DEAN OF STUDENT CULTURE (HIGH SCHOOL)

Neighborbood House High School ( learn more )

Neighborhood House Charter School

Dorchester, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 2764849
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted : March 20, 2020
  • Starting Date: August 25, 2020

Job Description

Job Title: Dean of Student Culture
Department: High School
FLSA Status: Exempt
Reports to: High School Principal
Date: 3/20/20

JOB OVERVIEW
The Dean of School Culture serves as a key team member in the creation, implementation and maintenance of a positive, safe, inclusive and supportive school culture, including behavior and student activities. By implementing a continuum of positive behavior support for all high school students in classroom and non-classroom settings (hallways, lunchroom, bathrooms, etc.), the Dean of Student Culture will help enhance the capacity of the school community by improving the connection between positive practices and teaching and learning. The Dean will also help create new systems and programs for school culture such as: community celebrations and events, extracurricular activities, sports, and other student activities that are inclusive, representative, and allow all students to see themselves in positive ways throughout the community.

We are an equal opportunity employer and it is our policy to provide equal opportunity for all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation, veteran status, genetic information, age, disability, marital status or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws. We encourage you to apply even if you feel that you do not meet all the stated requirements for the position.

ABOUT NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE CHARTER SCHOOL
Neighborhood House Charter School was founded over 20 years ago with a mandate to both provide a better education for Boston’s low-income families and to incubate the best in teaching and learning practices. Serving nearly 500 children from Dorchester and surrounding neighborhoods, we have become one of the most sought-after public schools in the City. The 70 percent low-income, 80 percent minority families we serve truly reflect the diversity of Boston.

In keeping with our commitment to provide a better education option for Boston schoolchildren, we opened a Neighborhood House Charter School high school in the fall of 2017. We are uniquely positioned to understand the challenges facing Boston students as they move into high school, and we are both honored and excited to be able to offer a high school that will address these challenges and give families a new, distinctive option.

Important Things To Know About Our New High School
Consistent with our current offerings to students in pre-K through 8th Grade, we will support those students who struggle through a system of specialized academic and social/emotional support. One component of our college and career readiness program will offer 11th and 12th grade students the opportunity to take college-level classes and gain practical internship experience in local businesses and organizations. Our high teacher-to-student ratio will enable teachers and students to collaborate in small group settings to address students’ individual needs. We will continue to emphasize the importance of social/emotional competence in achieving success in school and in life.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Duties include, but are not limited to:
- Help to build and maintain a positive school culture of an inaugural high school in a new building
- Support students in the development of social emotional skills that increase intra-personal understanding and self-regulation
- Assist and support teachers with problem solving as it relates to disruptive behaviors, process with students, staff and parents
- Keep accurate records for internal use and state/federal compliance
-Create, revise, and improve school protocols and procedures
- Weekly (or more frequent) communication with staff regarding follow-up on various requests, positive incentives, and dispensed consequences
- Motivate students in a positive direction which will help students to increase individual decision making responsibilities.-
- Administer disciplinary procedures in accordance with federal, state, and district policies.
- Maintain accurate data regarding behavior occurrences, responses to infractions, and all communications surrounding behavioral incidences
- Monitor students during transitions and lunch.
- Teach additional courses such as Advisory or College and Career Readiness
- Plan and supervise school and community events such as dances, community meetings, Legends Store, open houses, and other celebrations.
- Work closely with scholars and staff to moderate weekly Community Meetings
- Perform other duties as assigned by Principal

EXPECTATIONS FOR ALL STAFF
- Unshakable belief that every child can be successful, not matter his or her background;
- An entrepreneurial spirit in creating a new vision for urban high school students and the commitment to see it through;
- Belief in two messages, simultaneously, in balance: “We love you” and “We have the highest expectations of you – and you can and will meet them;”
- Ability to articulate a clear vision, set appropriate goals, and develop a strong framework for implementation and accountability;
- Strong team leader, capable of inspiring and motivating teachers and other school professionals;
- Belief that teachers and other professionals must learn and influence social/emotional strengths of all children in and out of the classroom;
- Desire to continually reflect and grow through professional development peer feedback and observation;
- Belief in a school community where students, families, teachers and school leaders demonstrate accountability, flexibility, humor, effort, responsibility, respect and hope.
- A passionate commitment to urban education and the belief that education and hard work are the keys to life success;
- Belief that problems are hurdles, not roadblocks, and that there is a solution if a student is willing to work harder, smarter, and more creatively;


  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Administrator > Principal/Dean/Head of School
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Neighborhood House Charter School is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • REQUIREMENTS
      Bachelor’s degree
      Three to five years working with similar high school student population as a Dean, teacher, or in another role with comparable experiences

      PHYSICAL DEMANDS
      The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
      Stand and sit for sustained periods of time
      See and read a computer screen and printed materials with our without vision aids
      Move about the school, including ascending and descending stairs, to bring students from one place to another
      Hear and understand speech at normal classroom and office levels, outdoors and on the telephone
      Focus on one source of sound and not another
      Speak in audible tones so that others may understand clearly in normal classroom and office settings, outdoors and on the telephone
      Frequent repetitive motion with hands, wrists, arms and shoulders. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; stoop; bend; use hands to handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.

      WORK ENVIRONMENT
      The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

      Duties are normally performed in a school/classroom environment. Duties may be occasionally performed on field trips away from school. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

      TO APPLY:
      We are strongly committed to hiring a diverse staff. Please use the link to submit a resume and a compelling letter of interest. Thank you for your interest in our school.
    • At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Bachelor degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Contact Information

    • Mary McCarthy , Director of Talent
    • 21 Queen Street
    • Dorchester, Massachusetts 02122

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