Dean of Students

Winston Salem/Forsyth County Schools
Winston-Salem, NC, US

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Administrator, Principal
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Job Title
Dean of Students

District Name
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools

Site/Department Name
Philo-Hill Magnet Academy
410 Haverhill Street, Winston Salem, North Carolina, 27127

Posted on
Dec 29, 2021,12:01 AM EST

Expiration Date
Until Filled

Job Description

Dean of Students


The purpose of this position is to serve as an instructional leader in the planning, coordination, and administration of school activities and programs. This position reports directly to the school principal.


•Assists in the development, implementation, and evaluation of intervention programs that address the needs of at-risk students.

•Performs a variety of administrative duties to assist the principal in managing the school; assumes the duties of the principal in the absence of the principal and as assigned.

•Assists the Principal in providing instructional leadership to the school.

•Supervises and evaluates the performance of designated certificated and/or classified personnel; assigns duties to faculty and staff as appropriate to meet school objectives; assists with the recruiting, interviewing, and selection of new faculty and staff.

•Develops and administers disciplinary procedures in accordance with district policies and state laws; receives referrals and confers with students, parents, teachers, community agencies, and law enforcement; responds to and resolves parent, student, and staff concerns and complaints; serves on discipline or expulsion panels as assigned.

•Supervises students on campus before and after school; monitors students during lunch, recess, passing periods, and other activities; instructs students in appropriate behavior; disciplines students in accordance with established guidelines.

•Monitors and organizes attendance functions; prepares letters, calls parents, and attends meetings as needed, regarding absent or tardy students; provides leadership for attendance improvement efforts.

•Provides direction to a variety of faculty, staff, and student programs and services; participates in formal and informal classroom visitations and observations; provides recommendations and suggestions for improvement as appropriate.

•Participates as needed in Individual Educational Plan meetings and Student Study Teams.

•Liaison to the afterschool program in collaboration with school staff and/or personnel from outside agencies.

•Liaison to student government, extracurricular activities, the student athletics program, and other competitive or performance programs and events. Supervises activities, including evening activities, as assigned. Coordinates with Athletics and Band Boosters to plan and carry out the school's student activities.

•Attends meetings of parent and other groups; provides supervision for afternoon and evening activities.

•Works with the Principal to establish a safe and secure learning environment for students. Develops plans for emergency situations in collaboration with other administrators, staff, and public safety agencies; directs the work of yard duty staff and crossing guards; plans and debriefs emergency drills; updates the school safety plan.

•Prepares and maintains a variety of district, county, state, and federal records, and reports; directs preparation of records and reports by staff.

•Participates in administrative meetings and training to improve administrative skills; maintains current knowledge of the district's adopted curriculum.

•Performs other related duties as assigned.


•Ability to establish and maintain productive, collaborative relationships with others.

•Ability to relate to students with mutual respect while carrying out a positive and effective disciplinary program.

•Skills in problem solving and conflict management.

•Models district standards of ethics, confidentiality, and professionalism.

•Organizational skills that demonstrate ability to ensure schedules and deadlines are met.

•Ability to analyze and interpret assessment results for the purpose of designing and modifying instruction.

•Knowledge of school law and district policy. Ability to read, interpret, apply, and explain such policies and procedures to staff, parents, and students.

•Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google Doc suites and other associated software.

•Current knowledge of best practices in curriculum, instruction, and assessment, and the ability to provide methods of supporting and extending instruction and student learning.

•Awareness of diverse backgrounds and ability to relate in a manner that builds relationships with students and their families.

•Maintains consistent, punctual, and regular attendance.

•Ability to prepare and deliver oral presentations to groups ensuring correct English grammar.

•Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

•Maintains a safe and orderly learning environment.

•Uses effective interpersonal skills including tact, patience, and courtesy.

Job Qualification

Pay Grade - Teacher Certified Salary Schedule | Full-Time | 10 Months


•Minimum: Bachelor's degree in education, human services, or related field with an emphasis on K-12 social development plus two years of classroom teaching experience.

•Desirable: Master's degree in education, human services, or related field plus four years classroom teaching experience.


•Valid NC teaching license and/or administrative license; or eligibility for an administrative credential.

•Valid NC Driver's License

When applying, please make sure to include all prior experience in your TeacherMatch Personal Portfolio(Application).

Please provide at least two references. One must be the current or most recent supervisor and the other a previous supervisor.

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