Director of Student Life
HIGHLAND and HARVEY PARK Campuses
Our Mission: Through a demanding education based on high standards, accountability, and structure, West
Denver Preparatory Charter School prepares students in grades six through eight for educational success from
middle school through college.
West Denver Preparatory Charter School, a successful charter school network of four Denver schools serving
predominantly students of color from low-income families, will serve approximately 1100 middle school students
in the 2011-2012 school year. West Denver Prep seeks to build upon strong academic student progress, intense
community demand, strong school leadership and capacity, and a clear vision for urban school reform. Last year,
West Denver Prep’s two schools ranked first and second in secondary school performance among Denver schools
and first and second in student academic growth among all Colorado middle schools.
West Denver Prep seeks Directors of Student Life to support this work on several of its four campuses. The
Director of Student Life will report to the Principal and assume significant leadership responsibilities in areas of
school culture and individual student and parent support.
Primary Responsibilities Performance Indicators may include:
School Implement and oversee effective, Student discipline issues are handled
Culture building-wide, consistent student quickly, fairly, and with a strong emphasis
discipline system. toward preserving classroom learning.
Implement character education Daily and weekly community gatherings
program. showcase student learning, teach self-
Provide daily leadership of advocacy and public speaking skills, and
community gatherings that set tone strengthen school community.
for academic program Students engage in extracurricular
Implement engaging extracurricular activities, participate actively in the
offerings for students in sports, arts, school community, and maintain strong
and other areas of interest. morale.
Oversee all aspects of parent Each student receives a home visit prior to
engagement and communication, enrollment.
including home visits, parent calls, Parent engagement at twice-annual
and conference events. conference nights exceeds 85%.
Community Ensure a high level of parent Parent Satisfaction, as measured by their
satisfaction. satisfaction with the academic program
Ensure a high level of parent and the clear and open communication of
participation. the staff, will exceed 85% annually.
Ensure excellent student attendance. Ensure a 90% rate of return on survey of
Ensure that 90% of parents attend at least
one event at the school.
Daily student attendance will exceed 95%.
Director of Student Life candidates should demonstrate proven school leadership skills in urban settings
with an emphasis on student engagement. Spanish proficiency preferred.
Directors of Student Life will begin work July 11th, though resumes will be considered immediately.
Compensation is highly competitive; the Director of Student Life is eligible to participate in Colorado’s
Public Employee Retirement Association, and eligible for a performance bonus up to 15% of salary.
West Denver Prep is an equal opportunity employer.
To apply, send a resume and cover letter to:
Chris Gibbons, Head of School
West Denver Preparatory Charter School