Dean of Students Position Available

Posted In: Elizabeth, New Jersey

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Bruriah High School for Girls, a Division of the Jewish Educational Center in Elizabeth, NJ, is seeking a Dean of Students.
Reports To: Principal

At Bruriah, we are guided by Torah and inspire the whole child to pursue excellence and develop religiously, academically, socially and emotionally. Every student is empowered to develop her own personal connection with Hashem, to achieve the best of her abilities and to acquire the knowledge to become a lifelong learner, developing the middot and love of Torah necessary to positively contribute to Klal Yisrael and the global community.

The Dean of Students helps transform children’s lives by facilitating communication among the various members of the school community in meeting the needs of students and families, and helping each student achieve success in the classroom and out. The Dean models and acts in alignment with Bruriah’s mission, vision and core values. The ideal candidate is a team player with strong interpersonal skills, who is committed to helping build a strong school that empowers all students with the academic, character, and life skills they need to succeed in high school and beyond. We seek a Dean of Students who is committed to work with determination, integrity and purpose, embodying these essential qualities:
-- Reflective, self-aware, and adaptable to communication and work styles of others
-- Excellent organization skills; demonstrated decision-making and problem solving skills
-- Belief in the power of collaboration and works to foster a collaborative culture within the Bruriah community, staff, families and students
-- Experience working in a school environment

The Dean of Students is a full-time, key member of the school community and administrative team. The Dean’s primary responsibility is to ensure that the individual needs of each student are being met in the classroom and in all aspects of her education. The position requires ongoing assessment of and intervention in matters related to academic success, student-teacher relationships, parent communication and individual well-being. The essential functions of the Bruriah Dean of Students are as follows:
-- Work alongside the Principal, Guidance and senior administrators to promote a positive school culture and experience for all students
-- Support student needs in and out of the classroom, working in collaboration with the classroom teacher and the grade mechanechet
-- Work with teachers implementing supportive strategies for each student; oversee parent communication, including supportive positive communications sharing student successes
-- Assist in creating and implementing school policies related to social and emotional health
-- Oversee mechanechet for each grade
-- Assess, manage and share feedback about students; consult with parents and teachers as needed
-- Work with guidance team to create and implement developmentally appropriate programming to enhance school culture and social/emotional wellness, for students and for parents
-- Develop school policies to promote successful outcomes for all students
-- Participate in administrative meetings
-- Lead grade meetings in conjunction with mechanechet
-- Oversee new student recruiting process
-- Ease transition to Bruriah for all students new to the school
-- Oversee student activities and attend school events
-- Help build grade ruach, achdut and school spirit
-- Attend Shabbatons
-- Oversee student participation in clubs and activities

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Masters or Doctoral Degree, 3-5 years related experience

SALARY: Competitive and commensurate with experience

Please submit resume and relevant information to positions@bruriah.org

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