Vista College Prep, Dean of Students (Phoenix, AZ)

Phoenix, AZ

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Date published: 29-Nov-2018

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Job Description – Dean of Students:  

Vista College Prep staff are committed to closing the achievement gap.  VCP’s joyful, urgent, intentional culture underscores all we do to make our schools a proof point for what is possible for all students in Arizona.  The Dean of Students will work with the school’s Principal and Operations leader to ensure that all students demonstrate dramatic student achievement gains and internalize VCP core values.  S/he will also help lead the school’s efforts to create a positive, structured, consistent, achievement-oriented, and joyful school culture. 

 

Responsibilities  

 

Student Culture and Discipline 

  • Teach and reinforce VCP’s school-wide behavior management systems; 
  • Build positive relationships with students grounded in respect, enthusiasm, achievement, courage, hard work  and self-determination through structured social-emotional learning; 
  • Ensure that behavioral expectations and school culture standards are met inside of the classroom as well as outside, including supervision and support of behavior and culture during bus rides, cafeteria/meal times, enrichment, and dismissal; 
  • Serve as the point person for student culture and discipline, including behavioral crisis intervention, acute behavioral issues, in-school suspension, detention, and school culture messages, including student apologies, at Community Meeting; 
  • Maintain accurate student discipline records, documenting all conferences, suspensions, and phone calls for behavior; 

Teacher Coaching and Support 

  • Support teachers in holding all students to consistent, high behavioral expectations for all students; 
  • Act as a resource to teachers in their instructional practice, especially as it relates to issues of discipline, relationships with students, classroom management, and school culture; 
  • Lead staff efforts to ensure all students have excellent attendance and arrive at school on time; 
  • Assist teachers, students, and parents in the creation and implementation of individual behavior plans as needed; 

Parent and Family Engagement 

  • Maintain communication and relations with the families of Vista College Prep, ensuring they are kept involved with and held accountable for their children’s academic and behavioral performance, including attendance; 
  • Communicate regularly with families regarding student performance and academic achievement; 
  • Respond to family concerns promptly and effectively; 
  • Support staff in coordinating family meetings and special events; 
  • Participate in home visits at the start of every year for new-to-Vista College Prep families; 
  • School Leadership  
  • Collaborate with Principal and leadership team to reinforce data-centered and achievement-oriented school culture;  
  • Participate in regular leadership team meetings at the school level and network level; 
  • Lead staff training at start and end of school year and on professional development days; 
  • Lead student community meetings (i.e. morning motivation); 
  • Co-manage assigned aspects of school-wide routines such as lunch procedures and before/after-school plans; 
  • Continuously improve effectiveness of instructional coaching, using the performance rubric as a guide;  
  • Participate in additional activities including field trips, intensive academic support sessions, and other required programs as needed throughout year. 

School Leadership 

  • Collaborate with the Principal and Operations leader to establish a positive, structured, achievement-oriented, and joyful school culture;
  • Participate in regular leadership team meetings at the school level and network level; 
  • Lead staff trainings at start and end of school year and on professional development days; 
  • Proactively circulate throughout classrooms and hallways during the day to gain valuable context on student  Behavior, support positive school culture, and maintain highly visible presence during school hours; 
  • Teach at least one whole or small-group class as assigned; 
  • Participate in additional activities including field trips, intensive academic support sessions, and other required programs as needed throughout year.


The ideal candidates will also possess the following qualifications:  

  • Mastery of and enthusiasm for academic subjects and instructional coaching; 
  • Track record of producing dramatic, demonstrable student achievement gains or comparable results in their current field; 
  • Ability to approach situations with optimism and perseverance; 
  • Excellent verbal, written and organizational skills;
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree; Master’s degree preferred; 
  • Minimum of three years teaching and/or coaching teachers in urban public school setting preferred, but not required; 
  • Experience as a Dean, AP, or equivalent leadership role and/or at a high-performing charter school highly preferred but not required; 
  • Spanish proficiency or fluency preferred, but not required; 
  • Valid IVP fingerprint clearance card. 

Compensation:  

We offer a competitive compensation package and comprehensive health benefits.  All staff members are equipped with the tools needed to succeed, including relevant and quality professional development, laptop computer, email, and all necessary supplies.


Apply Today! 

Email a resume and cover letter to Bridget White at bwhite@vistacollegeprep.org. 


Applications will be reviewed  as they are received, and candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.  

 


About Vista College Prep:  

Vista College Prep is a high-performing K-8 tuition-free, public charter school educating a high  minority and low-income student population.  We firmly believe that demographics does not determine destiny and that all  students should have access to an excellent education. Learn more at www.vistacollegeprep.org. 


 

As an equal opportunity employer, Vista College Prep hires without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin,  age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.  People from all diverse backgrounds are strongly  encouraged to apply.

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