Job Title: Dean of Students
Location: Burke High School: 12200 Burke Blvd Omaha, NE 68154
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 2023-24
Salary Schedule: Commensurate with experience and education/ As outlined in applicable negotiated agreement.
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 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 high 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.
Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Principal and other central office administrators as designated by the Superintendent.
Equipment: This position may require the ability to use SMART boards and iPads in addition to basic office equipment such as computers, copiers, scanners, and fax machine. Must always comply with OPS's guidelines for equipment use.
Travel: Limited travel may be required.
Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards:
- Must be able to respond rapidly in emergency situations.
- Must have organization, time management, communication, and interpersonal skills.
- Work in school building environments.
- Contact with personnel within the district and with customers and vendors.
- Will be working under the direct supervision of the department supervisor in order to complete day to day tasks.
- Will be working with a diverse population requiring the ability to handle all situations with tact and diplomacy.
- Must understand and respond appropriately to customer needs and maintain a positive attitude with all customers and colleagues.
- Expected to interact with all internal and external customers in a friendly, professional manner and provide quick, responsive customer service.
Employee Punctuality and Appearance
- In order for schools to operate effectively, employees are expected to perform all assigned duties and work all scheduled hours during each designated workday, unless the employee has received approved leave.
- Any deviation from assigned hours must have prior approval from the employee's supervisor or building administrator.
- All employees are required to report to work dressed in a manner that reflects a positive image of Omaha Public Schools and is appropriate for their position.
Terms of Employment
This position is treated as a full-time exempt certified position. The terms of your employment will be governed by applicable state laws regulating employment or teaching in a Nebraska public school and Board of Education policies, as those laws and policies may change from time to time, and the Teacher Contract. If your position is represented by a collective bargaining representative, then your employment will also be governed by a negotiated agreement between OPS and collective bargaining representative.
Terms of employment are contingent upon:
- Verification of a valid Nebraska Teaching License or other required license.
- A background check which demonstrates background is acceptable for the position sought and working with or around students.
- Verification of U.S. Citizenship or legal authorization to work in the United States.
- Successful completion of a tuberculosis skin test (if required by federal law for your position).
- Execution and delivery to OPS of a Teacher Contract presented by OPS.
Omaha Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), marital status, sexual orientation, disability, age, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or economic status in its programs, activities, employment, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following individual has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Director for the Office of Equity and Diversity, 3215 Cuming Street, Omaha, NE 68131. (531-299-0307)
The Omaha Public School District is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process please contact the human resources department at 531-299-0240.