The Noble Network of Charter Schools
Special Assistant to the President
Starting as one school in 1999, the Noble Network of Charter Schools (Noble) has grown to serve over 12,000 students from 70 different communities at 17 campuses in Chicago, Illinois. The Noble Network of Charter Schools is Chicago’s largest and highest performing nonselective public school network. Noble is an organization of over 1,200 employees with an annual budget exceeding $150MM.
Overview of the Special Assistant to the President Role
The Special Assistant to the President is a new position that will provide strategic day-to-day support around the President’s work with high-level internal and external partners. The purpose of this role is to create capacity for the President to focus on her most critical priorities. This role is best suited for someone with high potential to be a leader of his/her own organization one day but with a humble commitment to supporting the President for the next 5+ years with all priorities small and large in support of her leadership. The Special Assistant must naturally operate well in a fast-paced environment, be impressively organized,and always maintain the highest standard of professionalism given the magnitude of the relationships they will support the President in cultivating.
The Special Assistant’s Key Responsibilities Will Include:
- A large percentage of the Special Assistant’s time will involve clerical support for the President, including:
- Managing the President’s workflow and priorities by handling her calendar and scheduling internal and external meetings
- Arranging travel plans and completing expense reports
- Drafting correspondence to critical stakeholders
- Maintaining accurate records and updating internal databases with meeting notes
- Representing the President and organization in meetings with internal and external stakeholders
- Preparing for and following up on meetings with key stakeholders through research, material creation, briefings, confirmation of meeting details, etc.
- Creating error-free external and internal reports and presentations
- Managing special projects as needed
- Proactively identifying opportunities to optimize processes and improve efficiency
- Experience and performance will dictate additional scope of role including work on projects across other teams at Noble
The Ideal Special Assistant Qualifications Include:
- Clear passion for Noble’s mission
- Proven results and achievement
- Obsessive attention to quality and detail
- Highly motivated, energetic, and initiative to anticipate the needs of the President
- Ability to prioritize and manage a wide range of responsibilities simultaneously
- Ability to deal with ambiguity and exercise sound judgement
- High degree of professionalism
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
- Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
- Experience exercising discretion and confidentiality with sensitive organization information
- Highly proficient with the Microsoft Office suite of programs including Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, and Excel
- At least 2 years of experience in a fast-paced, high-performing environment
- Ability to commit for the foreseeable future to this specific role
More About Noble’s President: Constance Jones-Brewer
Constance Jones Brewer is the president of the Noble Network of Charter Schools in Chicago, Illinois. She previously served in executive leadership with the national KIPP Foundation. A native of North Carolina and the proud daughter of a public school teacher, Constance earned her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School. She was recently selected for the prestigious Pahara-Aspen Education Fellowship through the Aspen Institute, and also completed fellowships with Leadership Greater Chicago and the IMPACT Leadership Development program through the Chicago Urban League and The University of Chicago.
The Noble Network of Charter Schools Is An Equal Opportunity Employer.
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.