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24-25 Middle School Dean of Culture
KIPP Philadelphia Public Schools Philadelphia, PA

24-25 Middle School Dean of Culture

KIPP Philadelphia Public Schools
Philadelphia, PA
Expired: over a month ago Applications are no longer accepted.
  • Vision , Medical , Retirement
  • Full-Time
Job Description
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We are seeking a talented, committed, culturally competent Middle School Dean of Culture. This is a 10-month, full-time position that is open immediately. Submitting this application makes you eligible for all KPPS roles for which you are qualified. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Apply today!

Submitting this application considers you for all 2023-2024 opportunities for which you are qualified. To browse immediate openings, please visit our careers website.

About KIPP

KIPP Public Schools is a national network of free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory public schools committed to partnering with students and families to disrupt systemic educational inequity and create a future without limits.  Over 120,000 students attend one of the 280 KIPP schools that operate in 27 regions across the United States.  KIPP Philadelphia Schools Public Schools (KPPS) is a part of the national KIPP Public Schools network and currently leads seven schools serving approximately 2,400 students in North and West Philadelphia. By 2030, KPPS will lead ten schools serving approximately 4,000 students. 

Our Mission

Together with families and communities, we create joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students to pursue the paths they choose—college, career, and beyond—so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world. 

Life at KIPP Philly

We know that talented, committed, culturally competent teachers and leaders have the power to amplify our children’s potential by creating a school experience that affirms, values, and challenges them each day. We seek to create a professional environment full of joy, candor, care and community where excellent educators can make a long-term home alongside peers who are equally committed to the work. Educators at KIPP –

  • Are committed to anti-racism, equity and inclusion
  • Are part of a close-knit, diverse community of educators working together in service of children
  • Show up as themselves, inspiring our children to do the same
  • Believe school should be a joyful, affirming space for both children and adults
  • Believe that strong relationships and precise preparation are critical to increasing learning outcomes
  • Want to evolve their craft via 1:1 coaching and high quality professional development
  • Have access to leadership pathway programming and opportunities to grow their career
  • Enjoy a competitive, comprehensive health benefits package, a 403B retirement matching program, tuition reimbursement to pursue certification, and free access to financial advising services
Job Description

Key Responsibilities

The Dean of Culture supports the school’s efforts to create a positive, structured, safe, joyful, nurturing and academically focused school culture.  The Dean of Culture reports directly to a Senior Dean, AP, or Principal. Principals at KPPS set the vision for student culture. The Dean of Culture at KIPP Philadelphia Public Schools is required to perform the following duties:

  • Work as part of the culture team to develop a positive, structured, achievement-oriented, and nurturing school culture.

  • Consistently and effectively execute and reinforce school wide culture systems (i.e. entry, dismissal, transition, incentive systems, etc.)

  • Proactively and positively engage with parents throughout the school year and when there are specific student behavioral concerns.

  • Be highly present and visible during school hours, relentlessly ensuring the school has a strong school culture

  • Maintain accurate and thorough student culture data and documentation.

  • Support teachers to improve their instructional practice, especially as it relates to issues of discipline, relationships with students, and school culture.

  • Support execution of individual behavior plans and other supports for students with significant behavior needs (in conjunction with the Social Worker and AP of Special Education).

  • Other duties as assigned by the manager


  • Love and see the high potential of all children
  • A passion for being part of a team-oriented, mission-driven school culture
  • Flexible and able to multi-task within an ambiguous, fast-moving, entrepreneurial environment, while also driving toward clarity and solutions
  • Uphold the school’s core values of children first, community, cultural competence and ownership.
  • Demonstrated success in raising the achievement levels of traditionally under-served students
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Expertise in restorative practices preferred
  • At least three years’ experience working with large groups of students strongly preferred
  • Experience teaching or supporting students in an urban, underserved community required
  • Proficient in MS Office, particularly Word, Excel and Powerpoint
  • Complete all required criminal and child abuse background checks:
    • PA State Police Clearance
    • PA Child Abuse Clearance
    • Cogent Federal Fingerprinting
    • ACT 168

Additional Information


Salary is competitive with other Charter Management Organizations (CMOs) and commensurate with experience.  Comprehensive benefits package included.

Note To Applicants

KIPP Philadelphia Schools is an equal opportunity employer.  Employees are selected on the basis of ability without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, marital status, or sexual orientation, in accordance with federal and state law. 


KIPP Philadelphia Public Schools

Philadelphia, PA



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