Dean of Students (Remote)
Atlanta, GA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, January 31, 2024
About Sora Schools
Our mission is simple: build the replacement for the broken U.S. education system. No compromises, no reform. Most schools continue to do the same things they’ve always done: making students memorize content, test them, score them, and rank them. Unsurprisingly, students are losing their creativity and motivation, and are utterly unprepared to succeed in the real world. In our virtual program, middle and high school students work on passion-based projects that they get to create and take wherever they wish. They don’t attend lecture-based classes or read old textbooks — they’re building video games, writing fantasy novels, conducting scientific research, and more!
We connect them with industry mentors to expose them to new careers and fields of study. Students learn not only the full breadth of academic subjects but also important soft skills and subjects such as financial literacy, philosophy, and more. Our school is organized in small, tight-knit cohorts so every group of students and faculty can feel close and engaged in their community. We’ve embarked on our journey to accelerate students toward their wildest dreams. We can’t wait for you to join us!
$75,000 - $86,000 DOE
This is a fully remote role. To be considered for this role, you must reside in one of the following states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia,Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Nevada, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia and West Virginia
If you are not living in one of the states listed above, unfortunately, you will not be considered for a position at this time.
The Dean of Students (11th & 12th) for Sora Schools plays a pivotal role in shaping the academic and personal growth of our students, particularly those in their final two years of Sora. This multifaceted role combines the administrative leadership of a team of dedicated House Advisors with a student-centric approach to supporting their academic, social, and emotional growth and development.
We are delighted that you are interested in this role! If you decide to apply, please do not contact Sora about your application. We will contact candidates directly regarding next steps if we would like to move forward.
Key Responsibilities Part 1: Mentorship and Capstone
- Oversee and further develop the Mentorship program for 11th graders.
- Lead the development and execution of the Senior Capstone Project for 12th graders, facilitating a meaningful and comprehensive culminating experience to students’ Sora experience.
Key Responsibilities Part 2: Internships and Peer Mentoring/Tutoring
- Develop and support an internship program for students in either their local communities or virtually.
- In collaboration with the Dean of Students (9th & 10th), develop and oversee a Peer Mentoring/Tutoring program that supports students in executive functioning skills as well as specific content area support.
Key Responsibilities Part 3: Team Leadership and Community Engagement
- Work closely with House Advisors, providing them with the necessary support and resources to effectively guide and mentor students, including Advisory and campus-wide programming.
- Address student disciplinary issues in a manner that aligns with Sora’s values and educational approach.
- Handle lower-level disciplinary matters in collaboration with the Dean of Students (9th & 10th), and include the School Director on higher-level matters.
- Collaborate with the Life After Sora Counselor and the Dean of Students (9th & 10th) to ensure a cohesive educational experience across all grades.
- Participate in administrative meetings, policy development, and strategic planning.
- Attend school, campus-wide, and parent events.
- Engage with parents and guardians to support student development and post-graduation planning.
- Represent the school in various community and educational forums.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Master’s degree in Education or a related field.
- Proven experience in an educational leadership role, preferably in a high school setting.
- Experience in college counseling and/or career guidance.
- Strong leadership and team management skills.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
- Familiarity with virtual learning environments and project-based learning methodologies.
- Ability to work collaboratively and adapt to a dynamic educational landscape.
- Commitment to the school's vision and educational philosophy.
- A passion for working with and guiding young adults through critical stages of their academic and personal lives.
Working at Sora Schools
Sora offers a collaborative, team-oriented environment with colleagues who deeply care about our mission. We’re fully remote with members living around the world and believe in flexibility to ensure we can all live a full life. And of course, we offer US full-time team members full healthcare benefits, a 401k with company matching, stock options, as well as professional development opportunities, and a work-from-home stipend.
Equal Opportunity Statement
Sora Schools is an equal-opportunity employer that is deeply committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, age, gender, religious or political beliefs, national origin or heritage, marital status, disability, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, genetic information, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran or any characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion not only reflects our values but also enriches our ability to do our work.
Please let your Sora contact know if you would like to request reasonable accommodations during your application or interviewing process.
All full-time team members are required to go through a background screening prior to employment upon hire. Additionally, if you are based in the U.S., we are required to complete an I-9 to confirm that you are authorized to work in the United States. We participate in E-Verify.