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Deans: Lower School and Middle School
Baltimore Collegiate School for Boys is seeking Deans of School Culture for both its Lower School (grades 4 & 5) and its Middle School (grades 6-8) for the 2018-2019 school year.
About Baltimore Collegiate School for Boys
Baltimore Collegiate School for Boys (BCSB) is an all-boys, tuition-free public charter school for Baltimore students. BCSB has nearly tripled its enrollment in its first three years of operation, with 440 students currently enrolled in grades 4-8. Our results have been outstanding, with our students passing the PARCC exam at nearly twice the rate of Baltimore’s overall male population. BCSB is in Baltimore’s top tier of schools, and is leading the city in setting a new bar of academic success for the urban male learner. Many of our 8th grade graduates matriculate to private and magnet schools throughout the city and the country. We are currently engaged in strategic growth planning and hope to add 500 seats in our own high school and K-3 school throughout the next five years.
Each Dean will be responsible for creating a positive, joyful, and structured school culture for the staff and students in his/her academy. This culture will be designed to meet the unique developmental needs of its students from both an academic and social-emotional standpoint. While the Academies will be a part of one school, each will develop its own unique traditions and approaches to meeting the needs of the boys served. The Deans will report to their Principals and will have the following responsibilities:
- Supporting with the maintenance of a joyful, unique school identity through traditions and routines that are developmentally-appropriate for their grade bands, including orientation for new and returning students, positive recognition efforts, etc.;
- Creating clear, consistent, developmentally-appropriate systems for school culture that both recognize positive behaviors and provide consequences for negative behaviors;
- Closely monitoring and following up on attendance and tardiness-related concerns;
- Developing and implementing a strong culture of achievement in which students are celebrated and recognized for demonstrating important academic behaviors;
- Creating and overseeing systems and expectations to guide student behavior in common spaces (cafeteria, hallways, etc.);
- Planning and implementing effective school culture professional development for teachers and supporting them to implement what they have learned in the classroom and common spaces of the school;
- Ensuring student safety at all times;
- Planning and leading grade- and academy-level meetings for students to build a positive culture and communicate important information;
- Encouraging, supporting, and following up with teachers to ensure they implement culture systems with consistency;
- Reviewing culture-related data on regular intervals that will guide academy-level decision making;
- When necessary, overseeing the process of in-house and out-of-school suspension and the process of student re-entry to school;
- Collaborating with other staff members to ensure the unique needs of each student are met;
- Working closely with families to develop positive, purposeful relationships in support of every boy;
- Monitoring student behavior during specific times of day such as entry, dismissal, and lunch;
- Establishing positive relationships with colleagues, students, families and the community which reflect recognition of and respect for every boy.
- Familiarity with best practices for instruction;
- Evidence of prior success leading students and adults and establishing environments marked by positive cultures;
- Excellent communication skills;
- Demonstrated ability to work well with colleagues and parents;
- Patience, flexibility, and a willingness to take risks;
- Experience working with diverse student populations and children with developmental differences;
- Commitment and ability to meet the unique social-emotional needs of urban male students;
- Demonstrated commitment to professional growth and reflection;
- Strong motivation and commitment to our boys’ wellbeing and preparing them all for success in college.
- At least 3 years prior teaching experience in a public or private school desired, preferably in an urban setting;
- Prior experience leading adults for at least 2 years desired;
- B.A. required, Master’s degree desired (M.A or M.S. in Social Work, Teaching, or Education);
Please provide resume and cover letter regarding the applicant’s qualifications for this position to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
Baltimore Collegiate School for Boys is an Equal Opportunity employer. Personnel are chosen on the basis of ability without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, marital status or sexual orientation, in accordance with federal and state law.
Standard competitive benefits package
Minimum Education Required