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Dean of Students, Villa Angela - St. Joseph High School

Villa Angela - St. Joseph High School

- Cleveland, Ohio

Catholic Diocese of Cleveland Office of Catholic Education

Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School

Position Announcement

Dean of Students

Full-time, Exempt

Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School (VASJ) is a Diocesan–owned, comprehensive, co–educational, Catholic high school committed to academic excellence and the development of students’ faith and gifts. Enrollment is 440 students in grades 9 through 12.

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Cleveland was founded on April 23, 1847. Under the leadership of the Most Reverend Edward C. Malesic, Bishop of Cleveland, it is the 23rd largest diocese in the United States and encompasses the counties of Cuyahoga, Summit, Lorain, Lake, Geauga, Medina, Wayne, and Ashland. There are approximately 700,000 Catholics in the Diocese, and Catholic Charities-Diocese of Cleveland is one of the largest diocesan systems of social services in the world. There are 185 parishes, 110 Catholic schools, 1 pastoral center and 1 mission office within the Diocese.

The Office of Education provides expertise, experience, and energy to lead and assist those who carry out the education ministries of the Diocese. In steadfast support of our more than 40,000 students and their families, the Office works to ensure that each school has the capacity to deliver strong, positive, irresistibly Catholic education for continued growth in academic excellence and faith formation.

Primary Function

The Dean of Students is an advocate for a Christ-centered, collaborative school climate. The Dean of Students promotes the safety and welfare of each student and facilitates a productive and orderly environment. The Dean of Students is a role model for and an advisor to each member of the student body, and supports administration and faculty in formation, academic achievement, and formation of each student.

Performance Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serve as member of the Administrative Team including actively, collaboratively, and meaningfully participating in regular meetings.
  • Serve as a member of the school Admissions Committee, participating in all steps of the admissions process.
  • Address students’ discipline problems, administer consequences, and facilitate appropriate change in behavior.
  • Write and implement individual student behavior contracts.
  • Create proactive and positive methods for developing appropriate student behavior for review and approval by principal and administrative team.
  • Work with building principal and counseling department in making recommendations for student discipline due to academic concerns.
  • Shape and communicate recommendations for all levels of student discipline related to standards for appropriate behaviors.
  • Assume responsibility for revisions of the Student/Parent Handbook including revisions of the Code of Conduct and dress code.
  • Supervise and manage all school safety, including all fire drills, tornado drills and safety drills, as well as communicate with all staff in preparation and follow up for such procedures.
  • Monitor student attendance and oversee all the appropriate measures related to improving attendance. Oversee compliance with all attendance polices.
  • Assign lockers to students before the school year and throughout the school year as needed.
  • Provide overall supervision for student activities, assisting advisors and directors with such functions as chaperones for dances, security personnel for games and other activities.
  • Directly supervise activities, and maintain a visible presence at activities, especially Homecoming, Prom, etc.
  • Communicate directly with individual parents and groups of parents as needed in relation to all aspects of the program.
  • Assist as needed with the committee in preparation for Baccalaureate and Graduation programs.
  • Directly supervise Baccalaureate and Graduation and participate in the commencement program itself.
  • Provide direct supervision of the student section at football, Volleyball and basketball games.
  • Be visible and available to students and faculty before school, during lunch periods, in the hallways, locker rooms, workout facilities and parking lot.
  • Work with the building principal on the implementation and changes to schools’ rules and policies for students.
  • Directly supervise the students during their lunch periods.
  • Assist in observing classroom teachers and evaluating performance.
  • Work with faculty and staff to promote positive relations and communication between administration, parents, and staff.
  • Work with Dean of Academic to track students that are on academic probation.
  • Work with the Dean of Academic, counseling department and athletic department to track athletic eligibility.
  • Perform all other duties or tasks as assigned.


  • Commitment to the teachings and traditions of the Catholic Church and to best practices in Catholic education. Familiarity with the teachings, traditions, and policies, which apply to formation and development of high school-aged youth.
  • Bachelor’s degree in education, student development, counseling, campus ministry, or relative program. Master degree preferred.
  • Minimum of three years of experience in student development, student success, or relevant high school administration or teaching role.
  • Demonstrated professionalism, leadership skills, knowledge, and behaviors to model behavior and implement strategies for high quality formation and development of students.
  • Excellent communicator, both in written communications and in speech, with experience in post-secondary populations serving students, families of students, faculty, and administration.
  • Energy and enthusiasm for working with and developing students for success in high school and beyond
  • Familiarity and ability with Microsoft Office Suite software for use in communications and records retention.
  • Successful BCI and FBI background checks and VIRTUS certified or willing to be certified.


Please submit cover letter, resume, contact information for three professional references, and a completed Diocese of Cleveland Employment Application using the below form. Include contact information for three references and please refrain from stating “see resume” on the application.

Position will remain open until filled. Formal review process of all complete submitted materials to identify candidates for interview will begin on June 10, 2022.

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