Director Of School Climate & Culture (Managerial Tier D) (Sy20-21)

Boston Public Schools Boston , MA 02298

Posted 2 months ago

The Director of School Climate & Culture oversees key elements of the school's operational activities and is responsible for all matters of school, family & community engagement. The Director of School Climate & Culture will handle key non-instructional obligations so that the school leader can focus on student achievement. The Director of School Climate & Culture will report to the School Principal and work closely with the school leader on all school functions including organizing operational activities, safety procedures, restorative justice practices, and school-wide PBIS with data driven results. The Director of Climate and Culture will oversee all procedures for school external communications. In addition, The Director of School Climate & Culture may supervise, manage and evaluate key members of the school-based staff and leadership team in non-instructional positions.

Responsibilities:

Family & Community Engagement

  • School culturally & linguistically sustaining practices Oversight: work with the school principal and school staff to ensure all school operations, policies and practices are implemented prioritizing meeting needs based on culture, diversity and backgrounds and experiences of school students and families.

  • Director of Climate & Culture will ensure all staff and admin protocols, policies and professional practices are implemented with equity, fidelity and transparency.

  • Supervise, collaborate and oversee all family engagement planning, communication and programming at the school.

  • Serve as liaison for students, staff and families for concerns, issues or conflicts based in school policy.

  • Supervise and oversee school implementation and practices in behavior management, discipline and all restorative justice practices.

  • Use data to inform the development of systems around positive culture and climate.

School Operations

  • Supports all preparations on campus for the school year by supporting, organizing and ensuring everything from ordering furniture, equipment, and classroom supplies to school services (i.e. student food services, student transportation services) are prepared, lined up and ready for action.

  • Oversee and supervise established processes for the school's supply and asset inventory.

  • Work collaboratively with other school leadership members to ensure effective communications to staff, parents, and the community.

School Administration:

  • Collaborate and support the effective implementation of core school operational practices as related to student and staff attendance tracking, supply requests and fulfillment, student enrollment/discharges, student transportation, field trip planning and execution, etc.

  • Supervise, manage school assigned staff- and ensure the timely implementation of all items on monthly administrative, staff and family calendars.

  • Provide oversight and collaborate on the planning and execution of school special events, such as open houses, formals, and graduation.

  • Support ensuring that student records are properly maintained and updated at the school.

Early Warning Indicator (EWI) & Intervention Meetings

  • Oversees facilitation-(School SST) student support team meetings dedicated to identifying student needs and identifying appropriate interventions, and revisiting these students at subsequent meetings.

  • Support and oversee successful implementation of school-wide attendance and behavior programs.

  • Provide job-embedded support for multidisciplinary teacher teams responsible for implementing strategies, incentives, and interventions regarding student attendance, behavior and course performance.

  • Assist with evaluation activities and data-analyses.

Management and Leadership

  • Actively serve on the school's leadership team.

  • Directly supervise and evaluate key staff as assigned by the principal.

Knowledge, Skills & Characteristics

  • Acute attention to detail coupled with the ability to think and act strategically

  • Communication and management skills necessary to ensure a smooth school operation

  • Ability to create, monitor, and maintain systems that enhance organizational efficiency

  • Ability and desire to work in a fast-paced, highly disciplined, but sometimes unpredictable school environment

  • Proficiency with databases, MS Office, and other software applications

  • Willingness to work autonomously, collaboratively, and/or under the direction of school leader, as needed

  • Maturity, humility, strong work ethic, sense of humor, and roll-up-my-sleeves attitude

  • Strong belief that all students in BPS can achieve at high levels.

  • Strong collaborative ethic toward families and staff

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree is prefered

  • Minimum 2-4 years general management experience

  • Familiarity of financial statements and prior experience managing a budget

  • Previous school experience a plus

NOTE: School-based managerial employees will work 223 days between July 1st and June 30th each year. The 223 day work-year will include the 180 days in which school is in session, and the additional days will be determined by the employee and the principal or headmaster of the school.

School-based managerial employees are not eligible for vacation time or compensatory time. In the event of school cancellation due to snow or inclement weather, school-based managerial employees need not report to work.

The Boston Public Schools, in accordance with its nondiscrimination policies, does not discriminate in its programs, facilities, or employment or educational opportunities on the basis of race, color, age, criminal record (inquiries only), disability, homelessness, sex/gender, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, genetics or military status, and does not tolerate any form of retaliation, or bias-based intimidation, threat or harassment that demeans individuals' dignity or interferes with their ability to learn or work.


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