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The Dean of Students is a member of the Middle School’s Administrative team who works directly with the Middle School Director, the Middle School Academic Dean, the Middle School Counselor, Grade Level Chairpersons, faculty, parents, and students.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- The Dean of Students is responsible for fostering student leadership and coordinating student activities inside and outside the classroom.
- The Dean of Students supervises and supports the extracurricular/student life at the middle school.
- The Dean of Students will teach course(s) depending on the needs of the middle school.
- Communicates often with the Middle School Director all student issues and all other relevant matters pertaining to school life.
- Helps to prepare Middle School activities/programs that address students’ age-appropriate needs in conjunction with the Middle School Administrative Team.
- Monitors student behavioral performance in conjunction with the Grade Level Chairpersons and Advisors.
- Works with the Director of Admissions, the Middle School Director, the Academic Dean, the School Counselor, and others as appropriate on the placement of new students.
- Serves on the Middle School Review Board and Middle School Honor Council.
- Works closely with the Middle School Director to establish a positive, structured, achievement-oriented, and creative school culture.
- Manages student behavior and student discipline. This includes but is not limited to serving as an administrative presence at middle school events, performances, and other student activities.
- Communicates issues relating to discipline to faculty and parents as necessary.
- Attend and help with the planning of all Middle School meetings and events
- Organizes and coordinates clubs and activities together with faculty and students.
- Work with all new students to ensure a smooth transition by implementing and monitoring a Student Leader/New Student Orientation/Ambassador program.
- Be available throughout the school day for faculty, parents, and students.
- Be available to represent the Middle School in the absence of the Middle School Director
- A bachelor’s degree and an advanced degree in Education are required (preferably in Educational Leadership)
- A minimum of 5 years of classroom teaching experience and has served as a teacher leader
- Intercultural competency with a respect for diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging as articulated in our Statement of Belonging
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills with an emphasis on public speaking ability
- Superior organizational skills that include attention to detail and the ability to meet deadlines
- Ability to work effectively as a team member as well as independently