Dean of Students, Secondary

Position Purpose:  The Dean of Students reports to the Principal and supports the building Administration Team in the application of the Student Code of Conduct, Attendance, and other student and school matters.  This individual is responsible for assisting the Administration Team in supervision of student activities throughout the school day, responding to discipline referrals in a timely manner, following buildings procedures in the administering of the Student Code of Conduct and Due Process protocols, and maintaining timely communications with the building administration and parents/guardians regarding necessary disciplinary actions.  This individual will exhibit strong standards of professional ethics when relating to staff, students, parents, administration and the community.  The Dean of Students will perform other duties designated by the Principal.

*Please note the Dean of Students position is considered a teaching position and is not reported to the state of Nebraska as an administrative position.

Essential Performance Responsibilities

  • Promote a school environment that is safe and conducive to student learning.
  • Serve as a member of the building leadership team.
  • Monitor behavior, attendance, and academic progress of students and provide appropriate feedback to teachers, students and parents/guardians.
  • Demonstrated philosophy that all students can and will learn.
  • Maintain the District’s overall mission; assist in supporting and implementing board policies and the academic action plan school wide with students, staff, parents/guardians, and community members.
  • Maintain the School’s overall mission; assist in supporting and implementing school guidelines with students, staff, parents/guardians, and community members.
  • Work collaboratively with the Principal, Administrative Team, and school staff to best meet the educational needs of the student population based on individual student needs.
  • Work collaboratively with the Principal and Administrative Team in conducting, coaching visits and providing feedback for continuous growth to staff.
  • Works collaboratively with the Principal and Administrative Team in guiding decision making and problem solving in relation to student, family, or team needs.
  • Demonstrates the promotion of life-long learning by participating in pertinent professional development in both the academic curriculum as well as cultural proficiency and awareness of understanding diversity
  • Maintain effective communication with all supporting divisions within the Omaha Public School district as well as students, staff, parents/guardians and community members.
  • The skills pertinent to positive human relationships and the ability to work effectively with students, members of the instructional staff and the community.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Minimum of a Master’s Degree in education related fields.
  • A valid Nebraska Teaching Certificate with applicable area endorsements.  Endorsements in the area of administration and supervision for secondary education preferred.
  • Minimum of four years successful teaching experience.  Successful teaching experience in a multicultural diverse urban middle school setting preferred.
  • Demonstrates a clear understanding of the philosophy, purpose and function within an urban school district.
  • Demonstrates an empathy for helping to lead a strong diverse urban educational environment.
  • Demonstrated philosophy that all students can and will learn.
  • Demonstrated record of success which exemplifies instructional leadership, standards of academic excellence and personal integrity.
  • Knowledge of current educational trends/issues impacting the middle school.
  • Skills in building and maintaining strong relationships with students, staff, parents, administration and the community.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment including appropriate handling of all confidential matters with a minimum of supervision.
  • Exemplary problem solving, organizational, and time management skills.
  • Demonstrated technology skills and experience with software including Infinite Campus, Microsoft Suite.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Assists in Implementing Board policies and the Academic Action Plan School wide for the staff and students.
  • The skills pertinent to positive human relationships and the ability to work effectively with all staff, students, parents, administrators and the community.
  • Demonstrated abilities and a willingness conducive to the continuous quest for quality education.
  • Knowledge of OPS’s mission, purpose, goals and the role of every employee in achieving each of them.

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

Zone 6

Grades

6, 7, 8

Additional Information

Location:  King Science & Technology Middle School – 3720 Florence Blvd, Omaha, NE 68110

 

Reports To: Building Principal

 

Work Schedule/FLSA Status: 188 Days plus the time equivalent of 18 additional duty days as per negotiated agreement / Exempt.

Start Date: August 2022

 

Salary Schedule: Commensurate with experience and education/ As outlined in applicable negotiated agreement.

Contact Information

Omaha Public Schools
3215 Cuming Street
Omaha, Nebraska 38131
http://www.ops.org%20

Megan Schnebel
(p) (531) 299-9731