Dean of Students

Alliance College-Ready Public Schools

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Alliance College-Ready Public Schools was founded in 2004 based on the belief that all young people--regardless of ZIP code, income, ability, or background-- are capable of achieving at high levels. Alliance is now one of the largest and most successful public charter school networks in the nation, operating 26 high-performing middle and high schools serving 13,000 scholars in Los Angeles communities that have been systematically oppressed. In our 16th school year, Alliance has a proven record of success: though 93% of incoming sixth graders come to Alliance reading below grade level, 95% of Alliance graduates have been accepted to college-including 73% to a four-year university. We strive to truly change the life trajectories of our scholars and communities. Now is the time to join our collaborative community to make long-lasting change across Los Angeles.


Alliance Deans of Students are responsible for facilitating the development and support of an inclusive school community that encourages a culture of high academic achievement, wellness, sense of belonging, individual accountability, and collective responsibility.


The Dean's essential responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

School Culture and Climate
  • Drive the effective and consistent implementation of Schoolwide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and Trauma Informed Mindset, Approach, and Practices.
  • Regularly participate in conversations about race with colleagues that aim to build more equitable, inclusive, and culturally relevant school culture and climate.
  • Promote general scholar health, safety, and welfare by overseeing planned inclusive scholar activities (e.g. career exploration, field trips, service learning, dances, rallies, etc.)
Scholar Behavior, Discipline, and Safety
  • Manage suspension, alternative-to-suspension, and behavior referral processes using a restorative approach, non-exclusionary practices, and strong documentation procedures.
  • Assist in the planning, implementation, and progress monitoring of effective individual scholar behavior support plans alongside scholar, parent/guardians, teachers, counselors, and other support service providers.
  • Assume responsibility for the overall safety and well-being of all scholars.
Family Engagement and Relationships
  • Model for staff and support them in building and maintaining strong relationships with scholars and families.
  • Plan and lead parent/guardian conferences for behavior and/or attendance-related issues as needed.
Scholar Attendance
  • As part of the attendance team, manage and implement school strategy to reduce chronic absenteeism and increase scholar attendance with a trauma informed lens and special attention to scholar subgroups (i.e. scholars who are: English Learners, socioeconomically disadvantaged, foster youth, homeless, students with disabilities, racial/ethnic groups).
Culture/Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Team and Data Leadership
  • With the Culture/SEL team, regularly capture, share, and analyze scholar culture data and trends (including SEL surveys, attendance, and discipline) to assess and inform scholar services and Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS).
  • Lead all data analysis with a trauma informed lens and special attention to scholar subgroups (i.e. scholars who are: English Learners, socioeconomically disadvantaged, foster youth, homeless, students with disabilities, racial/ethnic groups).
  • Regularly collect and analyze behavior referral, suspension, discipline, and violence data for both school safety planning and identification of any disproportionality, including over-suspension of African American scholars.
Staff Development and Support
  • Provide ongoing support (e.g. training, PD sessions, resources, modeling, coaching, feedback) for staff on building positive classroom environments, relationships with scholars, effective implementation of the schoolwide PBIS plan, and alternatives to exclusionary (i.e. referral out-of-class) discipline practices.
  • Conduct regular classroom and common area culture observations.
  • Uphold and follow school policies and procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Principal or Assistant Principal.
  • Believe. Hold the belief that all scholars, regardless of their economic or social demographics, deserve a quality education and can earn a four-year college degree.
  • Social Justice . Desire to be a part of Alliance's social justice mission, integrating anti-racist, student-centered instruction, and working in systemically underserved communities in Los Angeles.
  • Culture. Demonstrate an ability to develop a positive, achievement-oriented, supportive, and collaborative culture of high expectations that motivates and inspires scholars to learn at college-preparatory levels.
  • Expertise. Have strong academic content expertise, instructional and classroom culture skills, and in-depth knowledge of effective evaluation and assessment techniques to drive scholar learning. Thrive in an environment of high expectations and collaboration.
  • Mindset. Hold a growth mindset and commit to continuously honing their craft.
  • Relationship-Building. Have strong interpersonal, communication, and relationship-building skills with both children and adults.
  • A Bachelor's Degree or higher from an accredited college or university
  • At least 4 years of progressive professional work experience in a related field, including at least one (1) year school leadership experience at the Dean, Assistant Principal or Principal or equivalent level, directing a multi-tiered system of support and/or response to intervention for scholar behavior/culture in a public or public charter urban school
  • At least two (2) years experience working in a charter school or urban district setting
  • Compensation: Alliance provides competitive salaries, which are reviewed every three years. Please click HERE for more information on the salary for this role.
  • Health Insurance: Medical, dental, and vision plans options that are covered at 100% of monthly premiums for individual employees and at least $1,000 per month towards family plan premiums.
  • Retirement: School staff, depending on role, may participate in the California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS) or California Public Employees Retirement System with an expected Alliance match of 18.4% for the 22-23 School Year.
  • Paid Leave: Regular full-time 12-month employees accrue vacation at a rate of 10 hours/month, for a maximum of 180 hours in addition to 10 national holidays as well as a week for Spring Break and a week for Winter Break. Regular full-time 11-month employees receive five weeks of paid leave as part of the academic calendar, plus sick leave that accrues at one day per month.
  • Professional Development: At Alliance, we believe in supporting staff growth and provide substantial school-based and network-wide professional development support to staff.
  • Recognition. Provide special recognition to staff who demonstrate their dedication inside and beyond the school.
To apply, please scroll down to submit an application . Please note that only candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

** PLEASE NOTE: Alliance College-Ready Public Schools requires that all team members be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for the safety of our students, family, and staff. Team members may apply to seek a medical exemption. Regardless of your current vaccination status, our team can advise you on how to fulfill this important requirement so that you can start the position in a timely way. **

Research shows that while men apply to jobs when they meet an average of 60% of the requirements, women and other underrepresented people tend to only apply when they match every criteria. If you think you meet some of the qualifications, but don't necessarily check every box in the job description, we encourage you to still apply.
Alliance College-Ready Public Schools are tuition-free public charter schools that do not discriminate against any scholar, parent, community member, or staff member on the basis of actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.
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