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Dean of Student Culture (6-12)

at Lotus School for Excellence

Pay: $60,000 to $70,000/year
Posted: 5/8/2020
Job Status: Full Time
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DEAN OF STUDENT CULTURE (6-12)

About Lotus School for Excellence:

Lotus School for Excellence is a K-12, college-prep public charter school with a S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) focus.

All employees at Lotus School for Excellence (LSE) work together to create academic, social, and ethical leaders. The thoughts reflected in this description provide structure to the responsibilities and accountability for this position. However, LSE expects to employ professionals who will work beyond job descriptions, creating both a fulfilling career environment and successful outcomes for our students.

Position Summary:

The Secondary Dean of Student Culture (DSC) ensures that the students receive all the resources that they are entitled to and facilitates their academic as well as personal growth. DSC deals with promoting the safety of students through positive discipline, school culture and incentives (PBIS) aligning with the vision and mission of the school. This position collaborates with secondary administrators and teachers in discipline, safety and attendance enforcements. 

Essential Functions:

  • Collaborates with staff to implement the student culture 
  • Develops positive incentive programs to recognize student achievements as well as address student’s negative behaviors 
  • Helps secondary administrators with managing substitutes in the 6-12 grades 
  • Oversees the secondary PBIS program, collaborating with secondary administrators and teachers in the enforcement and implementation of expectations affecting positive student behavior in school
  • Oversees and determines the disciplinary actions to be administered to students, using restorative (rather than punitive) approaches
  • Conducts research on discipline and safety in order to make recommendations to administration for revising or creating policy and procedures
  • Promotes positive school-parent relationships when discussing specific student opportunities with parents
  • Collaborates with the Executive Director and other K-12 admin in coordinating a safety plan for staff and students during emergencies such as fire, lock down, or lock out situations
  • Assists and supports the secondary admin regarding the oversight of all student events
  • Oversees the attendance committee, and all matters of student attendance, making recommendations for resolution of chronic attendance and tardy problems
  • Coordinates and implements the duty schedule of teachers for before school, after school and lunch / recess supervision
  • Attends conferences, workshops and meetings to keep informed of current practices and trends in education. Some meetings may occur beyond the work day
  • Partners with the Athletic Director to ensure that proper supervision is assigned for athletic events 
  • Performs such other duties as may be assigned by the Executive Director or Secondary Principal

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Strong decision-making, analytical and organizational skills 
  • Excellent interpersonal relations and oral and written communication skills 
  • Advanced skills in dealing with students with diverse needs at various levels 
  • Exhibits ability to establish trusting and respectful relationships with students
  • Demonstrates detailed familiarity with student handbook and code of conduct 
  • Knowledge of understanding of adolescent physical, emotional, and intellectual development 
  • Knowledge and experience in effective behavior management techniques such as Positive Behavior Intervention System (PBIS)
  • Ability to promote and follow Administrative policies, by building department procedures 
  • Ability to communicate, interact and work effectively with all people, including those from diverse ethnic and educational backgrounds 
  • Ability to recognize the importance of safety in the workplace, follow safety rules, practice safe work habits, utilize appropriate safety equipment and report unsafe conditions to the appropriate administrator 
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from parents, administrators, community stakeholders, etc. 
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions 
  • Creativity and innovation to come up with plans for the benefit of the students 
  • Ability to use tact, patience, courtesy and remain calm in stressful situations and when dealing with others

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education or related field from an accredited college or university; Master’s Degree desirable

  • Excellent human relations, speaking and writing skills 
  • Successful experience working with middle school and high school students 
  • Previous experience working effectively with culturally and linguistically diverse groups
  • Training and/or experience in restorative practices and conflict resolution

Reports to: Secondary (6-12) Principal

Supervisory Relationship: Dean of Student Culture may supervise licensed teachers and support staff as assigned 

 

Job Type: Full-time (218-day schedule)

Compensation and Benefits: 

  • $60,000.00 to $70,000.00 / year (BOE)
  • Participation in CO PERA retirement program, including a PERA 401k contribution option
  • Funding of 100 percent of individual medical benefits and a wide range of insurance plans
  • Approximately three weeks of summer vacation, approximately four weeks of school holidays and vacations, and 10 days of paid time off annually