Covenant Preparatory School is seeking a full-time Dean of Students/Secondary School Placement Coordinator to provide proactive leadership to engage all stakeholders in the delivery of programs and services to support the students’ academic achievement, personal and social development. The Dean of Students is responsible for working with faculty and designing new programs and restructuring established programs to fit the needs of the students. The Dean of Students also works cooperatively with the head of school, principal, staff, students, parents, and volunteers to facilitate student placement in secondary schools. The mission of Covenant Preparatory School is to provide young men from underserved communities the foundation required to successfully pursue higher education, to develop the strength of their character and to inspire them to live with integrity as leaders committed to their communities. The Dean of Students works with a high level of independence and professional discretion under the general supervision of the principal.
Passion for the school mission with the ability to lead and manage school constituencies in pursuit of its goals.
A Bachelor’s degree in education; at least 5 years of classroom teaching experience (teaching in an urban environment preferred).
Serves as a resource for building staff, administrators, and parents in working with students, creating a positive school climate, and helping students develop a positive self-concept. Skill in human relations which demonstrates sensitivity to needs and concerns of others. Participates or leads the development of positive behavior support systems and development of intervention strategies.
Demonstrated ability to work successfully and positively with all students to provide them with assistance in meeting their educational needs.
Coordinates, facilitates and implements disciplinary intervention steps and processes with staff, working closely with the principal.
Coordinates implementation of parent involvement as well as school-sponsored events. Assists with school-wide and event supervision.
Demonstrated ability to communicate orally and in writing with clarity and conciseness. Motivates students in a positive direction which will help students to increase individual decision-making responsibilities.
Develops and maintains strategic relationships with independent and parochial secondary schools to facilitate high school placement and other relationship-building opportunities.
Teaching responsibility and other duties as assigned.
About Covenant Preparatory School
Covenant Preparatory School is a private, independent, interfaith middle school (grades 5-8) for young men from the Greater Hartford (CT) community. A tuition-free school, Covenant Preparatory School provides young men from underserved communities the foundation required to successfully pursue higher education, to develop the strength of their character and to inspire them to live with integrity as leaders committed to their communities.