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19 Jun 2019

Full-Time Dean of Students

 Mendota Heights, Minnesota, United States

Job Description

POSITION:

To provide leadership to the Saint Thomas Academy community in the areas of student discipline, attendance, safety and security and promotion of positive student behavior.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Support Saint Thomas Academy and the St. Paul/Minneapolis Archdiocese’s mission and goals and actively articulate them to the Academy’s constituents and the wider community.
  • In support of the mission and goals of Saint Thomas Academy, employees will follow all school policies and procedures.
  • Actively participate in administrative functions of the Academy.
  • Provide leadership consistent with Catholic teaching; the position of Dean of Students at Saint Thomas Academy is expected to be a practicing Catholic in good-standing with the church.

REPRESENTATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES:

Discipline

  • Proactively and reactively attend to behavior issues in and out of the classroom.
  • Carry out consequences in accordance with the Saint Thomas Academy Student Handbook for behavior and attendance rules violations.
  • Coordinate and lead Board of Discipline meetings at the request of the Upper School Director.
  • Conduct parent meetings when a student has violated the school chemical health policy and communicate results to Upper School Director, School Counselor and Athletics & Activities Director.
  • Enforce a schoolwide program of progressive discipline including informal student redirection, daily and Saturday detention, In-School Suspension, Out-of-School Suspension, Chemical Infraction Meetings, and Board of Discipline Hearings.
  • Attend daily Formation and assist Leadership Department with student conduct.
  • Act as a school liaison to Social Services, Police, Probation, and Truancy and Courts.
  • Represent Saint Thomas Academy in disciplinary matters on and off campus.
  • Provide supervision at school-sponsored activities.

Attendance

  • Monitor daily attendance, take necessary actions to improve individual student attendance and reduce tardiness among those students demonstrating chronic behaviors.
  • Follow a progressive disciplinary model to address chronic attendance issues.
  • Work with the Attendance Clerk throughout the school day to correctly identify students deemed unexcused absent or tardy; follow-up with students, parents and teachers as needed.
  • Hold daily detention for students in violation of attendance policies.
  • Communicate in written form with students and families issues of chronic absenteeism/tardiness; conduct family meetings to address these issues as needed.
  • Arrange parent permission forms for extra-curricular, classroom, and special events.

School Safety and Security

  • Schedule and conduct all campus safety drills including tornado, fire and ALICE active shooter drills.
  • Lead all necessary faculty and staff training required to execute safety drills safely and effectively.
  • Ensure all safety procedures are properly documented and updated including maps, directions, and points of contact.
  • Annually update and communicate relevant information from the STA Crisis Manual.
  • Consult with the Upper School Director and Facilities Director on matters of school security on an ongoing basis.

Communication

  • Communicate with parents regarding behavior and attendance issues, coordinating parent involvement in disciplinary matters and Board of Discipline meetings.
  • Communicate with faculty and staff in their daily relationship with students.
  • Communicate regularly with the Upper School Director on matters of discipline, attendance, student chemical health and other issues as needed.
  • Communicate with the Dean of Students and other administrators at Convent of the Visitation School as needed regarding behavior and attendance issues between the schools.
  • Communicate with all stakeholders including parents, students, teachers, staff and others as needed.

Administration

  • Assume responsibilities of Upper School Director in his absence
  • Serve on the Administrative Team
  • Serve on the Student, Teacher Assistance Team (STAt)
  • Consultant on Admissions Committee requests that involve student disciplinary issues
  • Serve as point of contact for external security consultation
  • Attend Dean of Students affinity groups for MAIS and Archdiocesan schools

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage daily lunchroom supervision
  • Coordination & supervision of all school dances
  • Co-lead the senior speech program
  • Co-lead advisory program with members of the counseling department
  • Collaborate with Counseling Department on design and execution of grade level retreats
  • Attend and participate in school and after school functions

Job Qualifications: • Master’s Degree in Educational Administration or related field • Minimum of 5 years of experience leading faculty and or educational programs • MN teaching license preferred • Experience with a schoolwide disciplinary program preferred

Organizational Name: Saint Thomas Academy

Organizational City: Mendota Heights

Position Contact Name: Deborah Berglund

Position Contact Title: HR Payroll and Benefits Specialist

Position Contact Email: dberglund@cadets.com

Position Contact Phone: (651)683-1513

Benefits: Included

Experience: Required

Setting: Suburban

Number of Parish Households: Information Not Provided

How to Apply

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, resume and references to: Deborah Berglund, HR Payroll and Benefits Specialist, Saint Thomas Academy, via email dberglund@cadets.com or mail to 949 Mendota Heights Road, Mendota Heights, MN 55120 Position will remain open until filled

Job Categories: Administration. Job Types: Full-Time.

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