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Assistant Dean of Students

Distinctive Schools
Chicago, IL, US

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Job Category
Administrator, Principal

Job Details

Title: Assistant Dean of Students
Location: CICS Longwood- 1309 W 95th St, Chicago, IL 60643
Reports To: Dean and Principal
Salary: Starting $50,000, commensurate with experience
Employee Type: Regular Full Time
Start Date: August 2024

Distinctive Schools creates diverse, joyful, welcoming communities rooted in social justice and rigorous learning. We support all learners to be engaged, curious, and to achieve their full potential. Our students become confident advocates, creative problem-solvers, and collaborative leaders.

Position Overview

An Assistant Dean of Students will work closely with the Dean of Students and Principal to ensure that the school campus is a safe, comfortable and a positive learning environment for all students to be able to reach their goals. An Assistant Dean of Students will act as part of the leadership team to provide operational support and to handle all discipline related incidents as well as provide support and direction to teachers for classroom management interventions and strategies. An Assistant Dean of Students will also take on multiple tasks and responsibilities as assigned by the Dean of Students and the school Principal to support school wide operations.


Culture 50%
  • Provide leadership to all staff and students in establishing a joyful, structured, and achievement-oriented school culture
  • Establish and implement social skills, restorative justice and school culture initiatives
  • Administer appropriate comprehensive discipline responses as outlined by Student Code of Conduct
  • Keep accurate student records including the documentation of all parent/guardian conferences, intervention strategies, discipline and phone calls for behavior
  • Support teachers in ensuring they set high expectations and manage their classes in accordance with school expectations
  • Research, develop and implement programs to improve student attendance and discipline
  • Identify, plan, and implement strategies to address barriers to learning including attendance concerns, behavior issues and social adjustment
  • Coordinate and supervise detention, in-school suspension, and extended school programs
  • Attend MTSS/RTI meetings
  • Maintain thorough documentation and compliance for all systems

Partnership 25%
  • Coach teachers to implement behavior management plans and improve instructional practice especially as it relates to issues of discipline and school culture
  • Collaborate with other members of the school's leadership team to create and sustain programs for students and families that recognize and celebrate achievement and continuous progress
  • Assist with coordinating and conducting appropriate family/teacher conferences related to attendance, discipline, and school involvement
  • Communicate regularly with students, families and teachers regarding attendance and discipline matters
  • Communicate with families regarding student progress
  • Assist with leadership to engage all stakeholders in the delivery of programs and services to support the students' academic achievement and social and emotional development
  • Work cooperatively with the students, staff and families towards a positive school climate
  • Work with students and staff to implement and monitor safety and behavior plans

Security 10%
  • Direct whole group, arrival, transition, and dismissal procedures. Manage and observe lunch and recess
  • Check-In visitors and assist with sign-in log
  • Assist in planning bus evacuations, fire, tornado and lockdown drills and tests; submit yearly documentation
  • Follow all safety procedures and track/file all documents required

Attendance 15%
  • Assist with monitoring the accurate compilation of daily attendance/tardy reports and records
  • Monitor daily student attendance and administer school attendance policies alongside the Dean of Students and Office Manager
  • Plan, design, and conduct follow-through strategies to implement the school attendance program
  • Assist with coordinating school attendance learning support and interventions which assist students' daily attendance in order to improve their academic achievement
  • Perform other tasks, duties, and responsibilities as assigned by the School Principal

Requirements (minimum)
Education: Associates OR Bachelor's Degree

  • 2 years working in a school or clinical setting supporting student behavior
  • Experience working within an educational or nonprofit setting (K-8th Grade Education Experience)

Physical demands

Occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; some stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally, the job requires 30% sitting, 50% walking, and 20% standing

  • 25+ Paid holidays & 10 days PTO annually (in addition to summer break for educators/campus positions)
  • 12 weeks family paid leave
  • Comprehensive Healthcare (Medical, Dental, Vision)
  • 403b match
    • Fully match up to 3%
    • 50% match up to 5%
  • Professional development including tuition reimbursement
  • Gym and wellness discounts
  • And more

Description Disclaimer: Since no job description can detail all the duties and responsibilities that may be required from time to time in the performance of a job, duties and responsibilities that may be inherent in a job, reasonably required for its performance, or required due to the changing nature of the job shall also be considered part of the jobholder's responsibility.

EEO: Distinctive Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other personal characteristic protected by applicable law.

Distinctive Schools is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. In keeping with our commitment, Distinctive Schools will take the steps to assure that people with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. Accordingly, if reasonable accommodation is required to fully participate in the job application or interview process, to perform the essential functions of the position, and/or to receive all other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact or call 773.828.4191


Distinctive Schools is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and accelerating the work of charter schools serving kids from traditionally underserved backgrounds. The team includes passionate educators and determined leaders who innovate, trailblaze, and collaboratively lead a public education transformation, as well as ensure that each and every one of Distinctive Schools students thrives in college, career and life.

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