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Middle School Dean of Students - Newark

Company: KIPP
Location: Newark
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Company DescriptionAbout KIPP New JerseyKIPP New Jersey is part of the nationally recognized "Knowledge Is Power Program" network of free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory public schools dedicated to preparing students for success in college and in life. In 2002, KIPP New Jersey first opened its doors in Newark's South Ward as a single class of 80 fifth graders and has since grown to educate 7,035 students in grades K-12 across 15 schools in Newark and Camden. More than 90% of KIPP New Jersey students currently qualify for free or reduced meals. By 2025, KIPP New Jersey will have fifteen schools in Newark and five in Camden providing a world-class education to over 10,300 students. To learn more, visit www.kippnj.org.Job DescriptionHere's what you need to know:The Dean of Students drives the school-wide vision for positive, values-driven culture is the school-based owner of reactive discipline, and works to ensure that all adults in the school-building uphold the culture vision through consistent implementation of culture systems. In this role, the Dean of Students provides professional development for teachers on the school's vision for culture, routines, and procedures, coaches teachers who need support executing classroom culture, meets with families and teachers of students who struggle to determine appropriate interventions and manages the Student Support Advocate/reactive discipline support staff. Here's what you'll be doing: Serve as a key member of the school's leadership teamServes as the acting leader in the building if principals and APs are out for PDCollaborates with assistant principals to coach, teach, and uphold culture in relevant grade levels or departmentsMonitors school culture data and ensures that the leadership team problem solves culture dataIn partnership with the school leader, develop vision for school culture and conducts professional development on the routines, procedures, and structures that support that vision Develop school-wide procedures and routinesDevelop positive and negative school-wide consequencesConduct professional development on the school's vision for student culture and the corresponding routines, procedures, and consequencesCoach teachers to ensure that all classrooms uphold the school's vision for culture Consistently evaluates where classrooms fall against the school's expectation for cultureConducts real-time teacher coaching for classrooms where teachers are not meeting culture expectationsDevelops in-depth support plans for teachers for whom RTTC does not succeed as an interventionIn conjunction with grade level chairs, develop a strong school-wide incentive and consequence systemUse data to drive strategies for interventionEnsure that classroom consequences are clear, progressive, and communicated consistently to familiesEngage families Oversee proactive school-wide family engagement structures (family events, volunteer opportunities, etc.)Create and teach staff to use consistent family communication systemsFacilitate family meetings with teachers and families of students who persistently struggleHandle culture-based concerns brought to school leadership by familiesCommunicate with families of our most struggling students on a consistent basis to provide feedback on their performance/progressAttend and support at-risk for retention conferences as neededOversee reactive disciplineCreate and teach clear system for removal and suspensionSupport the creation of individual behavior plans for students needing additional supportDetermine the appropriate consequence for students referred to the officeCommunicate consequences to families when students are referred to the officeSpot trends in removals and suspension and work with classroom and support staff to reduce that student's referrals and increase his/her ability to meet the school-wide culture expectationsQualificationsMust Haves:Strong presence and high expectations for all studentsStrong management and achievement of goalsExperience coaching teachers in a middle-manager role (GLC, culture chair, etc.) strongly preferredDemonstrated ability to invest, impact, and influenceDemonstrated leadership and organizational skills and the ability to motivate peopleStrong communication and interpersonal skills, able to relate well with students, staff, administration, parents, and the communityBachelor's DegreeAdditional InformationCompensation & BenefitsIn addition to a competitive salary, KIPP NJ offers a full comprehensive benefits plan, including health care, retirement, an optional subsidized wireless plan through Verizon, a school laptop and transportation benefits for TEAMmates commuting into New Jersey from the New York City area. KIPP New Jersey / KIPP Miami is an equal opportunity employer

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