Job Details

Region: 13
School District/Employer: Orenda Education
District Category/Employer: Campus, Charter/Private, Education Service Center,
Position: Counselor, Teacher,
Assignment Level: Area
  • Student Services
School: Gateway College Preparatory School
Campus Description: Gateway College Preparatory School is an open-enrollment public charter school offering grades K - 12 on one 40 acre campus to students in Williamson County and north Travis County areas. Gateway is uniquely designed to provide a college preparatory curriculum for all grades with advanced placement courses and international studies offered. Gateway is known for its exceptional academic program with the primary emphasis of the campus on the integration of 21st Century Skills throughout the curriculum. All courses are taught by certified and Highly Qualified teachers according to the No Child Left Behind Act. There is NO TUITION to attend Gateway and enrollment is open to all students until available seats have been filled.
Smaller and more intimate by design, Gateway offers a public school education that feels and functions like a private school. With a senior class of about 100 - 125 students each year -- Gateway is about 1/8 to 1/4 the size of other area public high schools. This smaller size is critical, because it offers a human scale to the learning environment, and allows students greater access to teaching staff, resources and school activities.

Conceived around the ideal Citizen, Scholar, Athlete, Gateway represents some of the best thinking in educational innovation, and differs from the large traditional high school model in several ways, from the smaller student body and incorporation of the "flipped classroom", "blended-learning" instructional techniques, to single-gender learning opportunities and full integration of new technology to enhance the learning experience.

A fine arts program and competitive athletics are offered. Gateway is a member of the University Interscholastic League (UIL), the organization primarily responsible for offering sound, educational extracurricular activities to Texas public school students for over 100 years. As a UIL member, Gateway competes against UIL assigned district schools and schedules non-district competition with local private, parochial and public schools that have a similar size student body.

Gateway College Preparatory School is a part of the Orenda Charter Schools system. Orenda Education is the sponsoring entity for Orenda Charter Schools. Orenda Education is a non-profit educational organization incorporated in 1995 that is headquartered in Georgetown, Texas.
Date Posted: 9/21/2023
Deadline: Until Filled
Openings: 1
Commitment: Full Time

Position Summary: The Dean of Student Services (DOSS) is a key member of the schools administration and oversees the schools admissions and enrollment, registration, and scheduling processes.

The Dean of Student Services (DOSS) is responsible for the external marketing of the school through the planning and execution of a variety of events and counsels and confers with prospective students and their families to assist them in making informed enrollment decisions. The Dean of Student Services (DOSS) also assists the Head of School and other staff in the creation of the master schedule and oversees the student course selection process. Other duties of this position include supervising the schools college readiness efforts, and community service efforts.


Admissions and Enrollment/Community Relations
Oversee the schools enrollment program, including monthly Gator Bites sessions, marketing events, open houses, social media and web presence, and student visit opportunities.
Accurately track and analyze present and future enrollment data as needed and provide regular reports.
Meet with prospective middle and high school students and families to assist them in the enrollment and registration process, including choosing the correct courses.
Work closely with other administrative and support staff to ensure accuracy of student information during the enrollment and registration processes.
Oversee and develop a comprehensive, student-centered community service program with the cooperation of activity sponsors and community resources.
Serve as liaison and spokesperson for the school as needed.
Assist with administrative duties at middle and high school athletic events.
Student Scheduling and Records Management
Assist with the creation and implementation of the master schedule.
Oversee the student course selection process.
Ensure accurate and complete records of student progress are kept.
Maintain documentation of student credits and graduation requirements.
Oversee and collaborate with instructional staff regarding student placement in virtual courses.
Oversee accurate identification of at-risk students by the established snapshot date.

College and Career Preparation
Coordinate grade placement meetings for applicable students.
Implement programs aligned with the AVID College Readiness System and campus programs to support post-secondary awareness and skill development throughout all grade levels.
Assist students with the post-secondary selection, application, and financial aid processes.
Coordinate and provide parent information meeting for transition to high school and college readiness activities for each grade level.
Serve as dual credit campus liaison to educate parents and students about the program, assist with application and registration process, and recommend courses for dual credit that match with state-approved courses for graduation.
Serve as campus LPAC coordinator.

Serve as the primary contact for NCAA and AP Campus Coordinator
Provide oversight for AP testing including all registration and processing, training, and reporting.
Serve as the campus level testing coordinator and collaborate with the district testing coordinator.
Ensure appropriate student participation in college readiness assessments, including ACT, SAT, TSI, and PSAT.
Other administrative duties as assigned.

Duties involve sitting most of the time, bending, lifting, and standing.
Variable duties and occasional irregular hours.
No occupational exposure to blood borne pathogens or other potentially infectious materials.
Qualifications: Knowledge, Skills, Experience Required:

Masters degree in either counseling or administration, plus related experience.
Valid Texas Teaching Certificate in any area.
Will attend AVID Virtual training in Summer 2023

Three years as a teacher or related experience.
Prior experience and knowledge of curriculum, LEP/ESL, MTSS, and state testing preferred.
Must have experience with high school; master schedule, graduation requirement, dual credit and college activities including applications, testing and NCAA

Special Knowledge/Skills
Knowledge of counseling procedures, student appraisal, and career development.
Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.
Ability to instruct students and manage their behavior.
Salary Range: Compensation is $68,477-$78,760 annually depending on experience.
215 Days
Benefits: BENEFITS:Should you enroll in medical plan, Orenda Education makes a $425 monthly contribution towards employees' premiums.
We offer a comprehensive package of benefit options, including:

Participation in the Texas Teachers Retirement System
Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
Basic Life, Term Life
Permanent Life and Accident Insurance
Short-term and Long-term Disability
403b and 457b Investment Plans
Health Savings and Flexible Spending Account Options
Critical Illness, Cancer Insurance
Legal Services
How To Apply: A formal application is required for consideration of an Orenda Education employment opportunities. A resume and cover letter are recommended. Please go to www.orendaeducation.org under Employment tab.

Contact Person:

Name: Teresa Moreno
Email: teresa.moreno@orendaeducation.org
Address: 2951 Williams Drive
City: Georgetown
State: TX
Zip: 78628
Phone: (512) 869-3020