Associate Dean of Students (#260536)

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About KIPP Nashville KIPP Nashville is a network of high-performing, college preparatory public schools that has been committed to creating a vibrant, college-going culture in North and East Nashville since 2005. KIPP Nashville is partnered with the acclaimed KIPP Network, which serves over 70,000 students nation-wide and sends low-income students to college at a rate 5x higher than that of their peers. KIPP Nashville currently operates 2 middle schools (KIPP Academy Nashville and KIPP Nashville College Prep), 1 high school (KIPP Nashville Collegiate High School), and 1 elementary school (KIPP Kirkpatrick Elementary School). Our alumni have achieved a 95% high school graduation rate and are supported to and through college by our KIPP Through College program. We are excited to expand our K-16 continuum by growing to 7 schools by 2020. The mission of KIPP Nashville is to cultivate in its students the character and academic skills needed to succeed in rigorous high schools and colleges and to become productive citizens in the world beyond. If you share in this belief, if you have a proven willingness to do whatever it takes for students to achieve, if you thrive in an environment that is both collaborative and entrepreneurial, then you are already a KIPP teacher.

Leading at KIPP Nashville Collegiate High School: KIPP Nashville Collegiate High School invites exceptional emerging leaders to apply for the position of Associate Dean of Students for the 2016-17 school year. The Associate Dean of Students shares responsibility for the culture of the school, facilitating the development of student character and ensuring a positive and structured environment that creates the conditions for accelerated learning. This position requires an organized and consistent educator with a concrete vision of excellence, the ability to build outstanding relationships with stakeholders, and a talent for inspiring children to high expectations. This position is an opportunity to play a significant role in founding an institution focused on academic achievement, character, and college-readiness. The Associate Dean of Students position is intended to prepare emerging leaders for a Dean of Students position. The responsibilities of the Associate Dean of Students include, but are not limited to:

Proactive Responsibilities Work closely with the Founding Dean of Students to establish a positive, structured, and achievement-oriented school culture Facilitate teacher training and support around discipline, relationships, expectations, consistency, and management Support a school-wide discipline system with meaningful incentives and consequences Collaborate with the Founding Dean of Students in the refinement and execution of Character Strengths Curriculum Coordinate and support recognition assemblies, parent workshops, community events, and other culture-building activities Support teachers in building relationships with students and parents; implement parental involvement plan Supervise school entry, breakfast, lunch, transitions, and dismissal to ensure they are orderly and positive Refine systems to ensure all students have excellent attendance and arrive at school on time Refine systems to ensure all students have excellent homework completion and that homework is checked efficiently Ensure that the physical environment of the school reinforces school culture and facilitates student achievement Ensure effective field lessons, school events, and extracurricular activities Model KNCHS core values and character strengths at all times Reactive Responsibilities: Assist the Founding Dean of Students, teachers, students, and parents in the creation and implementation of support plans for struggling students Reinforce the effective use of the school-wide behavior plan, including the school’s merit and rubric systems Monitor behavioral pull-out and in-school suspensions Maintain accurate student discipline records; document conferences, suspensions, and phone calls for behavior Communicate clearly and promptly with teachers, families, and students when discipline issues occur