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2019-2020 SY: Dean of Students at Milagro Middle School
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Santa Fe Public Schools | Pojoaque, NM
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Job Description


Dean of Students

Work Unit:

Milagro Middle School Reports To:

Principal Contract Length:

10 Month

Pay Schedule:

Teacher Overtime Status:

Exempt Hours:

40 hours/week

Union Status:

NEA Licensure:

Level II or Higher

All positions with Santa Fe Public Schools require a post offer/pre-employment background check. Some positions have additional requirements as established by Federal or State Rules and Regulations.

General Function:

Provides support and back-up to the Principal in providing a safe learning environment and ensuring a high quality curriculum to include: Attendance Office, Average Daily Membership (Registration/Withdrawal), Truancy Prevention, and Dropout Prevention. Assists Principal in implementing and managing policies, regulations and procedures to insure compliance with Federal, State and local regulatory agencies.


Minimum: Master's level degree in related field and six (6) years of experience in teaching and/or Administration required.

Preferred: New Mexico Administrative license.

Knowledge/Skills and Abilities:

Excellent written and oral communication skills. Conflict mediation skills. Possesses excellent listening skills. Ability to use a computer including proficiency in MS Office programs. Ability to multi-task, prioritize work activities, and meet deadlines. Organization facilitation skills. First aid and CPR. Word processing, e-mail, standard office software packages. Knowledge of and experience with District's computerized data system beneficial. Ability to make varied decisions, which at times must be made quickly, have a high impact on students and staff, may have long-term effect and can have legal and financial implications for school and district. A strong knowledge of services needed to support student learning.

Essential Job Functions

All functions are performed in accordance with established policies, procedures, safety and environmental regulations, facility and computer security policies and procedures. Functions are subject to change from time to time to meet the needs of the organization. Current essential functions include:

* Communicates with parents, students and staff to resolve student safety and discipline issues. Communicates with law enforcement contacts, attends hearings and investigations, and prepares documentation. Monitors activities and facilities for conduct and safety concerns.
* Promotes and facilitates academic success for all students and staff. Provides for instructional materials and supplies and integration of technology into instruction and curriculum.
* Serves as liaison between the school and parents, business partners, and community. Attends school and community events.
* Assists students with general needs and makes referrals to internal and externnal services as needed.
* Assists with budget management, and supervision of facilities and grounds maintenance. Coordinates support services such as transportation, maintenance, and food services.
* Maintains school's master schedule, including registration for students and staffing assignment dates.
* Provides input to grant applications, charter applications, and reports.
* Coordinates or oversees special program staff.
* Supervises communication with parents and students regarding attendance, schedules, etc
* Participates in district and community meetings and committees. Communicates and upholds district policies in meetings and direct interpersonal exchanges. Develops consensus, mediates problems, coordinates schedules and activities with a variety of individuals, including staff members, district administrators and professionals, consultants, volunteers, parents, media reporters and other people in the community.
* Assumes responsibility for the operation of the school in the absence of the principal; appears as a representative of the school in lieu of the principal
* Assists the principal in all areas of budgeting, supervision and planning
* May assist in evaluating non-certificated staff. May assist in evaluating certified staff if Administratively licensed.
* Assists in parent conferences
* Assists in general school record keeping
* Serves as student/parent liaison to counseling staff.
* Serves as program evaluator for all Student Services operations.
* Makes independent decisions only in areas stipulated by the principal
* Accepts the position as one of training as well as performance
* Keeps the principal informed of pertinent occurrences and decisions enacted during the absence of the principal
* May schedule and oversee athletic events and assemblies.
* Performs other related duties as assigned.

Salary Range:

$50,000+ (Depending on license level, experience, and education)

Resources Used in Performing Job Include (but are not limited to):

Standard office equipment including computers, copiers, fax, phone system, alarm system. Audio-visual equipment. May, on occasion, need to use construction tools.

Physical/Cognitive Requirements:

Must be able to walk and stand. Alternate high energy with sitting in meetings. Ability to lift up to 40 pounds frequently. Manual dexterity to operate computers and other office equipment.

Environmental Conditions:

Most work is performed in an indoor setting. Must have the ability to sit at a desk or computer for extended periods. Requires light physical exertion, including some walking, bending, and reaching. Environment may be hectic with constant ringing of telephones and frequent interruptions. Occasional evening and weekend work.

Personal Accountability:

1. Demonstrates reliability as evidenced by attendance records and punctuality.

2. Properly notifies supervisor and/or designee of absences or tardiness.

3. Begins and completes work within the allotted time.

4. Consistently appears in attire appropriate to the work environment.

5. Demonstrates skill in the use of equipment including its capabilities, limitations and appropriate/special application,

6. Protects the District's resources through appropriate and careful use of supplies and equipment.

7. Utilizes appropriate body mechanics to aid in the prevention of muscle strain/injury.