Job Description

Job Number:2017-2857

Specialist-Academic/Student Dean ESA
Tyee High School

FTE: 1.000
Hours Per Day: 7.00
Position Type: Continuing

Start Time:
End Time:

Salary: $49,888.00 - $97,030.00

Closing Date: 12/14/2017 - To be considered for this position, please submit a completed
online application and upload required documents on or before this date.

Additional Information: Primary function is to serve as graduation specialist and fulfill responsibilities
which support outcomes to promote graduation. This includes providing socio-
emotional support & credit attainment/monitoring for students. Not within the
intended scope of a graduation specialist are responsibilities such as behavior
management, discipline, and campus supervision. Additional counseling
experience preferred.



: 180

: Exempt

SUMMARY: The position of Academic and Student Dean supports student success as aligned to Highline Public

Schools strategic plan goals. This includes the continuous monitoring of student data, supporting interventions and

meeting individually with students as an academic advocate and leading success team meetings with staff. This role

also manages an alternative learning space for students who are restricted from being with the general population

of students and who are at risk of failing to meet standard in core subjects due to behavioral or attendance

challenges. Additionally this person works as a liaison between the classroom teacher and the student facilitating

seamless learning between the two and works collaboratively with school and district staff, students and their

families to manage and implement intervention strategies; assists the administrative team with school safety,

student discipline and enforcement of attendance laws and policies.

CONTEXT AND MISSION: Highline Public Schools serves approximately 19,000 students in the communities of

Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac, Boulevard Park and White Center Heights in Washington State.

Starting in the fall of 2012, the Highline community came together to develop a four-year strategic plan outlining

the community’s bold goals and big dreams for its children. The plan’s promise is that every student in Highline

Public Schools is known by name, strength, and need, and graduates prepared for college, career, and citizenship.

The collective commitment embodied in the plan is grounded in the community’s deep belief that Highline
students are capable of reaching the plan’s ambitious goals and is driven by students’ aspirations for their future.

The instructional vision articulated in the plan is organized around Four Pillars that guide professional and

organizational practices:

- Equitable access to rigorous, standards-based instruction. High-quality instruction for all students.

- Results-focused professional learning and collaboration. Investing in our people so they continuously fine-
tune their craft and grow in their profession.

- Strong partnerships with families and community. Schools can’t do it alone. We are better when students,
families, community and educators work hand-in-hand.

- A culturally responsive organization. Our diversity is a strength and an asset. We are committed to equity,
excellent service for all, and continuous improvement.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. This list is meant to be representative, not
exhaustive. Some incumbents may not perform all the duties listed while in other cases related duties may also
be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
essential functions.

- Plan, implement and monitor a program of instruction, in coordination with the classroom teacher,

which meets the individual needs, interests, and abilities of each student in multiple subject areas.

- Communicate with student’s families regarding student progress, behavior and available services to

include documentation of service.

- Give explanations, reasonable and appropriate assignments and directions clearly.

- Organize the classroom setting to contribute to the learning process.

- Establish clear parameters for student behavior in the classroom and implement consistent behavior


- Encourage students to develop courtesy, self-control, respect and responsibility.

- Develop rapport with students as individuals in a professional manner.


- Review student data to assess needs and determine appropriate interventions.

- Work with teachers and the counseling department regarding student learning plans and senior

graduation monitoring.

- Provide the program evaluators and principal with requested documentation according to required dates

and timelines.

- Coordinate and monitor all student assessments and data collection required.

- Handle student discipline referrals in a timely manner.

- Assist administrative team with campus and event supervision.

- Monitor student attendance.

- Make home contacts to families of truant students.

- Assist school and district staff with BECCA enforcement and follow-up.

- Perform such classroom teaching and other duties related to the school program as may be assigned by

the Principal or designee.



Washington State Teachers Certificate with a secondary endorsement or an ESA Counseling Certificate

One year teaching, school counseling or administrative experience

One year experience in group management and leadership skills


Administration credentials preferred but not required


Criminal background clearance


Washington State Essential Learning Standards based instruction, GLE’s/EALRS and State testing requirements

Collaborative leadership and team building

Data driven decision-making

Current trends and practices in education

Techniques to motivate student learning

Organizing the physical and human elements in the educational setting

Instructional and non-instructional human dynamics

Positive behavior intervention strategies

De-escalation strategies

School board policies and procedures


Apply current trends and practices in education

Be fair and consistent with all students

Exercise good judgment and maintain confidentiality

Provide guidance and assistance to students

Adapt instructional materials and strategies to accommodate the wide range of skills that exist in a classroom

Communicate effectively verbally and in writing

Problem solve including the ability to improvise and work through uncertainties

Operate a variety of modern office equipment including microcomputers and related software


Maintain effective working relationships with individuals and groups in a multicultural and diverse community

Demonstrate understanding of and experience with cultural competence

Remain flexible to changes in assignments or situations

Organize activities, set priorities, and follow instructions

Comply with district board policies and follow administrative procedures

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Building Administrator or designee

EVALUATION: The Academic and Student Dean will be evaluated by the principal or designee based on

performance of duties and responsibilities.

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. The employee frequently is

required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is

occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and

occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision,

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in indoor conditions and regularly works

near video display. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The employee must deal with

angry and upset students, parents, and community members. The employee must adjust to frequent

interruptions in their work schedule.

Created by Human Resources, 2014.05.19

Job descriptions are written as a representative list of the ADA essential duties performed by the entire classification. They cannot include, and are not

intended to include, every possible activity and task performed by every specific employee.

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