The Dean of Students aligns all aspects of student life with Beacon’s mission and develops a vision for the school’s student support and advising programs to foster the socio-emotional health and growth of each student. The Dean of Students is member of the senior administrative team. Key responsibilities include the improvement of Beacon’s student support system and the use of restorative justice to instances when students fail to follow community standards.
Essential duties and responsibilities
Manage the development of Beacon’s advisory program;
Lead conversations about upholding the school’s values and supervise the school’s disciplinary system, including the Honor Council, helping to train the team and guide the group’s decision-making;
Direct the school’s Community Meetings;
Develop student leadership on campus;
Lead the 9th and 12th grade retreats;
Keep the head fully informed on student issues and all other relevant matters pertaining to student life;
Serve as an active spokesperson for the school and its values at admissions and other events;
Coordinate student life and some of the extracurricular programming, including clubs, school dances, and interim terms;
Plan the events leading to (and including) graduation;
Serve as an advisor for a group of students;
Teach one section of a course;
Prepare, submit, and oversee an annual budget;
Play a key role in the school’s emergency preparedness and incident management team.
Qualifications and Skills
Ability to connect with high school students, to inspire them, and to hold them accountable;
Collaborative and decisive management, including effective conflict resolution;
Excellent organizational and administrative skills;
Flexibility to adapt to and be able to prioritize in a rapidly changing and often emotional environment;
Superb communication skills, both in writing and as a public speaker;
Experience teaching and leading in a high school context.
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Beacon Academy brings together independent school best practices and the IB Diploma curriculum with the independence, freedom, and student-centered methods of Montessori. The students experience a learning community that inspires self-motivation and personal challenge and celebrates intellectual, cultural, and socioeconomic diversity. Based in Evanston, but using the entirety of Chicago as a class...room, Beacon Academy has experienced explosive growth since its founding in 2014. It is a school that values entrepreneurialism, creativity, and innovation.