Dean of Culture (9-12)

Job Type

Full Time

Published

11/09/2018

Address

637 Washington St.
Dorchester
MA
02124
United States

Description

Supervisor: Principal 9-12


Start date/hours: ASAP - June 30; 8:30am-5:30pm Monday through Friday


Description: The Dean of Culture models how to build strong, mutually respectful relationships with students and families and supports teachers to do the same. S/he serves as the team leader for student accountability (discipline) and identification of additional resources for families (enrichment, preventative programs, etc.) for grades 9-12. The Dean of Culture is the keeper of culture, ensuring that our school’s ways of being support high levels of student growth and achievement. This position requires a creative and inspiring educator with adult leadership experience, high energy, excellent organizational abilities and a talent for creating a warm and supportive environment for children.


Responsibilities (including, but not limited to):

Student Support and Accountability

  • Steward of school culture
  • Own the school’s character development efforts
  • Model a school-wide culture of respect and compassion
  • Elevate student voice and leadership in classrooms and across the school
  • Make Habits of Scholarship visible across the school and in daily instruction
  • Prioritize social and emotional learning, along with academic learning, across the school
  • Models strengths-based, growth-mindset approach to maintaining a strong school culture
  • Oversee the development and implementation of student supports and interventions
  • Supervise the consistent and fair administration of school policies regarding student conduct and discipline 
  • Evaluate student accountability procedures and outcomes and make necessary adjustments.
  • Communicate school accountability policies to staff, parents & visitors.
  • Document student accountability procedures for inclusion in student-family handbook and faculty handbook.
  • Maintain systems for collecting and tracking data on school culture metrics, including discipline and attendance; 
  • Oversee behavioral interventions, including family meetings, mediations, suspensions and expulsion hearings
  • Ensure clear and consistent implementation of student accountability practices amongst staff
  • Holds staff accountable for school wide norms and staff non-negotiables
  • Support teachers to create and sustain classroom management systems that ensure a focus on learning and student success
  • Create and facilitate staff professional development around student accountability
  • Create and maintain school’s student accountability documentation and staff training materials. 


Family & Community Outreach

  • Manage and conduct incoming student intakes during the summer and school year
  • Identify and enroll students/families in enrichment opportunities during the school year, school vacation weeks and summertime


School Safety

  • In conjunction with the Operations Team and the Principal, develop a safe school crisis plan.
  • Identify procedures for fire drills, shelter in place, etc.
  • Train staff in school safety and security policies and procedures
  • Plan for lock down and fire drills
  • Create visitor sign-in and identification system and protocols


Community Engagement and Stewardship

  • We are crew, not passengers, and we uphold that ideal as we support each other in reaching our shared goals. 
  • Every adult in our community is a teacher and a role model, and we model and implement EL Education design principles and core practices to the best of our ability in our roles.
  • Advance the educational mission of the school by participating in duties and responsibilities consistent with building, upholding and promoting a strong Codman community.
  • We actively value and solicit feedback in order to improve performance


Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree


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