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DEAN OF CULTURE
pilotED Schools Bethel Park is a nationally-recognized elementary school that seeks to empower the way students see themselves and the world around them using an approach centered in social identity development, civic engagement, and academic excellence. From our daily identity-based classes to our sports programming and civic engagement opportunities, pilotED actively promotes an enriching lifestyle for our students and families to forever interrupt generational cycles of poverty.
Reporting to the School Principal/CEO and working closely alongside the Director of
Curriculum & Instruction and the Coordinator of Skills & Services, the Dean of Culture will work in a highly visible leadership capacity to maintain a supportive, productive, and enriching school culture. The DC will play an instrumental role in establishing and reinforcing high expectations for positive student behavior. The DC will maintain consistent and constructive communication with teachers, administrators, and student families in an effort to ensure that school culture norms are effectively defined and reinforced.
Entrepreneurial mindset with a passion for creating systems, working as a team, and being a part of a growing organization;
Quick-thinker, solutions-oriented, and thrives in a fast-paced environment;
Committed to meeting the needs of a diverse population including race, gender, ability, religion, sexual orientation, geography, and any other identity-based attributes;
Committed to restorative justice and identity development approaches;
Willingness to grow through ongoing constructive feedback and professional development;
Committed to engage and/or lead in community and school events;
Committed to build relationships with families and coworkers and create a dynamic environment.
At least two of the following are required: Bachelor’s degree in education, psychology, social work or similar field, Master’s degree preferred, 2+ years of full-time work experience in a school, and/or standard teaching certification;
Ability to attend annual summer off-site professional development;
Demonstrate specialized knowledge and skills in crisis intervention, strategies for de-escalation, and preventions of crisis situations;
Expert-level written and oral communication skills;
Strong interpersonal and team building skills;
Strong ability to work with flexibility;
Excellent organization skills and consistency in meeting deadlines;
Experience working in urban environments;
Strong knowledge of pedagogy and experience teaching strategies to support all learners;
Microsoft Office and Google Suite proficiency;
Language: English proficiency required; bilingual in Spanish preferred;
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to sit and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus;
Must pass all federal and state background checks.
Equal Opportunity Employer
pilotED Schools is an equal‐opportunity employer that actively seeks to hire and retain a diverse, passionate, and dedicated team. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, marital status, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, disability, or any other protected status. All employment decisions will be made solely on the basis of the individual's qualifications as related to the requirement of the position being filled.