Dean of Expeditions, School Year 2022-2023 (CA Bay Area and Washington)

Summit Public Schools

About the organization

Who We Are

What if all students graduated high school with the knowledge, skills and habits they need to lead a fulfilled life? This is the question that guides our mission at Summit Public Schools.

Summit is a leading network of public schools that prepare a diverse student population for success in a four-year college and to be thoughtful, contributing members of society. We operate 14 schools serving over 4,500 students in the Bay Area and Washington state. 100% of Summit graduates are college ready and Summit graduates complete college at double the national average.

We need exceptional, diverse, and mission-aligned teachers to join our team to help prepare our students for a fulfilled life. Join us!

Duties

The Dean of Expeditions will be responsible for ensuring the effective, efficient, and values aligned implementation of the Expeditions Program at the school site- “explore your passions, find your path”.

Reporting to the Executive Director for site-based work and the Director of Expeditions for program-based work, the Dean of Expeditions will be the school leader during the site’s Expeditions rounds and will lead the cultivation of community partnerships and best-fit experience options for students during the weeks the site is not in Expeditions. The Dean will oversee Expeditions approximately 10 faculty and staff that are part of their “home” campus as well as those that join part-time. They will also be responsible for the support and management of community partners.

Additionally, the Dean of Expeditions will work with other campus leadership to ensure strong systems and resources are in place to promote reflection on experiences and conversation between mentors and their mentees that support student development of their Concrete Next Step.

The ideal candidate is a results-driven, systems-oriented leader with people and project management experience. The ideal candidate possesses excellent communication skills, and can quickly cultivate robust community partnerships and build strong relationships with faculty, families, staff, and students. Candidates must deeply value collaboration and be willing to both offer and receive honest, actionable, and timely feedback

Qualifications

- Bachelor’s Degree is required.
- A Teaching Credential in the relevant state is required, as is prior teaching experience.
- Commitment to uphold Summit’s values, belief that all children deserve a rigorous and equitable education that prepares them for college and for life.
- Community organizing and/or prior school leadership experience is strongly preferred.
- Prior experience in project and people management is strongly preferred.
- Prior experience with school operations and compliance is strongly preferred.
- Proficiency in Google Platforms, including Google Drive, Google Sheets, Google Docs, and Google Slides.
- Clear health and background check.

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