Noble is Chicago’s highest-performing and largest network of public charter high schools. Our 18 schools and 1,300 employees currently serve over 12,300 students, 98% of whom are minority, 89% low-income, and 83% first-generation college goers. At Noble, we have one mission: to be a catalyst for educational equity in the city of Chicago that empowers students with the scholarship, discipline, and honor necessary to succeed in college and lead exemplary lives. We know that we can fulfill this mission if we are the best place for a diverse mix of driven, reflective, and innovative educators to come, stay, and do their best work nurturing college-ready students.
98% of our students are accepted to college and 94% choose to enroll. We have approximately 7,600 alumni who are currently attending a four-year college or who have graduated from one. As a Dean of College at Noble, you are tasked with leading a team of college seminar teachers, non-instructional college counselors, and alumni counselors who support our students in navigating the college process from freshman year of high school through college graduation. The Dean of College is responsible for equipping scholars with the knowledge, skills and exposure necessary to apply to, matriculate to and graduate from college. Please note, this is a 12-month position
Key Job Responsibilities
- Set vision and long term plan for 9-12th instructional college counseling and alumni supports, including 9-11th pre-college programming, Junior and Senior seminar curriculum, family meetings, and advisory push-ins and lessons.
- Staff management: lead a team of college counselors and teachers; clearly communicate, conduct effective team meetings and one-on-one’s
- Effectively communicate with and create buy-in from various stakeholders into the college process: parents, students, teachers, advisors, and school administration
- Work with all undocumented seniors to assist with the DACA process and the Pritzker Access Scholarship through the Noble Network, increasing affordable four-year options for these students
- Ability to identify alternative post-secondary options and resources
- Fore relationships and distill college knowledge to 9-11th grade students in innovative ways
- Guide college counselors and teachers in college list creation, essay revision, and application review
- Complete FAFSA, CSS Profile, and other financial verification forms with students and parents by due dates
- Coordinate college visits for all grade-levels
- Manage college team budget
- Execute Noble’s student code of conduct with fidelity in order to create a positive, structured learning environment where students are held to high expectations and empowered to grow academically
- An unwavering belief that all students can succeed in high school, college, and lead exemplary lives
- Strong understanding of graduation rates for our students, fit factors, financing opportunities for all students profiles
- Proven track record of ambitious results in previous roles
- Strong ability to manage multiple projects at once
- Impressive written and verbal communication skills with a variety of stakeholders, including but not limited to, students, parents, 12th grade advisors and teachers, leadership team
- Self-awareness, a regular practice of reflection, and a desire to continuously improve
- Highly organized, excellent follow through, attention to detail, and a belief that “sweating the small stuff” matters
- Experience as a full-time teacher
- Experience in college access work
- Bachelor’s Degree required
- Eligibility to work in the United States on a full-time basis
- Active Illinois Teaching License preferred, not required
Compensation & Benefits
We strive to be the best place to work, and our employee benefits are thoughtfully designed to support us in this ambition. And we offer a predictable salary schedule with the opportunity for performance bonuses.
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.