Dean of Academics

Mundo Verde PCS
Washington D.C.

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Job Category
Administrator, Assistant Principal
Grade Level
Elementary School
Job Type

Job Details

Job Overview : The Dean of Academics will inspire teachers to excel in their practice  to achieve their full potential providing instructional leadership to teaching and support staff, oversees the implementation of curriculum, coordinates assessments, and monitors students academic performance.  The Dean is also responsible for shaping and sustaining Mundo Verde’s culture and ensuring that teachers and  students internalize the school’s values for academic excellence and social justice.



As a unionized school that is beholden to a Contractual Bargaining Agreement (CBA), the Dean of Academics is responsible for understanding and implementing the requirements of this document. 



Reports To and Supervises: The Dean of Academics  reports  to the principal at the assigned campus and supervises a caseload of personnel designated by the principal. 



Responsibilities and Duties



Establish Strong School Culture and Coach Teachers to Improve Instruction: 


  • Coach teachers to cultivate a healthy classroom and school culture, modeling an approach to learning that emphasizes risk-taking, respect, curiosity and constant commitment to quality improvement; apply honest, actionable, and timely feedback that results in improved performance 


    Encourage culture of flexible and collaborative collegiality in which mission and goals of the school are the foremost focus of all decision making.


    Demonstrate strong people management skills, with the ability to motivate, inspire, develop, and collaborate with a diverse group of teachers, leaders, staff members, and community members 


    Support the Instructional Leadership with facilitation of PD sessions


    Support grade-level teams in developing strong meeting structures, including 1) weekly data meetings, and 2) weekly curriculum meetings (unpacking standards and implementing curriculum)


    Support with implementation of plans for performance improvement and progressive discipline, referring teachers to principal for serious infractions 


    Support and lead school behavioral pieces like arrival, hallway transitions, lunch, recess, dismissal and busses 


    Thrive in an innovative, reflective culture that demands flexibility and quick adjustments to meet student needs  


    Identify professional development needs, develop and lead professional development for staff 



Deliver Excellent Results Through Coaching and Observation


  • Hold coaching sessions and regular observations of teachers 


    Support teachers by providing clear feedback and actionable next steps 


    Collaborates with Principal to design, build and facilitate professional development experiences for the school faculty 


    Communicate teacher progress with the Principal 


    Manage and analyze student reading, math data to make recommendations to staff about instructional practices and/or school culture improvements 



Culture and Positive Discipline 


  • Assisting the principal with discipline management across the campus


    Support positive discipline in specific grades on daily and basis and cover for other grades as needed


    Monitor and support implementation of Responsive Classroom Practices through professional development, data-driven classroom coaching and support, and liaising with Student Support Team


    Consult to Principal behavior matters including bullying investigations, repeat crisis behaviors, and behavior intervention plans



Data-driven Professional Development


  • Support data team with the creation of the annual Data and Assessment Timeline


    Select data sets for grade level teams to analyze and respond to as a part of team data cycles


    Facilitate and provide protocols for academic data-driven decision making at the leadership, grade and classroom level



Compliance and Policy


  • Attend relevant informational trainings at OSSE and PCSB about assessment and instructional policies


    Represent Mundo Verde in city and sector-wide conversations about assessment and accountability



School Wide Support


  • Expected to attend (when relevant) and support pre-planned evening events throughout the year such as Expo, home visits, etc. as needed


    Expected to attend family events such as orientation, prospective parent info sessions, family potlucks, etc.


    Attend and participate in Leadership team meetings


  • Meet monthly with direct reports to evaluate progress, growth and performance using Mundo Verde's evaluation process


    Meet monthly with supervisor to evaluate progress, growth and performance using Mundo Verde’s evaluation process


    Support school safety by assisting with student arrival and dismissal procedures


    Other duties as assigned



Qualifications, Skills and Values





  • Master’s degree in the field of education, required 


    At least 5 years of teaching experience required and 2-3 years of school leadership or equivalent experience preferred


    Advanced or native proficiency in English and Spanish required


    Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills


    Demonstrated ability to coach, manage, and collaborate with adults from a diverse range of perspectives and backgrounds


    Strong data analysis skills


    Ability to build strong relationships with staff, students, families, and the community


    Belief that all students, regardless of background, have the ability to reach high levels of achievement



Skills and Values


  • Demonstrated ability to be an independent solutions-oriented problem-solver


    Commitment to demonstrate love and joy towards students, colleagues, and the work


    Willing, hard-working attitude with a growth mindset toward self, students, and colleagues


    Demonstrated ability to take ownership of personal work and the school mission


    Capacity to embody the characteristics of a Community Steward by practicing six community building virtues and values every day: 1) Empathy, 2) Speak your truth, 3) Perseverance, 4) Inquiry, 5) Collaboration, and 6) Appreciation



 Other Job Details


  • Schedule: Minimum of 8 hours per day


    Location: Cook Campus (30 P St NW, WDC) or Calle Ocho (4401 8th St NE, WDC)


    Position Type: This is a 12-month salaried position which is exempt and therefore not eligible for overtime pay under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act



What we offer


Mundo Verde cares for and values our phenomenal staff and provides the following:  


  • A competitive salary based on one’s education and experience 


    A Tier 1 bilingual school home in which to inspire children in a progressive environment


    An opportunity to be a part of developing compassionate global stewards and life-long biliterate learners


    A leadership team dedicated to supporting professional growth by providing feedback and support 


    FT salary: A benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, short/long-term and life insurance, employer contributions to a 401(k), a transportation stipend, and paid time off (27 days of PTO: 7 Sick, 20 Personal), and holidays scheduled in the school calendar. 



MVBPCS is an equal opportunity employer.



Mundo Verde, Bilingual Charter School, is a Tier 1 school in Washington DC, we serve one of the most diverse groups of PreK-Fifth grade students in the district. Our three pillars are Sustainability, Biliteracy and Expeditionary Learning, we support community building and social justice.

Mission: Mundo Verde aims to foster high levels of academic achievement among a diverse group of students by preparing them to be successful and compassionate global stewards of their communities.


Find Us
30 P St. NW
United States

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