Middle School Dean of Students
1. Administrative and Middle School experience preferred.
2. College degree. Preferred in the fields of Education or Human Services.
3. Exceptional evaluations and/or recommendations from professional associates, employers, and/or supervisors.
4. Ability to work independently and make effective decisions in accordance with established policies and regulations.
5. Ability to communicate effectively with students, school personnel, parents, and ability to work cooperatively with others.
6. Proven history of confidentiality in the work place.
7. Ability to motivate students and excite them about learning.
8. Knowledge and practical experience regarding basic computer skills, Microsoft Word, Access and Excel including MOS Certification as determined by Administration. A willingness to learn and become proficient with all other current district standard software.
9. Good health, high moral character and good attendance record.
10. Polite, courteous and tactful with the public.
11. Such other qualifications as the Board of Education deem acceptable.
Immediate Supervisor: Principal
Job Goals: Under the direction of the principal, serves as a member of the building leadership team for the middle school. Provides support to the principal and to other members of the district management team in all areas of site administration, with emphasis upon pupil services and academic success.
1. Effectively manage student discipline issues in cooperation with Principal, Counselors, and the Special Education Director.
2. Communicate with parents through a variety of means; holds conferences as needed to discuss individual student’s progress and school programs; coordinates Parent activities.
3. Maintain and periodically review student discipline records.
4. Work with administrative staff to maintain school discipline plan.
5. Keep administrative and building staff informed of all activities.
6. Maintains documentation relative to bus discipline issues.
7. Foster an environment conducive to learning.
8. Communicate effectively with the educational community, parents, and supplemental agencies, as necessary.
9. Participate in Professional Development activities as required by position.
10. Follows rule, policies and procedures as specified.
11. Must maintain confidentiality at all times.
12. Coordinate or assist in coordinating other student programs, extra-curricular activities and clubs.
13. Work with and mentor teachers around classroom management strategies.
14. Supervise students in all areas of the building; including hallways, lunchrooms and other areas where needed.
15. Assist Principal with teacher attendance, absences, and professional development activities.
16. Attend school functions, curricular, extra-curricular and athletic activities as often as possible or as requested by the principal.
17. Under direction from principal, assist in certificated and classified staffing evaluations.
18. Serve as the administrator for Special Education CST and IEP meetings; monitors school site special education procedures for effectiveness and compliance in all program areas.
19. Communicate with elementary administrators and 5th grade teachers in the identification of any particular needs of the students entering 6th grade.
20. Gather appropriate data to demonstrate accomplishments of the annual objectives and elements of the job description.
21. Assist Principal in coordinating custodial services and maintenance of buildings and ground.
22. Serve as the authority in charge during the absence of the principal,
23. Accept other duties and responsibilities as assigned by Principal.
Manifests values about the school including students’ welfare, fairness to staff, effective communication with parents, and demonstrates behavior consistent with the values: Promotes the welfare of students, faculty and staff; and sets high expectations and articulates them to community parents, staff and students.
Organizational Ability - Develop a plan to meet goals by focusing on time lines and flow of activities, and identifies resources needed to accomplish the job: Plans for goal accomplishment; establishes priorities;
Oral Communication - Use verbal skills to communicate appropriately:
Pronounce words and articulate clearly, speak confidently, and correct use of grammar.
Written Communication - Demonstrate skill in writing appropriately to the intended audience:
Write with clarity and conciseness; and use correct grammar, spelling and appropriate language.
Managing Interaction - Demonstrates effective use of group processes and facilitator skills. Identifies self as a team leader; intervenes, negotiates, resolves conflict as needed; facilitates communication; and creates cooperative atmosphere.
Persuasiveness - Gain and sustain the attention and interest of others: ties needs to established goals; articulate expected outcomes; and develop trust by modeling desired behavior.
Sensitivity - Understands the diversity among different groups and modifies interaction style
to fit the situation; understands how own behavior may affect others; adjusts strategies when ineffective; exhibits appropriate interaction skills; and deals effectively with emotional issues.
Terms of Employment: 192 days – Regular teacher school year plus 2 weeks prior and 2 weeks after.
Evaluation: Annually, by the Building Principal
Group: Non-union Support Group