2023-2024 Middle School Assistant Dean of Culture

DREAM Charter School - New York, New York - Full time

Originally founded in 1991 as Harlem RBI, DREAM has grown toannually serve more than 2,500 youth across East Harlem and theSouth Bronx through a network of six PreK-12, extended-day,extended-year DREAM Charter Schools and community sports-basedyouth development programs. Through our commitment to rigorousacademics, social-emotional learning, deep family and communityengagement, and health and wellness, we create lifelong learnerswho are equipped to fulfill their vision of success in and out ofthe classroom. We dream big, as well, with an aggressive five-yearplan to expand to serve 3,500 students across seven schools—growingour organization's impact and leveling the playing field for allchildren. To learn more, visit wearedream.org.Reporting to theDean ofCulture, the Middle SchoolAssistant Dean of Cultureprovides support to the Dean's Office staff bysetting a positive culture, with a focus on scholar achievement.The Middle School Assistant Dean of Students also provides directsupervision, data input, and intervention services toscholars.Like all DREAM employees,the Middle School AssistantDean of Culture shoulddemonstrate a strong commitment to the mission and values of DREAMand should have substantial expertise in all areas ofresponsibility. Candidates must also value DREAM's comprehensiveapproach to education and desire to make a lasting impact inunderserved communities as part of a growingorganization.Responsibilities:

  • Monitor class transitions, lunch, recess, detention, in-schoolsuspension, and scholars otherwise out of class;
  • Supervise all aspects of the detention program afterschool;
  • Input school culture data into information systems;
  • Responsible for logging, tracking, and completing paperwork fordiscipline issues;
  • Facilitate community building and response to harm restorativecircles;
  • Communicate with families regarding school response to studentmisbehavior, conduct violations, and investigations;
  • Implement school-wide expectations, behavior systems, routines,and procedures by daily, weekly, and monthly review of individualstudent, class, grade and school conduct violations;
  • Carry out discipline code and follow up for scholars, families,and staff;
  • Respond to students in crisis, support students through crisis,and provide de-escalation intervention;
  • Constantly uphold school-wide expectations, behavior managementsystems, and be a model of consistency;
  • Provide input and insight regarding effective strategies forpositive school culture and supporting specific scholars.


  • Bachelor's degree in education or human services fieldpreferred;
  • School based experience with adolescents preferred;
  • Special education degree or training helpful;
  • Experience using restorative practices in a school-basedsetting preferred;
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) helpful;
  • Understanding of and commitment to the mission, goals,educational philosophy and activities of DREAM Charter School, asdescribed in the school's charter;
  • Belief in the unlimited potential of all children and possessesa sense of urgency to increase student achievement;
  • Fosters open communication with the school community andeffectively conveys high expectations for student learning;
  • Success in working collaboratively with other professionalstaff on the improvement of instruction;
  • Ability to work well with others in a team-orientedenvironment;
  • Intelligent, resourceful, creative, and hard-working;
  • Superior organizational, data management, and recordkeepingskills;
  • Strong skills in analysis of teaching, problem solving,attention to detail.


  • DREAM offers a competitive salary commensurate with relevantexperience with the potential for an annual performance-basedincrease. The incoming salary range for this position is $60,000 to$70,000. New hires are typically brought into the organization at asalary closer to the start of the range depending onqualifications, internal equity, and the budgeted amount for therole. All staff are eligible for annual performance-basedincreases. Because we value staff tenure in each role, we do notcurrently cap salary ranges.
  • We offer a comprehensive benefits plan, covering the majorityof the employee premium for medical plans and subsidizing themajority of costs for a spouse/domestic partner and children. Otherbenefits include dental and vision plans, disability, lifeinsurance, parenting benefits, flexible spending account options,generous vacation time and paid holidays, referral bonuses,professional development, an employee assistance program (EAP) anda 403(b) plan with employer matching up to 4%.

DREAM's VACCINATION POLICYDREAM requires vaccination against COVID-19 for all employees.Reasonable Accommodations based on a qualifying disability orsincerely held religious belief are being considered in accordancewith applicable law.OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY, ANDINCLUSIONAt DREAM, diversity, equity, and inclusion are amatter of mission.From our schools to our playing fields, DREAM is committed tobuilding a team where each individual can bring their full identityand experience to work because representation matters—it enrichesour team culture, enhances our ability to innovate, and strengthensour impact in and out of the classroom. DREAM engages staff thatrepresent and appreciate the diversity of our majority Black andHispanic student body, while working to ensure that our practicesare equitable, welcoming, and productive. We are dedicated tocreating a world where youth, especially youth of color, havepermission to dream—along with the tools and opportunities to maketheir dreams reality.Come dream with us.DREAM MAXIMSAll Kids Can. This Kid Can.DREAM is Family.Fun is a Serious Value.Teamwork Makes the DREAM Work.Fail. Persist. Exceed.DREAM Big.

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DREAM Charter School

Originally founded in 1991 as Harlem RBI, DREAM has grown to annually serve more than 2,500 youth across East Harlem and the South Bronx through a network of six PreK-12, extended-day, extended-year DREAM Charter Schools and community sports-based youth development programs.
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