Dean of Students, 0.5 FTE

Primary Purpose
Under the direct supervision of a School Principal, to assist administrators, teachers, parents and students in resolving student attendance, behavioral and disciplinary problems in a consistent manner.

Essential Functions

  • Assist teachers, parents and students in resolving non-academic student issues in the school, such as behavioral problems.
  • Maintains records of any student disciplinary actions taken in accordance with applicable laws and regulations, and District policies.
  • Confers with parents, teachers, support services personnel and students on matters of discipline and problem solving.
  • Provides mentoring services to students and consultation services to parents.
  • Reports to administrators, teachers, school attendance staff, parents, and students relative to issues affecting student performance.
  • Recommends appropriate programs for students to assist them with behavioral problems.
  • Instructs and advises students regarding their responsibility to adhere to school rules and policies, to foster a safe school environment, and to respect other individuals and property.
  • Assists in arranging for appropriate tutorial instruction related to assigned academic work.
  • Assists administrators, teachers, and school attendance staff in addressing student attendance problems.
  • Assists in the administration of the In-School Suspension Program and co-curricular activities.
  • Arranges meetings as directed with students, parents, teachers, and administrators regarding disciplinary problems in school.
  • Counsels individual students as needed and makes appropriate referrals for testing, guidance or other services.
  • Coordinates with community and government agencies relating to drug and alcohol abuse, truancy, and other conduct.
  • Assists in developing policies and practices to assure building security and safety.
  • Assists in the preparation of student expulsion hearings.
  • Member of the PBIS team
  • Oversight of the Choices Room and supervision of educational assisant(s)
  • Other duies as assigned

Additional Duties
Performs other related tasks as assigned.
                Note:  The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities.  It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.

Equipment
Use standard office equipment such as personal computers, printer, copier and fax machines, and telephone.

Travel Requirements
Travel to school district buildings as required.

Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards
Work in standard office and school building environments.
                Note:    Also see the Summary of Physical, Sensory and Environmental Requirements Needed to Perform Essential Functions for this position.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of applicable laws and regulations regarding student discipline, bullying, sexual harassment, etc. 
  • Knowledge of student behavior management techniques.
  • Knowledge of dispute resolution techniques and ability to engage in dispute resolution.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally an in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work.

Qualifications Profile
Certification/License:

  • Minnesota State Teaching License.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and able to successfully communicate
    with students, staff, parents, and related agencies. Must be able to read, interpret and enforce school
    policies in the area of student discipline and supervision.
  • Must provide own transportation as needed. 

Education
Bachelor’s and/or Masters Degree an accredited college or university.

Experience

  • Successful experience working with children at risk.
  • Successful experience developing and implementing professional development programs relating to non-academic student behavioral issues preferred.

FLSA Status:       Exempt