Under the direction of the Principal, the Dean of Students, Pre-K- Grade 3, serves as an instructional leader in the planning, coordination, and administration of school activities and programs, including but not limited to; curriculum, instruction, assessment, student conduct and attendance, and extracurricular programs, school plant operations, and the supervision and evaluation of assigned personnel.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities: Other duties may be assigned.
Assists in the development, implementation, and evaluation of intervention programs that address the needs of at-risk students; Performs a variety of administrative duties to assist the Principal in managing the school; assumes the duties of the Principal in the absence of the Principal and as assigned; Assists the Principal in providing instructional leadership to the school; Supervises and evaluates the performance of designated certificated and/or classified personnel; assigns duties to faculty and staff as appropriate to meet school objectives; assists with the recruiting, interviewing, and selection of new faculty and staff; Develops and administers disciplinary procedures in accordance with district policies and state laws; receives referrals and confers with students, parents, teachers, community agencies, and law enforcement; responds to and resolves parent, student, and staff concerns and complaints; Supervises students on campus before and after school; monitors students during lunch, recess, passing periods, and other activities; instructs students in appropriate behavior; disciplines students in accordance with established guidelines; Monitors and organizes attendance functions; prepares letters, calls parents, and attends meetings as needed, regarding absent or tardy students; provides leadership for attendance improvement efforts; Provides direction to a variety of faculty, staff, and student programs and services; participates in formal and informal classroom visitations and observations; provides recommendations and suggestions for improvement as appropriate; Participates as needed in Individual Educational Plan meetings and Building Base Teams; -Participates in interviewing, selecting, hiring, and supervising of personnel involved with a variety of student activities; Attends meetings of parent and other groups; provides supervision for afternoon and evening activities; Works with the Principal to establish a safe and secure learning environment for students. Develops plans for emergency situations in collaboration with other administrators, staff, and public safety agencies; directs the work of recess duty staff and crossing guards; plans and debriefs emergency drills; is a standing member of the building level Crisis Team.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
Establishes and maintains productive, collaborative relationships with others.
Relates to students with mutual respect while carrying out a positive and effective disciplinary program.
Models district standards of ethics, confidentiality, and professionalism.
Meets schedules and deadlines.
Plans and organizes work.
Analyzes and interprets assessment results for the purpose of designing and modifying instruction.
Follows through with directives.
Performs a wide variety of specialized tasks; interprets and applies rules and regulations as appropriate.
Applies knowledge of school law and district policy.
Applies knowledge of best practices in curriculum, instruction, and assessment, and methods of supporting and extending instruction and student learning.
Creates an environment where children from diverse backgrounds are comfortable and experience success.
Builds relationships with families.
Completes work before deadlines despite constant interruptions.
Reads, interprets, applies, and explains rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
Maintains consistent, punctual, and regular attendance.
Demonstrates knowledge of correct English grammar and usage.
Prepares and delivers oral presentations to groups.
Defines problems, collects data, establishes facts, and draws valid conclusions.
Maintains a safe and orderly learning environment.
Uses effective interpersonal skills including tact, patience, and courtesy.
Bachelor’s degree- a Master’s degree is preferred; Administrator Certification; Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and strong interpersonal skills with students, parents, colleagues, and community members; Three Years School leadership experience preferred; Demonstrated ability to complete multiple concurrent tasks in a timely manner.