Dean of Instruction
Assist the school principal in the overall administration of the instructional program. Plans, directs, evaluates, and oversees administration of academic affairs for the campus.
Master’s degree preferred
Texas Standard Principal Certificate or Certificate of Mid-Management preferred
Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
Demonstrated knowledge of the principles, methods, strategies, goals and objectives of public education
Demonstrated knowledge of procedures, techniques and strategies pertaining to the administration of secondary school level operation
Demonstrated ability to effectively plan, organize, and coordinate the management functions and activities of a secondary school operation
Demonstrated ability to carry out responsibilities with little or no supervision
Demonstrated ability to handle multiple priorities with frequent interruptions
Demonstrated ability to promote a positive, caring climate for learning
Demonstrated ability to effectively analyze problems, issues and concerns and formulate appropriate alternative solutions
Demonstrated ability to deal sensitively and fairly with persons from diverse cultural backgrounds
Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with student, staff, parents and community members
Five years of experience as a classroom teacher
Major Responsibilities and Duties Instructional Management
1. Participate in development and evaluation of educational programs.
2. Encourage and support development of innovative instructional programs, helping teachers pilot such efforts when appropriate.
3. Promote the use of technology in the teaching/learning process. School/Organizational Climate
4. Promote a positive, caring climate for learning.
5. Deal sensitively and fairly with persons from diverse cultural backgrounds.
6. Communicate effectively with students and staff
7. Participate in development of campus improvement plans with staff, parents, and community members.
8. Help principal develop, maintain, and use information systems to maintain and records to track progress on campus performance objectives and academic excellence indicators. Personnel Management
9. Observe employee performance, record observations, and conduct evaluation conferences. Serve as second appraiser for designated teacher appraisal system.
10. Assist principal in interviewing, selecting, and orienting new staff. Administration and Fiscal/Facilities Management
11. Help plan daily school activities by participating in the development of class schedules, teacher assignments, and extracurricular activity schedules.
12. Work with department heads and faculty to compile annual budget requests based on documented program needs.
13. Requisition supplies, textbooks, and equipment; check inventory; maintain records; and verify receipts for materials.
14. Assist with safety inspections and safety-drill practice activities.
15. Coordinate transportation, custodial, cafeteria, and other support services.
16. Comply with federal and state laws, State Board of Education rule, and board policy. Student Management
17. Ensure that students are adequately supervised during non-instructional periods.
18. Help to develop a student discipline management system that results in positive student behavior.
19. Ensure that school rules are uniformly observed and that student discipline is appropriate and equitable.
20. Conduct conferences on student and school issues with parents, students, and teachers. Professional Growth and Development
21. Participate in professional development to improve skills related to job assignment. School/Community Relations
22. Articulate the school’s mission to community and solicit its support in realizing mission.
23. Demonstrate awareness of school-community needs and initiate activities to meet those needs.
24. Use appropriate and effective techniques to encourage community and parent involvement.
Share coaching responsibility for professional staff with school principal.
Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors
Maintain emotional control under stress. Work with frequent interruptions. Occasional district-wide travel; occasional prolonged and irregular hours.
The foregoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.