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Overview The middle school dean of students is responsible for shaping and sustaining the schoola s distinctive culture and ensuring that the students internalize the schoola s values and aspirations for academic excellence He or she will provide cultural leadership to the teaching staff and oversees the implementation of school wide systems and procedures Leadership at Ascend We look for educators who are excited to embrace a restorative approach to discipline and who believe that family and community partnerships are crucial Above all we look for leaders who are passionate and committed to urban education and our ultimate goal of closing the achievement gap in Brooklyn Why join Ascend Charter Schools Ascend is a network of urban college preparatory K charter schools in Brooklyn Educators at Ascend are driven by our mission to equip every student with the knowledge confidence and character to succeed in college and beyond Today we educate students at five lower schools three middle schools and one high school We are passionate about guiding our scholars to think critically and independently and to enjoy education as an end in itself We teach a rigorous liberal arts curriculum that fosters curiosity and enables our scholars to adapt to new ideas and practices while gaining a fundamental understanding of math and science We foster a school culture where scholars feel connected empowered and safe to take academic risks We utilize comprehensive practices such as advisory and collaborative problem solving that promote respect develop leadership and strengthen relationships Our school buildings We believe that our school buildings should reflect the incredible accomplishments that happen within their walls All Ascend schools are housed in inviting newly renovated buildings where every detail is chosen to communicate our aspirations for teaching and learning See where we work Responsibilities The founding middle school dean of students will implement school wide systems and procedures that are structured predictable and support the schoola s highly ambitious academic expectations Additionally the dean of students will Design and implement community meetings and celebrations to help build a culture of joyfulness Design and execute procedures for arrival dismissal and other school routines Work with the teachers to ensure a successful advisory program Provide support to teachers helping them build and create a warm structured and responsive classroom culture Reinforce and maintain the schoola s culture of high academic and behavioral achievement by utilizing the Ascend philosophy that discipline is an opportunity for learning growth and community building Work directly with high touch scholars to provide supports and structures to ensure their academic progress Ensure that Ascend scholars meet high expectations for attendance Work with parents families and caregivers to build and maintain strong relationships throughout the course of the school year Staff and reporting relationships The founding middle school dean of students reports to the school director collaborates with the dean of instruction works closely with the Ascend network and participates as a member of the school leadership team Qualifications At least years of teaching experience urban charter experience preferred Bachelora s degree with an advanced degree strongly preferred Experience coaching teachers preferred Strong leadership and team building skills Superb organizational self management and problem solving skills Excellent communication skills written and oral Demonstrated success using data to drive instruction with a strong understanding of pedagogy that drives results Insistence on academic excellence and rigor at all times A hunger for feedback and an openness to engage in a process of self improvement A high level of ownership over the success or failure of the scholars they lead defining success in terms of academic results Alignment with the educational philosophy and core beliefs of Ascend Learning Passion and commitment to urban education and our ultimate goal of closing the achievement gap Compensation Ascend offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package Please visit www ascendcharterschools org careers to learn more about the benefits of working at Ascend Ascend Charter Schools is an equal opportunity employer and an organization that values diversity People from all diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply


• Location: Brooklyn

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