Originally founded in 1991 as Harlem RBI, DREAM has grown to annually serve more than 2,500 youth across East Harlem and the South Bronx through a network of six PreK-12, extended-day, extended-year DREAM Charter Schools and community sports-based youth development programs. Through our commitment to rigorous academics, social-emotional learning, deep family and community engagement, and health and wellness, we create lifelong learners who are equipped to fulfill their vision of success in and out of the classroom. We dream big, as well, with an aggressive five-year plan to expand to serve 3,500 students across seven schools—growing our organization's impact and leveling the playing field for all children. To learn more, visit wearedream.org.
Reporting to the Principal, the High School Academic Dean is a member of the school leadership team and responsible for providing coaching and professional development support to all teachers. This individual is responsible for ensuring teachers leverage high impact instructional practices in their classrooms.
- Serve as primary instructional coach for teachers and specialists;
- Collaborate with Principal, School Culture staff, and specialists to provide teachers with high quality professional development and curriculum implementation guidance to meet the needs of all learners;
- Provide coaching and support around classroom and school culture;
- Contribute to the development of a rigorous college preparatory curriculum including a vertical scope and sequence aligned to national standards, through creation of assessments, unit plans, and lesson plans as needed.
- Facilitate the implementation of the adopted curriculum by:
- Providing on-going professional development based on the needs of the school through data analysis and teacher's identified areas of need;
- Observing and collaborating with teachers to plan lessons using scientifically based researched instructional strategies;
- Modeling best teaching methods and strategies based on the latest research and data in all disciplines;
- Work closely with classroom teachers and school leadership to plan instruction, analyze student work, and ensure continuity between classroom and intervention work for students with special needs;
- Regularly review lesson plans, observe teachers in classroom and provide teachers with timely, reflective and actionable feedback;
- Lead in the utilization of student performance data to customize and improve instruction;
- Model and share the belief in the unlimited potential of all children and the sense of urgency to increase student achievement;
- Assist in the coordination of internal and state assessments;
- Collaborate with the Principal to establish performance goals for/with instructional stall and manage teacher performance evaluations;
- Create a culture of sharing of effective practices amongst instructional staff by facilitating cross-class observations and co-planning sessions;
- Collaborate with the Principal to develop a plan of action for the year, including, but not limited to: long-term goal setting, identification of major growth areas and steps for improvement, establishing methods for effective communication, long-term plan for supporting and developing teachers.
- Master's Degree in Education or School Administration preferred;
- Minimum of three (3) years of high school teaching experience with a record of high student achievement;
- Extensive knowledge of best practices in classroom management and instructional strategies;
- Exemplary interpersonal skills and an understanding of adult learning strategies to provide mentoring and coaching;
- Successful experience in providing staff development in a large group, small group and one-on-one settings;
- Ability to use a variety of data sources to drive instruction;
- Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus;
- A strong belief in the mission and values of DREAM, including the desire to make a difference in the lives of our students, families, and community.
- The salary range for incoming Academic Deans is $90,000 to $105,000. Incoming salaries are determined based on the number of years of leadership experience and internal equity. All leaders are eligible for annual performance-based salary increases. Because we value staff tenure in each role, we do not currently cap salary ranges.
- We offer a comprehensive benefits plan, covering the majority of the employee premium for medical plans and subsidizing the majority of costs for a spouse/domestic partner and children. Other benefits include dental and vision plans, disability, life insurance, parenting benefits, flexible spending account options, generous vacation time and paid holidays, referral bonuses, professional development, an employee assistance program (EAP) and a 403(b) retirement plan with employer matching up to 4%.
DREAM's VACCINATION POLICY
DREAM requires vaccination against COVID-19 for all employees. Reasonable Accommodations based on a qualifying disability or sincerely held religious belief are being considered in accordance with applicable law.
OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION
At DREAM, diversity, equity, and inclusion are a matter of mission.
From our schools to our playing fields, DREAM is committed to building a team where each individual can bring their full identity and experience to work because representation matters—it enriches our team culture, enhances our ability to innovate, and strengthens our impact in and out of the classroom. DREAM engages staff that represent and appreciate the diversity of our majority Black and Hispanic student body, while working to ensure that our practices are equitable, welcoming, and productive. We are dedicated to creating a world where youth, especially youth of color, have permission to dream—along with the tools and opportunities to make their dreams reality.
Come dream with us.
All Kids Can. This Kid Can.
DREAM is Family.
Fun is a Serious Value.
Teamwork Makes the DREAM Work.
Fail. Persist. Exceed.
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