Dean of Students of Student Services

Monday, November 20, 2017
Position Details: 


Begins: One week before the first teacher work day
Ends:  One week after the last teacher work day

$73,991 - $76,686 

The dean of students will support the building principal and assistant principal through leadership within Student Services by helping lead the essential duties and responsibilities noted below.

The dean of students reports to and is evaluated by the building principal.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations maybe made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The following is a list of qualifications for the position, any one of which may be waived by the Board in exercising its prerogative to determine qualifications.


  • Assists in the development, implementation, and evaluation of intervention programs that address the needs of at-risk students.
  • Performs a variety of administrative duties to assist the Principal in managing the school; assumes the duties of the Principal in the absence of the Principal/Assistant Principal and as assigned.
  • Develops and administers disciplinary procedures in accordance with district policies and state laws; receives referrals and confers with students, parents, teachers, community agencies, and law enforcement; responds to and resolves parent, student, and staff concerns and complaints; serves on discipline or expulsion panels as assigned.
  • 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 accordance with established guidelines.
  • Oversight of Student Services programs.
  • Oversight of Restorative Justice practices and programs.
  • Local and State Testing Coordinator (M-Step, PSAT, SAT, NWEA, AP, etc.)
  • Monitors and organizes attendance functions; prepares letters, calls parents, and attends meetings as needed regarding truant, absent or tardy students; provides leadership for attendance improvement efforts.
  • Oversight of Dual Enrollment, Direct College, International, 21f, International baccalaureate, and Credit Recovery programs. 
  • Liaison to Colleges and Universities related to Dual Enrollment and IB Programme.
  • Work with various student populations to ensure high school graduation and post-secondary enrollment or career attainment.
  • Participates as needed in Individual Educational Plan meetings, Student Assistance Team meetings (SAT) and 504 meetings, and assists with creating behavior plans.
  • Liaison to student government, extracurricular activities, the student athletics program, and other competitive or performance programs and events. Supervises activities, including evening activities, as assigned. Coordinates with Athletics and Band Boosters to plan and carry out the school’s student activities.
  • Participates in interviewing, selecting, hiring, and supervising of personnel involved with a variety of student activities.
  • Attends meetings of parent and other groups; provides supervision for afternoon and evening activities.
  • Works with the Principal to establish a safe and secure learning environment for students. Develops plans for emergency situations in collaboration with other administrators, staff, and public safety agencies; directs the work of noon hour staff and crossing guards; plans and debriefs emergency drills; updates the school safety plan.
  • Prepares and maintains a variety of district, county, state, and federal records and reports; directs preparation of records and reports by staff.
  • Participates in administrative meetings and training to improve administrative skills; maintains current knowledge of the district’s adopted curriculum.
  • Assists the Principal with provision of staff development programs.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Provides support to teachers in the areas of classroom management, instruction, planning and preparation.
  • Assists in the planning and monitoring of the School Improvement Plan.

Assists in the supervision and evaluation of building staff as assigned by the principal.

  • Establishes and maintains productive, collaborative relationships with others.
  • Relates to students with mutual respect while carrying out a positive and effective disciplinary program.
  • Models district standards of ethics, confidentiality, and professionalism.  Meets schedules and deadlines.
  • Plans and organizes work.
  • Follows through with directives.
  • Performs a wide variety of specialized tasks; interprets and applies rules and regulations as appropriate.
  • Applies knowledge of school law and district policy.
  • Operates office equipment including a computer with a variety of software related to job requirements.
  • Creates an environment where children from diverse backgrounds are comfortable and experience success.
  • Builds relationships with families.
  • Reads, interprets, applies, and explains rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.  Maintains consistent, punctual, and regular attendance.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of correct English grammar and usage.
  • Prepares and delivers oral presentations to groups.
  • Defines problems, collects data, establishes facts, and draws valid conclusions.
  • Maintains a safe and orderly learning environment.
  • Uses effective interpersonal skills including tact, patience, and courtesy.


  1. Three (3) years full time teaching experience.
  2. Masters in Educational Leadership/School Administration or related area.
  3. Strong understanding of Student Services or School Counselor/School Social Worker endorsement.


  • Certification in Educational Leadership (Level I) or administrative certificate.

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups, staff, parents, and the general public. Ability to speak, listen, and write in Spanish, while not required, is preferred.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
Ability to define problems, collect and analyze data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory in education/leadership related fields. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff and the community. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both in oral and written form. Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and Board of Education policies.
Knowledge, skill and ability in the use of e-mail, internet, presentation software, spreadsheets and word processing.  Adrian Public Schools is a Google Education District and uses Microsoft Office Suite.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and depth perception.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in this environment is quiet to loud depending upon the activity in the particular part of the day and location.
Adrian Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination in its policies, employment practices and programs on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, age, height, weight, martial or familial status, gender, disability, or national origin.