Jun 25, 2019

Principal, Butler College Prep (2019-20)

$145,000 yearly
  • Noble Network of Charter Schools
  • 3645 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60651
Full-time Executive Leadership Education

Job Description


Founded in 2013, Butler College Prep serves over 600 high school students as a campus of the Noble Network of Charter Schools (Noble)  in the Pullman neighborhood of Chicago. With a focus on arts and social justice alongside a college preparatory education, Butler College Prep has produced impressive student growth, a 100% college acceptance rate, and earned a level 1 SQRP rating. In addition to top-of-city results, Butler has led the way at Noble in creating a diverse teaching staff and building a joy and pride-filled student culture. Butler College Prep has grown to be a top high school choice for students on the far south side of Chicago.

This is a unique opportunity to lead one of the highest performing charter high schools in the country alongside an incredible staff of over 70 educators as the school continues to drive excellence in college preparatory education in Chicago. The new school leader would assume responsibility as principal in the 2019-20 school year with an opportunity to transition earlier to begin planning and development for the role.

About Noble

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.

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:

  1. School Culture
  2. Academic Results
  3. Staff Engagement
  4. Student Retention
  5. Fiscal Integrity
  6. College Persistence

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 HowIdeal 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:

  • Values: Principals exemplify Noble’s core values of results; respect; follow-through; diversity, equity, and inclusion; and humility and self-awareness.
  • Performance: Principals inspire, protect, and deliver continuously improving excellence in Noble’s six core outcomes.
  • Talent: Principals attract, hire, train, and develop a diverse and mission-driven team of people.
  • Management: Principals create and uphold clear roles, responsibilities, and performance metrics for all team members in alignment to the campus vision.
  • Prioritization: Principals select the right priorities and execute on them effectively.


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, including base salary and bonus, is expected at $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.

Application Process

We strongly value the input of the campus staff, school community, and the broader principal team in determining the next leader of Butler College Prep. The process has been designed to be rigorous, inclusive, and informative. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Please direct inquiries about this role to: [email protected]


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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