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William Smith: School Community and Culture Coordinator / Teacher on Special Assignment/Dean of Students

  • Date Posted
    • 2.23.21
  • Organization
    • Partner Schools
  • Region
    • Mountain
  • Role
    • School Leadership
  • Commitment
    • Full-Time
  • Location
    • Aurora, CO

The School Community and Culture Coordinator is responsible for shaping and sustaining the school's culture and ensuring that the students internalize the school's values for high academic achievement and habits of excellence by providing leadership to the staff and overseeing the implementation of school-wide systems and procedures.

Essential Responsibilities Include:
Develop and implement the school’s Crew program and ensure it builds and reinforces positive self and community awareness, a sense of belonging for all students, and a positive connection for students and staff.

Coordinate and implement a restorative practices behavior system and embody the spirit of a strengths-based approach to behavior management

Partner with parents and families to build an authentic school-wide community

Lead Community Meetings and other school-wide culture building activities

Work closely and effectively with children who have/are experiencing trauma resulting in behavior challenges.

Engage students families, partner with behavioral health organizations and support services to execute individual behavior interventions when needed

Facilitate staff trainings on student-teacher relationships, parent partnership, community partnerships and school culture

Supervise arrival, lunch, dismissal and transitions to ensure they are orderly and positive

Accurately monitor and analyze daily student attendance and discipline data; create new systems and structures to proactively address school’s areas of need

Lead 8th grade recruitment and create sustainable middle school partnerships within Aurora Public Schools
Reflect on and seek opportunities for leadership development

Demonstrate teamwork, cooperation and open communication with all staff

Perform other duties and administrative functions as assigned by the Principal


This position requires a creative and inspiring educator with adult leadership experience, high energy, excellent organizational abilities and a talent for creating a warm and supportive environment for students and their parents. This position is a licensed position and applicants must possess a current Colorado teaching license. A Principal’s license completed or in progress is preferred.
Applicants must demonstrate:
Strong belief in the mission and vision of William Smith High School and Aurora Public Schools.

Interest in providing only the highest quality educational, social and emotional experiences for all students and their families

Superior grasp of effective, research-based behavioral methods and strategies for urban youth, including a restorative justice model

Knowledge and experience with EL Education and/or experiential education

Proven ability to influence and enhance cooperative working relationships within a team environment

Ability to lead within a fast-paced, dynamic, and rapidly-changing environment

High level of organization and planning

High level of self-direction

Excellent communication skills with diverse constituents (teachers, parents, children); clear writer, facilitator and public speaker

Proven ability to proactively lead by example, effectively manage adults, and respond positively to feedback

Team player: maturity, humility, grit, flexible, follow-through, sense of humor and open to feedback

Salary: See the teacher salary schedule at

Days/Hours: as designated by the school. - Days: 187 day position

General Description: • The Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA), Dean of Students serves as a full member of the school’s administrative team and has a variety of responsibilities.

• Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, addressing and supporting teachers with student attendance and conduct issues.

• Candidates for this position should have strong verbal and written communication skills, be computer literate, be committed to student success and have the ability and willingness to be a continuous learner.

• Candidates with previous administrative experience and/or coursework are preferred.

Education and Licensure • Minimum Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university

• Holds a Colorado teaching license or is currently eligible for one

• A completed Human Resources file including transcripts, student teaching verification, previous work experience

Endorsement Category Teacher on Special Assignment

Strategic Plan: The teacher shall identify the development needs of students, shall maintain a productive learning environment, and shall work collaboratively to support the priorities of the Strategic Plan. Strategic Plan

Condition of Employment: As a condition of employment, the individual selected for this position will be expected to complete the APS-sponsored Linguistically Diverse Educator (LDE) Certificate Program within the first three years of employment.

Click here to learn about the Linguistically Diverse Educator Certificate.

Click here to learn about the Linguistically Diverse Educator Certificate.

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