The Dean of Students at Justin-Siena is a member of the school’s administration charged with developing a positive student culture. Through collaboration and intention, the Dean of Students is responsible for the character formation, moral development, and student restorative justice processes. The Dean of Students maintains student records, assures student and campus safety, and develops the ALLHEART identity that characterizes Justin-Siena as a Lasallian Catholic school.
The essential responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
Guide students toward the people they were made to be.
Ensure a safe campus environment reflective of our Lasallian values and tradition.
Maintain professional and reliable communication with students, faculty, staff, parents, and the general public.
Collaborate effectively with administration, faculty, and other staff.
Guide the actions of the Discipline Review Board.
Serve as a member of the Administrative Team
Evaluate and enforce policies regarding the good order of the school.
Provide oversight and coordination of the Drug testing, Safety dogs & Substance Counseling.
Oversee the work of the Attendance Officer.
Coordinate a Speaker Series for parents and students.
Teach at least one class section.
Meet with students and parents as needed to correct behavior or attendance issues.
Collaborate with the Guidance Department and the Vice President for Student Affairs on student discipline issues.
Perform weekend, evening, or overnight duties as assigned.
Be present for lunch and break when on campus.
Justin-Siena High School is the superior academic choice of the communities we serve and has a signature spirituality. As a Lasallian Catholic school, we draw upon a nearly 350 year old tradition of focusing on education and drawing forth the best in each person. We provide a transformational experience in which students are set up for success in college, career and life. Our students in turn are well-rounded and well-prepared for life and to serve and lead.
Justin-Siena has a phrase that captures its identity: ALLHEART. This is intended to convey what makes Justin-Siena unique from other schools, and as a Lasallian Catholic school it encompasses our five core principles: Faith in the Presence of God; Quality Education; Respect for All Persons; Concern for the Poor and Social Justice; and Inclusive Community. ALLHEART: We Believe, We Love. We Will.
We seek candidates with track records of positive, professional collaboration in team settings and with the desire and capacity to grow as an educational leader in our Lasallian culture. An understanding of the developmental needs of adolescents is necessary; therefore, we seek a healthy combination of positivity, flexibility, energy, creativity, grit, optimism, and sense of humor. We are seeking demonstrated experience working in a diverse, inclusive community and strong cross-cultural competency skills. The ideal candidate will have experience in writing and carrying out policies toward restorative justice and the process of corrective behavior rather than punishment. The ideal candidate has earned a Bachelor's degree, minimum, and Masters degree preferred in teaching, educational leadership, or related field.
Above all, we seek candidates who are aligned to the school’s ideals of inclusivity, social justice, academic excellence, and loving community and are committed to maximizing the holistic growth of all students. Preference will be given to those who are practicing Catholics. Because many members of our community are Hispanic, preference will also be given to candidates who speak Spanish.
Interested and qualified candidates should submit electronically in one email and as separate documents (preferably PDFs) the following materials:
A thoughtful cover letter expressing interest in this particular position;
A current résumé;
A one-page statement of educational or leadership philosophy and practice;
A list of three professional references with name, phone number, and email address of each (references will not be contacted until a serious mutual interest is established and not without the candidate’s permission), to:
The above timeline is for illustration purposes only, and could be a shorter or longer search timeline depending on the applicant pool and Justin-Siena High School needs.
About Justin-Siena High School
Justin-Siena is a co-educational independent Catholic High School sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers. We serve more than 550 students from the Napa Valley as well as the neighboring Solano County and Sonoma Valley. We have a strong commitment to serve those who could not otherwise afford a quality Catholic secondary school experience with one third of our student body receiving tuition assistance. The school operates a small residential on-campus boarding program for both domestic and international students as well as an international host family program. We offer a college preparatory curriculum, a competitive interscholastic athletic program, a highly regarded performing arts department, and an array of co-curricular opportunities. The campus is comprised of 40 acres and situated in northwest corner of the city of Napa.