Dean of Students (SY 21-22)
About the organization
Uncommon Schools is a non-profit network of 55 outstanding public charter schools in grades K-12 across New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts. Our mission is to start and manage outstanding urban public charter schools that close the achievement gap and prepare students from low-income backgrounds for success in college and beyond. We are accomplishing that mission every day, with a college graduation rate that is well above the national average and thousands of stories of our students and alumni achieving their dreams.
The Dean of Students at Uncommon will work with the school’s Principal and Director of Operations to ensure that all students demonstrate dramatic student achievement gains and internalize the school’s values. This individual will also help lead and support efforts around school culture, culturally responsive teaching, and student and family engagement.
Passionate commitment to the mission of Uncommon Schools and investment in our vision for being an anti-racist organization;
Drive to improve the minds and lives of students in and out of the classroom;
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and strong interpersonal skills with students, parents, colleagues, and community members;
Understanding of the nuances of urban school environments and school culture;
Bachelor’s degree is required; a Master’s degree is preferred;
Minimum of two years experience working with youth or teaching in an urban district or charter school setting;
Belief in and alignment with Uncommon’s core beliefs and educational philosophy is non-negotiable.
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