About Deep Roots Charter School

Deep Roots Charter School’s (DRCS) mission is to teach disciplined learners and to empower them to grow and serve in their community, in college and beyond.

Job Description

DRCS seeks a dynamic educator with a track record of building and maintaining a strong organizational culture for students and staff.  The Dean of Students will work under the direction of the CEO/School Leader to develop and implement school culture and behavior systems and processes that support the success of Deep Roots Charter School.  The Dean of Students is responsible for supporting in work that will ensure that Deep Roots Charter School provides a high quality, mission and vision driven educational/work experience for all DRCS students and employees.

Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibilities & Duties

  • Lead, model, and implement of a comprehensive behavior management system to ensure a positive and achievement oriented school culture. This system will include opportunities to celebrate and reward students, in addition to structures that provide fair and consistent response to student behavior.
  • Create and contribute to systems that ensure that routines and procedures that build a strong student, school, and classroom culture from arrival, to lunch, to dismissal, and for each moment between.
  • Work with Leadership Team and Culture team members to develop and coordinate ongoing school activities and initiatives that build strong and positive student and school culture.
  • Work with Specialized Services team members to develop and monitor the implementation strong individualized behavior plans that meet student needs
  • Lead/implement any necessary action steps and maintain records that allow DRCS to consistently and fairly respond to student behaviors
  • Lead and/or oversee the implementation of community meetings, restorative circles, full school events, and other opportunities to embed school culture building within the academic day
  • Coach teachers on effective classroom management strategies, and opportunities to build strong classroom culture
  • Engage family members, staff, teachers, and the community in maintaining a strong, academically focused and safe school community.
  • Maintain and monitor school safety and order by being consistently accessible and present within the school community.


  • Qualifications, Mindsets and Skillsets

    • Drive to improve the minds and lives of students in and out of the classroom
    • Demonstrated significant positive results with students as a classroom instructor or culture team member
    • Belief in a restorative and proactive approach to building and maintaining school culture, rather than a punitive or reactive approach to building and maintaining school culture
    • Evidence of self-motivation and willingness to be a team player
    • Belief in and alignment with Deep Roots’ mission
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Demonstrated and documented ability to motivate and inspire others


    Education & Experience

    • Bachelors degree, required. Master’s degree, preferred.
    • Teacher certification, preferred
    • Pennsylvania Certification in Administration or ability to acquire within one year, preferred
    • Minimum 5 years teaching experience OR 5 years experience leading school culture initiatives within an education setting, preferred
    • Documented experience managing and implementing school wide culture systems
    • At least one year experience on a School Leadership Team, preferred
    • Experience in Urban Charter School system(s), preferred
    • Proven success as a leader in working with professional staff, students, and the community toward achieving goals.
    • Experience working with and supporting a strong, diverse team.
  • To Apply: Submit an application, including resume, cover letter, and any relevant instructional certifications to: https://deeprootscs.org/careers/

Job Type


School Type

Public Charter





Education Level

4- Year Degree