May 15, 2019

Dean of Culture - The Noble Academy

  • Noble Network of Charter Schools
  • 1443 N Ogden Ave, Chicago, IL 60610, USA
Full-time Development and Fundraising Strategy and Planning Education

Job Description

About Noble 

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. 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. For that reason, we are looking for the best talent in education. 

Who We're Seeking

The Dean of Culture (DoC) at The Noble Academy is directly responsible for ensuring that our school has a culture and multi-tiered support systems that lead to the provision of an optimal learning environment for students as demonstrated by our Noble Culture Audit and promotion rates. This is accomplished by leading a culture team of members dedicated to ensuring that all expectations are clear and met in all spaces in the school building and surrounding area. Additionally, it is accomplished by ensuring meaningful student experiences through restorative detention experiences, re-entry family meetings, and student mediations. The DoC is a member of the Administrative Team and Multi-Tiered Student Support Team and is responsible for detentions, suspensions, and school-wide culture support and interventions.

Roles and Responsibilities

The DoC works collaboratively with the Administration around discipline promotion criteria and school culture, both positive and corrective. The DoC will have the autonomy to think creatively about how to achieve goals and will be held accountable to results through management by iteration.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Creating and maintaining a school-wide 9th-12th Grade discipline promotion tracker
  • Participating in weekly MTSS meetings and providing relevant data
  • Sharing school-wide promotion tracker with pre-identified trends and areas of focus at a bi-weekly cadence with Principal
  • Working with Administration to determine responses to data when analyzing progress-to-goals for grades, discipline, attendance, CS, enrichment, and PE
  • Managing a Culture Team that is responsible for all common area student culture, detention sessions, and re-entry meetings.
  • Creating processes to own the execution of Culture sessions over summer and possibly second semester

Ideal Candidate Traits

  • A deep-rooted passion for Noble’s mission and work in Chicago
  • An exemplary embodiment of Noble’s core values of results, respect, follow-through, diversity, equity & inclusion, humility and self-awareness
  • Adeptly skilled at data collection, analysis, action planning and execution
  • A history of executing current role with excellence and achieving top-tier results in current role
  • Alignment with Noble’s approach to high expectations and high support of students
  • A belief that all students, regardless of background and current ability, can succeed in high school, college, and life
  • Experience in managing people, systems, and/or projects
  • Eligibility to work in the United States on a full-time basis

What Noble has to Offer

A Focus on Learning: You are empowered to design your course in the way you think will best achieve results for students. Our campus leaders minimize disruptions and maximize time focused on student learning. All classes start on time and are never interrupted with announcements, copy rooms are stockpiled with paper, and over 95% of students are in attendance daily.  

Robust Student Services: We believe in serving the whole child. For this reason, each of our campuses is equipped with at least one full-time licensed Social Worker and teams of College Counselors. Additionally, our students have access to a variety of enrichment and extended learning options such as night and summer school courses and internship opportunities.

Active Community Involvement: Through parent advisory councils, feedback workshops, advocacy support, college enrollment guidance, quarterly parent-teacher conferences, advisory, and other engagement opportunities we invest in every student and family to build lasting, meaningful relationships.

Accountability and Support: Expectations are consistent for every adult and student in the building, and we welcome the accountability necessary to achieve excellence. We are obsessed with following through on the basics and are committed to supporting, developing, and retaining high-performing educators.

A Range of Benefits:

We strive to be the best place to work, and our employee benefits are thoughtfully designed to support us in this ambition. Our robust and ever-evolving set of benefits includes:  

  • Health & Wellness:
    • A predictable salary schedule with opportunity for performance bonuses
    • Competitive health benefits and paid parental leave
    • Discounts to Noble Daycare, gym memberships, & bike-share services
    • Free financial planning services
    • Free 24/7 access to a licensed social worker and 3 in-person counseling services
  • Professional Development and Recognition Opportunities:

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.

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