Assistant Dean of Students
Educators for Quality Alternatives
EQA serves students who have dropped out of or been expelled from school or who have struggled academically or behaviorally in traditional settings. There are two high school campuses, The NET: Central City which opened in 2011 and The NET: Gentilly which opened in 2017. A third high school campus, NOAH will open in 2020 as a merger with ReNEW Accelerated High School. Students at the high schools earn a high school diploma and participate in internships and career training in various fields including construction, medical, and digital media. EQA also serves middle school students through The Bridge Middle School, a therapeutic program for students during their expulsion term. For all settings, our goal is that our students leave school with the skills, confidence and experience necessary to succeed in the career and education path of their choice.
Over 50% of students at EQA schools struggle with behavior or mental health issues and many have been expelled from their prior schools. Thus one of the school’s most important missions is to help students improve their behavior and conflict management skillfulness. This is done through building transformational relationships, practicing restorative approaches, and consistently and lovingly holding students accountable for growing. As an Assistant Dean at The NET you are not “punishing” or “fixing” students, you are leveraging therapeutic and other research-based strategies to help young people develop.
The EQA Assistant Dean is responsible for:
✔ Building genuine and transformational relationships with every student
✔ Using, and supporting other staff in using, restorative approaches including but not limited to leading restorative conversations, developing student plans, and mediating conflicts
✔ Maintaining building security including, but not limited to, checking students in, managing hallways, entrances, and bus stops, and chaperoning trips
✔ Supporting student attendance through calls, home visits, and other initiatives
✔ Actively walking halls and classrooms and proactively engaging with students and faculty
✔ Teaching and maintaining student expectations regarding dress, electronics, etc.
✔ De-escalating students who are in crisis
✔ Investigating and problem-solving student issues and concerns
✔ Establishing and maintaining strong communication with students, teachers, and parents and family members
✔ Documenting and following up on all incidents, issues, resolutions, or next steps with students
✔ Developing and implementing culture building practices including but not limited to student orientation, student handbook design, classroom circles, trips, and Town Halls
✔ Maintaining a clean, safe, and orderly facility to facilitate learning
✔ Supporting the Dean of Students and leaders with other projects as appropriate
- BA or BS required
- Demonstrated record of working effectively with at-risk adolescents
- Deeply respectful, calm, and de-escalating approach to students in crisis
- Experience with and commitment to working restoratively with students with emotional and behavior struggles
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Flexible, open to change, quick-learning, self-directed, and able to manage in a highly dynamic and fast paced environment
- Learning mindset dedicated to effectively and innovatively problem solving and constantly improving
- Comfortable with excel, databases and online communication
- Passion for improving educational opportunities for urban students and for being a part of a strong, mission-driven teams
- Commitment to EQA’s mission, vision and growth
- Start Date: ASAP
- Schedule: School is year-round with generous leave schedule.
- Daily schedule: Staff are scheduled for 40-45 hours per week and hours are set between 7:30am and 6:45pm depending upon position, need, and preference
- Location: NET:Gentilly: 6601 Franklin Ave.
- Salary: $30,000-$45,000 depending upon experience. Initial salary is set based on years of experience and degrees. Future salary increases and bonuses are based on performance and responsibilities.
- Benefits: Comprehensive benefits and generous 403b retirement plan
- Reports to: Dean of Students
To Apply For more information or to apply, visit:
www.thenetnola.org or email: Elizabeth Ostberg, Executive Director, firstname.lastname@example.org