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Academic Dean

Company: The Archdiocese of Milwaukee
Location: Milwaukee
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

In this full-time, 12-month position, you will model dedication to developing the whole student in academics, spirituatity, and service. You will serve as a key member of the academic leadership team and help guide the school to educate students to forge their own paths to success in a world that needs their gifts and wisdom. You will provide leadership and supervision of faculty and staff in collaboration with the Principal to ensure that the school delivers on its promised mission to provide each student with a rigorous education inspired by Saint Joan Antida Thouret's philosophy.Your holistic approach will enhance SJA's identity as a Catholic, urban high school for students of diverse backgrounds. You will nurture the collective capacity of the faculty by focusing on innovation, collaboration, and impact that enables break-through student achievement. Your communication skills, courage, and drive to find solutions will make you an integral member of our vibrant, mission-driven academic team. -ResponsibilitiesDevelopment of Faculty & Staff

  • Oversee teachers' development in instructional best practices, strong student relationships, aligned classroom policies, and SJA's academic vision through instructional coaching and large-group professional development trainings
  • Facilitate monthly department head meetings, and support them in helping to create effective, collaborative content teams
  • Lead departments in aligning curriculum and instruction.
  • Arrange and facilitate a series of monthly meetings for SJA faculty and academic staff in their first year at SJA
  • Assist the Principal in the evaluation of teachers and the implementation of professional growth plans
  • Work with the principal to manage and administer Title funding to enhance teachers' professional development
  • Increase teacher capacity to use after school program, tutoring services, office hours, and similar interventions to improve student learningCurriculum, Assessment, and Academic Programs and Supports
    • Assist the Principal in identifying, reviewing and approving curriculum
    • Work collaboratively with departments to ensure alignment between curriculum, assessment, and instruction
    • Lead teachers in practices that ensure informed, fair and effective implementation of SJA's grading policies, including vertical and horizontal alignment around grades
    • Assist with collecting, analyzing, and responding to student performance data in pursuit of school-wide, grade-level, and course-specific goals
    • Ensure that educators have efficient access to high quality student achievement data and meaningfully use this data to improve instruction.
    • Envision and coordinate an after-school program for academic support needs
    • Oversee the course scheduling process for faculty and students
    • Ensure effective and clear student and faculty class schedules, exam schedules, grade reports, prefecture duty schedules, course description handbook, and other registrar related resources as needed
    • Coordinate the construction of the annual school calendar and curriculum guide
    • Supervise the tracking, publishing, and celebrations related to grade reports, honor roll lists, and transcripts
    • Supervise compliance reporting necessary for maintaining accreditation
    • Partner with the academic leadership team in all aspects of school operations and strategic planning
    • Actively support parent engagement in the school by participating in parent engagement events, meeting with parents, and generating parent communication as appropriate
    • Assist the Principal in the recruiting and hiring of faculty and staff
    • Assist the graduation committee in organizing, planning, and supervising annual commencement exercises
    • Assist the Counseling office in organizing and supervising school-wide testing
    • Collaborate with Principal and Campus Minister to ensure a vibrant Catholic identity
    • Oversee effective use of school information system/database from faculty and relevant staff
    • Maintain a visible, accessible presence throughout the school day
    • Supervise and attend after-school and weekend activities as assigned
    • Meet and work with both internal and external constituencies, and serve on committees to foster unity of purpose, common understanding and teamwork, and to promote the mission and vision of the school.
    • Maintain contact and working relationships with cohorts of assistant principals in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.
    • Other duties as assigned by the principal to advance the SJA mission and vision.Professional Presence
      • Approach your personal and professional growth through a developmental lens, and enthusiastically participate in professional development and formation; seek and apply feedback from leadership and colleagues; demonstrate drive and independence in accessing resources to further your own growth
      • Contribute fully, intentionally, and constructively to the team - school leadership, SJA faculty and staff, student and parents-in a range of contexts; collaborate with integrity, humility, commitment, and joy to ensure the foundation of trust that will enable the team to accomplish its ambitious goals. -
      • Embrace the school's goals and results as the collective responsibility of the entire SJA community; collaborate with colleagues to maximize the team's impact; seek opportunities to push the team, to laugh with colleagues, and to recognize and celebrate the school's accomplishments.QualificationsSuccessful applicants will embody the joy filled, innovative, collaborative, mission-driven, risk-taking qualities that are central to the character of our leadership team. In addition, they will meet or exceed the following requirements:
        • Bachelor's degree plus demonstrable progress towards a master's degree in school leadership
        • License as a school administrator or demonstrable progress towards obtaining licensure
        • Fluency in Spanish and English strongly preferred
        • Record of strong student achievement as a middle school and/or high school teacher
        • Evidence of ability to further the school's unique mission
        • Success leading adults and shaping a high-performing culture of teaching, learning, and student formation
        • Proficiency using technology to communicate and to track and analyze dataCandidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.Compensation Type Annual Notes Additional Information Start Date Location St. Joan Antida High School - Milwaukee (D52) Department County Job Category Employment Type Full Time Notes To Apply Instructions Please provide a resume and cover letter to Principal Megan Otero at Archdiocese of Milwaukee -
          P.O. Box 070912
          Milwaukee, WI 53207

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