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Academic Dean

  • Full time
  • Jasper, SC
  • 90000 USD / Year

Meeting Street School

WHO WE ARE

Meeting Street Schools – Jasper & Beaufort (MSJB) is a pioneering tuition-free public charter school serving Jasper, Beaufort, and Hampton Counties in South Carolina. Founded with a commitment to ensuring that all students have access to high-quality education, regardless of their socio-economic background, we believe in a holistic approach to learning that focuses on the whole child. Our mission is to empower students to reach their full potential and prepare them for a successful future.

Who We’re Looking For: This Role

MSS instructional leaders combine the ability to coach and motivate teachers as they develop capacity and ability around instructional practices and content knowledge. At MSS, a Lower Elementary Academic Dean (Grades K-2) has a growth mindset and participate in rigorous professional development throughout the year, including  collaborative planning sessions, whole and small group school-wide focus professional development, team analysis of performance data; training from: Relay, Responsive Classroom,Eureka Math,Wit and Wisdom,andWilson’s Fundations and other personalized opportunities to grow.  Our Deans provide job-embedded professional development for teachers to support and sustain effective teaching and learning through the integration of technology, resulting in improved student learning. DOIs will assist teachers and participate directly in small group instruction to advance teacher’s/student’s literacy and math skills, provide feedback, and provide support.

Note: The following duties are representative for this position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.

We will begin contacting applicants on potential next steps the week of February 5, 2024.

Responsibilities

  • Support outstanding academic achievement and student character development
  • Build classroom community and relationships with families, participating in a powerful team that ensures all students make outstanding academic progress
  • Support students through direct and small group instruction
  • Plans and supervises purposeful support and development for teachers
  • Creates innovative and common core aligned lesson plans
  • Adapts teaching for the benefit of each student and collaborates with other educators for support and ideas
  • Assesses student learning on a consistent basis and adjusts instruction to meet individual student needs
  • Commits to constant professional and personal growth through reflection, feedback, and collaboration
  • Models MSS’ Path to Success skills and supports the development of those skills in students and peers
  • Performs all other duties as assigned by supervisor

Skills and Characteristics

  • A commitment to the mission of Meeting Street Schools, deep love of content, and an unwavering belief that all students can and will succeed
  • Strong instructional and classroom management skills
  • High level of personal organization and planning
  • Team player: maturity, humility, strong work ethic, follow-through, high EQ, willingness to respond positively to feedback and a “whatever it takes” attitude
  • Desire to master content and enthusiasm for subject matter
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to inspire, motivate and engage children
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Ability to kneel, sit, stand for long periods of time
  • Educational Background and Work Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree required, Masters preferred
  • At least four years of successful prior experience teaching in under resourced communities, preferred
  • A valid SC professional teacher certification
  • At least three years of experience supervising and coaching teachers

The salary for this role starts at $90,000 and is commensurate with experience. Additionally, Meeting Street Schools offers a comprehensive benefits package including and not limited to:

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • Life Insurance and Disability
  • Employee + Family Wellness
  • Tax Favored Spending Accounts (FSA/HSA)
  • Retirement Plans
  • Referral and Retention Bonuses
  • Performance Bonuses
  • Newcomer Bonus Eligible

At Meeting Street Schools we are committed to building a talented team that reflects the diverse backgrounds and experiences of our students. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

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