The Noble Network of Charter Schools
Manager of Alumni Supports
Noble is Chicago’s highest-performing and largest network of public charter high schools. Noble opened in 1999 with the mission of preparing low income students with the scholarship, discipline, and honor necessary to succeed in college and lead exemplary lives, and to serve as a catalyst for education reform in Chicago. By making college a reality for our students, Noble is committed to changing the trajectory of the lives of our students and impacting their families for generations to come. Noble’s 18 campuses currently serve over 12,000 students, of whom 98% are minority, 87% are low-income, and 82% are first-generation college goers.
Across the Noble Network, over 20 staff are working to support 5,000+ graduates as they persist in college around the country. Our team will continue to grow as over 2,000 new graduates matriculate to college for the first time in the summer and fall. Pending final budget approval, we are planning to add a new position, Manager of Alumni Supports, reporting to the Director of Alumni Supports, to help our alumni be successful in college.
This role has two primary responsibilities:
- Manage new Alumni Success Coaches on the Noble Network Support Team. We anticipate adding 2-3 new roles on the Noble Network Support Team that will be supporting alumni who graduated from campuses around the network. These new roles would report to the Manager of Alumni Supports, who would provide them with direct management along with guidance, coaching, and support towards increasing alumni success in college.
- Support Noble campus-based alumni teams. Each of the 14 Noble campuses that already has graduates have at least one person on staff whose primary role is to support alumni in college. These staff members would continue to report to the leadership at their campuses. The Manager of Alumni Supports would help provide guidance to campus-based staff about day-to-day activities and the overall strategy of their work. Additionally, she or he would help campus leadership with the systems needed to effectively manage their alumni teams.
The ideal candidate will be results oriented, data focused, and have remarkable communication & coaching skills. The candidate should also have experience leading a team to success. An advanced degree is a plus, as is a sense of humor.
Candidates should have:
- Bachelor’s degree and experience working in a high functioning, fast-paced organization
- A belief that all students can succeed in high school, college, and life
- An understanding of the academic, financial and social factors that impact college persistence
- Experience directly guiding low-income and first-generation students, ideally in the context of college persistence
- Demonstrated ability in guiding others to set and meet goals in the face of adversity
- Ability to multi-task, rearrange priorities, and maintain focus in a fast-paced environment
- A data-driven mindset with a history of aggressively delivering measurable results
- The discipline to self-manage, self-reflect and the hunger to continuously improve
- Ability to travel and visit colleges
- A commitment to making a difference in the lives of underserved students as they approach independence
- Eligibility to work in the United States
NOTE: This position is pending final budget approval.
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.
The Noble Network of Charter Schools Is An Equal Opportunity Employer.