Dean of Students & School Culture
Milwaukee, WI 
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POSITION SUMMARY

Accountable to the Principal, the Dean of Students and School Culture ensures a school culture that promotes student achievement and social growth in a college preparatory environment along with ensuring that Carmen High School of Science and Technology's mission, vision and core values are internalized as evidenced by student actions and behaviors. Through advisories, retreats, and day-to day interaction, the Dean supports teachers and students' advisors to ensure that as many students are promoted to the next grade level as possible and that 100% of students meet/exceed community service expectations each year. Additionally, the Dean reinforces Carmen's aspirational and constructive environment; tracks and responds to behavior support and culture data; plans and implements professional development to support classroom culture and staff; maintains a consistent presence; plans and leads events; participates with other Carmen Schools deans in the network Culture Collaborative, and meets or exceeds all school-wide culture goals.

QUALIFICATIONS

1. At least 3 years teaching experience with at least 1 year in leadership role

2. WI DPI certification or eligibility

3. Bachelor's Degree in education or related field

4. Oral Spanish speaking skills preferred

5. Knowledge and skills in creating a learning environment that strives for college readiness and high student achievement

6. Leadership skills and ability

7. Knowledge, skills and ability in effective student behavior, interventions and classroom management

8. Passion for high quality education and student achievement

9. Ability to lead and function in an entrepreneurial, fast-paced environment with a mature approach to challenges

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

1. General Roles and Responsibilities

Models the Carmen Schools mission, vision, and core values

In collaboration with Directors of Curriculum and Instruction (DoCIs), provides professional development to staff and students

Participates in and contributes to the school-based Leadership Team

Participates in and contributes to the Carmen Schools network-wide Culture Collaborative

Assists the Principal in recruiting and planning for site-based School Improvement Committee meetings

Adheres to the policies and procedures of Carmen High School of Science and Technology

Takes on other duties and responsibilities as assigned

2. Culture

Designs and implements programs, policies, practices and resources that build character development for students and staff

Helps to create a school culture that is in line with Carmen's mission and vision by building intentional systems and structures (i.e. character development programs)

Maintains accurate student behavior supportrecords, documenting all conferences, interventions, actions to support student behavior, and parent contacts

Ensures that staff consistently support student behavior, both proactively and reactively, in line with school policies

Invests students, staff and families in behavioral expectations and student achievement

Fosters an environment and culture which promotes learning, respect and responsibility

Works in collaboration with School Social Worker to provide crisis interventions as needed

Assists Principal in greeting students every day at the main entrance

3. Student Achievement

Leads the site-based Response to Intervention (RtI) Team and facilitates record-keeping and facilitation of Tier 1, 2, and 3 interventions

Collaborates with teachers and student support staff on resources and services for student RtI referrals

Trains and supports staff in grade checks, student engagement, and parent involvement

Communicates with stakeholders - including but not limited to student advisors, parents, the Principal and Chief Schools Officer - regarding student behaviors that require attention or interventions

Works in collaboration with the School Social Worker to provide crisis interventions as needed

Advocates for students' individual learning needs in collaboration with lead special education teacher

Keeps staff and students apprised of situations needing attention or intervention

Tracks and analyzes student data relative to attendance, GPA, eligibility for graduation and summer school, advisory, community service and then identifies interventions for improvement

Creates a college readiness culture guided by the school's mission, vision and belief statements and employing character traits, and other implementation tools

Collaborates with the Carmen Schools network leadership team to identify and adapt research-based practices as appropriate

Creates and administers various surveys to capture student and staff feedback as needed

Supports the DoCIs in all school-wide testing logistics and coordination and partners with Network Leaders to ensure 100% fidelity in this area

o Provides direction and supervision to teachers as it relates to student behaviors and achievement

o Observes teachers and participates in performance feedback with teachers, Directors of Curriculum and Instruction, and Principal

Covers classrooms for teachers from time to time, as needed

4. Student Advisory Program

Leads the advisory program and provides guidance to the Advisory Leads

Coordinates with the Carmen Schools network culture lead to ensure site-based advisory program aligns with network-wide expectations

Coordinates the student retreat program, helps lead retreats, and trains other staff to lead retreats

Facilitates the Retreat Committee

Oversees the Community Service program

Ensures the school is properly implementing the Carmen academic support structures

Supports the advisors in being effective in the delivery of the advisory program

Supports advisory goals including planning site-based professional development in

coordination with network-wide professional development, gradebook consistency, teacher-leader support, etc.

Designs and implements programs, policies, practices and resources that implement Carmen network expectations around character development

Regularly conducts appraisals on the advisory program to ensure alignment with objectives

Observes and coaches advisory leads & advisors and participates in advisor evaluations three times per year

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Dean of Students & School Culture coaches all instructional staff directly or indirectly.

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

Carmen Schools of Science and Technology provides salaries commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent health and worksite benefits, free life insurance, free employee assistance program (EAP), free short-term disability insurance, 403b retirement plan, flexible spending accounts, and generous paid time off.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Carmen complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination. We are committed to equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, gender, disability, genetic information, marital status, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, lay-off, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation, and training.

Carmen expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Any actions or behaviors that create an uncomfortable work environment and prohibit an employee to perform their expected duties will not be tolerated.

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Job Summary
Company
Carmen Schools of Science & Technology
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
1 to 3 years
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