The Dean of Student Life & Wellness engages all stakeholders in the delivery of programs and initiatives related to the day to day operation of the school, with a focus on student behavior and academic support. The Director is an advocate for students and fosters a positive and supportive educational environment built on trust and safety of the whole child with a focus on mission and core values.
The Dean of Student Life & Wellness provides strategic leadership and vision in helping create an accepting, empathetic environment and will work closely with the Vice Principal of Student Affairs to ensure that behavioral expectations of the school are enforced. The Director will also partner with the Vice Principal of Academics and Ed Tech, the Director of Academic and Learning Support, and the Personal Counselors to ensure that all students feel safe, supported, and successful in their academic journey at Carondelet.
The Director models humble leadership, embraces possibility and innovation, delivers great, and inspires joy and gratitude in students and colleagues.
Has a thorough knowledge and understanding of the mission, vision and core values of Carondelet High School and lives these values in interactions with students, parent/guardians, and colleagues.
Inspires excellence, responds to the needs of the time, and makes a positive difference by preparing young women to live with heart, faith and courage in the Catholic tradition.
Understands the uniqueness of each student, strives to awaken minds, and guides students in faith, hope, and growth in the spirit of the Sisters of Saint Joseph.
Works closely with Carondelet High School’s students, parent guardians, faculty and staff and, at times, outside professionals and neighbors of Carondelet High School, in resolving issues and concerns.
Works as an advocate, facilitator, and disciplinarian for students while overseeing the basic quality of life of all Carondelet students.
Cultivates a diverse and inclusive community where all students can thrive personally and academically.
Creates a school environment of unity, harmony, cooperation and high morale through tact, helpfulness, respect, and a recognition of individual differences and the special abilities and strengths of each student.
Motives students in a positive direction in order to help students to increase decision making responsibilities.
Articulates, interprets, administers and evaluates school policies and procedures as delineated in the Student Handbook.
Builds and maintains positive relationships with staff, parents, and community members
Assists in creating professional development opportunities related to student behavior and takes advantage of professional growth opportunities as a life-long learner.
Maintains strict confidentiality related to students, school families, and alumnae.
Establishes, enforces, and reviews guidelines for student behavior, including dress code and attendance. This includes record keeping via PowerSchool and proactively communicating with faculty/staff, parents, etc. related to ongoing behavioral and attendance issues.
Supervises all areas of campus with an emphasis on creating a positive environment during breaks, passing periods, lunch, X blocks and at all-school gatherings.
Assists in directing traffic during the school day and during special events.
Creates and monitors supervision assignments and chaperones for faculty/staff, often working in conjunction with the Director of Student Activities for student events.
Works with personal counselors and Director of Academic and Learning Support in identifying students with emotional, personal and academic issues and assists with academically-related concerns for students at all grade levels.
Participates in student success, student support and student intervention meetings as needed.
Works with Athletics Director, Director of Student Activities, and Director of Campus Ministry to build the school leadership program, which includes training and programming from all aspects of student life.
Works with Director of Student Activities and Vice Principal of Student Affairs on student orientations.
Assists Director of Campus Facilities in supervision of school security and assignments related to school security.
Coordinates safety protocols for the school, including emergency response and preparedness training and review.
Creates professional learning opportunities for faculty and staff and provides updates on behavior and attendance at faculty meetings and professional development days.
Performs other duties as assigned by the Principal.
Administrative Responsibilities-Student Wellness and Academic Support
Serves as the initial point of contact for students under stress. The director of Student Life and Wellness interacts directly with students and supports them in moments of need, potentially helping find solutions to anxiety and interfacing with teachers and establishing a relationship of trust.
Helps triage and ensure that students are directed to the correct person when an issue brought forward requires more expansive intervention.
Works with personal counselors and the Director of Academic and Learning Support in identifying students with emotional, personal, and academic issues and assists with academically-related concerns for students at all grade levels.
Participates in student success, student support, and student intervention meetings as well as the Frosh Student Advisory program.
Creates and monitors programs related to academic help in conjunction with the Director of Academic and Learning Support related to study skills, study halls, extended testing and test makeup, and tutoring. Assists in coordinating peer tutoring program in conjunction with the Director of Academic and Learning Support.
Models strict confidentiality, integrity, balance of perspective, and unity at all times.
Is a positive and engaged member of the school community
Demonstrates active listening and strong interpersonal skills in order to create successful, positive, and result driven behavioral outcomes.
Demonstrates high emotional intelligence that reflects self-confidence and facilitation techniques toward conflict resolution.
Must be proactive.
Is a critical thinker who disaggregates and applies data that drives positive learning outcomes.
Is steeped in current research and continually takes advantage of educational opportunities related to all areas of responsibility.
Is technologically savvy.
Displays enthusiastic commitment to facilitating positive school culture.
Reports to the Vice Principal of Student Affairs.
Prefer 3-5 years as a Director or leadership position.
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.
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.
Carondelet High School is an outstanding college-preparatory high school in the East Bay area dedicated to excellence in the tradition of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. We are committed to serving all young women who seek to grow in heart, faith, courage, scholarship and leadership through educational excellence that integrates intellectual, moral, physical, psychological, social, and spiritual development.
Carondelet High School models collaboration among students, faculty, parents, alumnae, Board, and the greater community that integrates a global perspective and a call to service.
In partnership with our brother school, De La Salle, located directly adjacent to our campus, our students share classes, activities and social events with their brothers as they continue to develop and strengthen their own sisterhood and the confidence to lead lives of purpose, in college and beyond.