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Dean of Students (23-24)

Do you believe that all students can achieve academic success? Are you passionate about working with students and supporting them as they reach new heights in learning? Teachers at Alpha have the opportunity to create and safeguard opportunities for students in under-resourced communities while collaborating with a joyful team of educators committed to sending our scholars to college. 

Alpha is committed to ensuring that every student is prepared to get to and through college. The Dean of Students serves a vital role in fulfilling Alpha’s mission by designing and maintaining systems for positive culture and community on campus. 

We are seeking passionate individuals who embody Alpha’s mission, vision and core beliefs - leaders who believe that all students can learn, that our scholars belong in college, and that student growth is a reflection of the teacher’s practice. We are looking for leaders who are reflective in their practice and are willing to engage in conversations around educational equity and inclusivity. At Alpha, you will uphold rigorous expectations for all staff and students, while leading from a place of empathy and understanding. Alpha is fiercely entrepreneurial and we are focused on supporting our educators and scholars as they grow into self-reliant leaders who will achieve success in their school, college, and career. We're committed to finding leaders who value and amplify the diverse experiences of our staff and scholars and their families, and who care deeply about addressing the inequities that exist in education. 

The salary for this role starts at $71,344 and goes up with experience.

What you’ll do… 
Embody the mission, vision, and core beliefs of the school and the Alpha Public Schools network. 
Collaborate with other school leaders, staff, scholars, and parents to create and enforce school-wide systems and structures.
  • Support teachers and school staff in maintaining a safe and orderly environment in all campus areas. Provide coaching when necessary.
  • Manage office referrals and facilitate restorative circles and mediation meetings with students, as needed.
  • Manage emergency situations by responding to the scene, providing first aid, delegating tasks and assignments to faculty, and alerting additional police or emergency personnel as appropriate. Write and submit incident reports and communicate reports with other school leaders as appropriate. 
Lead project work to develop and maintain a positive school culture.
  • Participate in PBIS training through the SCCOE and co-lead the PBIS team and program implementation.Coordinate with other school leaders to monitor the fidelity of implementation of MTSS at the school level to include both academic and behavioral support systems.
  • Coordinate and facilitate PBIS staff professional development with school leadership.
  • Design and coordinate implementation of middle school sports programming (after school teams, intramural sports).
  • Design and co-lead with other school leaders weekly school-wide meetings for the Alpha: Blanca Alvarado community. 
  • Oversee the implementation and refinement of student leadership development systems including activities such as SEL lessons on leadership and responsibility, student council, peer restorative justice, peer tutoring, cross-grade buddies, etc.
  • Manage and oversee other culture project plans to support student culture in a collaborative way. 
Analyze and present data using our data systems (e.g, EduClimber, Dean’s List, survey data) to track and analyze behavior and intervention data to school staff best support scholars. 

You possess… 
  • High school diploma or GED required
  • 5+ years of work experience 
  • 1+ years experience working with youth and underserved communities
  • Stellar interpersonal and communications skills 
  • Embodiment of Alpha values including Excellence, Integrity, Relationships, Leadership, and Joy 
  • Coaching experience (teachers and/or youth) (highly preferred)
  • Knowledge of a Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) and Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) models and implementation of models in school settings (highly preferred)
  • Knowledge of restorative justice (highly preferred)
  • CPR and First Aid Certification(highly preferred) 
  • Fluent in Spanish or Vietnamese (highly preferred) 

You stand out by being... 
  • Committed: You are committed to working with students in traditionally underserved communities. Approximately 80% of Alpha’s students are from under-resourced communities and will be the first in their families to go to college. The majority of our students are Latinx and/or Vietnamese.
  • Relationship Oriented: You build strong relationships with scholars and adults alike, and you successfully strike a balance of nurturing and firm in your communication with scholars
  • Focused on Growth: You exhibit a strong commitment not only to our students, but also to your own continuous professional development. You possess the ability to implement feedback quickly 
  • Collaborative: You are especially team-oriented and are able to implement school-wide systems effectively and consistently 
  • Organized: You are self-motivated and reliable, with the ability to plan and execute on tasks 

Join our team… 
To apply for this position, please submit a resume and cover letter online. 
Alpha Public Schools is a network of four high-performing public charter schools founded by a group of East San José mothers dedicated to helping transform their community. We have a strong growth mindset – as individuals, as an organization, and on behalf of our students and families. We want to be better tomorrow than we are today. 
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. We are strongly committed to hiring a diverse and multicultural staff and encourage applications from traditionally under-represented backgrounds. 
Salary is competitive and compensation includes a comprehensive benefits package. Questions? Contact us at