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dean of culture
Who We Are
Cactus Park Elementary is the second school of the nationally-celebrated pilotED Schools network opening for the 2022-2023 school year. At Cactus Park Elementary, we strive to center the voices and experiences of our students and their families as we further the academic excellence, social identity development, and civic engagement of our students. From our daily identity-based curriculum to our on-campus farm, Cactus Park Elementary provides an inclusive, enriching lifestyle for our students and families to forever interrupt generational cycles of poverty.
What You’ll Be Doing
Reporting to the School Principal and working closely alongside the Assistant Principal, Social Emotional Health Coordinator, and Special Education Director, the Dean of Culture will work in a highly visible leadership capacity to maintain a supportive, productive, and enriching school culture. The Dean of Culture will play an instrumental role in establishing and reinforcing high expectations for positive student behavior. They will maintain consistent and constructive communication with teachers, administrators, and student families in an effort to ensure that school culture norms are effectively defined and reinforced.
Roles and Responsibilities:
The Dean of Culture’s primary responsibilities are to maintain a safe learning environment and ensure the well-being of all students and staff while fostering and cultivating meaningful relationships with families and the community.
Embody the pilotED vision, mission, and policies:
- Be a well-known, positive school presence, modeling pilotED Schools’ mission and values;
- Develop and demonstrate knowledge of standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior.
Codify initiatives, resources, and tools for culture
- Collab and/or design professional developments around school culture
- Design and implement systematic approach for discipline
- Develop and maintain the school culture framework
- Train staff on restorative justice and trauma-informed care
- Through coaching and modeling, support school based staff in building their capacity to implement Restorative Justice interventions.
- Increase building level capacity by supporting with the implementation of trauma-informed and restorative practices, school wide tier one systems, tiered interventions.
- Promote highly specialized positive behavior interventions in which “at risk” students thrive by prioritizing behavior instruction that is explicit, intensive, accelerated, and provides ample practice.
- Collaborate with the Special Education Director to ensure all students are receiving appropriate services and making appropriate progress toward learning goals.
- Collaborate with the Directors and teachers to ensure the learning environment is beautiful, clean, and designed to support student independence.
- Support the leadership team to ensure effective implementation of logistics necessary for running a well-functioning school, such as scheduling, test administration, beautification projects and other details.
Ideal candidates will have most of the following qualifications:
- A Nevada School Administrator’s License
- Master’s (or higher) in Educational Leadership, Education, or a related field
- A minimum of 3 years of teaching plus school-based administrative or supervisory experience
- Strong technology skills relating to blended learning, data analysis, and communications
- A deep passion for well-being, diversity, and inclusive practices
- Willingness to embrace innovative pedagogy and social emotional learning techniques that support whole child development and well-being
- A laser-focused approach on student and adult well-being
- Clear and compelling verbal and written communication
- Proficiency in Spanish
Salary & Benefits
- Base salary starts at $55,000+
- Comprehensive health benefits
- Holiday, recreation and performance-based bonuses
- Cell phone contributions
Equal Opportunity Employer
pilotED Schools is an equal‐opportunity employer that actively seeks to hire and retain a diverse, passionate, and dedicated team. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, marital status, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, disability, or any other protected status. All employment decisions will be made solely on the basis of the individual's qualifications as related to the requirement of the position being filled.