Dean of Students

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Explore Schools
Brooklyn, NY
Published 14 days ago

Dean of Students, Brooklyn, New York

In-Person Work Required/Preferred


Explore Schools is a network of public charter schools providing 2,000 students in Brooklyn with the outstanding education they deserve. Our goal is to provide students with curriculum and instruction that is both standards-aligned curriculum and culturally responsive. Our approach is designed to provide the conditions to nurture students as critical thinkers and natural problem-solvers. As an organization we are committed to engaging in work that disrupts and roots out systems and structures that perpetuate white supremacy. We intentionally seek to build and maintain a diverse and talented team that reflects the backgrounds and experiences of our students and creates an inclusive environment for all employees. 


We believe that all children can learn when immersed in a rich environment full of high expectations, rigorous academics, and caring, committed adults. We believe equity and excellence are not mutually exclusive—we can meet the needs of all students in our schools, while actively engaging parents and driving toward excellent academic results. We believe it is both our privilege and responsibility to help close the opportunity gap in the Brooklyn community.


Explore Schools is seeking an experienced and dedicated educator to serve as Dean of Students. You are an educator who believes deeply in our student-centered mission by constantly holding students to high expectations, working tirelessly towards results, and possessing a “whatever it takes” attitude.

  • Dedicated to working in communities that have historically been underserved and under-resourced
  • Committed to thoughtfully engaging in identity work necessary to take a culturally responsive approach to pedagogy and relationship-building with students and colleagues
  • Team player: a desire to work in a team-oriented environment and collaborate with colleagues
  • Growth mindset: an ability to receive frequent feedback with humility and a strong desire to grow and develop as an educator
  • Reflective attitude: an ability to constantly reflect on student data as well as personal areas of strength and growth
  • Flexibility: willingness to work in an ever-changing field and face challenges with a positive attitude
  • Professional integrity: personal alignment with the values and ethical standards of Explore Schools
  • Bachelor’s degree, required
  • 3+ years teaching experience, required
  • Excellent classroom management, required



The Dean of Students is responsible for working closely with students, parents, and teachers to maintain a positive school culture characterized by three key qualities: students demonstrate a desire to succeed; adults demonstrate a belief in all students; and a sense of community intentionally nurtured. You will be expected to manage the following daily:

  • Build and maintain a positive school culture
  • Design and implement school-wide celebrations
  • Support classroom teachers with de-escalation and the student removal process
  • Manage red slip process and in and out of school suspensions
  • Manage student tardy/attendance data
  • Participate in CST process
  • Conduct parent workshops, group counseling sessions, and intervention groups
  • Assist with non-instructional supervision of students, as needed, such as arrival/dismissal and hallway monitoring
  • Keep accurate & organized records of student information
  • Collaborate with colleagues throughout the Explore Schools network
  • Actively engage in identity work and necessary conversations in order to dismantle white supremacy culture 


Explore Schools staff members receive a competitive salary, vacation including network shutdown days, considerable matching of retirement contributions, and more. Additionally, you can expect:

  • Comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Professional development: teachers participate in weekly PD, year-round retreats and trainings, and on-going coaching by professionals
  • Continued education support: staff are eligible to receive some scholarship towards qualifying certification costs or higher education tuition
  • Flexible and reflective leadership: dedicated to staff development, and committed to direct and sensitive communication
  • Driven and passionate colleagues who contribute to a professional and collaborative work environment


  • We’ll be accepting applications for this position until July 2021


Explore Schools is a network of 8 charter schools located in Canarsie, Crown Heights, and Flatbush communities of Brooklyn, NY. Our network office is located in DUMBO, Brooklyn. For this specific role, in-person work is required/preferred. Our schools are currently operating with a hybrid model of both remote and in-person instruction.  We'll be able to share more specifics around work expectations if you are to move forward in the interview process


Explore Schools is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran or military status. 

Dean of Students, Brooklyn, New York

In-Person Work Required/Preferred


Explore Schools is a network of public charter schools providing 2,000 students in Brooklyn with the outstanding education they deserve. Our goal is to…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required


Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Brooklyn, NY
Associated Location
Brooklyn, NY, USA

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