Students Job Description
The Dean of Students will work closely with the Director to
ensure that the school campus is a safe, comfortable and positive
learning environment for all students to be able to reach their
goals. The Dean of Students will act as a part of the leadership
team to provide operational support and to handle all discipline
related incidents as well as provide support and direction to
teachers for classroom management interventions and strategies.
The Dean of Students will also take on multiple tasks and
responsibilities as assigned by the school Director to support
school wide operations.
a.) Maintain a positive climate and learning
atmosphere for all students so that they can achieve their
academic and personal goals.
b.) Monitor and track student attendance by following
RPS mandates and demands for notifying parents and families about
absences. Assist teachers with absence tracking and parent
conferences as needed to discuss attendance and tardiness
concerns. Oversee attendance data stored in school database
systems to ensure accuracy.
c.) Enforce the school handbook procedures and
policies including uniform guidelines. Work with students and
parents to create action and behavior plans to correct behaviors
that distract the learning environment. Meet and conference with
students that need guidance with behaviors. Communicate with
parents for incidents that require parent contact.
d.) Follow all RPS and ISBE safety procedures and
track/file all documents required. Plan bus evacuations as well
as fire, tornado, and lockdown drills and tests. Submit yearly
documentation for drills.
e.) Maintain clear boundaries and professional
demeanor with students, staff, and parents when
conducting/administering disciplinary consequences to
f.) Problem solve with teachers on issues
regarding challenging students to identify antecedents of poor
behavior and develop plans for positive behavior. Informally
observe teachers on a regular basis and provide feedback on
classroom management and interventions that may be needed for
specific students or whole classes. Model best practices in the
classroom for classroom management strategies and tools to ensure
student success and positive student teacher relationships.
Support teachers and staff to problem solve in their classroom
with management plans before sending students to the office.
g.) Support the Director with operational
management and procedures for the school building and facilities
as needed or as assigned.
h.) Collaborate daily with School Site Leadership
team to complete leadership tasks such as planning and
communicating school needs.
i.) Implement and maintain the Character
Counts initiative and PBIS within the school building and provide
resources and tools for teachers to use when teaching Character
Education in their classrooms.
j.) Serve as a liaison for eighth grade
students during the high school admission phase by processing
applications and providing recommendations and high school
options for 8
grade students. Plan high school fair for students to visit and
meet with high schools from around Chicago.
k.) Prepare monthly reports for CICS and DS
that categorize the total number of suspensions, discipline code
violations, repeat violators, and percent changes. Track
discipline data in powerschool and on site filing systems.
l.) Work closely with the Director and
Team Leaders to communicate with the local Alderman and the
neighbors/community around the school building to build positive
and supportive relationships. Attend CAPS meetings and local
trade shows and conferences when possible.
Work with IT/Website controller to update calendar and school
news, information and events
n.) Collaborate with Student Services Staff to
monitor behavioral needs in classrooms and create/document plans
for success. Support IEP/504 meetings with research and
information from the student's files. Support and monitor all
behavioral RTI data.
p.) Oversee the School Security officer and motivate
that person to support the Director, Dean and Team Leader's and
the safety/climate of the school.
q.) Oversee specific teams of teachers or staff as
assigned by the School Director.
r.) Complete additional duties assigned by