Dean of Culture (2018-2019)

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Salary is commensurate with education and experience.




800 Gates Avenue, 3rd Floor
United States


Who We Are Seeking to Join Us

We seek mission driven accomplished and dedicated professionals with high expectations for children and the willingness to engage in deep reflection and growth. Our staff members are persistent, dedicated professionals, who are team players and have a sense of humor. Team members at La Cima are passionate about the development, learning and success of all children, and relentless about attaining the best outcomes. We seek professionals of high personal integrity and character who are committed to personal mastery and social justice, as we believe that we teach who we are. 


  • 5+ years of work experience
  • Master’s degree strongly preferred
  • Commitment to the use of restorative justice and mindfulness practices
  • Experience with applied behavior analysis or student counselling a plus
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Demonstrated success with collaborative project management in a fast-paced success-oriented environment
  • Passionate about social justice and educational equality
  • Organized, strong detail-orientation
  • Dedication to improving the lives of students both in and outside of the classroom
  • Demonstrated evidence of investing families, colleagues and community members in the success of all students
  • Belief in and embodiment of La Cima’s CARE Principles and theory of change


Culture Education and Support:

  • Maintain CARE scope and sequence and support and monitor classes use of CARE circles
  • Design and provide resources for classroom culture enrichment (Daily Choices Sheets, CARE charts, etc.) that hold students and colleagues to high and consistent behavioral expectations
  • Monitoring school and classroom culture in order to provide proactive and strategic support
  • Work collaboratively with other school leaders to maintain La Cima’s house system, including planning events and setting cultural standards
  • As a member of the Scholar Support Team:
  1. Develop and evaluate the policies and procedures of cultural relevance.
  2. Establish a positive, structured, supportive and disciplined culture
  • Facilitate staff mental health and mindfulness as it pertains to their work via email, workshops, etc.
  • Organize monthly team-wide community meetings focused on our core principles and values
  • Teach sample lessons demonstrating quality classroom management practices
  • Supervise lunch/recess, class transitions, after school and dismissal, making sure all students are always where they need to be and ensuring a positive school culture at all times

Family Engagement:

  • Foster relationships with all students and families
  • Model and communicate school-wide expectations in order to create a school environment that encourages students’ positive interactions with other students and grown-ups
  • Serve as a support liaison to connect with families on a range of issues. Communicate with families on an ongoing basis, as often as necessary, to provide information, learn more about students and share resources to assist the student in both the home and at school
  • Work with operations team as a liaison to the broader community to increase family engagement and empowerment for greater collaboration
  • Work with the operations team to organize and manage a calendar of workshops and events
  • Work with the operations team to develop and manage communications (i.e. surveys, mailings, newsletters, etc.) to engage and involve families at events at the school and larger community

Restorative Justice

  • Utilize restorative justice practices with students and teachers
  • Create and maintain restoration plans in collaboration with teachers
  • Research and create restorative lessons for scholars that are relevant and rigorous

Cultural Adherence:

  • Work collaboratively with grade level and school-wide team to develop a culture of learning, both inside and outside of the classroom
  • Recognize the importance of living and teaching our core principles everyday
  • Consistently model a growth orientation for children and colleagues
  • Perform other duties to support the ongoing development of La Cima, as deemed appropriate by school leadership


The Dean of Culture will report directly to the Director of Scholar Support.


Paid Time Off, Family and Medical Leave, Parental Leave, Medical Insurance, Pension (403B Summary Plan) and more!

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

Master's degree

How To Apply

Application Process

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. Interested candidates should email a thoughtful cover letter and current resume to: 

Although email is the preferred method, hard copies may be faxed to (718) 443-7291 or to:

La Cima Elementary Charter School - Attn.: Kaila McNair, Recruitment Manager

800 Gates Avenue, 3rd Floor

Brooklyn, NY 11221