MI Center Dean (SMART, 2022-2023)

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MI Center Dean (SMART, 2022-2023)

Posted date
May 24, 2022
School level

Denver, CO

Employment Type

Position: MI Center Dean (SMART, 2022-2023)

Reports to: Multi-Intensive Center Director 

Location: STRIVE Prep - SMART

Salary: $45,000-65,000 based on years of experience and education as well as a $3,000 increase for having one of the following licenses, SPED Education Generalist (5.02, 5.03, 5.04, 5.05, 5.08, 5.09). Finally, this role is eligible for a $2,000 addition to base salary for passing a language proficiency test for an approved language as well as a relocation bonus. You can see an estimate of your salary offer by visiting the calculator on our website. 

Status: Full-time, in-person position

Start Date: August 1st, 2022 for Arrive At STRIVE new hire orientation

STRIVE Prep is a Denver-based community of public charter schools that challenges every student to strive for college and thrive throughout life by helping them to discover and develop the knowledge, skills and confidence necessary to succeed in college and beyond. We encourage you to read our 2021 Impact Report and learn more about what a career at STRIVE Prep is like here. 

We seek dedicated educators that live STRIVE Prep’s core values of achievement, justice, & perseverance every day and are committed to growing as an anti-racist educator. 


As a Multi-Intensive Center Academic Dean, you will be organizing, and presenting academic and behavior data to the MI Center team on a daily and weekly basis. You will do this by establishing clear data-collecting systems and routines that will be used by all team members as well as the larger school community and any subsequent training that is needed to ensure consistent quality data is being gathered to drive student academic and behavior support and interventions. You will also provide direct 1-1 or small group instruction daily under the direct supervision of the lead teacher as well as support student-specific hygiene needs throughout the day. 


5+ years working in a Center Program as an Educational Assistant
Experience building relationships with students, families and other relevant stakeholders
Experience encouraging independence and maintaining high expectations


Speaks Spanish and has experience working with bilingual students 
Demonstrated success working with students of color 
Experience working in a school setting with students with varied disabilities
Knowledge and Experience with data collection
Bachelors Degree in a related field


Instructional Support  + Data Collection

Provide instruction under the direct supervision of a teacher if (1) the teacher prepares the lesson(s) and plans the instructional support activities the paraprofessional carries out, and evaluates the achievement of the students with whom the paraprofessional is working, and (2) the paraprofessional works in close and frequent proximity with the teacher. [§200.59(c)(2) of the Title I regulations]
Creating Progress Monitoring Binders for students and their specific IEP goals per the teacher’s guidance
Support Progress Monitoring Schedule as determined by the MI Center Director
Creating individualized, independent work binders/resources
Updating and tracking student inclusion rubrics on a weekly basis
Tracking student behavior data, including interventions used in both the Center and the larger school community
Be actively involved in supporting students in the GenEd classroom and whole school community as needed


Communicate regularly and often with families to both solicit their input and share student social and academic progress and record family communication in Infinite Campus. 
Provide supervision of students during before and after school activities (arrival, dismissal, breakfast, lunch, and break).
Design and implement student events, and parental and community engagement opportunities for students in the program. 
Participate in school-wide family and community events, including twice-annual parent conferences and at least one student enrollment event or activity.
Own the success and achievement of all scholars in the school.
Instruct small groups in math, literacy, and life skills instruction using materials provided by the lead teacher. 
Support with all health and toileting needs throughout the school day. 
Execute school-wide culture systems and routines in for students in the MI Center in order to create a safe, purposeful, and inclusive school environment.

Leadership and Coaching:

Hold restorative conversations with enough processing time for students with various cognitive needs as needed throughout the school day. 
Meet weekly with the MI Center Director to review data points and discuss potential next steps
Daily family communication regarding any academic or behavioral concerns
Facilitate weekly huddles with educational assistants to collaborate on strategies and concerns regarding student support.
Professional development/training for the SW on PD days 
Participate in professional development throughout the school year as determined by the Center Director

Additional Duties

Attend all campus PD opportunities 
Other duties as assigned


For most of our positions, we hire on a rolling basis. Therefore, we recommend that you submit your application as soon as you are able. Most processes include a 30-minute phone interview with a member of our Talent Team then a 1-2 hour final interview over Zoom unless otherwise noted by your interviewer. You can read more about our process as well as get tips on preparing for an interview here!  


Employee retention is a top priority at STRIVE Prep. Therefore we offer competitive compensation and benefits including the following:

Excellent Healthcare Plan: 100% of employee-only monthly premium paid by STRIVE Prep. 
Recognition for Years of Service: All STRIVE Prep employees will receive an additional $3,000 in their base salary after the 3rd year, 5th year, and 7th year of service at STRIVE Prep.  
Celebrated for Multilingual Abilities: We value our multilingual staff and the impact they have on our students and community. Therefore, staff that speak a language spoken by our families are eligible to receive an additional $2,000 to their base salary. 
Time Off To Refresh: Industry high 6+ weeks of annual vacation/PTO. Hard work is rewarded with ample time to refresh. 
Based on hire date, employees are eligible for up to 8 days of PTO 
All employees receive 2 floating religious holidays
All employees receive summer vacation based on work location and position
Community: Opportunity to work with passionate, mission-driven colleagues who are invested in your personal and professional growth. Join one of our Affinity Groups to build connections with staff across the network who share common identities. 
Career Support: Access to our Talent Team to support internal movement. We want you to grow your career at STRIVE!
Family & Well Being Focus: Parental and medical leave of 6 weeks paid and 6 weeks unpaid for a total of 12 weeks.
Mental Health Assistance: We value the wellness of our students and staff. That’s why we offer access to mental health support through our Employee Assistance Program with Optum. 
Resources and Development For Success: Equipment provided: laptop, Weekly coaching sessions 
Retirement Planning: Participation in the Colorado PERA retirement program, including a PERA 401k option.
For more information, you can view our compensation and benefits FAQ here. 


STRIVE Prep is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. STRIVE Prep works to make a college preparatory education for all students in our community the norm, rather than the exception. To achieve this we are committed to building and sustaining a diverse team by maintaining hiring and recruiting processes that are free from bias. 

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