Dean of Management
University of California Los Angeles
United States

Dean of Management 


Job #JPF08694
  • Geffen Academy At Ucla / Chancellor'S Organization / UCLA

Position overview

Salary range: $78,342 - $152,604

Application Window

Open date: July 19, 2023

Next review date: Sunday, Aug 20, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Sunday, Aug 20, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Associate Head of School, the Dean of Instruction will be a leader on questions of curriculum design and instructional practice at Geffen Academy, whose primary responsibilities are to provide professional, highly effective leadership and management of the instructional team and to achieve outstanding results in all aspects of curriculum design and instructional delivery in alignment with the school’s mission, vision, and strategic plan. The Dean of Instruction promotes an inspiring vision for educational excellence that is shared by all members of the school and the Senior Leadership Team. The Dean of Instruction is responsible for ensuring that the curriculum, teaching and assessment practices inspire high levels of engagement, achievement and progress for students of all abilities.

The Dean of Instruction will promote active classrooms that are alive with discovery, problem solving, challenge, and collaboration. The Dean of Instruction will motivate instructional personnel to ensure that each Geffen Academy student receives an education that is goal focused, rigorous, and balanced so that high expectations and humane practices that promote student wellness and social-emotional growth are evident and valued. Further, the Dean of Instruction sets the direction for the instructional framework and pedagogical approach to Geffen Academy’s academic programs while working collaboratively with school leaders, teachers, and students to spark joy in teaching and learning so that all students succeed.

Essential Duties:
Duties of the Dean of Instruction shall include, but are not limited to, the following:

1. Instruction Leadership

• Lead academic service areas (i.e., instructional improvement, curriculum and instruction, professional development, etc.) and student support services that are focused on both academic mastery and growth of knowledge and skills as well as social and emotional growth and development.

• Apply research-based and best practices in academics and ethical leadership to ensure consistent delivery of high-quality instruction across a 6-12 continuum.

• Ensure teachers can differentiate instruction and empower all students to be self-directed, independent learners.

• Regularly analyze quantitative and qualitative data, to include assessments, reflections, and student work, to inform progress towards achievement of school wide learning goals and instructional practices.

• Ensure collaboration with UCLA, both the Pre-K-12 school network and the university, other local school networks and universities, and community partners in order to promote shared learning and student achievement in a real-world context.

2. Supervision and Management:

• Contribute to the establishment of the direction for school improvement efforts by monitoring the progress of school performance, student achievement objectives and academic excellence indicators that are aligned to Geffen Academy’s mission and strategic goals.

• Create the supportive and positive conditions that enable educators to provide rigorous, authentic, innovative, and personalized experiences for all students.

• Provide regular written and oral reports on academic accountability to various stakeholders (i.e. Advisory Council, Leadership Team, Teachers, Parents, and Community Partners).

• Model expectations for leaders, teachers, and students on school wide practices for creating a positive learning culture.

3. Coaching and Support:

• Contribute to an Educator Observation and Evaluation process that provides regular, actionable feedback so that teachers meet or exceed expectations for high quality instruction while continuing to grow their practice.

• Organize professional development that is aligned to organizational goals and responsive to individual needs that include job embedded opportunities for growth and continuous improvement.

• Build the capacity of Educators to implement inclusive and trauma-informed practices that meet the needs of all students.

• Develop and oversee ‘Educator Improvement Plans’ as part of the Observation and Evaluation process to support the professional growth of educators as needed.

• Support Educators as they develop instructional practices aligned with the school’s Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

• A Master’s or equivalent or other appropriate degree(s) may be required.
• Prior classroom experience as a teacher.
• Minimum of 7 years in an education setting, including a minimum of 3 years in a school leadership role.
• Charter or Private school leadership experience preferred.
• Proven track record of raising student achievement.
• Strong analytical skills to track and analyze data in order to uncover trends and create strategic plans to improve.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Experience in developing strategic plans and implementing vision.
• In-depth knowledge of school governance and general management best practices
• Data driven instructional strategies.
• Must be technologically proficient and have experience with using GSuite.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our EDI Statement FAQ document.

  • Reference check authorization release form - Complete and upload the reference check authorization release form

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

References will be checked before an offer is made.

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Campus Information

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.

Job location

Los Angeles, CA

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