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Upper School Dean

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Category: School Administration
School: BASIS Independent Schools
Location: San Jose, CA
Date Opened: May 19, 2023
Job ID: 1529

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BASIS Independent Schools, a subsidiary of Spring Education Group, is a national network of PreK-12 private, secular schools that educate students to the highest international levels. Our ten campuses, located in some of the most bustling, dynamic metropolitan areas in the country, are part of the BASIS Curriculum Schools global network. We believe in setting a higher standard for students and promoting self-reliance and accountability in a culture where hard work is celebrated, and intellectual pursuits result in extraordinary outcomes.

BASIS Independent Silicon Valley Upper is seeking qualified candidates for a High School Dean of Students!

What We're Looking For

As Dean of Students, you help lead the efforts to build and maintain a strong, positive, achievement-oriented school culture. You will manage the behavior programs for the school and establish strong, mutually respectful relationships with students and families. This position is a visible presence in all areas of the school and is responsible for all issues relating to the well-being of the students at school.

Your Primary Responsibilities
  • Support teachers to resolve differences in communication with parents and students
  • Organize and review results of various student assessments
  • Review progress reports, mid-semester reports
  • Organize and execute student academic and behavior support
  • Maintain student discipline and follow through with documentation
  • Coordinate the planning and preparation for new student orientation
  • Communicate and meet with parents regarding student performance and/or conduct
  • Participate in the development of academic and student schedules
  • Participate in the planning and execution of standardized assessments
  • Support teachers in building positive relationships with parents
  • Coordinate student academic support interventions
  • Work with other members of the Student Support team to operate after school programming
  • Participate in all faculty and staff meetings
  • Organize students' arrival and dismissal

Position Qualifications
  • Have a strong belief in and adherence to the BASIS Curriculum
  • Have relationship building skills
  • Have an ability to effectively analyze data to improve student achievement
  • Have excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Have an ability to exercise excellent judgment and decision making
  • Have excellent problem solving and negotiating skills
  • Have an ability to work independently with diverse constituents while maintaining high professional standards
  • Have exemplary organizational skills along with the ability to establish and manage multiple priorities and the ability to work under pressure
  • Have an outstanding attention to detail and accuracy
  • Have patience, flexibility and a sense of humor

Additional Qualifications
  • Bachelor's required, Master's preferred
  • 3-5 years' experience as a primary and/or middle school dean, preferably charter or independent
  • Candidates must have the ability to obtain a fingerprint clearance card.

Benefits

BASIS Independent Schools offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes:
  • Salary - Salary for this position is competitive and dependent on education and experience. The range is 70K-72K.
  • Career Growth - We believe our people deserve every opportunity to utilize and expand their knowledge and skills, and to share their passions. From our classrooms to central operations, our culture is one of continuous learning, mentorship, and professional advancement in our schools or across our network.
  • Retirement - Your future financial well-being is important to us. Eligible participants may receive a 50% Company match for the first 10% of employee earnings deferred.
  • Health Insurance - We want you to have the care you need. We offer three PPO medical plans to choose from, as well as dental and vision insurance.
  • Flexible Spending - Because health, childcare, and travel expenses can add up, we offer an FSA that allows for pre-tax dollars to cover medical, dependent care, and transit.
  • Student Tuition Remission - You help us create a world-class program for our students. To show our appreciation, we offer your children significant tuition remission to attend our schools.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. In general, this position requires an individual to frequently walk, stand, sit, squat, stoop, reach, kneel, rise from the floor, twist, listen, read, write, and speak the English language. In addition, this position often requires an individual to carry, lift, use repetitive or fine hand movements, and occasionally push, pull, or bend. This position is regularly required to hear and use clear vision with or without correction. Spring Education Group, including, but not limited to SEG Inc., and their affiliates (collectively "Company") is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants for employment and employees are provided equal employment opportunities, including in recruitment, hiring, and assignment, without regard to actual or perceived race, color, religion and religious creed, sex (including pregnancy and related conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital or familial status, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, genetic information, military/veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. The Company expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee or student harassment or discrimination.

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  • Job Function: School Administration
  • Pay Type: Salary
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