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Dean of Students - Sacred Heart School

Sacred Heart School located in Lake Worth, FL is searching for a full time Dean of Students.

The Diocese is dedicated to providing excellent working conditions with competitive compensation in order to attract and retain an outstanding workforce. The Diocese of Palm Beach offers a competitive benefits package to employee’s working 30 or more hours per work week consisting of comprehensive medical, vision, dental, LTD, group life insurance, optional life insurance.  The diocese also provides a 403(b)-retirement plan to all employees.  Information on our benefits and retirement programs can be found here.

General Description: 

The Dean of Students provides administrative leadership, planning, implementation, coordination, supervision, and evaluation of student attendance, conduct and overall performance. The Dean of Students promotes the development of student character and responsibility, and fosters the maturation and growth of spirit, mind, and body according to the Mission of Sacred Heart School.

The Dean of Students may be required to teach a class. There is no extra compensation for this.

Essential Job Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Communication
    • Initiate meetings when necessary for implementation or rules and//or policies of Sacred Heart School.
    • Advise Administration and/or Guidance of any disciplinary or attendance problems.
    • Oversee the daily attendance record and its distribution to school staff.
    • Correspond with parents in matters relating to student disciplinary or attendance problems (e.g. letters of concern, and disciplinary probation status, Honor Code violations, etc.); set parent meetings.
    • Communicate with support staff e.g. maintenance to keep abreast of use, vandalism, and condition of facilities.
    • Confer with school personnel in order to deal more effectively with pupils who present a disciplinary problem.
    • Collect, record, and file all data related to discipline and attendance.
    • Oversee the collection of student personal profile information, coordination of student Emergency Cards, and distribution of copies to appropriate personnel.
    • Assist Administration with the implementation and follow-through on faculty handbook issues (e.g. parking lot proctors, lunch proctors, accurate recording of attendance, security/safety issues. Etc.)
    • Work with Administration and Guidance in their duties.
  • Supervision
    • Attendance
      • Absences and tardies to class and school
      • Special excuses/early dismissal coordination and confirmation
      • Suspension
      • Implement policies as Stated in the Student Parent Handbook for all of the above
    • Moderate and maintain discipline at all assemblies, including religious events, as well as dismiss attendees.
    • Restrooms – check periodically
    • Photograph and report campus vandalism.
    • Supervise after school detentions, maintain and record student attendance records.
    • Supervise activity in the cafeteria during lunches and assemblies
    • Respond to Emergencies
      •  fire and emergency drills – assist as directed by Administration and the Crisis Response Team (CRT)
      • special medical needs ( e.g. special passes)
      • emergency injury/illness for faculty, staff, and students
    • Regulate/respond to visitors and/or trespassers on campus.
    • Cooperate with the Principal and respective moderators in planning and supervising all school exercises/activities.

School Policies

  • Assist the Administration in formulating and reviewing school policies.
  • Communicate school problems to the Principal.
  • Chair/Participate on committees, as needed or assigned.

Student Discipline

  • Issue and monitor infraction consequences, including detentions and suspensions.
  • Enforce uniform guidelines and dress code.
  • Address general discipline concerns.
    • Vandalism
    • Hazing/Harassment/Bullying
      • Coordinate with the Guidance Department and school psychologist
      • Follow-up with all parties involved for resolution and to prevent future incidents.
    • Inappropriate disruptive classroom behavior
    • Inappropriate disruptive cafeteria behavior
    • Inappropriate disruptive assembly behavior
  • Monitor hallway and general campus behavior and activity.
  • Arrange teacher meetings to address concerns with specific students or classes.
  • Counsel students regarding behavior patterns, both positive and negative.
  • Patrol school grounds/ monitor activity on campus during and after school hours.


  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution, preferably has or is currently working towards  Masters Degree in Educational Leadership
  • At least five years experience in secondary education
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs (MS Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)
  • Excellent and professional communication skills, interpersonal skills, confidentiality
  • Ability to work effectively with students, parents, Administration and the general public
  • Ability to multitask, work independently and make responsible judgment calls
  • Ability to exercise good judgment, exercise discretion, and maintain confidentiality
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Required to handle stressful situations and resolve conflicts.

Physical Requirements:

  • Frequently required to stand, walk, and sit.
  • Regularly required to see, talk, and hear.
  • Occasionally required to reach with hands and arms, climb stairs, stoop, kneel, or crouch.
  • Required to supervise students, requiring the employee to match the walking speed of the student and may require the ability to run to safeguard students.
  • The job is performed for the most part in a school setting with occasional outside duties.
  • Noise level is that of a typical school setting.
  • Occasional light lifting and carrying of under 15 pounds
  • Occasional moderate carrying and lifting of 15 – 44 pounds
  • Occasional lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds
  • Frequent use of both hands and fingers

The above is intended to describe the general context of and requirements for the performance of this job.  It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.

To apply, download and complete the Employment Application and submit along with your resume, salary requirements and list of references to the attention of Katie Kervi, Assistant Superintendent of Schools at


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