Dean of Students - Elementary Level - Eagle College Preparatory Schools
Position: Dean of Students - Elementary Level
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Job Title: Dean of Students
Job Location: 3630 Ohio Avenue, St. Louis, MO, 63118
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Eagle College Preparatory Schools
St. Louis, MO 63118
Telephone: 262-542-9546
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Job Description:
Leading at EAGLE College Prep:

EAGLE College Prep invites energetic educators to apply for the position of Dean of Students for the 2020-2021 school year. This is an ideal position for a strong teacher or leader who would like to gain experience and development in leadership, systems and project management and school culture. Each school has a principal, dean of students and culture, and Office Manager. These leaders collaborate to ensure all students show dramatic student achievement gains and develop strong character skills to succeed in college and beyond. The Dean of Students exemplifies EAGLE College Prep values and guides the student body to promote them.  She/he has a vision of excellence and leads the school in building and maintaining a positive, high-standards, achievement-oriented school culture where students flourish.  The Dean of Students models how to build strong, mutually respectful relationships with students and families and supports teachers to do the same. In addition to serving on the school’s leadership team, s/he coaches a portfolio of teachers, takes leadership of a particular subject or grade level, teaches one to two sections of students and facilitates high-impact professional development for staff.  

Essential Responsibilities of the Dean of Students Include but Are Not Limited to:

Establish a structured, positive and inspiring school culture:
  • Own the school’s character development program and ensure it builds and reinforces positive self-identity and necessary character strengths.
  • Lead recognition assemblies, parent workshops, family and community service events and other school-wide culture-building activities.
  • Partner with parents and families to build authentic school-wide community.
  • Coordinate and implement a school-wide behavior management system with meaningful incentives and consequences.
  • Work closely and effectively with children who have behavior challenges and their families; partner with school counselor and teachers to execute individualized behavior interventions when needed.
  • Facilitate staff trainings on student-teacher relationships, classroom management, parent partnership and school culture. 
  • Conduct regular school culture walkthroughs to help staff maintain a high bar of excellence.
  • Supervise school entry, breakfast, lunch, dismissal, and transitions to ensure they are orderly and positive.
  • Accurately monitor and analyze daily student attendance, homework and discipline records; create new systems and structures to proactively address school’s areas of need.
Demonstrate exceptional teacher leadership:
  • Directly coach a portfolio of teachers to help them master the EAGLE College Prep elements of effective instruction.
  • Train teachers to develop clear and consistent classroom expectations and routines.
  • Support teachers in building meaningful relationships with students and parents.
  • Observe lessons and provide targeted and actionable feedback to teachers.
  • Write thorough, thoughtful, actionable Individualized Growth Plans for portfolio of teachers.
  • Model great instruction in teaching.
  • Lead teachers through the data analysis cycle.
Serve as an active member of the school leadership team
  • Participate in regular leadership team meetings.
  • Lead staff trainings at start and end of school year and on professional development days.
  • Work closely with principal to support high-achievement academic culture.
  • Assist teacher leaders in developing leadership skills.
  • Model professionalism and core values at all times; be a visible and highly engaged leader in the school community. 
Qualifications
  • Drive to improve the minds and lives of students in and out of the classroom.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and strong interpersonal skills with students, parents, colleagues, and community members.
  • Understanding of the nuances of urban school environments and school culture.
  • Bachelor’s degree is required; a Master’s degree is preferred.
  • Minimum of two years teaching experience in an urban district or charter school setting.
  • Belief in and alignment with EAGLE College Prep’s core beliefs and educational philosophy is non-negotiable.
  • If you are selected for an in-person interview you will be required to produce teaching credentials (if required for this position) and proof of your highest degree obtained in order to participate in the interview.

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.
**** REAP Applicants: If you want to notify the school district of your interest in this job, click here.

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