May 15, 2019

Managing Director of Schools

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

Job Description

Organization Background

Starting as one school in 1999, the Noble Network of Charter Schools (Noble) has grown to serve more than 12,000 students from 70 different communities at 18 separate campuses in Chicago, Illinois. The Noble Network of Charter Schools is Chicago’s largest and highest performing non-selective public school network. In 2015, Noble won the Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools.


The Managing Director of Schools  at Noble is directly responsible for ensuring a portfolio of Noble campuses are providing an optimal learning environment for students and a great working environment for staff.  

Key Responsibilities

  • Own Student Outcomes
    • Take personal responsibility for a portfolio of schools that achieves best-in-country results in school culture, academics, staff engagement, student retention, fiscal integrity and college persistence.  
    • In partnership with the Noble Network Support Team, develop the supports necessary for our principals, leaders, teachers, and staff to achieve ambitious goals for students
  • Develop Leadership
    • Manage and coach principals to drive excellent results
    • Develop leadership capacity to exemplify Noble’s core values, create a culture of performance, build talent capacity, develop strong relationships rooted in trust, empower team members with the challenge and support for personal growth, and prioritize effectively
    • Facilitate professional development and other structures established to build a cohesive and ever-improving team of school leaders
  • Build Instructional Capacity
    • Continuously drive action to meet our long term academic outcomes for students
    • Collaborate with the Noble Support Team and Campus Leadership around a strong vision for instructional excellence and associated training so that people grow rapidly and performance gaps close quickly
    • Ensure school leaders are improving their practice as instructional leaders
    • Track student outcomes, diagnose trends and work to ensure campuses consistently surpass ambitious goals
  • Foster a Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Culture
    • Build upon and strengthen Noble’s commitment to ensuring that all people, regardless of background, feel welcome and included at Noble
    • Ensure campuses are environments where families and students are involved in the community of running a great school

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
  • A history of among best-in-country results leading a school and/or a portfolio of schools
  • A history of achieving results as a manager of large and diverse teams of adults
  • Alignment with Noble’s approach to high expectations and high support of students


Compensation will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.  A comprehensive compensation plan will include a bonus incentive and a competitive benefits package.

Application Process

If interested, candidates can apply directly at Please be prepared to submit a resume, at least 4 references, and a short cover letter explaining why you would be an ideal fit for this position and Noble. Please direct inquiries about this role to: [email protected]

Statement of Non Discrimination

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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