Nearly 50% of Chicago’s West side teens never finish high school.
Bring the vision. Keep the hope. Be the change.
About the West Town Academy:
The West Town Academy (WTA) is a highly effective, state-recognized diploma-granting high school for students who have dropped out of Chicago Public Schools and wish to complete their secondary education. 75% of our students are African-American, and 25% are Latino. Students range in age from 17-21 years of age. Most WTA students are from low-income families, and approximately 15% are DCFS wards.
The WTA plays a critical role in the lives of both our students and their communities. The WTA strives to demonstrate and model a highly successful strategy for re-engaging, teaching and graduating our community’s many dropout youth. Additionally, the WTA serves as a model for civic and government leaders to encourage the creation and expansion of resources and programs that effectively address the needs of our community’s many at-risk and dropout youth.
Position: Dean of Students
Assist the Principal in the resolution of discipline problems and maintain records of any action taken to ensure that the discipline policy is administered in a fair and just manner and that an optimum learning environment is maintained
Collaborate with the faculty in the enforcement and implementation of the rules and other regulations of the student code of conduct to affect positive student behavior in the school
Supervise the development, implementation, distribution, and orientation of the student handbooks to ensure that the students are aware of the policies and procedures of the high school and district
Provide documentation and suggestions to the West Town Academy Principal regarding the discipline of any student to guide the Principal in determining the disciplinary action to be administered
Assist with the dissemination of information regarding school and district programs, policies and procedures in order to keep the various publics served by the school aware of the school’s activities
Help to supervise the arrival and departure of students in order to minimize confusion and to ensure student safety
Perform other tasks as directed by the West Town Academy Principal
Candidates should possess a demonstrated commitment to community service
Two or more years related experience with at-risk, dropout youth preferred
Bachelor’s degree (required)
Salary and Benefits:
This is a full time, permanent, career position. The salary range is based on certification levels, skills, and experience. The agency benefit package includes health, life, disability insurance, retirement plan, and bonus program.
Qualified candidates should submit a detailed cover letter and resume demonstrating how you meet or exceed each minimum qualification and describing generally their relevant special knowledge, skills, and abilities. Please submit application materials electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org or send directly to West Town Academy via mail:
Human Resources West Town Academy 534 N. Sacramento Blvd. Chicago, IL 60612
No phone calls, please.
To view more employment opportunities with Greater West Town Community Development Project, visit www.gwtp.edu.
About Greater West Town Community Development Project
Greater West Town Community Development Project (GWTP) is a community-based economic development organization dedicated to expanding educational and employment opportunities in Chicago’s low-income communities. GWTP is a pro-active and effective advocate for unemployed community residents and at-risk and dropout youth in Chicago’s economically distressed neighborhoods. We provide practical, on-the...-ground solutions to our communities’ complex challenges through hands-on vocational skills training, comprehensive job placement, and our West Town Academy Alternative High School that re-enrolls high-school dropouts. For over 25 years, GWTP has successfully linked expanded educational and employment service for community residents to community development initiatives and the needs of small-mid-size local employers. For more information, visit us at www.gwtp.org or www.gwtp.edu.