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5 Aug 2022

School Network Staff Dean of Students

Global Community Charter School
 New York, New York County, New York, United States

Job Description


As part of the GCCS academic team, the Dean of Students ensures that high behavioral expectations are consistently communicated and maintained throughout the school. The Dean of Students will establish a strong achievement centered culture; ensure the functionality of school-wide systems that support student achievement, safety, efficiency and the International Baccalaureate Learner Profile; and ensure that the high expectations we have for our scholars are maintained in each classroom and by all teachers at GCCS. 


  • Create a school culture of high behavioral expectations that enables a consistent focus on academic results
  • Model, promote and embody the International Baccalaureate learner profile to create a cohesive school culture of academic and personal success 
  • Uphold explicit and high behavioral expectations through logical consequences aligned with the Responsive Classroom philosophy and emphasize the IB Learner Profile
  • Establish and reinforce clearly-defined school-wide systems and procedures that enable a structured school environment, including procedures for arrival and dismissal, lunch and recess, and hallway transitions between classrooms and to the restroom facilities
  • Proactively circulates throughout classrooms and hallways during the day, to gain valuable context on student behavior and help support positive school culture 
  • Collaborate with the school leadership team to ensure the physical environment of the school is conducive to a safe and supportive learning environment.
  • Serve as the point person for discipline/culture issues; supervise and manage in-house suspensions
  • Teach and practice conflict resolution with students
  • Counsel students individually and in small groups around individual behavior goals to manage expectations and develop social skills and character
  • Maintain and monitor records of student discipline, conflict and mediation, suspensions and family communication 
  • Conduct formal investigations in accordance with the GCCS code of conduct based on student, parent and adult inquiries related to school culture, discipline and incidents. Complete a written summary of the investigation with recommended action steps in a timely manner
  • Acts as a resource for teachers in their instructional practice, especially as it relates to issues of discipline, relationships with students and families, classroom and behavior management, and school culture
  • Supervises breakfast, lunch, in-between class transitions, enrichment, and dismissal, making sure students are always where they are supposed to be and ensuring a professional school culture at these times
  • Support initiatives that establish families as partners including student and family conferences, and classroom and school-wide family events during and after school; Lead parent workshops as needed
  • Connect families with internal resources such as the counselor and external resources in the community
  • Participate in the Student Holistic Team Meetings
  • Evaluate student behavior and discipline through detailed data analysis of student performance on a wide variety of metrics; Utilize student data collected to drive intervention and supports
  • Teach the school-wide character development curriculum (RULER)
  • Supporting the school as directed by the Principal


  • Strong commitment to an inclusion model of education; experience with and/or understanding of the urban learning environment.
  • A track record of strong quantitative student achievement results
  • At least 2 years of demonstrated success as a classroom teacher
  • Previous experience as a Dean or School Leader
  • Ability to build strong elementary school culture and positive relationships
  • Good judgment and ability to navigate challenging situations
  • Incredibly high expectations for all aspects of school and ownership over results
  • Strong work ethic, is reflective and continually seeks to learn and improve
  • Be a team player – a desire to work in a team-oriented environment and collaborate effectively with colleagues
  • Dedication to GCCS’ mission


  • Highly Competitive Salary
  • Options for 100% Employer paid; Medical, Dental, Vision FSA/HSA/PPO plans
  • Dependent care FSA & Pre-tax commuter benefits
  • 100 % Employer paid Term life and disability insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement options
  • Gym reimbursement
  • PTO, Paid Parental Leave Child care leave, and other leave benefits
  • 403B with GCCS match
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Health stipend if covered on a partner/spouse’s plan

How to Apply

GCCS Careers Page

Bureaus: New York. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: School Network Staff. Salaries: 80,000 - 100,000.