS IT RELATES TO SCHOOL CULTURE

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BUILD EFFECTIVE RELATIONSHIPS AMONG TEACHERS, PARENTS, AND THE COMMUNITY TO IMPROVE SCHOOL CULTURE

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SERVE AS SCHOOLS SPOKESPERSON AROUND CULTURE AND DISCIPLINE

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EXHIBIT A HIGH DEGREE OF PROFESSIONALISM IN ALL ELEMENTS OF THIS POSITION, WHILE SERVING AS A CONTRIBUTING MEMBER OF THE SCHOOL TEAM AND A DEDICATED ROLE MODEL FOR OTHER EMPLOYEES.

SCHOOL CULTURE

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OVERSEE ANY AND ALL DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS

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BASED ON DATA AND PROGRAMS THAT HAVE PROVEN RESULTS, DEVELOP A VISION FOR SUPERVISING, MANAGING, AND IMPLEMENTING A DISCIPLINE PROGRAM

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MANAGE, EVALUATE AND DEVELOP TEAM OF TEACHERS FOCUSING ON ALL ISSUES RELATED TO DISCIPLINE, CLASS MANAGEMENT, BEHAVIOR, AND SCHOOL CULTURE TO ENSURE ALIGNMENT OF STAFF TO DISCIPLINE VISION, THEN PROVIDE SUPPORT AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AS NECESSARY

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PROVIDE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL STAFF AROUND CULTURE, INCLUDING 1:1 INTERVENTION

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BE A PHYSICAL PRESENCE DURING TRANSITIONS, LUNCH AND TIMES WHEN STUDENTS ARE NOT IN CLASS

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CONSISTENTLY PROVIDES FEEDBACK TO TEACHERS AROUND PERFORMANCE AND MEETS WITH THEM TO DISCUSS THEIR PROGRESS AROUND ISSUES OF SCHOOL CULTURE

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ASSISTS SCHOOL LEADER IN CREATING AND MAINTAINING THE STUDENT/PARENT HANDBOOK AND TEACHER HANDBOOK

MANAGEMENT

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WORK WITH TEACHERS, SCHOOL COUNSELOR(S), AND STUDENTS WHO HAVE BEHAVIOR AND DISCIPLINARY ISSUES AND COORDINATES TEACHER REFERRALS

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REFERS STUDENTS TO HEALTH SERVICES, COUNSELING OR PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES, WHEN NECESSARY

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COLLABORATE WITH GRADE LEVEL CHAIRS IN PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTING GRADE LEVEL MORNING HUDDLES AND TRADITIONS

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ASSISTS SCHOOL LEADER IN RECRUITING, SELECTING, HIRING, AND MANAGING ALL STAFF

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MANAGES THE SCHOOL COUNSELOR

PARTICIPATE IN KIPP ENDEAVORACADEMY COMMUNITY

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ACTIVELY PARTICIPATE AS A MEMBER OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM

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ATTENDS WEEKLY 1:1S WITH SCHOOL LEADER

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MEETS WITH GRADE-LEVEL CHAIRS WEEKLY AND IS FAMILIAR WITH STUDENT ISSUES, BEHAVIOR, AND CONCERNS

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PERFORM OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED BY THE SCHOOL LEADER

SKILLS

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ATTENTION TO DETAIL AND A STRONG DESIRE AND ABILITY TO CONSISTENTLY IMPLEMENT AND IMPROVE THE SCHOOLS DISCIPLINE SYSTEM.

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EMOTIONAL AWARENESS AND CONTROL AND AN ABILITY TO CONSISTENTLY DELIVER CONSEQUENCES WITHOUT ESCALATING CONFLICT, EVEN WHEN STUDENTS ARE UPSET.

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DEEP EMPATHY AND RESPECT FOR STUDENTS, AND A BELIEF IN THE BEST SELF OF EACH STUDENT.

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INABILITY TO BE TALKED OUT OF CHANGING HIS OR HER MIND BY A STUDENT.

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ABILITY TO USE DATA TO DRIVE IMPROVEMENTS IN THE SCHOOL.

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RESPECT FOR PARENTS AND AN ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE WITH PARENTS WITH KINDNESS WITHOUT BENDING ON THE CONSEQUENCES FOR STUDENTS.

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RESPECT FOR CLASSROOM TEACHERS AND AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE WAY IN WHICH HIS OR HER WORK SUPPORTS CRITICAL LEARNING AND TEACHING.

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ABILITY TO CONSISTENTLY COMMUNICATE THAT FOLLOWING STRICT RULES AND FACING CONSEQUENCES LEADS TO FUTURE LIFE SUCCESS.
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