Duration: 12 Month contract- 10-month work/school year
Reporting to: Dean of Students
Schedule: Monday through Friday (plus scheduled events)
Hours: FT (7:50 to 3:20)
Rooted in the Dominican tradition, St. Agnes Academy challenges young women through exceptional academic preparation and transformational experiences to lead with integrity, joy, and a commitment to social justice.
The Associate Dean of Students works with the Dean of Students to ensure that student needs and concerns outside of academics are dealt with in a compassionate and restorative manner. The Associate Dean of Students supports the Dominican mission and philosophy of St. Agnes Academy in working with students and faculty to maintain a safe and respectful community. This includes but is not limited to:
• Providing leadership and direction in the St. Agnes Academy community
• Enforcing all school polices as stated in the handbook
• Supporting and collaborating with the Dean of Students on discipline issues as needed
Faith, Community, and Dominican Charism
· Ensure that the four pillars of a Dominican education (prayer, study, community, preaching) are developed and promoted among the school community.
· Develop an active faith community and model Christian values.
· Support prayer and spiritual formation within the student, faculty/staff, and parent communities.
· Uphold and implement the Dominican charism and the Houston Dominican Sisters’ congregational goals.
· Demonstrate a commitment to equity and inclusion by honoring the dignity of each member of the St. Agnes Academy community
The main responsibilities will include:
· Run the detention program including communicating logistics to students and proctors, onboarding new proctors each quarter and holding follow up meeting with students who have after school detention.
· Teach a part-time course load of (2 classes each semester)
· Hold follow-up meetings with students who serve after school detention
· Keep records of all infractions and discipline actions using the detention program
· Assist the Dean of Students in communication to student body regarding schedule changes, assembly dress reminders, etc.
· Maintain the Community Time Calendar
· Work with the Dean of Students on attendance issues
· Work with the Dean of Students to update the student handbook as needed
· Assist in locating missing students
· Attend Case Management Meetings with the Student Support Team
· Attend all school-sponsored dances in a supervisory role
· Attend discipline board hearings
· Attend as many student activities as possible
· Supervise, schedule, and conduct monthly fire drills, and intruder drills
· Disseminate evacuation route plans to faculty, post in common areas and file reports on all drills
· Update annually the crisis management plan and disseminate the full plan to the crisis management team and key elements to the faculty and staff
· Create and communicate Meyer Hall seating assignments annually
· Plan and help coordinate Junior Class ring ceremony
· Assist the Dean of Students in the planning of Veritas Vacation Day and Celebrate SAA assembly
· Commitment to embrace the mission of St. Agnes Academy
· Minimum of a four-year B.A./B.S. degree in Education, Guidance and Counseling or related field (Master’s level preferred)
· Master’s degree, preferably in Higher Education Administration or Guidance and Counseling.
· Licensed Professional Counselor certification (preferable)
· Excellent judgment, confidentiality, discretion, and diplomacy
· At least two years’ experience working with students/young people, particularly in a leadership capacity
· Excellent communication, interpersonal and counseling skills, including conflict resolution skills
· Relates to students with mutual respect while carrying out a positive and effective disciplinary program
· Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others
· Proven leadership skills and experience
· Passion for quality education and high expectations for all students
· Models standards of ethics, confidentiality, and professionalism
· Meets schedules and deadlines.
· Professional attitude and appearance
· Completion of Safe Haven training
Work Environment: St. Agnes Academy is committed to hiring, developing, and retaining a diverse and highly competent faculty and staff.
Physical Demands: This job operates in a professional/educational environment. 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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit at desk area, communicate via phone/face to face, manually input data into a computer, walk to different office areas, reach with hands and arms, and minimal lifting. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and other technology. Lifting a minimum of 25 lbs.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The forgoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all the responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.
Rooted in the Dominican tradition, St. Agnes Academy provides a Catholic college preparatory education that encourages young women to develop intellectual curiosity, to work for social justice and to act with integrity and compassion.
St. Agnes Academy was founded in 1905 by Mother Pauline Gannon, O.P., Prioress of the Dominican Sisters of Houston, Texas. The Academy opened on February 11, 1906, at its former location at 3901 Fannin. It was in operation at that site until September 1963 when the present-day campus opened at 9000 Bellaire Boulevard in Sharpstown. St. Agnes numbers more than 10,000 graduates, many of whom now have daughters, granddaughters, and even great-granddaughters who are Academy students or alumnae.
In 1917 St. Agnes was accredited by the University of Texas and the State Board of Education. It is now affiliated with the following educational associations: Catholic Schools of the Galveston-Houston Diocese, The National Catholic Educational Association, The Texas Catholic Conference Education Department in conjunction with the Texas Education Agency, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and The College Board.