The Noble Network of Charter Schools

Director of Talent Acquisition

Network Support Chicago, Illinois


Be Noble. Be the Director of Talent Acquisition at 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.

Who We’re Seeking
Noble’s Talent Team finds the best talent in the nation to ensure that all of our students have an excellent educational experience. We are looking for a Director of Talent Acquisition who will be responsible for overseeing the strategy and day-to-day execution of recruiting and hiring for 250+ roles each year across teaching, leading, and support staff positions. This person must operate well in a fast-paced environment, uphold the highest standard of professionalism and servant leadership, be impressively organized, and able to prioritize time across multiple immediate and long-term projects. 

The Director of Talent Acquisition is a newly refreshed role on Noble's People Team created to allow for exclusive focus on our work attracting the nation's top education talent. This is a full-time position with an expected start date no later than September 2020. The Director of Talent Acquisition will manage a team of six people. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and manage the execution of a strategic recruiting and hiring plan with the primary goal of filling 100% of teaching, leadership, and support staff roles with quality hires each year
  • Build Talent Team and hiring manager expertise in recruitment and hiring best practices with a strong emphasis on removing bias through intentional screening/selection structures
  • Analyze data to drive behavioral changes in team and hiring managers
  • Lead project management of large-scale recruiting and hiring efforts including our annual Noble Schools Career Fairs (~350+ attendees)
  • Communicate and collaborate effectively with a variety of stakeholders, including but not limited to, prospective candidates, campus hiring managers, and Noble senior leadership  
  • Continuously improve team systems, structures, and processes to ensure equitable hiring outcomes
  • Focus on Noble presence and branding through the creation of recruitment-specific marketing efforts
  • Bring a sense of optimism, awareness, and tenacity to a team that is driven by providing all of our students with the best teachers and leaders 

Ideal Candidate Experience and Traits

  • A minimum of five years of talent acquisition experience strongly preferred
  • Prior experience in a K-12 setting, with charter experience strongly preferred
  • Proven track record of achieving results through others in previous management roles 
  • Strong problem-solving skills, strategic thinking, and resourcefulness
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • A positive attitude, initiative, and a sense of possibility
  • Deep self-awareness, a regular practice of reflection, and a desire to continuously improve
  • Bachelor’s degree required 

Compensation will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.  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.

Application Process
Please be prepared to submit a resume, at least 3 references, and short answer questions. Please direct inquiries about this role to Invitations to interview for this position will be sent the week of July 13.

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.