Dean of Students

Aspire is accepting applications for 2019-2020 positions!
About Aspire:
Aspire Public Schools operates a network of 40 high-performing, college preparatory charter schools serving 17,000 students in underserved communities across California and in Memphis, Tennessee. In an effort to reduce inequitable student outcomes and increase access in higher education, Aspire was founded in 1998 and is one of the nation's largest open-enrollment public charter school systems, leading the charge in equitable pedagogy and restorative justice practices.
Our promise at Aspire Public Schools is that every child will receive a high-quality education to prepare them for success in college, career, and life. Every day, our community of students, families, teachers and staff come together to plan, play, celebrate, and resolve challenges so that every child's aspirations are within reach.
The Opportunity:
School leaders at Aspire are critical in supporting our vision to prepare every student to earn a college degree. As a school leader at Aspire, you will establish a culture of high expectations that includes the shared belief that every student will attend college. You will develop future leaders via frequent feedback, coaching, and mentoring, and act as a driving force in the continuous improvement of our nationally recognized model aimed at closing the achievement gap. Your professional learning community will provide a supportive and collaborative environment to fuel your growth and development. Together, we will ensure every scholar receives the support and instruction needed to be successful!
The Dean of Students is responsible for supporting the site principal in building a culture that fosters respect and is driven by the principals of "College for Certain". This valuable role integrates strong models of relationship development, collaborative learning and conflict resolution skills so that our students thrive in their learning environments.
What You Will Do:
Implement, model and enforce policies and practices as they relate to student discipline and Aspire cultural norms
Respond to complaints or investigations involving student behavior and document, manage and report on student discipline data
Participate in parent conferences involving matters related to discipline and attendance.
Oversee and develop student mediation/conflict resolution programs
Respond to and participate in complaints or investigations of student misbehavior. Work with school site staff such as principal, psychologists and counselors in determining in making appropriate recommendation for resolutions
Plan and organize extracurricular activities that support the development of student interpersonal skills and relationships
Lead student life activities including athletics, social activities, music and drama activities, student governments, assemblies, contests and publications and provide supervision of students during school sponsored activities
Effectively build and maintain relationships with parents, community stakeholders, sponsoring district and neighborhood schools that establish mutual trust, respect and cooperation
Act as a resource partner to school faculty with classroom management including support of academic programs are operating in a professional manner and in compliance with applicable regulations
Lead projects as assigned by principal; lead and participate in appropriate staff meetings and trainings
Manage emergency issues in alignment with Aspire practices while ensuring the learning environment is positive and productive
Demonstrate knowledge of, and support, Aspire Public Schools mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior.
What You Will Bring:
Bachelor's Degree required; Master's Degree preferred
Valid credential preferred
3+ years working in underserved communities as a full-time teacher, required
5+years teaching and/or administrative experience, preferred
Knowledge of applicable and appropriate strategies of conflict resolution methods
Knowledge of how to interact, develop interpersonal relationships and work collaboratively with persons from varying backgrounds and experiences
Knowledge of human behavior and performance, including individual differences in ability, personality, interests and motivation and the ability to make assessments and recommendations accordingly
Knowledge of business and management principles and processes involving; program development, planning, resource allocation and coordination of people and resources.
Aspire offers its employees a competitive salary and benefits, including paid time off, 100% core health benefits coverage on select plans, life insurance/long-term disability, participation in a CA or TN state retirement plan, tuition reimbursement plan, and adoption assistance program.
Aspire Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. Aspire promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans.

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