Assistant Dean of Students

Posted on: November 17, 2021 |

Chicago Tech Academy High School
Our mission is to educate, empower, and connect a diverse next generation of entrepreneurial thinkers to discover their passions, succeed in college, and thrive in a digital world.

ChiTech’s Core Values:
Equity: We have an unwavering belief in everyone’s potential
Collaboration: We are stronger when we work together
Authenticity: Deeper learning happens both inside and outside the classroom.
Growth Mindset: Hard work and dedication leads to continuous learning.

Position Overview:
The role of the Assistant Dean of Students is to organize and implement support for students and families in the areas of behavioral health, attendance, and social-emotional learning. As a member of the Behavioral Health and Restorative Justice teams, the Assistant Dean collaborates with their peers to create interventions and track progress toward set goals that ensure student success.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
– Foster sound and effective interpersonal relationships among students, teachers, parents, and administrators
– Manage common areas, passing periods, and entry and exit procedure for all students
– Collaborate with counselors, teachers, administrators, and other school staff in developing and implementing restorative and proactive practices, including interventions, in an effort to create a safe and positive school culture
– Serve on the school’s Behavioral Health and Restorative Justice Teams and oversee the implementation of students interventions
– Ensure Behavioral MTSS processes, protocols, timelines, and plans are implemented with fidelity
– Collaborate and confer with to develop and follow up on a sequence of interventions for at-risk students
– Establish and maintain high standards of student conduct and enforce discipline as necessary, ensuring that the rights of students are upheld
– Support the development of systems and programs to support students that struggle with the school’s expectations regarding attendance, behavior and academic achievement
– Consult and collaborate effectively with parents/guardians, teachers, administrators, and other educational/community resources regarding students with identified concerns and needs and provide resources to support these different
– Provide individual counseling and group counseling to help students cope effectively with personal, social, academic, career and family concerns
– Other duties as assigned including but not limited to serving on the Behavioral Health Team, conducting home visits, attend home and away athletic events to ensure student safety and compliance to the SCC, managing morning entry and after school dismissal, monitoring and supervising hallways, and passing periods, daily participation in the safe passage route after school, etc.

Education and Training:
Bachelor’s degree required. Preferred areas of study: Social Work, School Counseling, Secondary Education
Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, Google applications, and basic office equipment

Work-Related Experience:
2-4 years of work experience in a similar role is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
– Demonstrated passion for and commitment to the mission and success of Chicago Tech Academy
– Fiercely organized and execution-oriented (experience managing many moving parts and consistently delivering on time)
– Demonstrated ability to work autonomously as well as collaboratively with the leadership team
– Acute attention to detail coupled with the ability to think and act strategically and follow-up and follow-through
– Flexible and able to multi-task; can work within an ambiguous, fast-moving environment, while also driving toward clarity and solutions
– Personal qualities of maturity, humility, strong work ethic, sense of humor, and a roll-up-my-sleeves attitude

Chicago Tech Academy is committed to a policy of equal treatment for all individuals. Chicago Tech Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, disability, age, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, or military status in any of its activities or operations.