School Culture & Climate Manager

Boston, MA, US
Jun 19, 2019
School Culture & Climate Manager (Managerial Tier B)

Job Description

About Roosevelt School

The Franklin D. Roosevelt K-8 School is a Boston Public School that is located on two separate campuses in two residential neighborhoods of Hyde Park. It's quiet academic setting reflects the spirit of cooperation among the administration, staff, parents, students and community partners.
Our school's mission is to develop academic excellence and exemplify a community of scholars. In partnership with families and the community, our staff provides a safe, nurturing learning environment for our children. We value the individuality of each child and strive to empower every student with critical and creative thinking skills. Our staff models the habits of life-long learning, respect for others, and responsible citizenship that we aim to instill in every Roosevelt student. The Roosevelt School is a full inclusion school where students with a range of developmental disabilities and intellectual impairments sit and learn alongside mainstream students in all classrooms.

The Roosevelt has a racially and academically diverse student population. Currently, 25% of our students receive special education services, 18.5% of our students are English Language Learners (ELLs) and all students benefit from universal free lunch. Students at the Roosevelt K-8 School have the unique benefit of beginning their learning at age three, in K0, with the opportunity to continue through grade eight.
School hours: 8:15-3:25

Boston Public Schools seeks a School Culture & Climate Manager who will play a critical role in improving student performance at Roosevelt School by ensuring our school maintains a positive learning environment and a culture of high expectations. The person in this role will also collaborate with school staff to support the implementation of strategies and programs designed to improve culture and climate including creating and deploying a restorative practices program for managing student accountability.

(S)he will develop a system for school staff to implement restorative practices, regularly monitor school culture and climate, and work to ensure that the school is safe. This is a full-time position responsible for creating behavior systems, protocols and consequences in conjunction with the Admin team. He or she will develop a strong rapport with students and maintain behavior systems created to support students struggling with behavior. In addition, the Culture & climate manager will provide critical support to teachers and administrators during breakfast, lunch and dismissal.

REPORTS TO: Principal and Assistant Principal


Responsibilities of the School Culture & Climate Manager include, but are not limited to:

  • Build rapport with students who need behavioral support, checking in with students daily and writing notes/emails to parents in conjunction with teachers providing them with updates
  • Manage and align school community on school culture expectations including interventions, discipline and incentive programs.
  • Create and maintain growth plans and tracking charts for individual students who need special attention, in partnership with the inclusion teacher, cosas, admin and designee.
  • Review data and assist in developing strategies for decreasing number of behavioral incidents in classrooms.
  • Develop and maintain a behavior system that supports students who have been temporarily removed from their classes due to poor behavior, following protocols established by the school's leadership team (e.g., bringing students to a quiet room or space and monitoring student as he/she works; calling the parent; documenting the behavior; removing and escorting students back to class, etc.).
  • Facilitate Restorative Justice circles and conduct mediation whenever necessary.
  • Provide administrative support at critical times of the day, such as morning arrival, breakfast, lunch and dismissal.
  • Invest parents and families in their children's academic success through regular communication of success and challenges.
  • Reflect on successes and areas of growth around all areas; seek to improve performance; receive feedback eagerly.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to ensure a rigorous, joyful, and safe environment.
  • Continue to seek and build new partnerships, with a focus on maximizing resources.
  • Assume responsibility for every single scholar's success by holding all students accountable during transitions, breakfast, lunch, arrival, dismissal, testing etc.
  • Maintain data entry into SIS and other databases.
  • Work in house and with BPS transportation department to handle any discipline on bus/ mbta or walking home.
  • Work with appropriate staff at the school in revising staff and student handbooks.
  • Work with appropriate staff at the school to create and distribute the school safety plan.
  • Performs other responsibilities as requested by the Admin team.

  • Current authorization to work in the United States - Candidates must have such authorization by their first day of employment.
  • Bachelor's degree (or equivalent).
  • At least 2-3 years of experience working with students in grades 2-8 and data collection.
  • At least 3 years of experience in urban school system working with a diverse ethnic student body.
  • Demonstrated passion for and commitment to Roosevelt School's mission, core values and educational model.
  • Commitment to the success of all K-8 Roosevelt School students.
  • Flexible and able to multitask; can work within an ambiguous, fast-moving environment, while also driving toward clarity and solutions.
  • Demonstrated resourcefulness in setting priorities and guiding investment in people and systems.
  • Willingness to work autonomously, collaboratively, and/or under the direction of Admin team as needed.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) and Google Drive Suite
  • Comfort and familiarity with student information databases (Aspen, SIS, etc)

[Outline preferred qualifications as a bulleted list below]

  • Managerial, Tier B
  • " This position subject to the City of Boston residency requirement. "

Please refer to (under "Employee Benefits and Policies") for more information on salary and compensation. Salaries are listed by Unions and Grade/Step.

NOTE: School-based managerial employees will work 223 days between July 1st and June 30th each year. The 223 day work-year will include the 180 days in which school is in session, and the additional days will be determined by the employee and the principal or headmaster of the school. This position subject to the City of Boston residency requirement.

School-based managerial employees are not eligible for vacation time or compensatory time. In the event of school cancellation due to snow or inclement weather, school-based managerial employees need not report to work.

The Boston Public Schools, in accordance with its nondiscrimination policies, does not discriminate in its programs, facilities, or employment or educational opportunities on the basis of race, color, age, criminal record (inquiries only), disability, homelessness, sex/gender, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, genetics or military status, and does not tolerate any form of retaliation, or bias-based intimidation, threat or harassment that demeans individuals' dignity or interferes with their ability to learn or work.

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