The Noble Network of Charter Schools
DREAMer Supports Manager (Maternity Leave)
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. One hundred percent of Noble students are accepted into college and over 90% choose to enroll, resulting in over 4,600 Noble alumni who have received or are currently pursuing a 4 year college degree.
In September 2014, Noble announced an unprecedented new scholarship to support the needs of our undocumented students. Thanks to the generous support of the Pritzker Foundation, every undocumented Noble senior who receives DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) has been able to receive a renewable $12,000/year scholarship for use at four year colleges throughout the country. There are currently two cohorts of students (113 total) in college under this scholarship and a third class of students (currently high school seniors) will join them in the fall.
This program is currently administered by the DREAMer Supports Manager, who will be going on maternity leave this spring. We are seeking a high performing individual to begin working with her immediately to ensure continuous support for our students and alumni. The position begins in January and will continue through July 2017. Responsibilities include:
- Support current Pritzker Access Scholarship recipients as they persist through college
- Stay in monthly contact with each Pritzker Access Scholar and help him or her address any challenges affecting his or her college persistence
- Log all student interactions to ensure continuous support for students after the end of the maternity coverage
- Work directly with the DREAMer Supports Manager prior to her leave in March/April to ensure continuous support
- Assist current seniors in their transition to college
- Although this role will be played primarily by college counselors and other members of the college team, the Maternity Support role will aid in making sure students are connected to program resources
- Provide support to immigrant families
The ideal candidate will be service oriented, willing to travel periodically, and possess a sense of humor. Candidates should have:
- A bachelor’s degree and experience working in a high functioning, fast-paced organization
- Experience directly supporting undocumented students, in a college persistence context is a plus
- A history of aggressively delivering measurable results and strong self-management
- Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills; fluency in Spanish is required
- Position requires some travel: candidate must be willing and able to visit alumni on college campuses
- Ability to multi-task, rearrange priorities, and maintain focus in a fast-paced environment
- Strong organizational skills and the ability to complete tasks
Compensation will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. A comprehensive compensation plan will include a bonus incentive and a competitive benefits package.
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