Dean of Students, Blended Learning Charter School
Touchstone Education - Newark, NJ

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Touchstone Education ( is a non-profit charter organization that is reinventing secondary education in America. We operate cutting-edge, blended-learning schools that integrate innovative technology and best-in-class education strategies to provide each student with a personalized education program. We will ensure 100% of our students are accepted to college. We employ leaders and educators and who are talented, passionate about student achievement, and looking for an opportunity to create a school that delivers remarkable results for students.

We are seeking School Deans for existing and new campuses in Newark NJ for the 2013-2014 school year. SCHOOL DEAN POSITION OVERVIEW Leads school-wide effort to build and maintain a strong, positive, achievement-oriented school culture where students grow in a warm and supportive environment. Implements and improves upon school behavior systems and supports. Establishes strong, mutually respectful relationships with students and families.

RESPONSIBILITIES Communicates clear vision for, and models daily, a culture of high expectations in action. Maintains and updates behavior systems that support academic achievement and social/emotional growth of students. Regularly collects cultural data through school walk-throughs and online tools and disseminates reports to track progress and student growth. Analyzes attendance, behavior, and participation data with school leadership to identify and address challenges.

Trains and supports staff in classroom management and in building positive relationships with students and parents. Meets regularly with staff to review student issues and develop social/emotional growth goals as part of students personalized learning plans. With school leadership, participates and leads student community meetings. Develops and implements school advisory curriculum and after school program Provide behavior support for off-ground activities, including home visits.

QUALIFICATIONS Believes all students can achieve at the highest levels with no excuses. Tireless commitment to all students ’ academic success and personal development. Holds oneself accountable for results and exemplifies highest ethical standards. Entrepreneurial spirit and comfort with ambiguity as well as learning new tools and applications.

Strategic thinker, problem-solver, and excellent judgement in decision-making. Able to analyze data to increase student and staff achievement. Clear communication and strong interpersonal skills. Works effectively independently with minimal oversight as well as part of a team.

1-2+ years experience, ideally working with diverse students and communities. NJ State Standard Certification or CEAS Certificate of Eligibility in Teaching, School Counselor, or Social Work B.A., M.A.T. or Masters in Education, School Counseling, or Social Work WHAT WE OFFER Competitive salaries, excellent benefits, an innovative, team-oriented work environment, and the opportunity to rethink school as we know it to change the lives of our students.