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Dean of Students - Carson High School

Carson City School District
Carson City, Nevada
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Jun 14, 2024

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Administration/Secondary Dean

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Carson High School

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Posting ID#: 1782

Date: May 30, 2024

POSITION: Dean of Students

LOCATION: Carson High School

LICENSE: K-12 School Administrator Endorsement, ELAD preferred

OPEN TO: Employees of Carson City School District and external licensed applicants.

APPLICATION PERIOD: Open until filled.

NOTE: This position begins the 2024-2025 school year. This is a 201-day contract per school year.

APPLICATION: Complete the online application by clicking "Apply for this Position." The application could include:
  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Copy of transcripts (originals required if recommended for hire),
  • Current Nevada school administrator license,
  • Last three (3) evaluations (if no evaluations or incomplete: submit documentation on why no or partial evaluations)

SALARY & BENEFITS: Salary placement based on education and verified contracted teaching and/or administrative experience accepted. Salary Range: $81,494.00 to $114,958.00. Employer-paid retirement, health and life insurance, sick leave benefits and annual leave.

Must possess a Nevada license endorsed for the specific subject(s) and to perform other educational functions at the level and in the field for which he/she is to be employed, issued in accordance with law and in full force at the time the services are rendered. (NRS 391.170). All applicants must meet all highly qualified requirements as listed below. Bilingual preferred.

Must be able to pass the pre-employment drug screen test.

This is a replacement position.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: The Human Resources Department will make efforts to provide reasonable accommodations to disabled candidates in the employment process. If you have special needs, please notify the Human Resources Department at the time you turn in your application or at least three (3) days prior to an interview by calling (775) 283-2130.

Carson City School District

Job Title: Dean of Students

Department: School Site

Reports To: Principal

FLSA Status: Exempt (salaried position assigned to the administrative salary schedule)

Prepared By: Associate Superintendent - Human Resources

Prepared Date: 9-9-14


This position functions to provide assistance to the principal in all assigned activities at the school site with primary responsibility in the areas of discipline and attendance along with supporting curriculum, instruction, assessment, and accountability. This position will be part of an educational system focused on developing the skills and talents of all students through rigorous learning experiences, supportive relationships, and relevant real-life applications. This position is directly responsible to the school principal and/or designee.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

This list of Essential Duties and Responsibilities is not exhaustive and may be supplemented.
  • Implement school-wide safety and attendance plans according to District and state procedures.
  • Implement student progressive discipline plans in a fair and consistent manner.
  • Implement a school climate that promotes equal opportunities for all students, good conduct, and positive attitudes and values, and accept responsibility for the attendance, conduct, health, and safety of students.
  • Interpret and implement Board policies and administrative regulations.
  • Provide for effective student, staff, and family communications; collaborate and resolve conflicts with others.
  • As needed, assist the administrative team in overseeing the school's extracurricular program.
  • As needed, assist the administrative team in overseeing the maintenance and operation of the building, grounds, and property assigned to the building.
  • As needed, assist with appropriate district curriculum, which is aligned with the Nevada State Standards.
  • Assist the administrative team in providing leadership, supervision, and evaluation of the instructional program for the school.
  • As needed, assist the administrative team in providing and/or facilitating training of staff with regard to the most effective practices which lead to higher student achievement regardless of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, or prior academic achievement.
  • As needed, analyze and interpret school-level data; work with the administrative staff to develop staff and organizational structures that improve student learning.
  • Assist the administrative team in leading a diverse staff, student body, and the community in development and implementation of building-level goals focused on the improvement of student learning.
  • As needed, assist the administrative team in leading staff in the development and implementation of District and building-level goals relating to cultural competency and student learning.
  • As needed, assist the administrative team in supervising and evaluating the performance of all assigned personnel and engage staff in the development of professional growth activities designed to support individual school/District goals and programs in order to improve student learning.
  • As needed, assist the administrative team in the development, ongoing improvement, and implementation of the District and school curricular program.

Position Expectations:
  • Demonstrated success in philosophy, curriculum, and instruction at the position's grade level, including an understanding of a culturally responsive instructional process and a variety of instructional techniques, as well as a commitment to the improvement of instructional programs.
  • Demonstrated ability and desire to establish positive relationships with persons regardless of race, gender, physical limitation, sexual orientation, or religious belief, with an active commitment to equal opportunity for all students and staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to foster an environment that focuses on quality results while motivating, developing, and supporting a diverse staff, encouraging continuous improvement, and working effectively as a member of a diverse team.
  • Possesses a sense of vision and projects that sense, involves others in accomplishing goals and solving problems, and interacts with diverse groups successfully.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in using computer technologies to enhance instruction and to manage building functions.
  • Demonstrated success in exercising good judgment, insight, self-awareness, integrity, and cultural responsiveness when interacting with diverse employees, students, and patrons.
  • Demonstrated commitment and ability to continue one's own lifelong learning, to develop talent and leadership skills in others, to provide critical feedback, and to receive critical feedback in order to maintain high standards for one's self and one's school.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in both written and verbal form with the ability to make clear, persuasive presentations to diverse groups.
  • Demonstrated success incorporating culturally competent strategies and utilizing culturally responsive communication and engagement strategies with all members of the school community.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness representing the school in the community through business partnerships and activities.
  • Ensure the opportunity for all students to learn in a supportive environment.
  • Create and maintain a positive, orderly, and academically focused learning condition in the instructional environment.
  • Provide support by being the LEA for IEPs.
  • Work professionally with administration, staff, students, parents, and community.
  • Assists with leading diverse staff, student body, and the community in development and implementation of building-level goals focused on the implementation of the learner-centered process.
  • Ensure compliance and knowledge of respective negotiated contracts with all bargaining units.
  • Must be able to follow district directives by collaborating with fellow administrators, department chairs, teachers, and paraprofessionals.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in coaching staff toward improved instruction with teachers.
  • Must possess good presentations skills at school board meetings; school and related community events.
  • Knowledge of MAP assessment and Descartes. Must be able to navigate website, download data, and provide instruction to others on gathering data and using data to provide instructional interventions.
  • Understand and facilitate PLC work. Must be able to observe, gather data, and coach individuals and teacher teams on PLC processes.
  • Knowledge of the co-teaching model to provide services to ESL and special education students. The Carson City School District utilizes this model to provide services and the implementation specialists must understand these practices and be able to support teacher teams as they do this collaborative classroom work.
  • A deep understanding of best practices designed to meet the needs of special populations including IEP, LEP, and McKinney-Vento subgroups
  • Knowledge of high quality instructional practices (T4S). The candidate must be able to observe classrooms, gather data, and effectively coach around the attributes of effective instruction
  • Must be able to contact appropriate district personnel and acquire resources necessary to support program initiative.
  • Must have the ability to connect staff development initiatives to student performance in the classroom.
  • Must be able to assist with the change process and follow district directives.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
  • Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data; Designs work flows and procedures.
  • Design - Generates creative solutions; Translates concepts and information into images; Uses feedback to modify designs; Applies design principles; Demonstrates attention to detail.
  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well at group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
  • Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.
  • Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer and staff situations; Responds promptly to customer/staff needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.
  • Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.
  • Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.
  • Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written and statistical information.
  • Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.
  • Change Management - Develops workable implementation plans; Communicates changes effectively; Builds commitment and overcomes resistance; Prepares and supports those affected by change; Monitors transition and evaluates results.
  • Delegation - Delegates work assignments; Matches the responsibility to the person; Gives authority to work independently; Sets expectations and monitors delegated activities; Provides recognition for results.
  • Leadership - Exhibits confidence in self and others; Inspires and motivates others to perform well; Effectively influences actions and opinions of others; Accepts feedback from others; Gives appropriate recognition to others.
  • Managing People - Includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement; Takes responsibility for subordinates' activities; Makes self available to staff; Provides regular performance feedback; Develops subordinates' skills and encourages growth; Solicits and applies customer feedback (internal and external); Fosters quality focus in others; Improves processes, products and services; Continually works to improve supervisory skills.
  • Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Diversity - Demonstrates knowledge of EEO policy; Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; Educates others on the value of diversity; Promotes a harassment-free environment; Builds a diverse workforce.
  • Ethics - Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity; Upholds organizational ethics and values.
  • Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; Supports organization's goals and values; Benefits organization through outside activities; Supports and respects diversity.
  • Strategic Thinking - Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; Understands organization's strengths & weaknesses; Analyzes market conditions and competition; Identifies external threats and opportunities; Adapts strategy to changing conditions.
  • Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.
  • Motivation - Sets and achieves challenging goals; Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; Measures self against standard of excellence; Takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.
  • Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives; Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; Develops realistic action plans.
  • Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Dresses in formal business attire; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.
  • Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
  • Quantity - Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works quickly.
  • Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions.
  • Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time; Is consistently present at School Board meetings.
  • Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
  • Initiative - Volunteers readily; Undertakes self-development activities; Seeks increased responsibilities; Takes independent actions and calculated risks; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed.
  • Innovation - Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work; Develops innovative approaches and ideas; Presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:
  • Master's Degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Five (5) years of verified successful classroom teaching/secondary experience preferred.
  • TESL endorsement preferred.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability through educational and community involvement.
  • Evidence of support for staff, students and families.

Language Skills:

Ability to read and interpret documents such as handbooks and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of students and staff.

Mathematical Skills:

Knowledge is required to perform advanced mathematics. Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of student information software; Internet software; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

State of Nevada School Administrator's license, current driver's license, original social security card.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands and fingers to handle or touch; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand. 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.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Must report to work on campus\assigned site.

When applying for an administrative licensed position, candidates must meet the minimum qualifications as listed on the appropriate position vacancy announcement.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: The Carson City School District does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or on any other basis protected by state or federal law, and it provides equal access to the Boy Scouts of America and other designated youth groups. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the District's non-discrimination policies: Title IX and 504 Coordinator, 1402 W. King Street, Carson City, NV 89703, (775) 283-2130.

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