- USC College Prep- Pico Union/Westlake
- Los Angeles, CA, USA
- Full Time
2017-18 Founding Dean of Student Culture
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The Dean of Student Culture will lead and support the school in maintaining a positive, professional, and disciplined school culture.
About USC College Prep- Pico Union/Westlake
USC College Prep- Pico Union/Westlake is a new charter high school powered by Ednovate in partnership with the University of Southern California. We will open just west of downtown Los Angeles in the fall of 2017 and will expand one grade level per year until we serve students in grades 9-12 in 2020.
Our mission is to empower our students to use their college degrees and careers to make a positive multigenerational change. We will provide students and families a safe and nurturing school culture that has high expectations and that delivers a rigorous and personalized college prep experience. Our innovative classroom approach allows students to learn at their own pace through a curriculum that uses online lessons, digital platforms, small-group learning, coaching and one-on-one instruction. Along with personalizing the learning experience, we care about instilling a deep sense of purpose in our students and developing valuable relationships in our school community. Redesigning the high school experience requires that staff members reflect constantly on the impact of their actions and collaborate to continuously improve their practice.
The Dean of Student Culture (DSC) at USC- Pico Union/Westlake will work closely with all staff members to ensure that all of our students experience a firm, fair and caring school culture that prepares them for college and beyond. This includes setting and pursuing goals around merits/demerits, detentions, attendance, network audits/culture snapshots, and other promotion requirements. The DSC will develop and maintain a positive behavior and interventions system and incorporate restorative practices within our firm and consistent discipline policies. On a daily, weekly and quarterly basis, the DSC will engage in rigorous data analysis to make informed decisions about student behavior programs, townhall meetings, advisory lessons, and staff training and support. The DSC will support teachers and collaborate with families to resolve behavior management issues, coordinate restorative conversations, and coach students toward good decisions. The DSC will manage our positive incentives systems and weekly detention process. The DSC will also serve as a huge support in any large group gatherings (before school, lunch, and dismissal monitoring, family engagement, evening programs).
The ideal candidate:
- Is passionate about increasing the college attainment rate in educationally underserved populations and working with families of diverse backgrounds
- Has an unwavering belief in academic success for all students and commitment to our mission, discipline model, and vision
- Enjoys a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment and is eager to build new systems or adapt existing ones
- Collaborates well with other adults and engages in healthy collegial conflict
- Finds joy in their work and thrives with autonomy, flexibility and accountability
- Is comfortable with a high degree of transparency and accountability for results
- Has excellent interpersonal skills, including strong cross-cultural communication skills with adolescents and families
- Demonstrates successful results as a disciplinarian or culture builder
- (Preferred) Multilingual (English/Spanish)
- (Preferred) Has a masters in education or has completed a school leadership program and/or the like
This is a full-time position that begins on July 3, 2017.
Wages & Benefits
The salary for this job is competitive and commensurates with experience; a competitive benefit package is included.
To submit an application, please visit our website at http://ednovate.org/careers. Ednovate is strongly committed to hiring a diverse and multicultural staff, and we encourage applications from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds. Ednovate does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, handicap, age, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnic origin, or any other reason prohibited by state or federal law.