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Founding Dean of Culture

Immediate- starts Jan 2022

Job Description: Founding Dean of Culture 

About: Becoming Collegiate Academy “Becoming” prepares all students in grades K-5 to be successful in college and life. Our vision is achieved through mirroring the  Historically Black College and University (HBCU) experience with a keen focus on: (1) fostering positive relationships, (2) leveraging culture and identity, and (3) upholding high expectations. Like HBCUs, we immerse students in a nurturing and intellectually stimulating environment that connects to the history of their community and inspires them to carry that relentless spirit forward. BCA’s charter was authorized by Duval County Public Schools on October 6, 2020. Becoming will open its doors to its inaugural class of over 200 kindergarten and first grade students in the Fall of 2022. 


Position Summary: As the Dean of Culture (DOC) of Becoming Collegiate Academy (“Becoming” or “BCA”), you will create an equitable vision for school culture through developing routines and managing student behavior management systems to promote student success and achievement.   The DOC will report directly to the Principal, receiving regular professional development and coaching around his or her leadership capacity.


BCA is a great fit for the person who:

  • is excited to create a school that is inspired by the greatness of the HBCU model 
  • believes that all kids can and want to learn 
  • can take a vision and make it a reality when few see it
  • has a sense of humor and brings joy to teaching
  • has humility, urgency, and a growth mindset
  • believes in doing whatever it takes to meet the goal
  • can take, implement, and give constructive feedback  
  • can remain calm in the midst of pressure, especially in difficult conversations with stakeholders
  • has strong project and time management skills; ability to effectively backward plan, juggle multiple priorities with great attention to detail and deliver consistent and timely results.
  • has an unwavering commitment to BCA’s mission and willingness to go above and beyond 

Qualifications:

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year educational institution, preferably from a Historically Black College and University
  • Experience: 1+ years experience coaching and/or leading adults in a school setting 
  • Licenses or Certifications: Florida Teaching Certification or Eligibility for Certification


Responsibilities:

Student Culture

  • Work closely with Principal to establish a positive, joyful, and achievement-oriented school culture vision and plan
  • Support the creation and implementation of a clear and consistent behavior management system while developing students’ character and sense of community
  • Help shape and develop a school wide culture that fosters a productive and enthusiastic learning environment for each student
  • Facilitate teacher training and support around relationships, proactive positive culture, expectations, consistency, and classroom management
  • Coordinate and implement a school-wide behavior management system with meaningful and logical incentives and consequences
  • Create the vision and oversee the execution of school-wide culture and community events 
  • Serve as the point person on one grade level for breaches of culture, including maintaining the reactive systems and data for removal, out-of-school suspension, and parent re-entry meetings 
  • Plan, lead and oversee an effective Tier I, Tier II and Tier III behavior RTI program, in collaboration with the Special Education Teacher 

Stakeholder Engagement and Management

  • Lead school-wide recognition assemblies, parent workshops, community events, and other culture-building activities
  • Support teachers in building relationships with students and parents; implement the parental involvement plan and run the parent involvement committee 
  • Ensure that the physical environment of the school reinforces school culture and facilitates student growth and achievement
  • Conduct regular school culture walkthroughs, classroom observations and audits to help staff maintain a high bar of excellence
  • Coach GLCs on leading behavior analysis meetings with their grade levels 
  • Plan and lead ongoing student culture professional development throughout the year
  • Participate as the LEA in IEP meetings for students who have behavior goals 

Other

  • Serve as an active member of the School Leadership Team, meeting weekly for strategic planning and discussion of school initiatives and data
  • Supervise school entry, breakfast, lunch, transitions, and dismissal to ensure they are safe and positive
  • Work with the Director of Operations to ensure all students have excellent attendance and arrive at school on time
  • Work with the Director of Operations to ensure effective field lessons, school events, and extracurricular activities

 Compensation and Benefits: 

  • Our current compensation structure is very competitive and is commensurate with experience. 
  • We offer a comprehensive benefits plan, covering the majority of the employee premium for the base medical plan. Other benefits include dental and vision plans, disability, life insurance, parenting benefits, generous vacation time, referral bonuses, professional development, and a 403(b) plan. We also offer an inclusive environment where staff are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work every day.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: Becoming Collegiate Academy does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability, in admission or access to, or treatment of employment in its programs and activities. Any person having inquiries concerning the organization's compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI of Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), or Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), may contact BCA Human Resources at info@becomingschools.org.


Disclaimer: Nothing in this job description restricts school leadership’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. 

Submit questions to:  info@becomingschools.org


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