A member of the Leadership Team (Student Experience Council), the Dean of Student Life provides leadership and direction to all programs impacting student life including character formation, relational health, discipline, and co-curricular activities. Works with the Assistant Head of School and Student Experience Council to create a positive and nurturing school culture rooted in Providence Mission and Values.
Campus Safety and Student Health/Safety
Plans and implements emergency, fire, and lockdown drills and works with PSJMC and Disney on disaster preparedness. Updates and communicates emergency procedures and protocols with entire community on a regular basis.
Serves as the point person for COVID-19 compliance procedures and case management. Leads the completion and communication of all School reports regarding attendance and health & safety protocols for local, city, state, and accreditation bodies.
Coordinates with Leadership Team on school-wide messaging and sends text message alerts as needed.
Approve all school-sponsored activities (on and off campus), including field trips and activities outside of school hours. All permission slips/field trip proposals are initiated and completed through the office of the Dean of Student Life.
Serves as central liaison with Burbank City Police Department and maintains that working relationship with our designated School Resource Officer(s).
Student Activities and Events
Coordinates the planning of the school master calendar, schedules all events, apportions the school venues and is responsible for daily bulletins/announcements.
Coordinates with the Assistant Head of School on graduation ceremonies.
Oversees the planning of the Welcome Party for all new incoming students. Partners with Admissions and Enrollment Management Department.
Supervise faculty moderators and all co-curricular student activities of the school
Develops and oversees effective student conduct and disciplinary policies (stated in handbook) based on restorative practices, to promote and foster the personal growth, development, and wellbeing of all students.
Collaborates with the Dean of Equity, Wellbeing and Human Development on student concerns regarding sensitive background information, student interviews, conflict resolution, and consults with the DEWHD on policies/procedures and incidents regarding diversity, equity and social justice. Partnership with the DEWHD is integral to our school-wide approach to anti-racism, equity, and social justice, especially as it relates to approaches to discipline, character education, and situational management.
Support faculty in progressive and values-driven classroom management, formation of students and discipline. Conduct annual and as-needed trainings to support faculty approaches to student behavior.
Oversees the annual review and updating of Student/Parent Handbook in all areas except Academic and Financial policies.
Communicates with parents, faculty, and staff, as appropriate, regarding any student health, campus safety, or discipline issues.
In coordination with the Assistant to the Dean of Student Life, assures that proper attendance records are maintained on all students.
Supervises and directs the work of the Assistant to the Dean of Student Life in the following areas: student parking, student locker assignments, and faculty supervision duties.
Programming and monitoring of daily bell schedule and special bell schedules
Assists the Assistant Head of School in the development and maintenance of proper and up-to-date administrative operating procedures.
Conducts regular evaluations with the Athletic Director and ASB Director to determine effectiveness of the student activities and athletic programs and makes recommendations for changes.
Responsible for general school operations in the absence of the Head of School and Assistant Head of School.
Contracts with drug dog service and escorts the handler around campus during random monthly sweeps.
Serves as point person for all third-party campus requests/usage (e.g. filming) to ensure proper rental agreements and insurance are in place prior to any external school use.
Teaches 1-2 classes.
Performs special assignments as directed by the Assistant Head of School.
Stay current and informed of best practices in the field of secondary education as it relates to student discipline, restorative justice, school culture and climate, and school calendars/scheduling. Serves as a thought-partner with and makes recommendations to the Assistant Head of School.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skill required of employees so classified.
At Providence High School, equity, inclusion, and social justice are core to our mission. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and embrace difference for the benefit of our students, families, faculty, and staff. Our goal is to create a diverse learning community where every employee is known, cared for, supported, and retained. As such, Providence is committed to maintaining a responsive and inclusive workplace free of discrimination, harassment, violence, and any other abusive conduct. Mindful of our mission to be expressions of God's healing love, we employ and support people of any race, ancestry or national origin, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, religion, disability, veteran or military status, citizenship, or any other applicable legally protected status with all the rights and privileges generally accorded or made available to all employees of the school.
Master’s degree preferred
Experience implementing restorative practices in education
Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
Ability to work collaboratively with key internal partners to promote a healthy school culture and climate.
Demonstrated experience with building student community life through trust and relationship building.
Demonstrated willingness and ability to implement school-wide strategic goals.