Assistant Dean of Students

Posted on: July 30, 2021

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.

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.

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 and effort to create a safe and positive school culture
Serve on the school’s Behavioral Health and Restorative Justice Teams and overseeing 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 enforces 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, conduct home visits, attend home and away athletic events to ensure student safety and compliance to the SCC, manage morning entry and after school dismissal, monitor and supervise 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.