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 awarded to the highest-performing network of charter schools in the country.
As an organization of over 1,400 full-time employees, tens of thousands of students and alumni, an operating budget of over $160 million dollars, and a growingly complex education and political climate, Noble is seeking a general counsel to lead Noble’s legal work and serve as primary counsel on day-to-day education and business matters.
Noble is Chicago’s highest-performing and largest network of public charter high schools. Our 18 schools and 1,400 employees currently serve over 12,300 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.
Role Over and Key Responsibilities
The Director of Safety and Security (DSS) is responsible for developing and implementing the best-practice processes and strategies needed to create safe and secure environments for 12,000 students and 1,300 staff across Noble’s 18 campuses. This position also supports campuses with security needs that arise on a day-to-day basis.
Extraordinary service to our students and staff is the expectation without exception. The DSS must be a servant-leader who is kind and approachable, with a high degree of diplomacy and adaptability. The DSS must also be able to respond quickly to crises as they occur during or outside of school hours.
The DSS reports to the Chief Operating Officer and will be expected to:
Compensation will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. A comprehensive compensation plan will include a bonus incentive and a competitive benefits package.
Please be prepared to submit a resume and at least 5 references. Direct inquiries about this role to: [email protected]
Statement of Non Discrimination
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 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.