The Noble Network of Charter Schools

Philanthropic Partnerships Associate

Network Support Chicago, Illinois


Be Noble. Be the Philanthropic Partnerships Associate at Noble.

About Noble
Noble is Chicago’s highest-performing and largest network of public charter high schools. Our 18 schools and 1,400 employees currently serve over 12,500 students, 98% of whom are students of color, 90% low-income, and 81% first-generation college-goers. The School Quality and Rating Policy scores for the Chicago Public Schools rated Noble campuses as ten of the top twelve 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. 98% of Noble students are accepted into college and almost 94% choose to enroll, resulting in over 7,600 Noble alumni who have received or are currently pursuing a 4-year college degree.

About the Philanthropic Partnerships Associate Role
Noble’s Development Team is responsible for raising $8.9M in the 2020-21 school year.  The Philanthropic Partnerships Associate is responsible for stewarding a portfolio of Noble’s current and prospective donors.  This requires keen attention to detail, exemplary written and verbal communication skills and the ability to manage competing and shifting priorities. 

Key Responsibilities
The Philanthropic Partnerships Associate role includes, but is not limited to, the following key responsibilities:

  • Ensure the development team achieves its major gift fundraising goals by establishing and maintaining relationships with a portfolio of donors and prospects
  • Actively engage with donors to share the successes and challenges of students and alumni
  • Manage the major donor renewal cycle including cultivation, solicitation and stewardship
  • Work collaboratively with the Development and Noble Support Team staff to ensure timely execution of departmental operations
  • Ensure all development correspondence is entered into the database and filed appropriately
  • Oversee special projects and support team initiatives to share Noble’s impact as needed

Candidate Qualifications

  • Excellent written, interpersonal, and verbal communication skills
  • Proven record of managing complex tasks
  • Ability to multi-task, work in a fast-paced environment, think critically, and deal with ambiguity
  • A high degree of professionalism, very motivated, energetic, and takes initiative to anticipate the needs of the team and donors
  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge, Salesforce or other donor management software 
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, however, extensive development experience can serve as a substitute for formal educational experience 
  • Current authorization to work in the United States on a full-time basis is required

Compensation will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.  Additionally, Noble has a top-of-market medical, dental, and vision benefits package among a multitude of other perks that make Noble one of the highest-rated places to work in K-12 education in the country.

Statement of Non-Discrimination
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.