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SALARY RANGE: $68,477-$78,760 ANNUALLY
WORK DAYS:        215
Position Summary:  The Dean of Student Services (DSS) is a key member of the school’s administration and oversees the school’s admissions and enrollment, graduation, and scheduling processes.

The Dean of Student Services (DSS) is responsible for the external marketing of the school through the planning and execution of a variety of events and counsels and confers with prospective students and their families to assist them in making informed enrollment decisions. The Dean of Student Services leads the creation of the master schedule, in collaboration with the Head of School and other staff, and oversees the student course selection process. Other duties of this position include supervising the school’s college readiness efforts, and community service efforts.
Admissions and Enrollment/Community Relations
  • Oversee the school’s enrollment program, including monthly Gator Bites sessions, marketing events, open houses, social media and web presence, and student visit opportunities.
  • Accurately track and analyze present and future enrollment data, as needed, and provide regular reports.
  • Meet with prospective middle and high school students and families to assist them in the enrollment and registration process, including choosing the correct courses.
  • Work closely with other administrative and support staff to ensure accuracy of student information during the enrollment and registration processes.
  • Oversee the campus student-centered community service program with the cooperation of activity sponsors and community resources and monitor completion of required community service hours for graduation.
  • Serve as liaison and spokesperson for the school.
  • Assist with maintaining an alumni tracker and provide regular reports.
  Student Scheduling and Records Management
  • Assist with the creation and implementation of the master schedule.
  • Oversee the student course selection process.
  • Ensure accurate and complete records of student progress are kept.
  • Maintain documentation of student credits and graduation requirements.
  • Oversee and collaborate with instructional staff regarding student placement in virtual courses.
  • Assist with accurate identification of at-risk students by the established snapshot date.
College and Career Preparation
  • Coordinate grade placement meetings for applicable students.
  • Implement programs aligned with the AVID College Readiness System and campus programs to support post-secondary awareness and skill development throughout all grade levels, including regular support to PLP 5-11 teachers/aides on curriculum implementation, college signing day, and graduate exit surveys.
  • In coordination with school counselors, assist students with the post-secondary selection, application, and financial aid processes.
  • Coordinate and provide parent information meeting for transition to high school and college readiness activities for each grade level.
  • Serve as dual credit campus liaison to educate parents and students about the program, assist with application and registration process, and recommend courses for dual credit that match with state-approved courses for graduation.
  • Assist with planning high school graduation and awards ceremonies.
  • Oversee student completion of state College Career Military Ready (CCMR) criteria.
  • Serve as the primary contact for NCAA and AP Campus Coordinator.
  • Provide oversight for AP testing including all registration and processing, training, and reporting.
  • Ensure appropriate student participation in college readiness assessments, including ACT, SAT, TSI, and PSAT.
  • Other administrative duties as assigned. 
Duties involve sitting most of the time, bending, lifting, and standing. Variable duties and occasional irregular hours.

Knowledge, Skills, Experience Required: 
  • Master’s degree in either counseling or administration, plus related experience.
  • Valid Texas Teaching Certificate in any area.
  • Three years as a teacher or related experience.
  • Must have experience with high school; master schedule, graduation requirement, dual credit and college activities including applications, testing and NCAA.
  Special Knowledge/Skills
  • Knowledge of state graduation requirements.
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • AVID-trained or attend AVID training with in the first year of employment.

Should you enroll in medical plan, Orenda Education makes a $425 monthly contribution towards employees' premiums.
  • Participation in the Texas Teachers Retirement System
  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Telehealth
  • Basic Life, Term Life
  • Permanent Life and Accident Insurance
  • Short-term and Long-term Disability
  • 403b and 457b Investment Plans
  • Health Savings and Flexible Spending Account Options
  • Critical Illness, Cancer Insurance
  • Legal Services