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Dean of Students - Cosby HS 2024-25

Chesterfield County Public Schools
Midlothian, VA, US

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Job Category
Administrator, Principal
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

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.

Budgetary Responsibility:


Report Preparation:

Organizes data and prepares requested reports that reflect discipline and attendance status.

Equipment Operation:

Proficient in the use of personal computer and other office equipment to support the individual's job functions.

School faculty and staff; daily; resolve and investigate issues, obtain and provide information.

Central office personnel, outside agencies, monthly, to develop and implement discipline and attendance programs.

Work Direction:

Provides work direction to In-school Tutor Monitor, Security Monitor, and appropriate clerical and support staff.

Responsible for supervision of students during school and after school hours. Assists the principal in supervision of other school personnel as appropriate.

Decision Making:

High level of independent decision making under the supervision of the principal.

Formal Policy-Setting Responsibilities:


Physical Demands:
This is a moderately physically active position which includes extended periods of walking and standing. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to handle, or feel objects, printed materials, and/or various types of equipment; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, dept perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:

Works in the setting of a large public high school with limited exposure to health and safety risks. The noise level is quiet to moderate.


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
Chesterfield County Public Schools assures Equal Employment Opportunities for employees as required by Federal and State Orders and Laws. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential tasks. This job description is intended to accurately reflect the position activities and requirements. However, administration reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and assign other duties as necessary. It is not intended to be and should not be construed as an all-inclusive list of all the responsibilities, skills, or working conditions associated with the position and does not imply an employment contract.

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