Youth and Children's Ministry
Dean of Students – Male
In preparing tomorrow’s leaders to impact the world for Christ, the male Dean of Students skillfully incorporates mentorship, discipline, encouragement, accountability, and responsibility in his relationships with the young men in Valor’s student body. In partnership with committed parents, faculty and staff, this role provides basic social and emotional guidance and support for Valor’s male students in alignment with Valor culture. By establishing rich relationships with our male students, the Dean will be an advocate for a vibrant school-wide culture and, as needed, thoughtfully lead our male students and their families in restorative Christian discipline and conflict resolution. Individually, the male Dean of Students will shepherd a class of young men throughout all four years of their high school experience. As a team, the Deans are “culture keepers” by protecting Valor’s vision, mission, and values and seeking to maintain a Christ-centered focus and flourishing student culture.
The Dean of Students partners with parents in the growth and development of their student. To be successful, this partnership must be built upon trust and a strong biblical foundation in Christ. As a school, we strive to the best of our ability, to foster an environment whereby students feel safe and secure and are able to live out the mission in a “vibrant Christ-centered environment that empowers students to discover their passions and to develop their unique gifts and abilities while growing in wisdom, knowledge, leadership, faith and service”. The Dean of Students is vitally important helping to cultivate such an environment.
Valor Christian High School is a decidedly Christian, college preparatory school whose core values honor a biblical foundation. Valor employees are faith-filled, joyful believers who are active in a local, Christian church whose beliefs are in alignment with the school’s Statement of Beliefs. They are both called and committed to the school’s vision and mission and seamlessly integrate faith into their daily work. You will be most successful if you have a true servant’s heart, a teachable spirit, a love for the Lord Jesus Christ, and a commitment to the school’s beliefs and values.
Possess and Model a Growing Relationship with Christ
● Pursue full devotion to Christ and live a life that reflects that authenticity
● Model the fruits of the spirit in communications, relationships, and daily work
● Demonstrate teachability and a willing heart for service
● Embody others-centered, servant-leadership in all interactions
Demonstrate Trustworthy Commitment to Valor Christian High School
● Accept and uphold Valor’s Statement of Beliefs, Christian Community Policy, and Valor Culture Document
● Accept and abide by all affirmations in Valor’s Annual Statement of Commitment
● Be relationally involved in the life/lives of our students with a heart of service and mission
● Seamlessly and deliberately integrate Biblical truth and Christian values into daily work
● Provide strong male leadership for Valor students, specifically the young men, regarding Christian morals, beliefs and values.
● Partner with faculty and staff in addressing discipline and cultural issues.
● Be a leader in administering restorative Christian discipline and conflict resolution based on a philosophy of grace and truth.
● Partner with parents in recognizing and addressing concerns and issues proactively whenever possible as well as in discipline-related meetings with total respect for their role as the primary educator of their student.
● Provide support for the male students by encouraging academic responsibility and facilitating conversations when they have academic struggles complicated by socio-emotional stress
● Demonstrate a genuine care for and a desire to personally invest in the spiritual, emotional, and social maturation of our young men.
● Invest in the life of our male students through mentorship, discipleship, and God honoring leadership
● Partner with the School Resource Officer and the Director of Safety and Security to ensure a safe and secure campus for all Valor students
● Protect and preserve expectations as outlined in the Student Handbook and serve as a resource to faculty and staff regarding student management matters with our young men
● Present and/or teach as requested in select classes regarding Valor student culture, social emotional content, and safety and security concerns as necessary
● Organize and participate in student-centered events such as welcoming events, orientations, assemblies, open houses, Friday night football games, etc.
● Develop curriculum and parent education opportunities to equip them with resources to navigate the culture with Christian principles and values.
Serve Wholeheartedly as an Exceptional Teammate
● Uphold and embody Valor’s culture as set forth in the Valor Culture Document
● Model servant leadership, grace and love in all relationships and interactions
● Develop relationships with colleagues with goals of teamwork, relational unity, and spiritual growth
● Provide team support regarding all matters, processes, and initiatives
● Demonstrate loyalty to teammates in action and word
● Assist Team members to facilitate school-wide wins
Demonstrate a Commitment to Fulfilling Valor’s Vision and Mission
● Assume collaborative responsibility for Operating Plan Goals and Fiscal stewardship
● Be a ‘culture- keeper’
Demonstrate a Commitment to Growth
● Participate in Valor Team meetings, Chapel, and weekly meetings with Team/Supervisor
● Demonstrate teachability and receptive to feedback
● Pursue professional/personal/spiritual growth and development
● Participate in the broader ministry of Valor by contributing of time, talent, and treasure beyond assigned role responsibilities
● Faculty and staff
● Student Life team
● Social Emotional Services team
● Other departments within the school
An effective Dean of Students will focus upon ensuring that the male students within their sphere of influence feel known, seen, loved, cared for and valued. This role will also guide our young men in thinking critically regarding the application of our core principles of “respect people, respect property and preserve the learning environment”. These principles we believe foster a healthy, vibrant, God honoring community.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND REQUIRED COMPETENCIES
● Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in a Counseling or related field, preferred
● Solid Biblical and theological foundation and understanding
● Experience in a high school setting, youth leadership program and/or adolescent counseling preferable
● Excellent customer service skills
● Excellent verbal and written communication skills
● Utmost respect in professional ethics maintaining confidentiality in all matters
The same basic physical demands described here are the same for all employees to successfully perform the essential functions of their jobs. Employees must periodically lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and could occasionally be required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close and distance vision, color vision, peripheral/depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The work environment characteristics are varied and include classroom, office, and outdoor events while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is also varied.
POSITION TYPE: B: Traditional school calendar with additional weeks prior to school starting and after school ends. July – June
HOURS PER WEEK: Full-time, Exempt
SUPERVISOR: Director of Student Life
PAY RANGE: $55,000-65,000
START DATE: July 27th, 2022To Apply: https://govalor.com/join-our-team/?p=joboDdBjfwu