2017-2018 Assistant Dean of Students

Location: FirstLine K-8th Grade Schools



Creating and inspiring great open admissions public schools in New Orleans


About FirstLine Schools

In 1998, FirstLine Schools started the first charter school in New Orleans. FirstLine now operates four K-8th grade schools and a high school.  Our mission is to create and inspire great open admissions public schools in New Orleans. We do this by:

  • Ensuring college and career readiness for all students, as demonstrated by achievement, aspiration, love of learning, and confidence
  • Providing a rich variety of education experiences to nurture our students’ character, health, and active citizenship
  • Developing the skillfulness of our team members
  • Building a sustainable organization that facilitates our long-term success

Our faculty is a diverse and talented group dedicated to our students’ success and to their own growth as teachers.  Our schools are led by leaders who hold themselves accountable for student achievement and teacher development.


Position Summary:

The Assistant Dean will be responsible for working with other school leaders and staff in order to develop and maintain a culture of learning, support, and safety, where students are well-positioned to excel academically and to achieve at the highest levels.  The Assistant Dean will support efforts to create a calm and safe environment throughout the classrooms and the rest of the school facilities and will assist school leadership in creating an excellent behavior management system.


Position Responsibilities:

The responsibilities of the Assistant Dean will be, although not limited to, the following:

School Safety

  • Supports and serves on school crisis intervention team
  • Supports or leads investigations of incidents that affect student safety and ensures appropriate response
  • Assists in training and management of fire drill routines and emergency situations

Behavior Management

  • Assists in the development and management of behavior management systems and practices to support learning and teaching in collaboration with school leaders
  • Assists in overseeing a positive rewards (PBIS) system for students
  • Assists in management of transportation discipline reports
  • Helps manage the detention list
  • Communicates effectively with parents about discipline as needed
  • Manages student discipline records and reports
  • Assists with the suspension process, including reintegration and reporting, under the direction of other school leaders
  • Collaborates with the RTI Coordinator to ensure proper behavior support interventions are provided. This includes observing, collecting, and analyzing data, and giving teachers feedback
  • Communicates and follows up with teachers regarding behavior (as applicable)
  • Helps students on suspension receive the appropriate communication and curriculum information (as applicable)
  • Monitors the quality of In-School Intervention (ISI) when directed by school leaders (as applicable)

 School Culture

  • Builds positive relationships with students, teachers, and parents through tone, responsiveness, and concern
  • Ensures school uniform expectations are met by modeling high expectations and ensuring teacher consistency, monitoring uniforms, and notifying parents as needed
  • Manages student arrivals and departures (via school bus or other)
  • Supervises calm, orderly transitions and ensures strong staff presence at all transitions
  • Monitors cafeteria (lunch, breakfast, after school) and playground/yard for safe, calm, positive school culture
  • Manages calm, orderly extended-day time, and ensures strong staff presence during extended-day time

Other duties as assigned


Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree (preferred)
  • At least 1-2 years’ teaching experience, preferably in a high-need urban school (preferred)
  • Demonstrated success working with students in an urban, open admissions school
  • Knowledge of current deferral and state guidelines and reporting procedures pertaining to Section 504 and RTI
  • Proficiency in student information systems such as SchoolRunner preferred


Desired Qualities & Characteristics :

  • Believe in every student’s ability to achieve in a rigorous college or career prep curriculum
  • Achieve results based on agreed-upon expectations
  • Take personal responsibility
  • Highly detail-oriented
  • Collaborate effectively with a range of stakeholders
  • Share a commitment to creating great schools in New Orleans
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Model the FirstLine values of Service, Learning, Collaboration and Results


Physical Requirements:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to sit, walk, stand, talk, and hear.
  •  Light lifting of equipment may be required (up to 20 lbs.)


ASSISTANT DEAN reports to: Dean of Culture/School Leadership


How to Apply : Please apply online via: http://www.firstlineschools.org/careers

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. FirstLine Schools offers a comprehensive benefits package with a generous 403b plan.

FirstLine Schools provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

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