DIRECTOR OF SCHOLAR LIFE (1) - THIS POSITION IS CLOSED. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST.
The Director of Scholar Life serves as both a grade-level dean of discipline and dean of culture at Eagle Academy for Young Men of Newark. The individual is charged with working closely with the Principal, School Counselor, and fellow grade level Deans to ensure that all scholars demonstrate high academic performance and replicate the schools’ core values in all behaviors. The Dean will also lead the schools efforts to support scholars in social-emotional development, and work closely with classroom educators, staff and families to ensure our environment is safe, orderly and aligned to the Eagle Newark mission. The Dean is charged with overseeing the Eagle House system and school wide behavior management systems. At Eagle Academy for Young Men of Newark the Dean leads the young men in building strong character in their pursuit of academic excellence.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES
- The Director of Scholar Life works closely with School Counselor and other Deans to support scholars in maintaining high and consistent positive behavioral expectations as well as high academic performance through various learning strategies.
- The Director of Scholar Life will design effective behavioral intervention plans which support non-classified scholars achieve academic success leading to college and career readiness.
- The Director of Scholar Life responds to and identified challenges, works to prevent future challenges and promotes positive and healthy behaviors.
- The Director of Scholar Life acts as a resource for teachers in their instructional practice, especially as it relates to issues of discipline, relationships with scholars, classroom management, and school culture.
- The Director of Scholar Life assists teachers, scholars, and parents in the effective creation and implementation of individual behavior plans.
- The Director of Scholar Life leads staff efforts to ensure all scholars have excellent attendance and arrive at school on time, and works aggressively with students and parents to ensure excellent attendance
- The Director of Scholar Life coordinates intervention and referral services including multi-disciplinary intervention teams.
- The Director of Scholar Life resolve immediate concerns, issues and resources related to the needs of individual or groups of scholars.
- The Director of Scholar Life acts as a resource to families, scholars and school staff to assist in the dissemination of information, referral for services and the development of program planning.
- The Director of Scholar Life monitors scholars’ progress and assist with the evaluation of program outcome.
- The Director of Scholar Life maintains accurate records and prepares reports as necessary.
- The Director of Scholar Life participates in activities that promote professional growth.
- The Director of Scholar Life cooperates with community service providers or other official in the rendering of critical social and emotional needs and related treatment services.
- The Director of Scholar Life serves on various committees within the school as is deemed necessary. Participates in planning teams and/or advisory boards.
- The Director of Scholar Life provides staff development for supporting service personnel and administration.
- The Director of Scholar Life ensures that the physical environment of the school reinforces school culture and facilitates student achievement.
- The Director of Scholar Life is highly present and visible during school hours; relentlessly ensuring the school has an exceptional school culture.
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
- Seeks to empower students to be resilient in and out of the classroom
- Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and strong interpersonal skills with students, parents, colleagues, and community members
- Master’s degree is preferred
- New Jersey Permanent School Psychologist, School Social Worker or School Counselor Certificate or Substance Awareness Coordinator certificate.
- Belief in and alignment with Eagle Newark’s core values and mission
- Evidence of successful participation in a field based experience.
- Letters of reference, which should include (1) from your current supervisor or principal.