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Elementary Dean of Students

Elementary Dean of Students

Elementary Dean of Students- Hamilton Elementary


Reports To: Building Principal

FLSA Status: Exempt

Work Schedule: Full-time (200 workdays)

Starting Date: August 1, 2024

Pay Scale: $70,000 (start)   



We are seeking a compassionate and motivated Elementary Dean of Students to join our team. The ideal candidate will be dedicated to promoting a safe, respectful, and engaging school culture while supporting students' academic and social-emotional growth.


LOCATION: Hamilton Elementary



The following are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by a person in this position. This should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties that may be performed by such a person.

  • Oversee and implement school-wide discipline policies, ensuring consistency and fairness.
  • Foster a positive school climate by promoting and modeling respectful and inclusive behavior.
  • Work closely with teachers, staff, and parents to support student success and address behavioral or academic concerns.
  • Develop and lead initiatives that enhance student engagement, leadership, and character development.
  • Collaborate with student support staff to provide comprehensive support for students.
  • Lead Tier 2 and Tier 3 interventions, ensuring targeted support and effective implementation for students requiring additional behavioral assistance.
  • Monitor and analyze student behavior and attendance data to identify trends and implement proactive strategies.
  • Facilitate restorative practices and conflict resolution among students.
  • Coordinate and supervise school-wide events and activities that promote community building.
  • Maintains a positive working relationship with parents and acts as a problem solver when concerns arise. 
  • Develops an atmosphere of trust, respect, interest and enthusiasm within the school.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. 

  • Bachelor's degree in Education, Counseling, or a related field (Master's degree preferred).
  • Valid Michigan teaching or administrative certification.
  • Minimum of three years of experience working in an educational setting, preferably at the elementary level.
  • Strong understanding of child development, behavior management, and restorative practices.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders, including students, parents, teachers, and community members.
  • Commitment to fostering an inclusive and equitable school environment.
  • Ability to function in a fast-paced environment.
  • Knowledge of organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of school programs, policies and operational needs.
  • Strong conflict resolution skills.
  • Strong public speaking skills.
  • Knowledge of effective instructional strategies for students with varied abilities.
  • Knowledge of pertinent Federal, State, and Local laws, policies, rules and regulations as they relate to school administration.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.
  • Knowledge of MTSS and PBIS.  


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Cash in lieu option  


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, talk, hear, read, operate a computer or other devices, reach with hands or arms, and may occasionally push or lift up to 50 lbs.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.  

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is:

  • Vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word   
  • Requires both indoor and outdoor participation year-round. 
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


Hamilton Community Schools is a rural district in West Michigan, located south of Holland and east of Saugatuck. Our well-maintained district includes one preschool learning center, three elementary schools (Bentheim, Blue Star, and Hamilton Elementary), one middle school, one high school, and the Hamilton Virtual School. Despite covering a large area of 135 square miles, Hamilton retains a small-town feel.

As one of the 18 member public school districts within the Ottawa Intermediate School District (OAISD), Hamilton Community Schools employs 400 staff members and serves over 2,400 full-time students, along with 1,100 non-public students across various programs and formats. Renowned throughout the state, our district is celebrated for balancing a small-town atmosphere with educational innovation, catering to the needs of every learner. With a strong focus on K-12 academics, work-based learning, athletics, and the arts, Hamilton is a destination district. WE are HAWKEYES!



Submit an application, cover letter and resume using the online application system on the Hamilton Community Schools website 


Deadline to apply:  The search committee will review applications until the position is filled.  However, for best consideration, applications should be submitted by July 12, 2024.


Any questions can be sent to Dean Kramer, Principal



Hamilton Community Schools is an equal opportunity employer and will provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, sex, national origin, age, color, height, weight, marital status, familial status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status with applicable state and federal laws. 

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