Dean of Climate and Culture

SER Metro-Detroit

About the organization

Since 1971, SER Metro-Detroit has consistently maintained a high-performance record in the skills training and placement of consumers into unsubsidized employment in the private sector and in providing employers with a diverse, qualified workforce. The means by which our mission of cultivating a qualified, skilled and adaptable workforce for metropolitan Detroit and the global economy is reflected in our name: Service, Employment, and Redevelopment. SER Metro-Detroit works to give each consumer of services the resources needed to create a life of self-sufficiency and self-fulfillment. SER program mix includes: literacy and education, job readiness skills training, occupational skills training, vocational skills training, job seeker and employer services, welfare reform programming, economic and community development, employment, and extensive youth programming. The services delivery system includes the active participation of the public and private sectors, education, and government.


1. Provide counseling, consultation, coordination, and student appraisal to meet the academic needs of students related to graduation plans, college entrance, scholarships, and employment or post-secondary planning; Serve as a resource for parents on problems affecting the orderly educational development, physical development, and character development of students.
2. Communicate daily with students, parents, and teachers regarding attendance and discipline matters; ensure that students are contacted daily by the Administrative Assistant to improve attendance and engagement outcomes.
3. Monitor daily student attendance and administer SLA/SYLA attendance policies; Monitor the accurate compilation of daily attendance reports and records. Research, develop and implement programs to improve student attendance and discipline.
4. Work cooperatively with principal and staff. Provide direction for administrative assistants and tutors in fulfillment of department goals and objectives.
5. Coordinate and plan student activities as needed. Initiate and support programs that facilitate an appropriate climate for learning and promotion of virtue.
6. Identify, plan, and implement strategies to address barriers to learning including behavior issues and social adjustment.
7. Maintain behavioral logs for each student, keeping comprehensive documentation of contacts, actions, and interventions.


1. Master’s Degree in Education with a Michigan Teaching Certification.
2. 5 years minimal experience in an urban learning environment working with high-risk youth.
3. Excellent written and verbal communications skills. Bilingual language skills in English/Spanish (written/verbal) preferred.
4. Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access) and online sourcing tools with functional knowledge of internet use for search platforms.
5. Ability to interact with students, parents and staff in a positive and productive manner.
6. Strong cultural competence to effectively educate and manage students from varying backgrounds and socio-economic levels. Understanding of the nuances of urban school environments.
7. Experience in implementing school-wide positive behavioral interventions (such as the Response to Intervention model) and supports, in- school suspension and/or Restorative Justice Practices.
8. Knowledge of de-escalation techniques, trauma-informed practices and behavior management strategies is a plus.
9. Command respect by example in appearance, manners, behavior and language.
10. Valid Michigan Driver’s License. Incumbent must also have reliable means of transportation to travel to each campus and various locations outside of the office.


$60,000 - $74,000

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