REPORTS TO:                      School Director, The Soulsville Charter School


POSITION:                             The Soulsville Charter School, full-time regular, exempt


POSITION DESCRIPTION:  The Dean of Students has primary responsibility of assisting the School Director with functions related to school culture to meet the educational needs of students and carry out the mission and goals of the school.   





  1. Work closely with students and parents to help students to assume responsibility for behavior and understand the consequences of their decisions and actions.
  2. Assist the School Director with coordinating the development of student’s character.
  3. Act as a liaison between faculty and parents to create a cooperative relationship to support student success and to ensure the school’s goals are being achieved.
  4. Work closely with the school counselor to maintain a general awareness of student issues and provide feedback and assistance when necessary to resolve or address issues.
  5. Establish a professional rapport with students, parents and staff that earns their respect.  Serve as a role model for students.
  6. Use current research, performance data and feedback from teachers, parents, and students to make decisions on program changes and/or modifications.
  7. Assist in the development, implementation and assessment of the instructional program for all students.
  8. Assist the School Director in the overall administration of the school.
  9. Enhance and implement systems for student services and referrals, internal staff as needed to connect student needs with available services.
  10. Supervision of large groups of students, e.g. meals, extracurricular activities, detention.
  11. Other reasonable duties as assigned by the School Director and other Soulsville Management.

The ideal candidate will have:

  1. A Bachelor’s degree in education or related field, Master’s preferred or related experience.
  2. Tennessee teaching licensure.
  3. Several years as a classroom teacher and demonstrated success and ability in subject area.
  4. Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills, including excellent customer service.
  5. Knowledge of current teaching and classroom practices.
  6. Knowledge of applicable federal and state regulations and statutes.
  7. Ability to handle and prioritize multiple complex tasks within a deadline and with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail. 
  8. Excellent attention to detail and strong follow-through skills for completing projects.
  9. A strong sense of protocol, tact, and diplomacy and ability to work well with a variety of people and personalities and a willingness to take and utilize constructive feedback.
  10. An understanding of non-profit organizations, events, and especially youth development missions.
  11. Enthusiastic self-motivation, the ability to motivate others, and little need for direct supervision.
  12. Desire and ability to work with multicultural youth.
  13. Ability to work with creative people. 
  14. An appreciation of music and various musical styles.
  15. A commitment to personal professional growth.
  16. Availability to work flexible hours, including some weekends and holidays.
  17. Ability to stand or sit for long periods of time; ability to lift boxes weighing up to 25 lbs; ability to stoop and reach; ability to climb stairs.
  18. Knowledge of computers and software program (i.e. MS Word, Excel and others) and aptitude and willingness to learn new software programs through hands-on use and self study.
  19. Must possess a valid driver’s license and show proof of liability insurance coverage as required by the laws of the State of Tennessee and be willing and able to obtain an F class endorsement or other endorsements as required.
  20. Demonstrated ability to function as a “team player.”