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Dean of Students -Tatu Girls Campus

Nova Pioneer
April 7, 2021
Tatu, Kenya
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Specific key responsibilities for the role include:

a)Work with the Principal to articulate a compelling short- and long-term vision for the development of the school’s culture and program

b)Set and model a consistent tone of highest expectations, joy, and growth mindset

c)Lead key school rituals as needed to model and ingrain culture through setting up culture committees and mentorship programs

  1. d) Quickly identify and respond to classroom/school culture or behaviour issues

e)Engage with the many stakeholders who make up Nova Pioneer community- parents, students and teachers by:

  • Coordinating and planning parent events, fora, seminars, open days etc
  • Writing parent communication and serving as the first point of contact on parent queries and concerns
  • Coordinating 1:1 parent meetings
  • Managing student behaviour by maintaining a school behaviour tracker
  • Coach teachers on managing student behaviour

Student Support and Empowering Student Voice 

  • Listens to student concerns and raises those challenges to the administration ∙ Reviews information from the student suggestion box
  • Collects monthly anonymous feedback from students
  • Supports the running of Town Halls
  • Supports the running of student leadership programmes
  • Running skill development programmes
  • Meeting with student leaders
  • Identifying challenges in student leadership at the school and implementing solutions  to those challenges
  • Identifies and brings in internal/external speakers to support student leadership
  • Supports the running of mentorship and advisory sessions on campus
  • Manages and supports the student council
  • Starts the student council on campus, including the student culture committee

Behaviour Management

  • Leads behaviour management system throughout the school
    • Reviews all student infraction and behaviour data, including both yellow and green cards.
    • Meets with teachers to identify areas of improvement, challenges, and coaching needs.
    • Identifies trends, observes individual and group behaviour.
    • Meets with students.
  • Leads the Behaviour Committee
    • Convenes meetings
    • Ensures all data is present for meetings
    • Chairs behaviour committee meetings
  • Coaches behaviour issues with teachers
    • Reviews issues that teachers are having with behaviour and coaches teachers through observations, meetings, etc.
  • Leads academic behaviour investigations
    • Ensures strong documentation
  • Referral to the counsellor
    • Knowledge of the background of behaviour and what behaviour has to be referred to the counsellor.
    • Follow up with cases referred to the counsellor for tracking of support and changes.


  • You have a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and you are TSC certified
  • A Masters degree in education/ social sciences is not compulsory, it would be an added advantage.
  • You have excellent interpersonal and leadership skills that encompass trust and respect
  • You have excellent communication and people management skills
  • You have the ability to be flexible, adaptable, innovative and creative
  • You understand the complexities of working in a multi-faceted organization
  • You have strong project management skills
  • You have a passion for students character development
  • You have high energy levels and can work in a highly confidential setting
  • You have the ability to be flexible, adaptable, innovative and creative
  • You understand the complexities of working in a multi-faceted organization
  • You have a passion for students character development

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