Elementary School Assistant Dean - Newark

  • Newark, NJ, USA
  • Full-time
  • Department: School Leadership
  • Start Date: Next year opening

Company Description

About KIPP New Jersey

KIPP New Jersey is part of the nationally recognized “Knowledge Is Power Program” network of free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory public schools dedicated to preparing students for success in college and in life. In 2002, KIPP New Jersey first opened its doors in Newark’s South Ward as a single class of 80 fifth graders and has since grown to educate over 7,738 students in grades K-12 across 15 schools in Newark and Camden. More than 90% of KIPP New Jersey students currently qualify for free or reduced meals. 

By 2025, KIPP New Jersey will have fifteen schools in Newark and seven in Camden providing a world-class education to over 11,600 students. To learn more, visit www.kippnj.org.

Job Description

Assistant Dean

As Assistant Dean of Students, your primary objective is to ensure that each student adjusts to and thrives within the educational environment. You will work with the Social Support Team to provide supervision, behavior management, counseling, and monitor basic/non-basic needs of students in the school. You will also work with the School Leader, Dean of Students and Grade Level Chairs to provide maximum support for students, teachers, and parents.


  • Hold consistently high expectations for student behavior
  • Assist with lunchtime and afterschool procedures Ensure that school-wide discipline structures effectively support the school
  • Build positive relationships with students, balancing serving as mentor/counselor
  • Exhibit positive rapport with students and staff
  • Mediate issues between key stakeholders with warmth and empathy however be demanding and decisive
  • Establish and maintain strong communication lines with students and parents
  • To perform other duties as assigned by the School Leader or Assistant Principal
  • Display the highest ethical and professional behavior and standards when working with students, parents, school personnel, and agencies associated with the school. Present during all school transitions


Must Haves:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Experience working with elementary school age children
  • Demonstrated leadership and organizational skills and the ability to motivate people
  • Strong interpersonal skills, able to relate well with students, staff, administration, parent and the community
  • Solution orientated Excellent with giving/receiving feedback
  • Flexible and creative with adolescent interaction
  • Present and invested Ability and willingness to follow up with students, parents, and staff

Additional Information

Compensation & Benefits
In addition to a competitive salary, KIPP NJ offers a full comprehensive benefits plan, including health care, retirement, an optional subsidized wireless plan through Verizon, a school laptop and transportation benefits for TEAMmates commuting into New Jersey from the New York area. 

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