Drew School is an independent, urban high school in San Francisco enrolling 280 students in grades 9 through 12. Drew knows and believes in teenagers. Drew engages each student in a process of intellectual discovery to develop an individual voice, the confidence to express it, and the empathy to understand its impact. Drew combines a student-centered curriculum with a dedicated, passionate faculty committed to best practices in their disciplines, equity and inclusion, social-emotional learning, and differentiated instruction. We believe that teenagers need a safe haven and meaningful relationships to open their minds to possibilities, emphasizing their unique journey of defining success on their own terms. The faculty meets weekly to engage in discussion and professional development with a focus on best practices in education, such as equity and inclusion, social-emotional learning, and adolescent development.
This is an exciting opportunity for an academic professional to join an innovative, mission-driven school in San Francisco.
The Associate Dean of Students reports to the Dean of Students and will work in conjunction to design and implement student support plans and to deepen our work with restorative practices. This role will also oversee a comprehensive health and wellness program for Drew students while advancing the mission around student centered restorative practices.
This role partners closely with other school administrators and faculty, and is a great opportunity to build leadership and managerial skills. Some evening and weekend work is required. This is a full-time, 12-month, exempt position.
Salary range:$100,000 - $120,000 DOE
Student Support: Work in conjunction with the Dean of Students to design and implement student support plans at all tiers of the support system in the following areas:
Academic Support: Design academic support plans in conjunction with other Student Support team members.
Social & Emotional Support: Work with the Dean of Students and the counselor to design and implement emotional support programs.
Student Accountability: Keep track of all student tardies and absences and assign consequences, oversee the Honor Council and its process, and oversee and develop a Restorative Justice approach to student accountability and well-being -- create restorative plans that place emphasis on character development and healing following each non-academic disciplinary incident, apply healing circles to aid in conflict management, and create a campaign to educate faculty, staff, parents, and students about restorative justice.
Health and Wellness: Oversee a comprehensive health and wellness program for all students
Advance a curriculum for health and wellness with special attention to the 9th grade program.
Support programming for the health and wellness seminar program for the upper grades once a month.
Student Life: Work as an active member of the student life office and its regular duties
Respond to immediate crisis situations under the direction and with the support of the Dean of Students.
Serve as the Dean of Students in his absence.
Aid in campus supervision and activity supervision.
Aid in projects as assigned by the Dean of Students.
Desirable Skills and Experience
Classroom teaching experience
Proven success working with parents/guardians and teachers
Deep understanding of the independent school environment
Culturally competent and committed to equity and inclusion
Self-reflective and growth-minded
Bring a positive attitude to the workplace every day and enjoy working as part of dynamic, supportive team
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
Passion for working with, and being a role model for, teenagers
Willingness to embrace continuous improvement and professional growth
Organizational and time management skills
Commitment to working within a collegial environment which values the diversity of talent and thought
Drew School is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to creating an identity-safe school, where all members of the community find opportunities for belonging and growth. Drew School offers a competitive compensation package. We strongly encourage candidates of color to apply.
NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY Drew School of San Francisco admits students of every race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin, or handicap to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities of the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, scholarship programs, athletic and other school administered programs.
Located in the heart of San Francisco’s vibrant Lower Pacific Heights neighborhood, Drew School is an independent high school enrolling 280 students in grades 9 through 12. Drew’s mission speaks to a fundamental belief in teenagers that truly sets the school apart. We recognize and honor their innate gifts, talents and curiosity, and strive to develop all of them as they construct a deeper sense of self and purpose. In service of the mission, we are committed to delivering on the three essential aspects of what we believe high school should be:
Drew connects what students learn to what’s important to them and how to apply that learning to impact the world in a supportive environment that will not just prepare them for college but will equip them with the skills and competencies required of a 21st century global citizen. Our work around anti-racism, equity and inclusion is central to our focus in building the multicultural competencies and empathy to help build a more just world.
Drew becomes a second home for our students where they will explore their independence and feel safe and validated in a welcoming, energetic and diverse community that celebr...ates their individuality and interests.
Drew’s faculty and staff see each student as the individual they are and encourage them to not just use but to amplify their distinct voice as they discover a newfound sense of agency to use what they learn in their life.