Associate Dean of Students

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Associate Dean of Students

Posted date
February 22, 2021
School level

Columbus, OH

Employment Type

Position: Associate Dean of Students (Kindergarten-5th Grade)

Reports to: Dean of Students

Who We Are
The United Schools Network (USN) is a nonprofit organization in Columbus, Ohio, that starts and manages urban public charter schools that close the opportunity gap. The network includes two high-performing middle schools and two high-performing elementary schools. We are seeking an Associate Dean of Students to join our network at United Preparatory Academy-East.

Vision & Mission
Vision: For every child, an open door.

Mission: Transforming lives and our communities through the power of education.

Core Values
-We hold high academic and behavioral expectations to ensure the growth of every student.
-We engage and grow competent and experienced school leadership and staff.
-We offer a rigorous academic program with intentional student supports and a comprehensive character education program.
-We provide clear standards, research-proven curriculum, and frequent assessment.
-We are a mission-driven school community.

Our Students and Results
-Admission is open to all students; academic proficiency is not considered during the admissions process.
-75% of our students are students of color and 90% are economically disadvantaged.
-USN schools serve students in grades K-8 and have a robust alumni services program.
-USN 8th graders regularly gain acceptance to the top high school programs in the city.

Joining Our Team
UPrep-East will consider hiring a full-time Associate Dean of Students who:

Leadership Skills & Characteristics
-Embodies, advocates, and operationalizes the school’s mission, vision, expectations, and values.
-Demonstrates a high level of professional maturity including emotional constancy in stressful situations.
-Has the ability to bring out the best in others and acts as a positive force to motivate others.
-Carefully manages tasks and time by being extremely well-organized and detail oriented.
-Demonstrates tenacity and persistence in pursuit of solutions that maximize student achievement.
-Works collaboratively with the leadership team and instructional staff to support the needs of students.
-Is open and committed to implementing frequent feedback from lead teachers and school leaders.
-Exhibits ability to effectively relate to, engage, and communicate with a diverse group of students and their families in one-on-one, small group, and large group settings.
-Communicates effectively in both formal and informal settings.

Administrative Duties
-Implements programs that promote positive student behavior and that motivate students to exhibit the school’s GROW our TEAM values.
-Assists with the planning of community meetings (e.g. Celebration, etc.), field trips, character education, and other similar culture-building events.
-Assists the Dean of Students with discipline and culture issues at school, on the bus, and at school events.
-Assists the Dean of Students with the removal process.
-Communicates regularly with families concerning the behavioral challenges of students.
-Maintains accurate student discipline records, documenting all conferences, suspensions, detentions, and calls home for behavior.
-Ensures that the physical environment of the school reinforces the school culture and facilitates student achievement.
-Assists with summer professional development sessions aimed at strengthening and implementing the school’s Culture Manual under the direction of the Dean of Students.
-Assists with Family Orientation and Culture Camp planning and implementation.
-Conducts home visits during student orientation as well as throughout the year.

Experience & Qualifications
UPrep-East will consider hiring a full-time Associate Dean of Students who:
-Is dedicated to educational success for all students.
-Has at least two years of successful teaching and/or school leadership experience in an urban school.
-Is committed to using data-driven practices and techniques outlined in Teach Like a Champion 2.0 to improve student outcomes.
-Is open and committed to implementing frequent feedback.
-Communicates effectively with students, parents, and colleagues.
-Has technological proficiency using Google & Office products.
-Holds a B.A./B.S. degree.

Terms of Employment
This position will begin on July 1, 2021 though applications will be considered immediately. The starting salary for this position is $40,000, benefits are competitive, and teachers are eligible to participate in Ohio’s State Teacher Retirement System (STRS). UPrep-East is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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