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NON-CLASSIFIED: Supervisor of Student Life Programs (Dean of Students)

at State of Colorado

Pay: $58235 to $90219/year
$58235 - $90219
Posted: 9/28/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2421471

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Department Information

Vision Statement:  CSDB ... Learning, Thriving, Leading
Celebrating 145 Years of Excellence

Mission Statement:  The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB) provides children and families statewide with comprehensive, specialized educational services in safe, nurturing environments.  We empower learners to become self-determined, independent contributing citizens within their communities.

Core Values:
Collaboration; Open, Honest Communication; Respect; Responsibility

Description of Job

This position reports to the Superintendent, or designee, and is responsible for providing leadership to and for the administration of Student Life services for students who are Deaf/hard-of-hearing and/or blind/visually impaired, which includes, but is not limited to: student dormitories, transportation, recreation, athletics, student organizations, and programming in support of students' educational growth.  This position is also responsible to oversee student discipline campus wide.

  • Perform management functions and provide direction to students to assure the safety, health and welfare of students, and to maintain a positive, safe and orderly climate
  • Provide leadership to staff in achieving the mission of the Student Life Program
  • Develop, administer, and oversee an orderly and effective learning climate in the residential program, and support of same within the educational programs
  • Responsible for making determinations related to positions within the Student Life Program, including responsibility to recruit, interview, make hiring recommendations, assign, supervise, evaluate and coordinate the work of assigned staff
  • Responsible for fiscal management of funds allocated to all programs under the direction of this position
  • Oversee student discipline for all students (day & residential), in accordance with CSDB policy and procedures, and facilitate/participate in re-entry meetings following a student suspension
  • Formulate and interpret objectives of the school for Student Life and Athletics, to students, staff, parents and the community
  • Identify and address the needs and concerns of parents and students regarding dorm placement, student programs, and student issues
  • Confer with parents, be knowledgeable of and participate as appropriate in the development of Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) as well as behavior and safety plans
  • Work with school administrators and other administrative staff to support a cohesive educational program and extended day learning for students; i.e., assure input and support of student IEPs, behavior plans, etc.
  • Oversee extracurricular activities including, but not limited to: athletics, clubs, recreation, and student organizations
  • Oversee transportation services for residential students
  • Maintain student records
  • Provide professional development opportunities for staff members' professional growth
  • Maintain professional competence and growth through participation in educational / in-service activities
  • Coordinate with Facilities staff to ensure the care and safekeeping of residential buildings, grounds, and all equipment therein
  • Serve as a member of the Superintendent's Administrative Team, working in cooperation with other administrators to plan, organize and implement services; facilitate and participate in regular team, departmental, school and administrative meetings as required; and support school reform efforts and implementation of the strategic plan
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned / required

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

  • Master's Degree in Education, Special Education, (School) Administration, or in a professional discipline in a related field (e.g., Counseling, Child Development, etc.) from a regionally accredited college or university; specialization in Deaf Education or Vision Education preferred
  • Five (5) years successful experience in the field of Deafness or visual impairment in an educational, student life/residential, or child/student development setting working with children and youth who are Deaf/hard-of-hearing and/or blind/visually impaired; three (3) years of administrative and/or supervisory experience preferred
  • Proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL) at the Advanced (3+, ASLPI) skill level as demonstrated by an appropriate assessment tool and according to school policy/procedures
  • Knowledge of child development strategies and practices necessary to promote high levels of academic and social achievement for all students
  • A comprehensive perspective and experience regarding residential programming
  • Knowledge of federal and state statutes and laws concerning educational programming, particularly as they affect the disabled
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply understanding of the academic, social, emotional, and physical needs of children who are Deaf/hard-of-hearing, blind/visually impaired , and/or those with additional disabilities.
  • Knowledge of and ability to assess and apply technology to perform the requirements of the position; ability to effectively utilize a variety of computer software applications, which may include but is not limited to e-mail, Internet, word processing, electronic calendar, presentation development, spreadsheet, database, etc.; willingness to stay current and develop skills as needed with or without direct support from CSDB
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to demonstrate a thorough understanding of Deaf culture
  • Ability to develop rapport and a shared vision of the future with staff members, school personnel, parents, students and alumni by fostering a climate of trust/harmony and effectively involving others in planning and decision-making
  • Ability to learn continually, think strategically, and provide leadership that is values- and vision-driven
  • Ability to respond effectively and positively to feedback
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others and participate effectively in a team setting
  • Strong, positive interpersonal skills, and ability to communicate effectively with all audiences
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule

  • Full-Time; scheduled to work 210 days during the academic year, as per established School Calendar.
  • Employment is at-will, with no actual, expressed, or implied contract.

  • Selected applicants must verify experience / highest degree held.
  • Direct Deposit of paycheck is required.
  • CSDB is a non-smoking facility in its entirety.
  • Selected applicant must comply with the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind Drug-Free Workplace Policy, and other policies.
  • As required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA), selected applicant must verify, within 72 hours of employment, his/her legal right to be employed in the United States.
  • Selected applicant(s) will be required to submit to and pass a background check, to include Colorado and Federal criminal history checks, employment verification, and professional/personal reference checks.

Supplemental Information

How To Apply:
In addition to the submission of a complete on-line application (to include references), please upload the items listed below to the on-line application:

Formal Letter of Interest
Current Resume
Recent Letters of Recommendation, with signature
Copies of All Transcripts

The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind and its Board are committed to providing a safe learning and work environment where all members of the school community are treated with dignity and respect. CSDB does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, or veteran status. Accordingly, no otherwise qualified student, employee, applicant for employment or member of the public shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to unlawful discrimination, harassment, or unwelcome behavior under any CSDB program or activity on the basis of disability, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, or veteran status.  The following persons are designated to handle inquiries regarding this policy:  Chelle Lutz, Human Resources Manager (employee complaints) / Kathy Emter, Director of Special Education (student/parent/public complaints) at CSDB, 33 N. Institute Street, Colorado Springs, CO  80903 (Phone:  719-578-2100 / Fax: 719-578-2239). *Nondiscrimination in relation to genetic information is applicable to employment only.

"ADAAA Accommodations: Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact Chelle Lutz, Human Resources Manager by phone 719-578-2114 or email at least five business days before the assessment date to allow us to evaluate your request and prepare for the accommodation. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed. Please ensure that you have this information available well in advance of the assessment date."