Middle/High School School Dean of Students

Green Dot Excel Public Charter School Published: August 30, 2017
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ABOUT GREEN DOT: Green Dot Public Schools Washington (wa.greendot.org) is dedicated to transforming educational opportunities for students across Washington State as part of a larger solution for educational equity and access for all students. Green Dot Washington is part of the larger Green Dot Public School network  (www.greendot.org) which is the leading charter school operator in Los Angeles, one of the largest in the nation, and an important catalyst for education reform. Green Dot’s mission is to transform public education so that every student can graduate prepared for college, leadership, and life. We achieve this mission by running a high performing network of 23 secondary schools in academically underserved communities in Washington State, Los Angeles and Memphis. Our academic model is designed to create small, safe, high-performing learning environments that meet individual student needs. Learn more about our work in Los Angeles and Memphis here.

Excel Public Charter School (EPCS), joined the Green Dot Washington network in July 2017. Excel opened as a standalone charter school in 2015 with a focus on a STEAM academic program and will serve 7th – 9th grades next year in Kent, WA. Excel is currently hiring teachers and leaders for the upcoming 2017-18 school year. Green Dot’s mission is driven by an unwavering belief in the potential of ALL students, eliminating barriers to learning and continuously striving for student success. We believe every student in every community deserves to go to a great school.

OPPORTUNITY: We are seeking a mission-driven Dean of Students to join the leadership team at Excel Public Charter School. Our ideal candidate is hard-working, entrepreneurial, and possesses a strong desire to foster high levels of academic achievement and personal relationships with academically underserved students. We are looking to build a leadership team that is passionate about middle and high school and excited to be a part of a growing school community.

Green Dot leaders are committed to continuing their own learning and refining their practice to stay current in the field, ensuring a quality education for all.  EPCS will have professional development and specialized cross-network professional development days; regular observations, coaching and feedback; summer training; and various opportunities for teachers to attend professional development conferences. We believe strongly in providing training and support to our staff in order to enable strong student culture, teaching, and learning in every classroom. To learn more about what it’s like to be a teacher leader at Green Dot, please visit: http://careers.greendot.org/

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Serve as a member of the school leadership team to establish a joyful, structured, and achievement-oriented school culture.
  • Support teachers to hold all students to high and consistent behavioral expectations.
  • Serve as the point person for dealing with behavioral crisis-intervention and severe behavioral issues.
  • Act as a resource to teachers in their instructional practice especially as it relates to issues of discipline, relationships with students, classroom management, and school culture. This may include coaching and professional development support, in alignment with the school leadership team priorities.
  • Serve as the administrator on duty for discipline/culture issues, and first responder for office referrals.
  • Assist teachers, students, and parents in the effective creation and implementation of individual behavior plans.
  • Reinforce the effective use of a school-wide behavior plan, including norming and managing the school’s Restorative Justice and Positive Behavioral Intervention Systems (PBIS) merit/demerit systems.
  • Ensure the physical environment of the school reinforces school culture and facilitates student achievement.
  • Be highly present and visible during school hours, relentlessly ensuring the school has an exceptional school culture.
  • Proactively circulate throughout classrooms and hallways during the day to gain valuable context on student behavior and help support positive school culture.
  • Monitor behavioral pull-out and in-school suspensions.
  • Manage lunch and after-school detention.
  • Coordinate school culture messages at all-school meetings.
  • Lead advisory curriculum and development.
  • Facilitate student culture committee and student leadership responsibilities.
  • Manage school-wide collection and analysis of behavior data for students and staff, documenting all conferences, suspensions and phone calls for behavior.
  • Track behavior on the school bus, ensuring students are exemplary bus riders to and from school.
  • Ensure that behavioral expectations and school culture standards are met outside of the classroom as well as inside, including establishing and monitoring bus behavior/culture as well as cafeteria behavior and culture.
  • Oversee and coordinate school-wide initiatives and incentives related to behavior.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum 3 years teaching experience in an urban district and/or charter school setting.
  • Desire and ability to build positive, supportive, lasting relationships with students, staff and families
  • Deep belief in the capacity of all children to meet academic and behavioral expectations and
  • educators’ capacity to coach and grow students in those efforts
  • Strong organizational skills and able to multi-task effectively
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and able to build positive, trusting relationships with staff, students, families and community members
  • Creative and able to motivate students to be their best selves
  • Passionate about improving educational outcomes for historically underserved children and communities.
  • Growth mindset and love of learning
  • A strong ethical base and self-awareness
  • Relentless commitment to and high standards for high quality execution
  • Passionate with a high level of personal responsibility towards ambitious goals
  • Strong sense of integrity, ethics, and drive to achieve and grow
  • Humility, sense of humor, and rock-solid commitment to Green Dot’s mission and the Renton/Kent community
  • Commitment to building programs from beginning to end
  • Ability to multi-task and function in a high-energy environment

Green Dot Public Schools Washington is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strives for a balanced, productive workforce, which is diverse in terms of age, gender, and cultural identity. We do not base hiring or promotional decisions on factors other than performance and professional growth potential. Please note that we are unable to sponsor H-1B Visa applicants.

COMPENSATION: Compensation is competitive and  based on education and experience. In addition, we offer a comprehensive benefits plan as well as the opportunity to impact a growing, mission-driven organization that is committed to the success of students in the Pacific Northwest.

To Apply

Please submit an application online application at https://greendot.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/WA

Only applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted and we hire on a rolling basis. The start date for this role is immediate. 

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