Dean of Students - James River High School

Midlothian, VA, US
Oct 15, 2020
Job Category
Administrator, Principal
Grade Level
High School
General Description

Assists school administration in supervision and monitoring of student behavior and related activities. Works with school staff and parents to prevent and resolve student behavior and attendance issues. Assists principal with school-based leadership, instruction, curriculum, and development of effective teaching and learning strategies.

Essential Job Functions

  • Assists in monitoring student behavior in classes, on buses and at school events (athletics, clubs, dances, and concerts)
  • Assists in the implementation of the school discipline plan to provide a safe and secure environment.
  • Confers with teachers and parents to resolve student behaviors and attendance issues that disrupt the learning process.
  • Provides supervision of students after school hours.
  • Provides leadership in the development and implementation of an effective plan to reduce the amount of discipline referrals.
  • Assists the building principal in other areas as deemed necessary.
  • Demonstrates commitment to improving professional competence.
  • Assesses student learning on an ongoing basis and alters instruction to meet group/individual needs.
  • Uses the curriculum of the district to plan daily instructional activities.
  • May perform other duties as assigned.


Considerable knowledge of effective teaching strategies including best practices in classroom management and of effective discipline practices and procedures. Working knowledge of school law, policies, and regulations.Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in speech and writing. Demonstrated abilities in decision making, problem analysis, conflict resolution, interpersonal relationships, program management and research and planning. Demonstrated ability to analyze data to make program decisions and improvements. Demonstrate an enthusiasm and passion for working with high school students.


Minimum of 3 years of successful classroom teaching experience. Bachelor's degree and current Virginia teaching license required. Working towards a Master's Degree in Administration and Supervision from an accredited college or university.

Applicants considered for employment must successfully complete the following background investigations/tests:
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Criminal History Investigation
  • State Police Criminal History Investigation
  • Child Protective Services (CPS) Investigation
  • Tuberculosis Screening/Test