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Dean of Students - (24-25) | KIPP Mosaic Academy School

KIPP Foundation

KIPP Foundation

Houston, TX, USA
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024

Company Description

KIPP Texas Public Schools is a network of 57 public charter, open-enrollment, pre-k-12 schools educating nearly 34,000 students across Austin, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Houston, and San Antonio. Together with families and communities, our mission is to create joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose - college, career, and beyond - so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world.

Founded in Houston in 1994, and operating as KIPP Texas since 2018, our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in our classrooms, in our offices, and in the communities we serve is unwavering. We are looking to hire a diverse team of dynamic, collaborative, and dedicated individuals with an unyielding belief that every child will succeed. Join our Team and Family and champion equity, chase excellence, persist with purpose, bring joy, and help us rise together.

KIPP Public Schools is a national network of public charter schools that prepares students with the skills and confidence to create the future they want for themselves, their communities, and us all. We are a network of 280 schools, nearly 15,000 educators, and 175,000 students and alumni.

You can see all our job opportunities at https://kipptexas.org/join-our-team/.

Job Description

Every member of the Team & Family at KIPP Texas Public Schools plays a critical role in ensuring our students have the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose - college, career and beyond. Our educators are passionate advocates for their students and their families, working tirelessly to ensure that our students have access to opportunity. In our classrooms and across the KIPP family we embrace, honor and celebrate our differences across several characteristics that construct our unique identities in our little and big KIPPsters. We are especially committed to attracting and developing individuals who share the life experiences of our students because we believe the best work we do is grounded in the realities and experiences of our families and KIPPsters.

A KIPP Dean will provide assistance to the School Leader with the overall administration of instructional programs and the school. An Dean may focus on a specific area such as faculty, students, or culture or may handle all areas on the campus.

The Dean furthers the mission of KIPP Texas by supporting a school culture that empowers students to develop the knowledge, skills, and character traits necessary to pursue a college education and a life of value, joy, and integrity. As an instructional coach, and through the direct management of teachers, the Dean will focus on maximizing school-wide academic growth and character development. The Dean will work to support KIPP Texas' regional mission and culture of achievement. We are committed to establishing high-achieving schools that are diverse, equitable, and partnered strongly with the communities they serve.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

Depending on the focus of the position, the Dean will be responsible for:

Instructional Management

• Participate in the development and evaluation of educational programs

• Encourage and support development of innovative instructional programs, helping teachers pilot such efforts when appropriate

• Assess curriculum by monitoring syllabi, course overviews, and lesson plans

• Maintain internal and external assessment systems and help teachers use assessment data to further improve the quality of instruction

• Manage academic support programs such as Saturday School, tutoring, service learning work, etc.

School Culture

· Regularly check in with faulty to help mediate conversations between faulty members and assess overall morale at school

• Support leadership with faculty reward programs and activities

Faculty Management

• Observe employee performance, record observations and conduct evaluations

• Conduct one on ones teachers and grade level or department chairs

• Collaborate and advise teachers on classroom management methods and interventions

• Ensure the continuous professional development of all staff by collaborating with other Leadership Team members to design, develop, and execute individual and staff-wide professional development

• Assist School Leader in interviewing, selecting and orienting new staff

Student Management

• Monitor overall academic progress for students

• Intervene with support when students have challenges with attendance, academics or discipline

• Work with students to set goals and increase student motivation

• Administer disciplinary actions

Parent Outreach

• Assist teachers to develop strong partnerships with parents by enhancing communications

• Work closely with faculty to develop strategic plans to monitor compliance of the Commitment to Excellence on behalf of the parents and students

School Management

• Maintain and monitor compliance in areas such as Special Education, 504, LPAC and At-Risk students

• Coordinate and manage state, district, and local testing

• May be responsible for the school in the School Leader’s absence

Qualifications

Education and Knowledge

• Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university

• Prior experience as a highly effective teacher

• Must be considered highly-qualified based on NCLB guidelines, if applicable

• Previous leadership experience preferred

Skills

• Ability to establish rapport with families and children

• Articulate, professional demeanor with strong self-confidence and initiative

• Ability to work both on broad-based strategy and everyday details

• Ability to exercise excellent judgment in decision-making

• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships both internal and external to the district

• Independent, self-starter with a strong focus on student development and a passion for working with underserved student populations and their families

• Proven written and verbal communication skills with all levels of management, both internal and external to the district

• Strong organizational and planning skills

• Possession of a passionate and loving attitude toward all children

• Possession of a belief in inquiry-based learning and constructivist methods

• Possession of a sense of urgency to do whatever it takes to assure that every student gets to and through college

• Commitment to the vision, mission, values and goals of KIPP Houston

• Motivation to grow as an educational professional

• Desire to implement curriculum, instruction, and assessment that is cutting-edge based on educational research

• Willingness to be an active member of a professional learning community focused on action research within the school and the classroom

• Responsiveness; Follow-up and follow-through with students, families, and faculty members is essential

• Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)

• Proficiency using computers, printers, copy machines, and fax machines

Additional Information

Compensation

As a full time KIPP Texas employee you are eligible to participate in all KIPP Texas’ benefit plans. KIPP Texas offers a robust variety of benefits choices with competitive rates, including medical, dental, and vision options, as well as life insurance and disability plans.

KIPP provides equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.