Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Dean assists the Chancellor as an educational leader of the school and is responsible for assisting with the management of the daily operation of the school plant. The Dean is accountable to the Executive Director for the quality of teaching, curriculum, instruction, and the achievement of students. The Dean participates in staff and student activities, and exercises leadership in the community.
Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Assist the Chancellor in the leadership of the staff in determining objectives and identifying school needs;
• Assist in conducting frequent classroom observations of certificated employees, both formal and informal, as well as planned observations focusing on the components of effective lessons for evaluation purposes and submits final evaluations to the Chancellor and/or the Managing Director;
• Prepare a variety of management and program evaluation reports as required;
• Assist in reviewing prospective employees for interviews with the Staffing Committee;
• Assist in managing and directing the educational activities of the school by implementing instructional programs including:
o Implement of effective instructional methods;
o Conduct frequent classroom observations of certificated employees, both formal and informal, as well as planned observations focusing on the components of effective lessons for evaluation purposes;
o English Learners through leadership as a member of the English Learner Advisory Committee, includes, but not limited to, scheduling meetings, ensuring translators are present at all meetings, and assisting with a needs assessment;
o Special Education program of the school, under the direction of the Executive Director and/or Managing Director;
o Interventions for students, including the formation of the Students Success Team (SST); and
o Interpret results of testing programs to teaching staff to increase academic achievement.
• Work with Administrative Team to:
o Conduct and organize yearly program evaluations;
o Assist in the supervision of student activities and school events;
o Assist in the managing of the school-wide behavior policies;
o Assist in developing school plans and organization procedures for pupil services, health, safety, discipline, and conduct of students;
o Assist in the development and formulation of school policy;
o Assist in leading the Founding Group, which is established to further the involvement of parents in their children’s education;
o Assist in developing various operational schedules at the direction of the Executive Director;
o Assist in preparation and submittal of Proposition 39 facility requests annually;
• Act to resolve controversy relating to school affairs; and
• Accepts other responsibilities as assigned by the Executive Director.
• Must have a minimum of a Bachelor of Arts degree from an accredited college;
• Must have a current valid Teaching Credential: Administrative Credential preferred
• Must demonstrate his/her ability as the lead learner, including knowledge of:
• Charter school operations, and organization, rules, regulations, and laws governing charter schools;
• Local community in which the students and their families live and work. It is vital that the administration have an understanding of the community to assist students in reaching their academic potential;
• Multiple Intelligences approaches to learning couples with experience in teaching strategies;
• Data-based innovative educational research that may be applied to strengthen student learning; and
• Students and their families, including their background and aspirations.
The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. The individuals currently holding this position perform additional duties and additional duties may be assigned.
Oxford Preparatory Academy Charter Schools does not discriminate on the basis of color, race, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, ethnic group identification, mental or physical disability in its educational programs, activities, or employment. All educational opportunities will be offered without regard to color, race, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, ethnic group identification, mental or physical disability.
No person shall be denied employment solely because of any impairment which is unrelated to the ability to engage in activities involved in the position(s) or program for which application has been made. It is the responsibility of the applicant to notify the employer of any necessary modifications to the job or work site in order to determine whether the employer can reasonably accommodate any known disability.
Oxford Preparatory Charter Schools maintain a tobacco-free, drug-free environment.