The Dean of Students works as an advocate, counselor, facilitator and disciplinarian for students; while overseeing the basic quality of life of the students while at the Academy
Including, but not limited to:
To be responsible for establishing guidelines for proper student conduct and dress; to maintain student discipline & records consistent with school policies; to monitor students’ adherence to established school rules; to maintain accurate records of student attendance and citizenship.
Organize, implement and continuously evaluate an effective discipline system.
Develop and maintain an effective approach to daily attendance and student body decorum. The attendance system includes but is not limited to attendance at classes, meals, all-school events, study hall, athletics and afternoon activities as well as daily permissions, and weekend travel. Decorum issues include overseeing the dress code and the Parent-Student Handbook. Maintain the appropriate correspondence and records related to the program.
Maintain good communication with faculty, administration, parents and students with regards to student life, conduct and discipline
Be a visible presence in all areas of the school; to work toward a resolution of all problems - both routine and unique - as they arise; to keep the head of school informed of the general programs, activities, and problems of the school.
Provide an orderly, controlled environment in which learning can take place, a school climate which is supportive and which reflects high morale.
Arrange and run meetings with students to discuss and review the school’s policies, procedures and behavioral expectations.
Counsel students when necessary, working closely with School Counselors
Maintain congruency between the school’s board-approved mission statement and all activities of the school
Strive for unity, harmony, and cooperation through tact, helpfulness, respect, and a recognition of individual differences and the special abilities and strengths of each student
To keep the head of school fully informed on student issues and all other relevant matters pertaining to school life
Participates in new teacher orientation
Oversee the Training for the head dorm masters and weekend AOD’s
Keep the Headmaster fully informed about student issues and other relevant matters pertaining to school life
Oversee the weekday and weekend duty schedules, all weekend AOD’s and remain “on-call” to assist when necessary when school is in session
Oversee the Student Life Coordinator and the coordination of the co-curricular and extra-curricular activity programs of the school; to keep the entire school community informed of various school programs and activities
Coordinate school-based services for identified at-risk students.
Coordinate and oversee the referral, intervention and aftercare services
Participate in the process of assessing the nature and scope of a student’s possible alcohol and other drug involvement and recommend appropriate school and community services by assisting in gathering data concerning the student’s attendance, achievement and behavior.
Participate in the design of appropriate staff and student in-service presentations regarding student substance abuse and other student problems as well as the Student Assistance Team procedures and services.
Oversee student drug and alcohol testing program
To make recommendations to the head of school regarding the hiring, retention, and assignment of faculty.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Headmaster
To support the school and its leadership.
Serves on Crisis Team
Serves on Discipline Committee
Serve on the CARE TEAM
Serve as a member of the Administrative Team.
Serves on Admissions Committee
Serves on Academic Council
Twelve- month Administrative position
Attend all faculty meetings, the annual Alumni Dinner, Gourmet Nights, Parent Days, Banquets, Award Ceremonies, and Graduation.
Teach 2-3 sections as assigned by the school
On call to help with school issues while school is in session
Prefer 3-5 years as a Dean of Students
Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited institution with advanced degree preferred
Successful completion of a background and drug screen
Experience in managing people in complex interpersonal environments
Familiarity with coordinating multifaceted work schedules
Proficient in balancing multiple duties and responsibilities; Acute organizational skills and attention to detail; Adept at communicating with students, teachers, and parents on a wide variety of topics
Creativity in problem solving and in programming
Outstanding leadership and communication skills; able to properly handle a full range of interpersonal interactions with a diverse population of students and staff.
Must be able to work a flexible schedule, which may include evenings and weekends, and travel.
Proficiency in Word and other computer skills, is required
Ability to work easily with the GRA community, including faculty, students, fellow staff, etc.
Successful completion of a background and drug screen
Established in 1831, Grand River Academy is a college preparatory boarding and day school located in Austinburg, Ohio, that serves over 100 young men in grades 8-12, with a post-graduate option. The faculty and staff continue to make strides in the school’s mission to educate the total young man – academically, socially and emotionally to prepare them for lifelong success. The school offers small... and intimate class sizes, individualized instruction and supportive faculty. Grand River Academy serves a unique and important niche - helping young men unlock and activate their full potential.