Jun 25, 2019

Assistant Principal of Operations - ITW David Speer Academy

  • Noble Network of Charter Schools
  • 5321 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60639
Full-time Operations and Facilities Education

Job Description


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 Instruction is responsible for leading the development of the instructional staff. They lay the vision of the pathway for student academic gains. This may include, but is not limited to, direct teacher coaching, curriculum oversight, course auditing, standardized test coordination, organizing on-site professional development, and researching off-campus development opportunities. The Dean of Instruction is also responsible for maintaining and building enduring relationships with staff members, as well as managing content specific department planning. The Dean of Instruction will communicate and collaborate with school leadership to ensure alignment of overall vision.

Roles and Responsibilities

Coach caseload of teachers (10-15) toward meeting their goals in terms of GPA, P/SAT growth, NGSS proficiency, AP scores, vertical science alignment, and student culture 

  • Plan for each teacher’s growth and support throughout the school year
  • Observe teachers once per week for 20-30 minutes
  • Share observation feedback within 24 hours using the The Noble Classroom Tenants and the Speer Framework for Instructional Excellence
  • Debrief with teachers at a minimum of once every 2 weeks for 30-45 minutes using progress towards goals, video/observation evidence, gradebook data, student work, etc.
  • Serve as the first line of support for caseload of teachers
  • Advocate for caseload of teachers within the school by-celebrating successes, sharing struggles, and promoting professional growth
  • Analyze data and facilitate quarterly data conferences with coaching caseload

Co-own and communicate academic vision, goals, and requirements with fellow Deans of Instruction and in consultation with Principal

  • Refine and uphold academic vision documents (Speer Framework for Instructional Excellence, Instructional Framework, and other policies) through staff meetings, smaller team meetings, weekly e-mail communication, etc.
  • Track progress toward academic goals and intervene with specific teachers and teams as necessary
  • Assign, inspect, and offer feedback on all academic deliverables (coaching reflections, planning documents, quarterly data analysis, etc.)

Oversee fidelity in the Writing Across the Curriculum Program at Speer

  • Collaborate with DOI of ELA to oversee fidelity of the Speer writing program
  • Continue to develop and refine lab writing rubrics at Speer
  • Oversee the quality and implementation of bi-quarterly lab write-ups in all science classes.

Support and develop teacher-leaders

  • Support with hiring process and onboarding for new teachers
  • Observe teacher-leaders in meetings
  • Play a role in planning and engaging in Instructional Leadership Team Meetings.
  • Provide feedback based on school core values
  • Serve as a thought partner in planning meetings
  • Attend and assist with important school functions - testing, celebrations, open houses, etc.

Noble Quality Non-negotiables

  • A belief that all students, regardless of background and current ability, can succeed in high school, college, and life
  • A belief in executing Noble’s approach to high expectations
  • An unwavering belief that all teachers want to and will do their best when supported and developed
  • Ownership of results for both the students and teachers on the grade level you support  An ability to flexibly respond to teacher and students needs based on results and feedback
  • A record of pursuing and achieving ambitious academic results
  • A record of coaching others to achieve ambitions academic results preferred
  • A regular practice of reflection and desire to continuously improve
  • A bachelor’s degree
  • 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:
    • 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:

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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