Dean of Student and Family Culture

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The Mission Preparatory School
San Francisco, CA
Published 23 days ago

The Mission Preparatory School, a TK-8, college-preparatory, tuition-free, public charter school in San Francisco’s Mission District, is accepting applications for the role of Dean of Student and Family Culture for the 2021-22 school year.

Mission Preparatory School (Mission Prep) is a single-site public charter school located in the Mission District of San Francisco that serves nearly 500 students in grades TK-8, centered on a core belief that all children can achieve at the highest levels regardless of background or circumstance. The school is designed to enable students to become self-motivated, competent, and lifelong learners armed with the knowledge, skills, and strength of character needed to succeed in college and become leaders in their communities. With an uncompromising commitment to upholding the highest academic and behavioral expectations for all children, Mission Prep is designed specifically to address the learning needs of an underserved student population. Through an intensive focus on literacy and the implementation of strategic academic support structures, the school ensures mastery of essential skills and content knowledge, accelerates student achievement, supports student acceptance to top high schools, and lays the foundation for every child to excel in and graduate from college.

In its first decade, Mission Prep has established itself as one of the leading single-site charter schools in the region and the country. With results that regularly surpass the most well-funded charter networks, Mission Prep has received recognition for being within the top public schools in the Bay Area. Mission Prep seeks teacher leaders and administrators who embody our PREP values of being prepared, respectful, engaged, and persevering. If you are a committed, kind, and hard working leader who wants to make a difference in the lives of our students in the Mission District of San Francisco, we encourage you to consider a position with our passionate and innovative team. We strongly encourage people of color and bilingual people to apply. For more information, please visit


Collaboratively Build and Celebrate Positive School Culture

  • Uphold the mission and vision of Mission Prep and the school’s culture of high expectations
  • Collaborate with teachers and administrators to design and implement key whole-school activities to build and celebrate school culture, such as weekly community meetings, annual community-building trips, etc.
  • Lead and collaborate with other leaders to create onboarding activities for new students and families before the start and throughout the school year (for example, TK-1 families and 6th grade students).
  • Develop student leadership pathways, student voice in community meetings, and opportunities for students to use their agency to build culture and community.
  • Build and implement systems that encourage excellent school attendance and mitigates truancy.
  • Design and lead school events that celebrate student achievement, as well as the rich diversity of our students and San Francisco.

Collaboratively Design and Implement a Positive Behavior Management System

  • With the Leadership Team, design a responsive behavior system that clearly articulates the school-wide systems and supports students will use to build positive relationships and manage their own behavior.
  • Support teachers in the implementation of the school-wide behavior system by leading professional development workshops, conducting informal observations, and providing coaching on responsive and restorative practices.
  • When appropriate, provide direct preventive behavioral and relationship-based supports to cohorts of students or individual students who demonstrate the need.

Restoratively Manage Student Referrals

  • Effectively respond to student referrals with a restorative lens as well as appropriate behavior modification strategies; elevate critical behavior issues to the Grade Level Deans and Executive Director.
  • Manage a system to collect, input, and analyze student behavior referrals; track student attendance data, and identify areas of concern.
  • Using individual student behavior referral data and knowledge of the whole child identify behavioral trends to share with the student’s teaching team.
  • Using analysis of behavior referral data, identify potential revisions to improve behavior systems and additional necessary supports for teachers in implementing the system.
  • Observe target students or student sub-groups in the classroom in order to collaborate effectively with teachers to develop effective supports and behavior plans.

Collaboratively Design and Implement Individual Student Behavior and Social-Emotional Supports

  • Serve as a member of the Coordination of Services Team (COST) to share analysis of student behavior data, identify potential supports, and draft behavior plan in collaboration with the student’s teacher and leadership team.
  • Collaborate with teachers to implement individual behavior plans; in some cases, serve as a direct behavioral support to students with a behavior plan, 504 plan, or IEP.
  • Support teachers with the tracking of student behavioral and relationship-based growth during the implementation of the behavior plan.

Support After School Programming

  • Supervise the implementation of after school programs at Mission Prep, including supervision of the after school coordinator
  • Form and maintain partnerships with other after school providers to ensure students have safe places to learn and play after school

Engage Families in Being Key Partners in the Life of the School

  • Host regular coffees and evening meetings with parents to engage them in the life of the school
  • Liaise with the Family Engagement Committee
  • Provide targeted pre-emptive support for families of students who are at risk (e.g. previously retained, acute stress or trauma, identified COST students)

Coordinate Lunch/Recess & Supervision Staff

  • Support lunch and recess staff to maintain a safe learning environment for students

Other responsibilities as assigned by supervisor



  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish)
  • Urban teaching experience; 1-4 years of urban school leadership experience with proven results and success
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills


  • Master’s degree
  • CA teaching credential; CLAD/BCLAD certification
  • Administrative credential

Start Date:

July 6, 2021

Time Commitment:

This position is 1.0 FTE (full-time exempt) and follows a 12-month work year with significant student-free days for

holidays/breaks, as well as professional learning and collaboration with colleagues and interaction with families.

Salary and Compensation:

Salary scales are based on years of experience and expertise. Scales are competitive with other charter school organizations and local districts.

The Mission Preparatory School, a TK-8, college-preparatory, tuition-free, public charter school in San Francisco’s Mission District, is accepting applications for the role of Dean of Student and Family Culture for the 2021-22 school year…

Details at a Glance

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




San Francisco, CA

How to Apply

People of color and/or bilingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

If you are interested in a full time leadership position at Mission Prep, please submit the following application materials in PDF format to

  1. Resume
  2. Cover letter. In addition to telling us about your experience, please address the following question in your letter: Over 84% of our students and families identify as Black or Latinx and 83% of our students receive free lunch. Why do you want to work in a school with this student population?
  3. Professional references. Please submit a separate document with three names, as well as their email address, and phone number.

Mission Preparatory provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

People of color and/or bilingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

If you are interested in a full time leadership position at Mission Prep, please submit the following…

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