The Assistant Director of Preparatory Culture provides leadership, management and supervisory skills that promote the positive culture and social emotional learning for all students. They lead others and stand for the values of Collegiate Hall that help develop globally competent citizens. They provide a clear vision, inspiration, energy, and insight for staff and students. They are focused on creating a strong learning environment and making data-driven decisions. They are attentive to details, the change process, project planning, accountability, conflict resolution, team building, and maintaining a strong and positive school culture. They are the primary person responsible for the oversight of non-academic concerns regarding students and are responsible for ensuring Collegiate Hall has a positive, values-driven, structured, and safe student culture. They will also oversee the management and systems of the discipline process and will be responsible for the management and systems of the compass social-emotional learning program for students. They will serve as the interface between the school and families regarding behavior, will work with teachers to provide behavior support when needed, and ensure consistent and timely communication between teachers, families, and students.
● Strong commitment to and alignment with school’s mission and core values.
● Experience in behavior and/or SEL support for students.
● Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree; Master’s or Advanced Degree preferred.
● Ability to assess data, find trends, and use information to make strategic decisions.
● Knowledge of or experience in education and/or mentoring of urban youth.
● Knowledge of or experience in supplemental services available to students and families.
● Commitment to holding students to high behavioral standards that will support their academic achievement.
● Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
● Strong organizational skills and ability to multitask.
● Ability to approach situations with courage, integrity, respect and perseverance, willingness to take personal responsibility, open to and interested in feedback on performance, eagerness to continue to improve in effectiveness, and steady determination to pursue excellence regardless of the situation.
Positive School Culture:
● Maintain school culture calendar and send updates frequently to inform staff of upcoming programs, activities, and events.
● Oversee the Collegiate Hall incentive systems (school store, inventive trips, monthly/weekly all school incentives).
● Assist the Dean of Student Supports to identify root causes for behaviors and create support systems for students and families that require additional support to find success at Collegiate Hall.
● Maintain a strong advisory program, rooted in strengthening relationships between Students and advisers and Students and Students.
● Mediate conflicts between students, and students and teachers by prepping and facilitating restorative circles.
● Design and implement programs that promote positive student behavior, and that motivate students to exhibit the leadership values of the school.
● Create systems or programs to maintain positive parent interactions.
● Communicate with teachers and staff daily to keep them updated on behavior and school programs/events.
● Analyze behavioral data weekly and share with the Leadership Team and plan to address gaps the following week.
● Ensure common spaces are safe and structured, ensuring student safety and high expectations.
Social Emotional Learning:
● Oversee the SEL program for all students, creating and maintaining systems and structures to support pride leaders to implement strong SEL and students to experience strong SEL.
● Plan and create summer and weekly professional development for pride leaders to successfully implement Compass Circles.
● Support and coach pride leaders to implement and facilitate strong SEL.
● Analyze and track SEL data to plan and address gaps and support pride leaders.
● Oversee and execute a system to monitor behavior, creating a system of accountability to ensure restorative conversations are completed and staff are entering bonuses, deductions, and referrals in a timely manner.
● Observe systems, management, and processing of referrals in the discipline office, giving feedback to Dean of Students to increase effectiveness and decrease the number of students in the discipline office.
● Oversee systems, management, and creation of BIPs and monitor behavior RTI process and support with individual and group interventions.
● Serve as primary contact concerning behavioral issues on the bus, in the community, etc.
● Communicate regularly with families concerning the behavioral challenges of students.
● Meet with families when students who earn suspension, communicating reason, consequence, and re-entry process and logging into the school information system.
● Maintain accurate student discipline records, documenting all conferences, suspensions, and calls home for behavior.
● Embody and teach to the mission, vision, and strategic direction of the school.
● Lead summer professional development sessions aimed at strengthening and implementing the school’s core values.
● Ensure alignment across the team grounded in the student code of conduct.
● Oversee and plan beginning-of-the-year student orientation and train teachers and staff to support a strong start of the school year.
● Coach and develop staff members to support the classroom culture and hold the line with all Students.
● Coach and develop staff members to de-escalate in the moment.