May 15, 2019
Be Noble. Be a Dean of Instruction at 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 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 department chairs and content specific department planning. The Dean of Instruction will communicate and collaborate with school leadership to ensure alignment of overall vision. Each Dean of Instruction will manage the logistics and day to day operations of a specific grade level. In this capacity, the Dean of Instruction will have the ability to shape the culture of the entire grade level team.
Roles and Responsibilities
Coach caseload of teachers (10-15) toward meeting their goals in terms of GPA, P/SAT growth, attendance, and 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 Framework for Instructional Excellence
Debrief with teachers 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 (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.)
Lead one Grade Level Team toward meeting their goals in terms of GPA, P/SAT growth, attendance, culture, community service, and enrichment Set and track team vision and own the Grade Level promotion and academic growth goals
Plan and execute bi-weekly grade level meetings of 60-75 minutes to drive progress toward meeting and exceeding grade level goals
Communicate with Principal, Assistant Principal, Dean of Students, and Dean of Discipline as needed to support teachers and students toward meeting grade level goals
In partnership with the Dean of Students, oversee MTSS process for grade level team
Plan and execute grade level celebrations (Town Hall, Big Group, incentives, etc.)
Oversee any instructional projects as necessary
Collaborate with IB coordinator around course offerings, vertical alignment, and student success
Support with hiring process for new teachers
Offer input and recommendations on teacher decisions regarding curriculum, text selection, content focus, etc.
Support and develop teacher-leaders
Observe teacher-leaders in meetings
Provide feedback based on school core values to further develop mid-level leaders
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: 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: Leadership and career development programs including: Diverse Leaders Fellowship , Noble Fellowship , and Management Accelerator
Distinguished Teacher , a program to recognize and reward excellence in the classroom
Instructional development series aligned to The Noble Classroom framework, including Foundations and Rigor training
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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