The Noble Network of Charter Schools

Grade Level Dean - UIC College Prep

II. 2018-19 Leadership Chicago, Illinois


Noble believes in creating an experience that serves the whole child during their tenure at Noble to prepare them academically, socially, mentally, and emotionally for the college experience. Noble students must successfully complete 6 pillars of education in order to meet the necessary promotional and graduation requirements: academics, community service, discipline, attendance, enrichment, and fitness. We believe that preparing our scholars through rigorous, aligned, academic courses will expand their college options and persistence. The Grade Level Dean at UIC College Prep will be responsible for driving strong academic outcomes as measured by growth on the SAT, GPA, and AP exams (among other measures of academic achievement) as well as student experience outcomes associated with the six pillars above.

The Grade Level Dean is responsible for overseeing all activities relating to the student experience, promotion, curriculum and instruction at that grade level. They manage the performance of instructors at that grade level, own all outcomes at that grade level, and ensure strong communication and alignment between all key stakeholders. Grade Level Deans will also manage Department Chairs who teach at that grade level. In addition to performance management, the Grade Level Deans own responsibilities specific to their grade level (and sometimes more holistic responsibilities). This may include, but is not limited to, campus event planning such as graduation, prom, homecoming, supporting our transfer student transition, planning and facilitating professional development for instructors and advisors, leading team meetings, facilitating retention conversations, and working with “off-track” students, parents/guardians, and teachers to improve trajectory toward promotion for students at that grade level. The Grade Level Dean will communicate and collaborate with school leadership to ensure alignment of the overall vision.

Skills and Characteristics:

  • Mission: Passion and commitment to the mission of Noble and UIC College Prep
  • Core Values: Consistently exhibits our core values (Results, Respect, Humility and Self-Awareness, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Follow Through); thrives in a collaborative environment
  • Instructional Knowledge/Skill: Knowledge of essential content, standards, and highly effective teaching strategies; strong instructional, classroom management and discipline skills
  • Strong Results: History of strong results as an instructor, advisor, and leader
  • Strong Management Experience: History of effective coaching and performance management of both new and experienced teachers and leaders; experience or desire to manage through people
  • Meeting Planning and Facilitation: Experience planning and facilitating meetings that drive results
  • Communication: Excellent communication skills
  • Strategic Thinking and Planning: Ability to think and act strategically; demonstrated resourcefulness in setting priorities, guiding investment in people and systems, and managing time
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Eligibility to work in the United States

What You Can Expect from Noble

  • Strong School Culture: We have structures in place that enable you to teach 99% of your class period. You have autonomy to teach what you want to teach. We trust you to do what is best for students. If you ask for support, you will receive it. The work is exceptionally challenging, but it is also the most rewarding.
  • Meaningful Relationships: Our people genuinely care for and enjoy working with each other. We focus on building strong, meaningful relationships with every student and family. Everyone works with the shared mission of getting students ready for college.
  • High Expectations: Expectations are consistent for every adult and student in the building. From ensuring we have working copiers to responding to all emails you send, we are obsessed with following through on the basics that every teacher deserves.

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.