Dean of Culture - High School - San Jose ($2,000 Signing Bonus)

2022-23 School Leadership San Jose, California


Description

About KIPP Public Schools Northern California

We are a thriving nonprofit network of 17 free, public charter schools open to all students. At KIPP, we believe all children should grow up free to create the future they want for themselves and that schools can and should be a critical partner in making their vision a reality. Together with families and communities, we create joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose—college, career, and beyond—so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world. 

Our student community consists of over 6,000 elementary, middle, and high school students in East Palo Alto, Oakland, San Francisco, San Lorenzo, San Jose, Redwood City, and Stockton. Our student community demographics are: 94% identify as students of color, 79% qualify for free or reduced price lunch, 23% are English language learners, and 10% receive special education services.  We strive to cultivate a representative team of teachers and leaders that reflect our students’ diversity.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Teaching
    • Teach two sections of content specialty.
    • Consistently utilize instructional priorities as a model for other teachers on campus.
    • Address student behavior in and out of the classroom by enforcing expectations for behavior
    • Model and support implementation of the school’s vision and goals
      • Support development of School Leader’s school-wide vision and takes an active role in investing and mobilizing teachers to achieve the collective goals of the school
      • Contribute to school-wide planning and prioritizes time to accomplish goals
        • Provides input into the school-based strategic planning including and identifies what the school’s strategic plan means for his/her own leadership and people that he/she manages
        • Model strong staff and student culture and reinforce school-wide character development and behavior management systems
        • Collaborate with School Leader on hiring diverse, highly-effective teachers and school staff
        • Manager Responsibilities - Instruction & Staff Culture
          • Manage two grade level chairs in areas grade level related
          • Build own and direct reports’ knowledge of restorative practices, culture, and Research-based Practices (Methods and Time)
          • Develop teachers to provide rigorous and high quality classroom instruction
            • Data Analysis (Data-driven Instruction and Progress Monitoring)
            • Teacher Classroom Culture Development
          • Communicate sick and personal days to Principal and coordinate coverage for direct reports by school staff when needed (if substitute teacher is not available)
          • Serve as a point of contact for direct reports for any issues or concerns
          • Hold direct reports accountable to performance expectations and follow through with school protocol and procedures.

          Role Specific Responsibilities:

          • Plan and facilitate bi-weekly meetings with grade level chairs
          • Facilitate Restorative Attendance meetings
          • Co-lead/co-facilitate Equity initiative
          • Provide all staff PD on Culture priority/Restorative Practices (summer and up to four PDs during the year)
          • Monitor and share out discipline data with staff on a quarterly basis
          • Organize triannual Academic Restorative Conferences and provide training for new facilitators of Academic Restorative Conversations (ARCs).
          • Organize and assign facilitation of Restorative Conferences as needed
          • Send out monthly grade reports to families of students failing two or more classes
          • Provide summer training to incoming Grade Level Chairs
          • Update Staff Policies & Procedures for following year (June)
          • Share discipline responsibilities with admin (on call schedule)
          • Provide supervision during daily morning and lunch time
          • Provide supervision at athletic contests over the course of the year (number TBD).

          Additional Responsibilities

          • Participate in weekly Leadership Team meetings
          • Additional responsibilities as assigned

          QUALIFICATIONS:

          • Minimum 3 years of full time teaching experience
          • Bachelor's degree (required)
          • A valid teaching credential in California or a transferable credential from another state.
          • Belief that all students, regardless of background, have the ability to go to and through college
          • Ability to set direction for a team and motivate others to action
          • Demonstrated student achievement results in own classroom and from teachers that he/she manages  
          • Adept at data analysis; ability to extract meaningful insights across school-wide data
          • Expertise in what academic standards and state assessments require of students’ knowledge and skills to demonstrate mastery; able to translate student mastery requirements into instructional plans and strategies 
          • Deep understanding of appropriate application and differentiation of high-leverage instructional strategies (e.g. make kids sweat, pacing, stretch it, etc.) 
          • Strong judgment and stakeholder engagement
          • Demonstrated resilience and achievement orientation 
          • Proficient knowledge of Google Suite applications (Google classroom, Hangouts, Docs, Sheets, Slides,. etc.)
          • Ability to learn and utilize instructional technology to support in-class and distance learning (i.e. Zoom, Nearpod, etc)
          • Spanish speaker preferred

          Compensation

          We are dedicated to you and your family's well-being! KIPP offers a competitive salary as well as a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and transportation benefits. Although KIPP does not post salary scales, we are happy to walk candidates through the compensation package.

          Questions? Email us at [email protected]


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