May 05, 2020

Manager of Diverse Learning

  • Noble Network of Charter Schools
  • 1 North State Street, Chicago, IL, USA
Full-time Strategy and Planning Education School Leadership School Support Special Education Support

Job Description

Be Noble. Be the Manager of Diverse Learners at Noble.
Noble’s continued improvement relies on our ability to protect and promote a culture of innovation.  We aim to create an environment where campuses can continue to challenge and redefine the “traditional” Noble model; create an environment where our principals have the autonomy to redefine classrooms, rethink the use of space, time, resources, etc.; an environment where principals have the ability to introduce and test new ideas, curriculum, and instruction.

In a highly autonomous model, the role of Noble’s Academic Department, specifically in the area of Student Services, is to promote a culture of innovation and continuous improvement. To date, Student Services has aimed to encourage the constant improvement of our model for ELL and Diverse Learners by 1) addressing scholars’ needs through a continuum of services, 2) providing transparent, simple, actionable data, and 3) promoting a quality collaboration.  Noble’s Student Services aims to continue to pull these key levers to ensure we are a leading example in the fight for quality education for our scholars.

Who We’re Seeking
We are seeking a Manager of Diverse Learning (to start 7/1/20) that will work closely with our Senior Director of Student Services to push for compliance and campus assistance for quality services to Noble’s students with diverse learning needs. Overall, the Manager of Diverse Learning will be tasked with providing Network professional development, Specialized Service curriculum support, promoting a culture of balanced high expectations in the areas of special education, supporting overall compliance, and troubleshooting campus issues--ultimately advocating for what is best for scholars in order to provide them with the best post-secondary options available.

Key Network Responsibilities

  • Campus Curriculum Support: Research best practices, design, and create sustainable systems of support for campus Learning Specialists to utilize in both instructional and co-taught settings to improve student literacy, writing, and math skills.
  • Professional Development: Facilitate Network Professional Development days that effectively leverage our campus talent and promote an invigorating and perpetuating culture of sharing, collaboration, and learning—continuously improving the rigor and impact of our campuses’ curriculum, instruction, and assessment in Special Education. 
  • Best Practice Dissemination: In addition to the quarterly Network Professional Development days, facilitate the dissemination of best practices by strategically highlighting and/or codifying campus practices and facilitating the community of collaboration among Learning Specialists, Paraprofessionals, Teacher Assistants, and Case Managers. This will include providing  professional development at campuses based on identified need
  • Compliance: Use current audits and create future tools to guide our campuses’ understanding of compliance, priorities, and areas of necessary development that emphasizes the QUALITY of Special Education programs.

Required Candidate Qualifications

  • Special Education teaching experiences and active Illinois certification (LBS)
  • Successful Professional Development Facilitation experiences
  • Eligibility to work in the United States on a full-time basis

Ideal Traits

  • Strong background of classroom management and academic success for all learners
  • A proactive self-starter with the ability to multitask, establish and rearrange priorities, and maintain focus
  • Relentless results-orientation
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of constituents
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Great ability to handle and mediate conflict.
  • Unwavering determination to do whatever it takes to help our students succeed
  • 4+ years of classroom experience preferred
  • Willingness to travel between campuses
  • Reading Specialist

We strive to be among the best places to work. In education, and our employee benefits are thoughtfully designed to support us in this ambition. Compensation is commensurate with experience.

Statement of Non Discrimination
Noble is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, making all employment decisions, including recruiting, hiring, training, and promoting without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status or any other characteristic or classification protected by law.

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