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Dean of Students - Middle School

Company: Making Waves Academy
Location: Richmond
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Job DescriptionTitle: -Middle School Dean of StudentsDivision: -Middle SchoolLocation: -Making Waves Academy -RichmondReports to: -Vice PrincipalStatus: -Full-time, -Exempt -(Year-Round), -CalSTRS Retirement EligibleSalary Range: -$80,000 - $90,000Position SummaryThe -Dean -of Students, under the direction of -the Assistant Principal, is responsible -for forming relationships with -students and families -in the MWA community insuring alignment of the MWA mission, codes of conduct, and student behavior. - As part of the administrative team, they will advise and take the lead on issues pertaining to the overall well-being of students - both academically and -developmentally. - The -Dean of Students will also help to compile, analyze, and respond to data such as student attendance, disciplinary data, and academic data to -ensure -students are meeting MWA expectations for success.Primary ResponsibilitiesStudent and Family -Support

  • Proactively develop relationships with students, families, faculty, and staff to build trust and open lines of communication and support.
  • Develop outreach to parents, faculty, and staff on matters of school safety and the holistic development of the child.
  • Implement Restorative Justice as a Tier 1 Universal support.
  • With the Student-Parent/Guardian Handbook and restorative practices system as guides, respond to student-related incidents, investigations, and issues with transparent, appropriate, and timely responses, actions, and recommendations.
  • Serve as the first point of administrative contact for student issues regarding disciplinary and academic concerns.
  • Appropriately communicate (phone calls, forms, and -letters) and document all student referral and suspensions to parents and guardians; properly save and file documentation both electronically and in hard copy form; communicate all issues concerning student welfare and well-being in a timely fashion to make sure responses or actions are appropriate and legally compliant. - -
  • Present at Parent Meetings on a variety of topics that support and develop parent education and awareness to support their child's successful navigation of MWA and the college admissions process, as well as provide and explain student data and the implications on student achievement.
  • Assist in developing and managing outreach -messaging and -systems to parents, faculty, and staff.
  • Support Extended Day programming through some oversight of Restorative Justice programming that occurs during this time.System Development/Management
    • Organize and manage student management systems for behavior, discipline, and -engagement.
    • Meet with the appropriate Social Worker for cluster meetings to discuss common observations and concerns regarding cluster groupings (5th-6th -grades, 7th-9th -grades, and 10th-12th -grades).
    • Develop, organize, and disseminate daily, weekly, monthly, grading period, and annual reports (depending on the item) of academic, social-emotional, disciplinary, and social data.
    • Oversee and support the implementation of an advisory curriculum or program.Facilitation
      • Lead/Co-lead and facilitate training of faculty and staff on the use of various -DOS -data -points.
      • Provide support with -the -facilitation of Student Support Team meetings, as well as other meetings related to attendance.
      • Create and/or co-create -high-impact -professional development offerings for MWA staff.
      • Be an active and positive contributor to the Administrative Team.Additional Responsibilities and ExpectationsMission Alignment
        • Demonstrate knowledge of, and support, Making Waves Academy's mission, core values, standards, competencies, and code of conduct outlined in the Employee Handbook.
        • Participate in the school community - attending school competitions, performances, assemblies, and -supporting -student events, student clubs, and club advisors.Other
          • Manage special projects as assigned by -the Senior Dean of Students -or designee.
          • Perform additional duties as assigned.Work EnvironmentThis -job -operates in -a -professional -office environment, but may also be required to visit classrooms. This role routinely uses -standard -office equipment such as -laptop computers, photocopiers, -portable two-way radio transceivers, -and -smartphones.Physical DemandsWhile performing -the -duties -of -this -job, -the -employee -may be required to -adhere to the following:
            • Frequently walk across the middle and upper school campus, and climb stairs.
            • Participate in campus supervision duty each week -- Monday through Friday frequency may vary based on the supervision assignment each semester.
            • Lift -files, -open -filing cabinets, -bend -or stand -on a -stool as necessary, and sit for long -periods.TravelSome travel -is -required for -MWA-related -events, such as workshops or conferences.QualificationsExperience
              • 5+ years of experience working with students between the ages of 10-19 and families from historically underserved communities
              • Passion for MWA's mission and demonstrated commitment to supporting first-generation students and/or children and families from historically underserved communities
              • Results driven; uses data to inform support pathways for students, parents, -and staff through inter-departmental collaborations & Professional Development offerings
              • Understanding of California Education Code as it relates to student behavior and conduct
              • Familiarity with Restorative Justice and Positive Interventions and Services frameworks and philosophies
              • High degree of demonstrated cultural competency with the ability to -lean in -to difficult conversationsSkills -
                • Highly effective and professional communication skills -with staff, students, -and families
                • Ability to adapt and align on school-related initiatives
                • Highly organized, goal-oriented, -collaborative, -and focused on outcomes
                • Fosters an environment and culture which promotes respect, responsibility, -and trust
                • Ability to meet deadlines on a tight schedule
                • Ability to communicate with and build relationships with students and their families in the culturally and linguistically diverse MWA community
                • Ability to uphold and reinforce school policies - and - procedures - when addressing students and families
                • Ability to work collaboratively and independently
                • Ability to work effectively in fast-paced environments with limited supervision
                • Demonstrate an understanding of technology and literacy learning platforms (Microsoft Office Suite, PowerSchool, Canvas, Blackboard, Google Drive, -and Calendar, if applicable)
                • Professional orientation - appearance, communication, organization, and attitudeEducation -
                  • Bachelor's Degree requiredLicenses or Certificates Needed -
                    • Employment eligibility will include fingerprints, tuberculosis, COVID-19 vaccination, and/or other employment clearance
                    • California Commission on Teacher Credentialing Certificate of Clearance (COC) required
                      • Read here for more information Preferred
                        • Master's or Advanced Degree
                        • Spanish language proficiencyReasonable Accommodation

                          Consistent with its obligations under the law, MWA will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

                          Equal Employment Opportunity Is Our Policy

                          Making Waves Academy is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of the School to afford equal employment and advancement opportunities to all qualified individuals without regard to their perceived or identified: race (including traits historically associated with race, such as hair texture and hairstyle, including but not limited to braids, locks, and twists); color; gender, (including gender identity, gender expression, and transgender identity, whether or not the employee is transitioning or has transitioned); sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and medical conditions related to such); religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices); marital/registered domestic partner status; age (forty (40) and over); national origin or ancestry (including native language spoken and possession of a driver's license issued to persons unable to prove their presence in the U.S. is authorized by federal law); physical or mental disability (including HIV and AIDS); medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics); taking of a leave of absence pursuant to the Family Medical Leave Act ("FMLA"), Pregnancy Disability Leave ("PDL") law, Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA"), California Family Rights Act ("CFRA"), the Fair Employment and Housing Act ("FEHA"), or laws related to domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking laws; genetic information; sexual orientation; military and veteran status; or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.

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