Secondary Dean of Students – Hastings High School

Position Dates:  January through June 2022  (Please note that this position is for the remainder of the 2021-2022 school year only.  There is a possibility the position will be extended through the 2022-2023 school year.)

Position Purpose

Assist the principals and assistant principals in discipline, supervision, and attendance and support school and district initiatives that create a safe and engaging learning environment and increase student achievement.

Essential Functions

  • Assist with student behavior management and discipline including problem solving student behavior concerns.
  • Communicate with and engage students, parents, and staff to resolve student academic and behavior issues, referring significant issues to the appropriate administrator.
  • Monitor student attendance and work with parents, teachers to resolve individual issues.
  • Perform such record-keeping functions as the principal may direct, including entry of behavior events in the student information system, and producing and sending documentation related to behavior events to families as required by policy or statute.
  • Perform supervision of students during unstructured times such as before and after school, during passing times and during lunch periods.
  • Assist with coordination and supervision of safety drills and special events.
  • Assist the principal in hiring, supervising and evaluating all non-certified personnel. 
  • Lead committees and teams and participate in building and district initiatives, providing staff development and leadership to meet school and district strategic plans and improvement plans.
  • Participate with parents, faculty and student groups in advancing educational objectives and related activities.
  • Attend IEP meetings as the district representative.
  • Coordinate the building testing and assessment program according to district policy.
  • Serve as an instructional resource for intervention and equity services to support the development and growth of equitable systems and practices within the school.
  • Serve as emergency substitute teacher when need arises.
  • Assist the principal in the supervision and implementation of all curriculum.
  • Performs other duties of a comparable level or type, as required.

Additional Duties
Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Principal, Assistant Principal, Superintendent and other central office administrators as designated by the Superintendent.

Note:    The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities.  It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of Curriculum and instruction practices and trends
  • Knowledge of Learning processes, models, theories, and educational technologies, trends and developments.
  • Knowledge of Supervisory and management principles, practices and fundamentals.
  • Knowledge of State and local laws pertaining to schools and District administrative policies and procedures.
  • Understanding of school laws, rules and regulations, including special education and due process. G
  • Knowledge and understanding of graduation standards.
  • Knowledge of, and skilled in, basic and advanced human relations methods and techniques.
  • Knowledge of coaching and training of certified and noncertified staff.
  • Ability to establish guidelines of behavior and to enforce the consequences in a consistent manner, while assisting students in taking responsibility for their behavior.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, supervisors, department heads, and district administration.
  • Ability to plan, develop and implement educational programs and initiatives.
  • Ability to evaluate, delegate, assess, supervise, develop and counsel support staff.
  • Ability to supervise, delegate and direct diverse and multiple programs.
  • Skilled in resolving conflicts, communicating complex ideas and concepts to the general public, and skilled in public relation activities
  • Excellent consensus and team building skills.
  • Excellent computer skills of databases, reports, spreadsheets, documents, correspondence and Email.

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.

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

Travel Requirements
Travel to school district buildings and professional meetings as required.

Qualifications Profile
Certification/License:

  • Current secondary MN teaching license.
    Licensed by the state of Minnesota as a principal/school administrator.
  • Motor Vehicle Operator’s License or ability to provide own transportation.

Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education related field
    Master’s Degree in Education / Educational Leadership preferred.

Experience
Minimum of four years of successful teaching experience at the High School level, preferably in more than one subject area and grade level.

FLSA Status:       Exempt

Compensation:  $451.43 per day

Number of Working Days:  Dependent upon start date