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  • Provide support to 9th-grade classroom teachers, students, and parents
  • Core member of the SEL Team, MTSS Team, Freshman Teacher Team, and Administrative Team
  • Assist staff with data analysis and implementation of the school’s strategic plan 
  • Respond to parent complaints or concerns as assigned by the principal
  • Respond to staff regarding student issues as assigned by the principal
  • Respond to bus complaints or concerns, and maintain contact with Transportation Office as necessary
  • Process discipline referrals, including contacting parents – provide follow-up information via email or in-person to inform staff of resolution
  • Observes, supervises, and evaluates student behavior in non-classroom areas of the school, i.e., hallways, cafeterias, etc. Responsible for encouraging proper climate regarding student behavior
  • Monitor and maintain accurate records (e.g., student absenteeism, tardiness, detentions, ISS/OSS, teacher referrals) 
  • Analyzes and reports on monthly data trends across the 9th grade
  • Reviews attendance records to identify problems and truancies. The Dean counsels students, parents, and other administrators to identify and understand attendance problems to determine satisfactory solutions.
  • Provide consultation with staff as necessary to address student behavioral issues and develop individual student plans for behavior improvement
  • Consult with the faculty to assist in the improvement of their classroom management skills
  • Coordinate with office staff and classroom teachers the scheduling of parent/teacher conferences
  • Coordinate with administration, office staff, and classroom teachers the scheduling and promotion of building activities and events
  • Provide classroom instruction support as needed
  • Assists in the supervision of the school campus
  • Assists in student control at various evening and weekend school-related events
  • Monitors disciplinary procedures to ensure they comply with the Illinois School Code  
  • Consults with the faculty to assist in the improvement of their classroom management skills
  • Provides recommendations to the Principal and assists in the development of SEL systems and structures
  • Performs other such tasks as may be assigned by the Principal


  • A working understanding of PBIS and how it enhances a positive school culture. 
  • Demonstrated skill in organizing ideas and presenting them with clarity and conciseness, in establishing and maintaining working relationships based on mutual confidence and respect, in identifying problems and their resolutions, in the evaluation of performance potential as revealed through interviews and other means of observation, and in organizing and maintaining simultaneous progress in a considerable variety of detailed operations involving many different people and processes. 
  • Knowledge of the scope and relationships of the position to the total educational program, and sufficient knowledge and understanding of functions related to the position to provide leadership in the maintenance and improvement of an efficient and effective program.  
  • Demonstrate sound judgment, social competency, adaptability, self confidence, emotional maturity, initiative, enthusiasm, and resourcefulness, as well as dedication to duty and the ability to act consistently and to evaluate a program through observation and examination of stated objectives and related results.
  • Assist teachers in their following required knowledge, skills and abilities:
    • Planning and Preparation – Teachers are responsible for demonstrating knowledge of content and pedagogy, students, and resources.  Design coherent instruction and select appropriate instructional activities, and has the ability to assess students' learning.
    • Classroom Environment – Teachers are responsible for creating an environment of respect and rapport, establishing a culture for learning, managing classroom procedures, managing student’s behavior, and has the ability to organize physical space.
    • Instruction – Teachers must communicate clearly and accurately, use questioning and discussion techniques, engage students in learning, provide feedback to students, and demonstrate flexibility and responsiveness.
    • Professional Responsibility – Teachers must reflect on teaching, must maintain accurate records, communicate professionally, contribute to the school and district, grow and develop professionally, and show professionalism.

Technical: Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office.  Must be knowledgeable in all instructional technology tools as required of staff.

Interpersonal: Must be able to communicate effectively with students, parents and staff.  Must exhibit sound judgment in dealing with people.  Must have strong organizational skills.  Must be able to make difficult decisions and support others.  Must be able to work harmoniously with students, parents, staff and administration.



  1. Required - Professional Educator License (Grade 9 through 12)
  2. Required - General Administrative Endorsement  



  1. Required – Bachelor’s Degree in Education
  2. Preferred – Master's Degree Program in Education, Guidance, and Counseling or Administration


  1. Required – Minimum of three (3) years of classroom experience in secondary education
  2. Preferred – Prior experience as a Dean of Students in a high school preferred
  3. Preferred – Prior experience working at the high school level in an underserved community
  4. Preferred – Prior experience with restorative justice practices and de-escalation techniques
  5. Preferred – Knowledge of SB100
  6. Preferred - Bilingual Spanish


TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:  Full-Time, 213 day position.  

SALARY RANGE:  Commensurate with experience, plus benefits

EVALUATION: Conducted yearly

This description has been prepared to assist in properly evaluating various classes of responsibilities, skills, working conditions, etc.  It is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and characteristic levels of work difficulty that will be required of positions that will be given this title.  It is not intended as a complete list of specific duties and responsibilities. Nor is it intended to limit, or in any way modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision.  Scheduling flexibility is required to accommodate changing school/district needs.  The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of difficulty.  

The North Chicago Community Unit School District #187 is an Equal Opportunity Employer with established policies prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin,  sex, sexual orientation, age, ancestry, marital status, arrest record, military status, order of protection status, unfavorable military discharge, citizenship status provided the individual is authorized to work in the United States, use of lawful products while not at work, being a victim of domestic or sexual violence, genetic information, physical or mental handicap or disability, if otherwise able to perform the essential functions of the job with reasonable accommodation, credit history unless a satisfactory credit history is an established bona fide occupational requirement of a particular position or other legally protected categories.  The Superintendent of Schools/designee (847-689-8150) addresses questions regarding student discrimination, and the Director of Human Resources (847-689-8150) answers questions concerning staff discrimination.

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