Faculty Jobs
Faculty Jobs
Where Professor and Instructor Hiring Begins
Faculty Jobs
Job Seekers
Post Resume
Find Jobs
Get jobs by email
Post Jobs
Find Resumes
Get resumes by email
Dean of Academics
United Schools Network in Columbus, Ohio
Date Posted 05/04/2021
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Type:
Middle School Leadership
Date Posted:
USN Middle School Campus
Date Available:
Closing Date:

Position: Dean of Academics (6th-8th Grade)
Reports to: School Director

Who We Are

The United Schools Network (USN) is a nonprofit organization in Columbus, Ohio, that starts and manages urban public charter schools that close the opportunity gap. The network includes two high-performing middle schools and two high-performing elementary schools. We are seeking a Dean of Academics to join our network at Columbus Collegiate Academy – Dana Ave. and Columbus Collegiate Academy – Main St.

Vision & Mission

Vision: For every child, an open door.

Mission: Transforming lives and our communities through the power of education.

Core Values

  • We hold high academic and behavioral expectations to ensure the growth of every student.
  • We engage and grow competent and experienced school leadership and staff.
  • We offer a rigorous academic program with intentional student supports and a comprehensive character education program.
  • We provide clear standards, research-proven curriculum, and frequent assessment.
  • We are a mission-driven school community.
Our Students and Results

  • Admission is open to all students; academic proficiency is not considered during the admissions process.
  • 75% of our students are students of color and 90% are economically disadvantaged.
  • USN schools serve students in grades K-8 and have a robust alumni services program.
  • USN 8th graders regularly gain acceptance to the top high school programs in the city.
Joining Our Team

CCA-Dana Ave. / CCA-Main St. will consider hiring a full-time Dean of Academics who:

Leadership Skills & Characteristics

  • Embodies, advocates, and operationalizes the school’s mission, vision, expectations, and values.
  • Demonstrates a high level of professional maturity including emotional constancy in stressful situations, has an ability to bring out the best in others, is a solution seeker, and acts as a positive force to motivate others.
  • Carefully manages tasks and time, is extremely well-organized, and is detail-oriented.
  • Demonstrates tenacity and persistence in pursuit of solutions that maximize student achievement.
  • Works collaboratively with the leadership team and instructional staff to support the needs of all students.
  • Exhibits the ability to effectively relate to, engage, and communicate with a diverse group of students and their families in one-on-one, small group, and large settings.
  • Communicates effectively in both formal and informal settings.
Administrative Duties

  • Assists with the recruitment, selection, evaluation, and retention of outstanding instructional staff.
  • Creates, monitors, and sustains a school culture of academic rigor through clear expectations of student’s families, faculty, and administrators using techniques outlined in Teach Like a Champion and Get Better Faster.
  • Implements a coherent research-based curriculum in the core subjects.
  • Equips teachers with information regarding how to use instructional tools (e.g. i-Ready) to inform student ability level and effectively bolster student performance in academic classes.
  • Establishes a lucid, comprehensive, and aligned system of student assessment.
  • Creates a professional learning community in which teachers regularly collaborate to reflect on and refine curriculum and instruction at the school using achievement data, student work, and observations/experiences.
  • Administers, teaches, and leads professional development when appropriate.
  • Provides all relevant data, reports, and information to school leadership and instructional staff.
  • Observes teachers on a regular basis and provides both quantitative and qualitative feedback.
  • Achieves dramatic and consistent improvement in student academic performance.
  • Helps identify and develop future instructional leaders.
  • Collaborates with the Dean of Students, Associate Dean of Students, and teachers in order to eliminate student behavior concerns as items preventing students from finding academic success.
  • Serves as a District Representative, when requested, for special education meetings.
  • Participates on the building leadership team and shares school-wide administrative tasks with the team.
Experience & Qualifications

CCA-Dana Ave. / CCA-Main St. will consider hiring a full-time Dean of Academics who:

  • Is dedicated to educational success for all students.
  • Has proven school leadership skills in urban settings with an emphasis on data-driven instruction and demonstrable gains in student achievement.
  • Has 5+ years experience working in classrooms and schools, preferably in urban schools and/or communities (preferred).
  • Is open and committed to implementing frequent feedback.
  • Communicates effectively with students, parents, and colleagues.
  • Has technological proficiency using Google & Office products.
  • Holds a B.A./B.S. degree.
Terms of Employment

This position will begin on July 1, 2021 though applications will be considered immediately. The starting salary for this position is $55,000, benefits are competitive, and teachers are eligible to participate in Ohio’s State Teacher Retirement System (STRS). CCA-Dana Ave. and CCA-Main St. are Equal Opportunity Employers.
*Please mention Faculty Jobs to employers when applying for this job*
Resources   |   Privacy Policy   |   Terms of Use
| | | | |