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Associate Dean of Students 2019-20 (full-time)


Community Charter School of Cambridge (CCSC) is a public charter school that serves students in grades 6-12. Focusing on post-secondary success for all students, CCSC combines high academic and behavioral standards with an environment of unconditional affection, acceptance, and belonging in which all students can thrive. CCSC seeks dedicated, outstanding, and innovative faculty who are interested in

  •  joining our exceptionally diverse and talented team
  •  contributing to our rigorous academic program and strong school culture.
  • supporting the school’s commitment to diversity and social justice, which is reflected in our daily practices, policies, and systems.  
  •  learning through professional development that is team-based and includes an extensive focus on race and equity.

CCSC remains one of the highest ranking middle/high schools in the greater Boston area.  The school has received an official state commendation and was runner-up for the prestigious Pozen Prize for Charter Schools.  Please visit to learn more about our work.

The Associate Dean of Students works under the supervision of the Dean of Students.  They make discipline decisions, coordinating with the Dean of Students and middle and high school principals when necessary.  They build positive relationships with students in grades 6 through 12, encouraging behavior consistent with the four core values (commitment, courage, scholarship, and citizenship), and create a tone and structure that disincentivizes misbehavior.  The Associate Dean of Students uses student/family relationships, best practices, and CCSC’s internal discipline system to sustain school culture. The Associate Dean also carefully tracks behavioral data.    

The Associate Dean of Students’ responsibilities include, but are not limited to, 

  • Work with Dean of Students to manage student discipline for grades 6-12, ensuring consistent execution of the school’s Code of Conduct
  • Communicate with students’ families on a regular basis
  • Work with families, faculty, and staff to preempt or prevent discipline issues and create specific plans for struggling students
  • Maintain accountability and high expectations in the Dean of Students Office, implementing effective systems geared towards quickly helping students return to classes ready to learn.
  • Perform check-ins with students in need of behavioral support 
  • Supervise students removed from class and students serving in-school suspension
  • Record behavioral data, ranging from office referrals to suspensions.
  • Preside over and facilitate discipline meetings, up to and including short-term suspension hearings (consulting with the Dean of Students on all suspension-level discipline decisions)
  • Manage after-school Behavior Reflection multiple times per week 
  • Assist Dean of Students with related work as required


  • BA or BS required; appropriate graduate coursework preferred
  • Teaching experience preferred, especially in a similar setting

How to Apply:

Send a cover letter and resume to Leonard Russ, Dean of Students, at [email protected] with the subject line “Associate Dean of Students.”

To Apply:

Please submit a resume and cover letter to

[email protected]

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and continue until the position is filled.


245 Bent Street Cambridge, MA 02141
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