POSITION TITLE: Dean of Students. (FLSA Exempt) R. 1.21
Approximately 40 hours per week;
Year round full time position;
Weekend and evening hours required as needed; and
The employee shall be considered to be on duty whenever a need exists for their services
The Dean of Students’ primary role is to oversee and manage campus safety and discipline. This includes oversight of student infractions, attendance, safety and security, parking lot procedures, and the Dean’s Office budget. The Dean of Students reports to the Assistant Principal for Student Services and is a member of the Principal’s Leadership Team and the School Leadership Council.
The Dean of Students must be someone who models cura personalis with the entire community – students, parents, faculty, and staff members.
ABOUT LOYOLA Loyola Academy offers its student body of 2000 a rigorous and relevant college preparatory curriculum, a highly developed visual arts and music program, a diversity of athletic and extracurricular activities, and a strong retreat and service learning program. As a Jesuit school, Loyola Academy strives to form young women and men for meaningful lives of leadership and service in imitation of Jesus Christ. It is presumed that all candidates for this position possess a strong desire to actively contribute to the furthering of Loyola Academy’s mission.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Student Behavior and Discipline
Works with students and faculty to maintain a safe educational environment and positive school culture;
Establishes an active and visible administrative presence with all members of the school community;
Develops, manages, and enforces social policies, codes of conduct, and attendance protocols, and practices that serves to support student development, learning, health, and safety;
Participates in investigations regarding student infractions, including bullying behavior, improper academic use of technology, academic dishonesty, use of drugs and/or alcohol, theft of items, etc. These processes may include searching students, cars, lockers, technological devices, as well as viewing security footage;
Follows through with students who are in non-compliance and establishes behavior modification procedures when necessary;
Schedules students to attend after school detention (JUG) and Saturday detention;
Collaborates with the Director of School Culture to lead the implementation of restorative justice practices;
Maintains disciplinary records; and
Consults with the counseling team regularly to review and address student behavior.
School Safety & Security
Collaborates with facilities department to improve campus-wide safety;
Coordinates and conducts evacuation, tornado, lock-down and other safety drills;
Oversees the student parking process from application to distribution of permits;
Maintains a safe environment in the school building by ensuring all entrances are secured, all student-focused areas are proctored, and all areas of the building are locked;
Provides security for all athletic and student events;
Coordinates training faculty and staff in proctoring, attendance taking, and safety procedures; and
Oversees the printing and distribution of student identification cards.
Supervises, evaluates, and hires the Assistant Deans, School Nurse(s), Attendance Officers, Security Aides, and Administrative Assistant;
Assists with annual review of the Crisis Management Plan and Student Handbook;
Directs Assistant Deans of Students to develop and manage training programs for security aides;
Supports the Assistant Principals and the Principal in their roles; and
Serves on the Principal’s Leadership Team, Crisis Management Team, CURA, School Leadership Council and other ad hoc committees as requested.
BENEFITS In exchange for your time and talent, Loyola Academy offers a competitive compensation package, including Loyola Academy tuition remission for dependents, medical, dental, and vision insurance as well as pension enrollment and voluntary retirement plans.
Interested applicants should apply online at www.goramblers.org/Employment. Compensation and benefits are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Disclosure: The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties and responsibilities to be performed by the employee occupying this position or the only necessary skills. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.
Loyola Academy conducts background checks as part of its pre-employment screening process. Applicants will be directed to complete such background checks upon request.
Loyola Academy, as an Equal Opportunity employer, abides by all applicable provisions of federal, state and local law. Loyola does not discriminate in its employment policies and practices on the basis of race, color, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, disability, marital status, veteran status or any other classification protected by applicable law.
College degree; Master’s degree strongly preferred;
Commitment to the principles of Jesuit education as set forth in Loyola Academy’s mission statement and the Profile of the Jesuit High School Graduate at Graduation;
Minimum of five years classroom teaching experience or commensurate exposure;
Demonstrated experience with diversity, equity, and inclusion work that promotes a safe and welcoming school environment;
Effective communication skills both in verbal and written form and the ability to establish and maintain strong interpersonal relationships with students, faculty, staff, and parents;
Demonstrated ability to engage others in difficult conversations and manage conflict;
An interest in implementing restorative justice approaches and practices;
A growth mindset and a willingness to identify and assume new responsibilities in line with an evolving culture; and
Proficiency in all Microsoft Office and Google products.
Collegial academic leader
Strong communicator and collaborator
Engaging, approachable, and able to maintain composure in difficult situations
Ability to delegate
Ability to ensure accountability
Proven conflict management/resolution skills
High degree of comfort working with a wide variety of competing constituencies