Dean of Students

Friday, April 27, 2018
Ovid-Elsie Area Schools
Position Details: 

Dean of Students

Ovid-Elsie Public Schools


Ovid-Elsie Area Schools is seeking candidates to serve as Dean of Students for the Middle School.  


Job Description:


Under the direction of the principal, the Dean of Students:


  • Serves as a member of the building leadership team;
  • Will work with teachers and staff to implement school-wide Positive Behavior Supports and Interventions;
  • Is responsible for monitoring and supervising students, student programs/activities, and student safety and welfare;
  • Is expected to establish and maintain a positive relationships with students and develop strategies to increase both behavioral and academic success;
  • Will work with parents, conduct meetings, and provide guidance to staff on student needs;
  • Will be highly visible throughout the day and will track student attendance/tardies and discipline; and,
  • Will commit to a philosophy that discipline is a part of the learning experience in school and will work to equip students with life-long skills in self-awareness, social awareness, and relationship management in order for them to become productive and successful adults.




  • High school diploma and a minimum of 90 Semester credit hours.  Preference will be given to those candidates with a Counseling or Administrative  Degree.
  • Minimum three years experience working in a school setting.
  • Classroom experience as a teacher, substitute or teacher’s aide.
  • Demonstrated outstanding proactive leadership in or out of a school setting.
  • Has a clear vision for leadership based on their own guiding principles and values and is driven by moral purpose and commitment to our students
  • Desire and ability to motivate students, excite them about learning, and help them to reach their personal best.
  • Excellent ability and willingness to relate to students, parents, staff, administration and community.
  • Demonstrates empathy for the barriers that affect success for some of our students as well as an understanding of the balance of support and accountability needed from adults to help students be successful in school.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students, school personnel, parents, etc.
  • Ability to actively listen, seek understanding, contribute ideas, and  work cooperatively with others.
  • Strong work ethic and the ability to make effective decisions in accordance with established policies and regulations.
  • Proven history of confidentiality in the workplace.
  • Knowledge and practical experience regarding basic computer skills and a willingness to learn and become proficient with all other current district standard software.
  • Polite, courteous and tactful with the public.




  • Develop caring, authentic relationships with students and parents in order to form effective partnerships to influence behavior
  • Effectively manage student discipline issues using restorative justice practices in cooperation with Principal and the Special Education Director.
  • Identify and implement the Middle School guidance curriculum through delivery of classroom units and infusion in content areas.
  • Counsel individuals and small groups of students toward social and emotional growth.
  • Become an integral member of the Common Planning team.
  • Print weekly grade and attendance reports and schedule interventions for at-risk students.
  • Communicate with parents through a variety of means including, but not limited to, holding conferences as needed to discuss individual student’s progress and school programs and coordinating parent activities.
  • Maintain and periodically review student discipline records.
  • Work with administrative staff to maintain school discipline plan to build a positive culture in which good behavior is a part of student learning.
  • Keep administrative and building staff informed of all activities.
  • Foster an environment conducive to learning.
  • Communicate effectively with the educational community, parents, and supplemental agencies, as necessary.
  • Participate in Professional Development activities as required by position.
  • Follows rule, policies and procedures as specified.
  • Must maintain confidentiality at all times.
  • Coordinate or assist in coordinating other student programs, extracurricular activities and clubs.
  • In order to cultivate relationships with students, Supervise students in all areas of the building including hallways, lunchrooms and other areas.
  • Attend school functions, curricular, extra-curricular and athletic activities as requested by the principal to show an interest in the lives of students and provide support and encouragement to them
  • Gather appropriate data to demonstrate accomplishments of the annual objectives and elements of the job description.
  • Accept other duties and responsibilities as assigned by Principal.




The compensation for this position shall be established based on the applicant’s qualifications and experience.




All application materials, including letter of interest, resume and references shall be submitted to the Administration Office, no later than Friday, April 27, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.


Please make application materials to:


Dr. Ryan Cunningham, Superintendent, Ovid-Elsie Area Schools

Administration Office

8989 E. Colony Rd.

Elsie, MI  48831


Please do not email or fax documents.


Ovid-Elsie Area Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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