Friendship Public Charter School

Dean of Students

Vacancy for School Year


Friendship Public Charter Schools is a thriving network of college preparatory public charter schools. Headquartered in Washington, DC, Friendship serves over 4,000 students in preschool to grade 12 and guides a growing network of alumni to college completion annually. 80% of students come from low-income households. 98% are African American or Latino. The mission of Friendship Public Charter School is to prepare students to become ethical, literate, well-rounded and self-sufficient citizens by providing a world-class education that motivates students to reach high academic standards, to enjoy learning, to achieve success, and to contribute actively to their communities.

The Dean of Students is a critical stakeholder in driving our efforts to educate and support the whole child.  This individual is responsible for supporting the school-wide plan to create a positive culture, reinforces expected behaviors and works with administrators to administer the discipline policy. The Dean not only reinforces our academic and behavioral expectations for our young leaders, but also models these expectations.


  • Provide and supervise in a fair and consistent manner effective discipline system with high standards, consistent with the philosophy, values, and mission of the school and district, in accordance with due process and other laws and regulations.
  • Support Academic Advisors in the implementation of the school wide plan for creating a positive culture of behavior in the school.
  • Team with teachers, staff, social worker, parent coordinator and curriculum and professional development coordinator in the development and implementation of the school-wide plan for creating a positive culture.
  • Notify appropriate personnel and agencies immediately, and follow established procedures when there is evidence of substance abuse, child abuse, child neglect, severe medical or social conditions, potential suicide or individuals appearing to be under the influence of alcohol, controlled substances, or anabolic steroids.
  • Establish a professional rapport with students and with staff. Display the highest ethical and professional behavior and standards when working with students, parents, school personnel, and agencies associated with the school. 
  • Support the development of a safe, orderly environment that encourages students to take responsibility for behavior and creates high morale among staff and students.
  • Maintain positive, cooperative, and mutually supportive relationships with the central administration, parents, and representatives of resource agencies within the community.


  • Bachelor's Degree preferred in Education, Youth Development, Social Work or related discipline.
  • Experience working with school age children.
  • Administrative and/or supervisory experience working in a school or educational setting.
  • Demonstrated leadership and organizational skills and the ability to motivate people.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, able to relate well with students, staff, administration, parents and the community.

FPCS’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, veteran status, status as a special disabled veteran, or any other protected criteria as established by federal, state, or local laws.  This policy applies to recruitment and hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfer, layoff, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment.  Employment decisions at FPCS are based solely upon relevant criteria, including an individual’s capabilities, qualifications, training, experience and suitability.






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