Bright Star Schools, Dean of Culture & Restorative Practices - Bright Star Secondary Charter Academy

Los Angeles, CA, United States
Jul 10, 2019
Job Category
Administrator, Principal
Grade Level
High School
***This is the online application for BSSCA's Dean of Culture and Restorative Practices Position.***

REQUIRED: Please upload your resume, cover letter, copy of credential and two letters of recommendation under the supporting documents section of the application. If you have any questions, please email Talent Director, Leslie Nguyen at .

Position Title: Dean of Culture & Restorative Practices
Reports to: Assistant Principal of Culture and Director of School Culture
FLSA Status: Exempt, Full time, 12 month position

OVERVIEW: The Dean of Restorative Practices leads the school's implementation of positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS) to create a welcoming, inclusive, and supportive environment that ensures physical and emotional safety. The Dean of Restorative Practices implements restorative practices to ensure all students are treated in a fair, respectful manner while being held accountable to the school's community conduct expectations. The Dean of Restorative Practices monitors discipline data to inform school programming and interventions. The Dean of Restorative Practices executes daily student-facing campus procedures (e.g. student arrival, breaks, transitions, lunch, dismissal); creates and maintains discipline documentation; and communicates with families, school staff, and outside agencies as appropriate.


JOB DUTIES (may include, but not limited to the following)
Contribute to a school campus is welcoming, inclusive, and supportive of all students
Enforce the rules and procedures as outlined in the student and parent handbooks by modeling the consistent use of restorative practices, PBIS structures, and school systems (e.g. Deans List)
Oversee school data collection, analysis, and tiered interventions for students and staff
Create, implement, and monitor tiered system of interventions to support students
Develop and lead on-campus experiences and off-campus Life Experience Lessons to support student development
Train staff in utilizing restorative practices to establish, improve, and/or repair relationships between students and/or staff members
Conduct classroom observations (supported by Principals) to support teachers and monitor the implementation of restorative practices and classroom culture to adjust systems, procedures, and policies to ensure fidelity
Execute supervision of student arrival, breaks, transitions, lunch, and dismissal
Create and maintain documentation of all disciplinary incidents, referrals, investigations, other means of correction, suspensions, and expulsions
Support and motivate students in developing self-regulation and positive, effective coping skills
Communicate with families, school staff, and outside agencies as appropriate
Collaborate with staff (including but not limited to Principals, Counselors, and Teachers) to provide resources and support to meet student and family needs
Meet with families (on campus, at home) to discuss student progress and behavior growth plans
Attend quarterly Culture Cadre meetings and monthly site visits with Director of School Culture
Lead supervision and security for student activities outside of regular school hours
Support Assistant Principal of Culture in fulfilling the mission and vision of the school

High standards for student conduct and belief that all of our students (who are primarily from low-income, educationally disadvantaged families) will be able to rise to the same academic challenges and compete at the top levels with all students, regardless of family background
Ability to work collaboratively as a team player and delegate as appropriate
Understanding of and agreement with our student, parent, and employee expectations (handbooks)
Deep understanding of and/or willingness to be trained in Restorative Practices
Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Willingness to quickly digest and, when needed, create documents for the school community (students, teachers, parents)
Evidence of strong organizational, student management and interpersonal skills with students and families
Working knowledge of Google Apps and Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint) plus an aptitude for quickly learning and mastering other data-based programs
Industriousness and Enthusiasm: doing whatever it takes to ensure success - defined as helping our students to do whatever is necessary for them to academically, socially and emotionally conquer the challenges of high school
Humility and receptiveness to feedback; evidence of being a constant learner

Desired (but not required):
Teaching experience with consistent student achievement and growth
Experience in an administrative and/or instructional coaching role
Administrative credential, or willingness to pursue
Experience supervising other employees
Fluency in a second language; willingness to learn Spanish if that isn't the language of fluency
Post-graduate degree (in a related field)

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