The Noble Network of Charter Schools operates Chicago's largest and highest-performing network of schools. Critical to the success of our schools has been the premium we've placed on finding the nation's top talent to serve as principal of the school. Noble principals are given the autonomy we believe that a leader requires including the ability to hire, control budget, create a unique school identity, etc. Noble principals are paid top of the market with new-to-the-role compensation expected at $145,000.
In the 2020-21 school year, Noble is anticipating a few specific principal openings. We are accepting applications on a rolling basis with the first rounds of interviews beginning in early February. You can find the specific principal openings on our website nobleschools.org or apply generally for the Noble principalship here.
Noble is Chicago’s highest-performing and largest network of public charter high schools. Our 18 schools and 1,400 employees currently serve over 12,000 students, 98% of whom are students of color, 89% low-income, and 83% first-generation college-goers. The School Quality and Rating Policy scores for the Chicago Public Schools rated Noble campuses as ten of the top fifteen public high schools in the city. We believe our people are the most valuable asset in preparing our students to be successful in college and lead exemplary lives.
Our Why: Mission
Noble is a catalyst for educational equity in Chicago that empowers students with the scholarship, discipline, and honor necessary to succeed in college and lead exemplary lives.
Our What: Results
Noble defines results as ensuring that our schools are the best in the country at preparing our students to be college-ready, the best place for students to attend school, and the best place for our staff to work. We measure our success against this commitment to results by continuously looking at metrics within the following six dimensions:
The strong supports and accountability to delivering on these outcomes is at the core of what is expected of a Noble principal and what has made Noble among the nation’s leaders in education.
Our How: Ideal Principal Competencies
Noble’s 18 principals are a cohesive and impressive community of leaders. The core competencies we are seeking in the next person to join this team include:
The role of a principal is arguably among the most challenging jobs in the country. We know that to deliver on our why, what, and how for families, students, and staff we must provide a highly competitive salary for principals. Total compensation, specifically base salary and bonus, is expected at or above $145,000.
In addition to salary, and a mission-driven high-performance culture, Noble is proud of the competitive health, financial, and wellness benefits provided all employees.
We strongly value the input of the campus staff, school community, and the broader principal team in determining our school leaders. The process has been designed to be rigorous, inclusive, and informative.
At this time we are building a pool of candidates for this position. We expect to start conducting interviews in February 2020.
For the 2020-21 School Year, we're currently hiring for four specific high school principal opportunities: Butler College Prep; Golder College Prep Rowe-Clark Math & Science Academy; and DRW College Prep.
We encourage applicants to research each specific school, and, if applicable, be prepared to share any geographic or campus preferences during the application and/or interview process.
At Noble, our mission is 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 only 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. That is why 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.