Our Dean of Students (DOS) plays a critical role in ensuring all our students are positioned to achieve excellence by supporting them and their behavior. The Dean of Students will work closely with teachers and administrators to build, maintain, and oversee a positive, supportive school culture. Your job is threefold: (1) build authentic relationships with students and families, (2) set clear and consistent expectations for students, (3) limit time spent by students outside of class.
Background on the Organization
Circle City Prep is deeply committed to supporting all students to live up to their power and potential through a rigorous college prep education. Circle City Prep is an elementary school built on research and best practices of high performing charter schools nationwide and is uniquely focused on educating students on the Far Eastside of Indianapolis. We are heading into our 8th year as an organization, adding a 8th grade.
As a Dean of Students, you will:
- Develop intervention strategies and track student progress, decreasing out of class referrals by 10% quarterly.
- Build strong relationships with families and scholars and communicate student progress in non-academic areas.
- Manage a space for students to address non-academic issues and facilitate student success in the classroom.
- Coach teachers and staff around culture and behavior management best practices.
- Plan and execute weekly school-wide celebrations, monthly incentive weeks, general PBIS structures and adult culture events.
- Ensure fidelity of behavior data tracking through Dean's List and Alma.
- Provide consistent presence in hallways and classrooms, modeling behavior expectations and building warm, joyful culture.
- Own late pick up scholars, ensuring 100% of scholars get home safely and families meet our dismissal/pick-up expectations.
- Lead weekly culture walkthroughs that drive towards school-wide priorities.
- Additional responsibilities as defined.
To be considered as a Dean of Students, you must:
- A Bachelor's degree is required.
- Have a track record of producing dramatic, demonstrable student achievement gains with a minimum of five years experience in an urban public-school setting.
- Have the ability to build strong relationships quickly.
- Be a strong problem solver, able to adapt and execute quickly.
- Work occasional weekends and evening work hours required.
- Pass a criminal background check, as required by law.
Sick Time- 40 hours for all employees
Vacation Time- 40 hours for non-year-round employees (teachers, deans), 80 hours for year-round administrators
Flex Time- limited amount within reason for all employees
Less than 2 hours, does not count against sick or vacation time
Employed less than a year: 3 weeks paid, 9 weeks unpaid
Employed a year or more: 6 weeks paid, 6 weeks unpaid
- Birth mothers qualify for 6 weeks of paid short term disability
Anthem Medical Insurance with 2 plan options
High deductible with HSA option
Up to $200 annual gift card for participating in Anthem Incentive Program
Vision, Dental, and Life benefits through Principal Life Insurance
Optional additional coverage through Aflac
Employee Assistance Program
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) through LifeServicesEAP provides
Mental health sessions
And so much more
403(b) plan to all full-time salaried employees
3% automatic employer contribution
After 1 year - 0%
After 2 years - 50%
After 3 years - 100%
1-2 weeks during summer institute
Friday early dismissals for 2 hours of weekly PD
Potential for fellowships with Indianapolis Partners
Discounted YMCA membership and no joining fee
Stipends for leading clubs or coaching sports
Short and long term disability 100% employer paid
Daily lunch from our from-scratch kitchen