SY 22-23 Dean of Students
Company: Chicago International Charter School
Posted on: May 16, 2022
Job DescriptionWHO WE WANTOur deans drive our network's
responsibility to create a positive, productive, and structured
school environment where all students feel supported and are
capable of thriving. They promote a positive social and emotional
learning environment conducive to teaching and learning by
providing behavioral support for all students. Our deans are
passionate about being proactive rather than reactive to school
culture conditions. We want deans who:
- are still students themselves because great teaching is only
possible when one continuously learns and improves.
- always look for evidence of learning and constantly adjust
their approach based on what they discover.
- value people and relationships because nothing can happen
without a solid relationship.
- are driven by the belief that all students will succeed. If
this sounds like you, we want to hear from you! Read to learn more
about this role and Chicago International Charter Schools (CICS)
below.WHAT YOU'LL DOOur deans create and provide a suitable
educational environment for students with challenging behavioral
needs, work with classroom teachers on behavior management, and
monitor and track behavior incidents throughout the school year. In
addition, the Dean of Student Culture will be responsible for
implementing the school-wide plan for creating a positive culture
of student behavior and administering student discipline by the
CICS Student Discipline Policy. This position will report to the
School Director. Specific responsibilities include but may not be
limited to:Build and Facilitate A Strong School Culture
- Ensure the consistent and fair administration of school
policies regarding student conduct and discipline.
- Create proactive student celebrations.
- Serve as a model of strong staff and student culture.
- Collaborate with Leadership Team to create and present formal
reports on school culture, safety, and school operations.
- Collaborate with the culture team to complete community
- Collaborate with culture team and Leadership Team to review and
monitor school culture data.
- Prepare and distribute weekly detention reports to
- Support, attend and manage weekly detention, optional detention
session, and 3 for 1 detention events.
- Complete all suspension paperwork in Illuminate.
- Update all behavior data in Illuminate, including demerit and
detention corrections, Clean Weeks, and suspension notices.
- Plans and teaches summer school behavior class as directed.
Direct Student Support and Management
- Supervise students during entry, lunch, dismissal, and
- Assist with classroom removals, bathroom escorts, and early
- Monitors school support structures such as office hours/study
hall; runs daily study hall report.Stakeholder Relationship
- Proactively establish family communication plans and make
reasonable efforts to communicate with parents/guardians when
appropriate. Informs parents/guardians of disciplinary status via
weekly call list; meet with parents/guardians as necessary to
develop a plan for student success.
- Communicate student progress and relevant updates,
consistently, and positively with parents via all appropriate
- Assist parents/guardians with any disciplinary concerns.
- Facilitate re-entry meetings after suspensions between
students, parents or guardians, and school officials.
- Assist with community meetings to build school culture.
- Collaborate frequently with Leadership Team, Social Worker, and
- Collaborate with school social workers and special education
teachers to execute individualized behavior intervention plans as
- Maintain confidentiality regarding student records.
- Participate in parent communication activities.
- Participate in extracurricular activities to ensure a positive
school culture and provide support for students and staff (as
required).WHAT YOU BRING
- 3+ years of successful teaching experience is highly
- Command of developmentally appropriate behavioral interventions
including but not limited to restorative justice and positive
behavior intervention system strategies.
- Proficiency with the Google Suite, Microsoft Office (Word,
Excel, PowerPoint), and email communications. ADDITIONAL
- Be Fully Vaccinated:
- Chicago International Charter School requires all employees to
be fully vaccinated* for COVID-19 as a condition of employment
effective January 18, 2022. All offers of employment after that
date are contingent upon proof of full-vaccination status as a part
of the pre-employment process.*Fully vaccinated is defined as
follows: At least two weeks have passed since receipt of the
Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccine, or the second dose of either
the Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech two-dose vaccines.CHARACTERISTICS
- Hold a deep belief in the potential of all people - that all
students, regardless of their backgrounds and educational pasts,
have the potential to succeed in college or an appropriately
rigorous post-secondary outcome.
- Hold a deep belief that it is the responsibility of schools,
educational programs, and professionals to help all students
realize that potential.
- Relentless despite anything that gets in the way. Maintains
faith while being persistent and realistic about current struggles,
however, works through obstacles and takes a high degree of
initiative to resolve problems and implement solutions
independently in a fast-paced, highly entrepreneurial
- Demonstrate an organized, detail-oriented, execution-focused,
and growth mindset.
- Model maturity, humility, positivity, and a roll-up-my-sleeves
and "whatever it takes" attitude.
- Driven by data and results to take on new and greater
- Demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment toward the position and
the mission of CICS. Support CICS' values in the strategic areas of
academic excellence, operational performance, superior culture, and
financial health and growth, as outlined in the Employee
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with
teachers, students, parents, guardians, the community, and
administrative staff. Be sensitive to network needs, employee
goodwill, and the public image, as unique situations present
- Possess excellent communication skills: Oral (including
presentations), Written, Interpersonal (active listening),
Negotiating, and Influencing.
- Have the desire and ability to be at work consistently and on
time, follow instructions, respond to management direction, and
solicit feedback to improve performance.COMPETENCIES
- Continuously Grow – you are a reflective practitioner who knows
that you could always do better than you did today, and you make
that growth happen even when you have competing priorities. You
reflect on how an individual's or cultural differences can impact
learning preferences, and consider differences when developing
strategies to meet the student's needs. You also reflect on your
own biases and perspectives to help maintain objectivity, respect,
and flexibility with educators and students.
- Highly Analytical – you know that no one is teaching if no one
is learning so you constantly look to evaluate whether students
have learned what you sought to teach; plans are ever-changing
because of your desire to respond to student progress. You see the
data, analyze the data, and then take that next step of answering
the question of "so what". You are objective in your observations
and are aware of potential cultural and individual biases in your
- Relationship-Driven – you act as a partner with your students.
You practice equity, provide choice, ensure dialogue, and learn
from your relationships. You practice and model excellent
communication skills, (oral, written, interpersonal (active
listening), negotiating, and influencing), and build deep
professional relationships and mutual respect with external
partners. Work cannot happen without strong relationships with
others regardless of whether they play the role of student or
colleague on our campus. Relational trust must be established,
nurtured, and protected.
- Emotionally Intelligent - you show patience, compassion,
empathy, and respect to all learners through positive verbal and
nonverbal communication. You give positive encouragement to
motivate students to try new strategies, to persist when
implementation challenges arise, and to reinforce existing
- A Leader - you have a proven track record of being reliable,
ambitious, humble, and responsive. You have organizational systems
that allow you to manage your time, prioritize, and consistently
meet all deadlines. You are relentless in your pursuit of
improvement and excellence, holding yourself and your colleagues to
a very high standard. You hold yourself accountable for the
outcomes of those you teach and are a partner to them in their
successes and challenges.WHO WE AREThe mission of the Chicago
International Charter School (CICS) is to be a vibrant network of
unique Chicago charter schools that prepares students to thrive in
college and life and empowers educators to innovate and lead. We
strive to be a hub of excellence and innovation in Chicago
education where every student flourishes, every school meets the
unique needs of its students and community, and every success
catalyzes citywide improvement.CICS is entering an exciting time,
embarking on the implementation of a new strategic plan. Joining
our organization at this critical point in our history is an
opportunity to be a part of leading CICS in a new direction.We will
continue to partner with high-performing school operators, but we
will sharpen our focus on innovation, recruiting talented education
entrepreneurs and supporting their efforts to innovate inside our
schools and classrooms—ultimately, better serving Chicago's
students and their families.Our plan is to develop CICS into a
consistently high-performing network of academically rigorous,
pedagogically diverse, forward-thinking schools that prepare every
student for success in college or career – and our teachers will
play a critical role in meeting that ambitious plan.WHAT WE
VALUEOur values keep us honest and help us determine the best
course of action to meet our mission and vision.
- We are determined optimists. We believe the quality of our
schools must match the boundless potential of our students. We are
uncompromising on quality and equity, fueled by the urgency to
improve, and grounded in the belief that anything is possible if we
- We are driven to make the world better for students. Our core
purpose is to improve our world through education. All decisions
are made through the lens of what is best for students. We have the
courage to make tough calls that benefit students in the long term
and a deep commitment to our work.
- We nurture new ideas. We give brave approaches the space to
take root and the support to flourish. We are driven by data,
embrace constant iteration, and have the curiosity to learn
alongside our students so we can constantly improve.
- We get stuff done. We believe in hard work and humility. We're
focused on delivering results and we always maintain high
expectations—for our students and ourselves.
- We are powered by people and partnership. We value our partners
and our relationships. We maintain trust through transparency,
direct communication, and integrity. We work together with
compassion and without ego because we know the best solutions are
- We prioritize diversity and authenticity. Diversity and
authenticity are non-negotiable in education. We bring our whole
selves to work and school, tackle questions of race and equity,
listen, and tap into the power of our differences individually and
as a network.WHAT WE OFFERWe offer a competitive compensation
package, including a salary commensurate with experience; paid time
off; a benefits package including medical, dental, and vision
insurance; disability as well as life insurance. In addition,
you'll have the opportunity to work alongside dedicated colleagues
committed to providing high-quality, innovative educational options
for families across Chicago. MORE ON THE WORK ENVIRONMENTWhile
performing the responsibilities of this position, the work
environment characteristics listed below are representative of the
environment the employee will encounter: usual school working
conditions and may be noisy during high student traffic. In
addition, the physical demands described here are representative of
those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the
essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
essential functions. no physical exertion required; somewhat
stressful due to frequent student activity; exerting up to 20
pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force as
frequently as needed to move objects.OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY
AND EQUITYWe are profoundly committed to ensuring that our schools
serve as models of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Not only is it
the right thing to do – but it's also the most effective way to
advance racial and social justice. Because we live, learn and work
in a diverse city and a diverse world, we value and expect
cross-cultural competence and the continuous self-reflection and
self-awareness it demands. Through our policies, practices, and
attitudes, we cultivate a culture that prepares seniors and
students to respect, embrace, and champion diversity, equity, and
inclusion within our schools and beyond them.Chicago International
Charter School provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all
employees and applicants for employment without regard to race,
color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age,
disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status
as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state
and local laws.Powered by JazzHRqAE3FB8LzX
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