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Dean on Special Assignment (SY 2022-23)

Company: Leadership Public Schools
Location: Richmond
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionLeadership Public Schools is seeking candidates for a Dean on Special Assignment position at our Richmond campus. About Our Organization:Leadership Public Schools (LPS) is a network of urban charter high schools whose mission is to create educational equity. We empower students for college, career, and community leadership and share our practices on a national scale. LPS has been recognized for closing the achievement gap and fostering a culture of innovation.

LPS values the role Deans play in supporting student achievement and personal development. Our staff value collaboration, celebrate diversity in perspective and background, take risks, and show flexibility to continuously grow.We are seeking a Dean on Special Assignment who believes:

  • all students can learn at high levels
  • all students deserve an education that prepares them for college, career and community leadership
  • schools play a vital role in promoting social justice and disrupting patterns of inequityWe are seeking a Dean on Special Assignment who has demonstrated:
    • a commitment to working with the communities we serve
    • an expertise and an enthusiasm to work with young people
    • reflection and growth after struggle, failure and/or feedback
    • powerful collaboration within a teamDepartment: Student SupportClassification: Classified ManagementWork Year/Hours: Year-roundReports to: Principal or Assigned AdministratorFLSA: ExemptSalary: Competitive commensurate with education and experienceBasic Function:The Dean of Students actively drives student behavioral outcomes by coordinating positive behavior strategies, including facilitating professional development focusing on restorative practices and developing a positive student culture and climate. Essential Duties:
      • Analyze data consistently to plan, develop, implement, monitor and coordinate a positive school culture
      • Monitor student discipline and attendance data to implement systematic and targeted interventions
      • Establish effective and research-based school-wide restorative practices
      • Model restorative justice approach to student discipline
      • Train others in restorative justice approach to discipline
      • Facilitate restorative conversations between/among students/staff
      • Coordinate student re-entry from suspensions
      • Compile and utilize timely data consistently to address targeted areas of school culture and climate
      • Collaborate with staff to recommend best practices and identify appropriate disciplinary action
      • Communicate and effectively and collaborate with students, families, staff and support agencies to ensure positive outcomes
      • Develop and coordinate student programs to promote positive student culture and climate
        • Serve on school leadership teams as assigned
          • Develop positive relationships with school community that are aligned with LPS' culture and valuesOther Duties
            • Perform related duties as assigned Minimum QualificationsEducation and ExperienceAny combination equivalent to:
              • a bachelor's degree from an accredited university
              • Minimum of one year of successful student discipline experience
              • Minimum of one year of successful experience planning and facilitating professional development Licensing and Other Requirements
                • Employment eligibility that may include fingerprints, tuberculosis and/or other employment clearance
                • Bilingual proficiency in Spanish highly desired
                • Valid California Drivers' License

                  Knowledge of:
                  • Restorative justice approach to discipline
                  • Restorative practices
                  • Current research-based practices and trends as they relate to work scope
                  • Culturally-responsive pedagogy
                  • Adult learning principles and change management theory
                  • Effective professional development practices, including data-based inquiry Skills and Ability to:
                    • Assess, support, and monitor behavioral program effectiveness
                    • Use, analyze and develop action plans from data
                    • Implement collaborative and team building processes
                    • Plan, implement and monitor high-leverage professional development
                    • Facilitate dissent and conduct difficult and constructive conversations effectively
                    • Provide timely and actionable feedback
                    • Provoke, inspire and motivate others to achieve goals
                    • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
                    • Work effectively across diverse communities
                    • Manage various projects and/or demands demonstrating flexibility and effective time-management skills
                    • Demonstrate tact and confidentiality to earn the trust and respect of the LPS community to leverage student support optionsWorking Conditions:Environment
                      • Instructional environment which includes indoor and outdoor activities
                      • Potential interaction with dissatisfied and/or difficult individualsPhysical Demands
                        • Mental acuity
                        • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard
                        • Hearing and speaking to communicate
                        • Seeing to observe and read materials
                        • Sitting or standing for extended periods of time
                          • Compensation:Compensation is competitive commensurate with experience and education. We offer a generous benefits package that includes:
                            • Choice of Kaiser or United health care plans
                            • Vision and dental coverage
                            • Disability and life insurance
                            • Flexible Spending Accounts for medical and dependent care
                            • STRS
                            • Voluntary benefits: Aflac, Commuter Checks, LifeLockWhy We Work at LPS: LPS is driven by a deep respect for our teachers and staff, and a commitment to the professionalization of teaching. We embrace collaboration, risk-taking, and flexibility in order to improve instruction and student learning.OUR STAFF IS AT THE HEART OF OUR SUCCESS.Please contact Lina Andersen for any questions regarding this position. Leadership Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity at all levels.Notification of Non-Discrimination PolicyLeadership Public Schools prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, religion creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age, parental, family, or marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sex (sexual harassment), or sexual orientation, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Complaint forms are available at school sites and on the network webpage at For inquiries or concerns regarding LPS nondiscrimination policy or the filing of discrimination complaints please contact: Chris Harrell, Director of Student Services, Title IX Coordinator99 Linden StreetOakland, CA 94607email: charrell@leadps.orgPhone: 510-830-3780 x115Powered by JazzHRZ2TAz8oIg0

Keywords: Leadership Public Schools, Richmond , Dean on Special Assignment (SY 2022-23), Other , Richmond, California

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