Mar 29, 2018

Dean of College

  • Promise Schools
  • Detroit, MI, United States
Full time Administration - Dean

Job Description

We’re hiring for the ‘18-’19 school year!

The Promise is our Purpose

We’re on a mission to ensure all scholars can confidently pursue all of their life’s aspirations. Every student, regardless of geography, circumstance, or socioeconomic status, deserves an opportunity to live this Promise. Access to quality education is the critical first step and the promise of opportunity is at the heart of the Promise School's identity.

Today, the expanding Promise Schools network includes four schools, with approximately 170 team members supporting more than 2,000 scholars. Each of those schools represents another chapter in a success story still being written.

 Our schools include:

  • Jalen Rose Leadership Academy
  • Voyageur College Prep
  • Voyageur Academy
  • MacDowell Preparatory Academy

We are recruiting for the ‘18-’19 school year! If you are a passionate, mission-driven educator who is ready to join our 180+ education professionals and prove what’s possible for the promise of opportunity, we can’t wait to speak with you!

The Dean of College will directly support scholars in navigating their path towards college and post-secondary career options. First, the Dean of College will work with the school's teachers to ensure that scholars have the necessary information to apply to their best-fit colleges. Second, the Dean of College supports the school team to guarantee that scholars have the mindsets and soft skills necessary to succeed to and through college. Third, the Dean of College plays a key role in supporting alumni as they persist through college.

This role is ideal for a current college admissions officer or school counselor who hopes to directly provide an opportunity to scholars that otherwise wouldn't have the option to pursue high-quality post-secondary opportunities.

If you are looking for immediate opportunities, please visit:

Our Promise to You - growing education leaders

We aspire to be the ideal platform for teachers to teach and leaders to lead. We promise to grow education professionals as part of a supportive, collaborative team, inspiring scholars and excelling through robust development opportunities. For example:

  • Our professionals are a family of educators. Team member relationships are fortified by care and respect and network-wide social events play a central role in cultivating a sense of unity and belonging.
  • Our educators operate as professionals. A balance of support and autonomy gives schools and teachers both the structure and freedom needed to achieve meaningful and lasting results, both in and out of the classroom.
  • Our educators are treated like professionals. Promise Schools offers competitive compensation, superior 401k matching (6%), and excellent health, vision, and dental benefits. Promise Schools also offers unique perks such as subsidized yoga, network-wide adult sports teams, and book club
  • We want you to grow with us over the long-term. Professionals at our schools are presented with clearly defined professional growth through the Promise Schools Teacher Career Pathway or the School Leadership Pathway. We also offer differentiated professional development and personalized coaching for teachers and administrators - allowing our educators to realize their best selves.

Our Promise to Scholars

Promise Schools educators are on the front lines influencing the leaders of tomorrow. We are looking for educators who strive to provide scholars every opportunity to reach their potential. At the most basic level, our education professionals promise to provide scholars with a safe, caring, and thriving learning community. You will also ensure that scholars improve in the areas that enable their pursuit of happiness. We call these the Promise Schools “Big 3”:

  • Academic Hard Skills - The essential knowledge and skills to succeed
  • Soft Skills and Mindsets - The resilience and adaptiveness to thrive
  • Identity, Relevance and Belonging - Knowing that you matter as a part of something greater than yourself

The Big 3 provides focus to our work as professionals towards our promise to graduate scholars who are ready to pursue college, careers and their greatest aspirations.

Strong applicants will have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree
  • A background in college admissions or counseling
  • Unrelenting, high expectations for student achievement
  • An openness to feedback and collaboration with a solutions-oriented mindset

Your employment offer will be contingent upon:

  • Successful completion of your background check;
  • Verification of your identity and ability to legally work within the United States. 

If you are ready to jump-start your education career and positively contribute to a team that is making strides towards closing the achievement gap, apply today!

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Level of Education

4 Year Degree

Experience Level

Not Applicable

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