Caribbean School is seeking a K-12 Dean of Students. This full-time, year-round administrative position reports directly to the Head of School. The Dean of Students is the administrative leader of all students services and discipline. The Dean of Students will assist students in resolving interpersonal problems and conflicts and improve school and class behavior and discipline to enable success in school.
Assists Head of School and Dean of Academics in providing administrative leadership in the school
Supervises students on campus before and after school; monitors students during lunch, recess, passing periods and other activities; instructs students in appropriate behavior; disciplines students in accord with established guidelines and school policy
Works to establish a safe and secure learning environment; develops plans for emergency situations; serves as official liason for maintenance staff and security guards; plans debriefs emergency drills on a regular schedule; updates the school safety plan as needed
Consults with families via conference or communication systems concerning student attendance, tardiness and behavior
Confers with students and when necessary makes appropriate referrals for guidance, counseling or testing
Resolves student behavior issues in a fair and timely manner and maintains records of disciplinary actions or referral actions taken
Assists in the development, implementation and evaluation of intervention programs that address the needs of at-risk students
Monitors the physical facilities of the school and grounds
Assists in developing and administering campus control and security programs
Monitors detention, suspension and other disciplinary situations
The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications and skills:
The desire to live and support the values inherent in the Caribbean School mission and culture
Creative thinking with outstanding interpersonal skills and a proven ability to mentor and deveop others
Collaborative nature, positive energy, sense of humor and ability to be calm under pressure
Superior skills in communication and technology, including outstanding writing and public speaking skills
Strong independent school teaching and administrative experience
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Complete benefits and housing allowance is included
The Caribbean School is a private, English language, college preparatory school located in the coastal city of Ponce in southern Puerto Rico. All of our classes are taught in the English language, with the obvious exception of Spanish. Most of our students speak Spanish at home, but are just as comfortable speaking in English. Spanish at Caribbean School is taught as a second “first” language. ... In this way the school fosters an appreciation of Puerto Rican heritage and serves as a bridge between cultures.