AP/ Dean of Academics
The Dean of Academic Leadership creates
and sustains the structures, systems, and relationships
essential to a school culture rich in A Disciplined Life©,
Leadership, and College for Certain. By overseeing our
ADL/Leadership classes, instilling our LEADER values in staff
and students, and investing the entire school in college
graduation, the Dean of Academics creates the foundation for
success of all Joslin scholars.
Masters in Instruction and Curriculum
and/or Educational Leadership.
Skilled ability to build relationships
and teams with diverse stakeholders.
Highly organized and efficient.
Master Teacher with history of
impacting student achievement and inspiring and motivating
Ability to coach and train teachers
around classroom management and student engagement.
Analytical thinking with proven
ability to collect and analyze meaningful data to assess
Principal Responsibilities (Academics)
Manages ADL/Leadership class, curriculum,
Creates rubric to assess ADL/Leadership
classes and uses rubric to coach and evaluate teachers and to
collect data to improve program.
Observes and coaches teachers weekly
around classroom management and facilitation of ADL/Leadership
Administers school climate surveys and
uses results to make strategic improvements in school-wide
structures and systems.
Creates and implements school-wide
positive behavioral interventions and awards. Provides weekly
feedback to teachers.
Creates and facilitates school-wide
celebrations that merge academics, ADL, and leadership.
Conducts weekly culture walk with
leadership team, collects data, and uses data to make
improvements and to celebrate with staff and students.
Write, update and maintain systems and
policies for entry, bathroom usage, dismissal and
Analyze school-wide trends around
attendance, behavior, homework and class transitions and
develop and lead initiatives to address challenges.
Invest students and parents in Joslin's goals and
core values; ensure that all students care deeply about their
Joslin community, about their own academic performance, about
graduating from college, and about becoming the next generation
of leaders in their communities; ensure students find joy in
learning and have fun; emphasize
core Joslin messages in one-on-one,
class/advisory, grade level and school-wide venues.
Build and maintain systems
to ensure a joyous and achievement-oriented school culture
Possess incredibly clear
vision of what great school culture looks like and regularly
articulates this vision to students and staff.
Write, update and maintain
systems and policies for attendance, entry, class transitions,
cafeteria usage, lunch, third meal, and dismissal.
Plan and implement a
behavior management system with meaningful incentives to reward
good behavior and with effective consequences to correct
Lead school culture and
Build investment and clarity
around ADL culture and JOSLIN's mission and vision.
Create individual plans for
students with behavior challenges; partner with teachers to
provide extra interventions.
Create onboarding process
for new students who join JOSLIN after initial school routines
Coach a small group of
teachers in management and the establishment of
Help teachers build
effective relationships with students and parents.
Model great instruction which
might include teaching at least one ADL class.
Lead parent engagement
Engage families in support
of the school's goals; create a culture and an expectation so
that teachers reach out to parents and enlist their proactive of
getting all our scholars to college; build strong relationships
Create and lead the
parent-onboarding process, meeting one-on-one and communicating
regularly with new parents to introduce them to the school's
culture and priorities.
Coordinate the activities of the Parent Leadership
Council with Program Manager.
Establish protocols and best practices to ensure
that teachers communicate regularly with parents.
Partner with Dean
to ensure smooth entry, dismissal and transit to and from
Collect culture data and use
it to inform Joslin policies.
Dean of Discipline
The Dean of Students manages the ADL
culture for the school, which encourages students and staff
to be intellectually reflective, caring, and ethical
individuals. High morale and a safe and civil learning
environment are the primary outcomes for which the Dean is
held accountable. As such the Dean not only has
responsibility for student behaviors outside the classroom,
but also works proactively with teaching staff on classroom
management. Direct counseling of students with infractions of
the discipline code will be the primary responsibility of the
Bachelor's degree from an accredited
college or university;
3 years' experience working in an
educational setting; preferably with adolescents in diverse
Proven ability to communicate ideas
effectively- both written and verbal
Proven ability to work well with in
Proven ability to exercise good judgment
and compassion in the conduct of position
Experience working in highly sensitive
situations and maintaining confidential information
Schedules and manages security and support
staffs who supervise entrances, corridors, and
Enforces all aspects of the discipline and
dress code, by ensuring that all appropriate school staff
consistently fulfill their responsibilities.
Provides training for support staff on
appropriate interventions with students.
Oversees the consistent and accurate input
of disciplinary measures into PowerSchool.
Oversees the taking of attendance and
follows up on exceptions, such as truancy, excessive tardiness,
and skipping of classes. Provides school leadership with
analyses to help manage attendance and tardiness to meet or
exceed school goals.
Closely communicates with school social
worker and college counselor to provide and receive insight on
individual students and their family relationships and
Serves as primary contact with parents on
student behavior and discipline issues.
Consistently attends to criteria as
outlined in the "Culture Walk" to insure school
ADA Compliance Statement
To perform this job successfully, an
individual must be able to perform each essential duty
satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of
the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The physical demands described here are
representative of those that must be met by an employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals
with disabilities to perform the essential functions
While performing the duties of this
job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.
The employee frequently is required to sit. The employee is
occasionally required to stand, walk, use hands to finger,
handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands
and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
The employee must occasionally lift
and/or move up to 10 pounds
Specific vision abilities required by
this job include vision, distance vision and the ability to
The work environment characteristics
described here are representative of those an employee
encounters while performing the essential functions of this
job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
The noise level in the work
environment is usually moderate