Middle School Dean

Job Type: Administrative
Job Category: Academic Leadership
Employment Type: Full-Time Permanent

This opening calls for specific teaching qualifications set by the school.

CalWest’s partner school in the Greater Los Angeles Area seeks a Middle School Dean to begin in August 2024.

CalWest Required Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s Degree and/or other educational requirements listed on the job description
  • Requisite skills commensurate with the position
  • A reasonable commuting distance to the CalWest client school, or a willingness to relocate
  • Authorization to live and work in the United States

Client School Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree or higher in a relevant field is strongly preferred. Bachelor’s degree is required.
  • Minimum of 5 years of teaching experience in a K-12 setting and related leadership experience.
  • Deep understanding of the unique developmental needs of middle school students.
  • Knowledge and ability to develop and implement a responsive and restorative system of student discipline at the Middle School level.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the complexity of systems, especially within schools, and the ability to design for and within systems to maximize success towards intended outcomes.
  • Excellent managerial skills and ability to collaborate within and among multiple teams.
  • Superior skills in communication and technology, including outstanding writing and public speaking skills. 


  • Work collaboratively in fostering a positive school climate that enhances community and the personal growth of students and faculty.
  • Develop trusting relationships with students, families, and faculty.
  • Actively monitor and support the academic and behavioral progress of the students in the assigned grade levels.
  • Communicate and meet with parents, therapists, or other outside resources as necessary.
  • Be a steady presence on campus for students in need of support, guidance, mediation, and behavioral intervention.
  • With the Director of Secondary School and High School Dean, articulate the student discipline philosophy in the Secondary School, and ensure alignment of the student experience and school policies with this philosophy.
  • Oversee discipline for students in the assigned grade levels, working closely with students and teachers and with the support of the Director of Secondary School.
  • Communicate clearly and in a timely manner with students, parents, and faculty regarding student progress, both academically and behaviorally.
  • Monitor student attendance for students in the assigned grade levels and communicate with parents and teachers when concerns arise.
  • Maintain accurate records of student conduct and attendance.
  • Act as the point person for students with extended absences (due to medical or behavioral issues) and for students who enter Pilgrim new during the school year.
  • Coordinate and lead regular grade-level meetings for each grade level assigned.
  • With the High School Dean, supervise faculty in the monitoring of students during unstructured time and in shared spaces.
  • Act as the point person in gathering and approving schedule requests for students in the middle school.
  • Contribute to the planning of Advisory curriculum for the Middle School grades.
  • Teach the equivalent of two classes in the Secondary School. 

Salary Range

$75,000 – $95,000

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