All Other Positions - KIPP St. Louis
Position: All Other Positions
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Dean of Students
Job Location: KIPP Triumph Academy
Beginning: Jul 01, 2019
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: KIPP St. Louis
St. Louis, MO 63118
Telephone: 314-865-2535
Job Description:
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About KIPP St. Louis

KIPP St. Louis is a growing network of free, open-enrollment, public charter schools offering a choice to families and a college-preparatory education to children in St. Louis city. Our mission is to serve as a catalyst for education reform by establishing and supporting a world-class network of public schools that develop in all of our students the knowledge, skills, character, and pursuit of excellence necessary to succeed in high-quality high schools and colleges and the world beyond.

Position Overview
We are seeking a Dean of Students for KIPP Triumph Academy Middle School. The Dean of Students is responsible for setting a powerful cultural vision for students based on KIPP’s philosophy and Five Pillars and for motivating others to follow that vision. The Dean of Students’ leadership will result in a cultural program and school environment that prepares every student for success in college and in life. This is a full time, exempt position operating out of a KIPP Triumph Academy and reporting to the School Leader.

The Dean of Students leads, manages and oversees all functions of the discipline program including the following duties:
General Duties...
  • Set and enforce standards for school culture
  • Foster a school climate that supports the school’s mission statement; promotes respect and appreciation for all 
  • Monitor progress on dashboards and Individual Development Plans 
  • Build effective relationships among teachers, parents, and the community 
  • Serve as school’s spokesperson around culture and discipline
  • Exhibit a high degree of professionalism 
School Culture
  • Oversee any and all disciplinary actions
  • Based on data and programs that have proven results, develop a vision for supervising, managing, and implementing a discipline program
  • Manage, evaluate and develop team of teachers focusing on all issues related to discipline, class management, behavior, and school culture 
  • Implement a restorative justice program or supportive structures for struggling students
  • Provide professional development opportunities for all staff around culture, including 1:1 intervention, classroom management coaching, and weekly Culture Huddles
  • Be a physical presence during transitions, lunch and times when students are not in class
  • Consistently provides feedback to teachers around performance and meets with them to discuss their progress around issues of school culture
  • Work with teachers, school counselor(s), and students who have behavior and disciplinary issues and coordinate teacher referrals
  • Refers students to health services, counseling or psychological services, and CPS when necessary
  • Supervise and coordinate school activities; assigns or provides coverage for out-of-school events such as, school dances, carnival, Saturday School, etc.
  • Assists School Leader in recruiting, selecting, hiring, and managing all staff
  • Actively participate as a member of the Administrative Team
  • Attends weekly 1:1s with School Leader
  • Meets with Grade-Level Chairs weekly or bi-monthly and is familiar with student issues, behavior, and concerns
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the School Leader
  • BS/BA degree (required), Master's degree in Psychology/Counseling (preferred)
  • Experience serving in a school leadership role
  • At least two years of teaching experience demonstrating excellent classroom management skills
  • Experience working with students with diverse backgrounds and needs
  • Experience and general understanding of educational administration
  • Training in behavioral management techniques
  • Experience and/or training with restorative practices
  • Experience serving as a Dean of Students or other administrative role
At KIPP St. Louis we take care of our employees. We provide competitive salaries, and a full slate of benefits including $0 deductible medical coverage, dental, vision, and, life insurance, short-term disability and an optional 403b as a supplement to our retirement pension program. Perks include a laptop computer, eligibility for yearly performance-based bonuses, and a plethora of professional development opportunities. Benefits are subject to change year to year.

KIPP St. Louis is committed to a policy of equal treatment for all individuals applying for employment at our school. KIPP St. Louis does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, handicap, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin.

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.
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