Noble Schools

Dean of College

Leadership Chicago, IL


Position Available at:

  • UIC College Prep 

About Noble 
Noble is Chicago’s highest-performing and largest network of public charter high schools. Our 18 schools and 1,300 employees currently serve over 12,300 students, 98% of whom are minority, 89% low-income, and 83% first-generation college goers. At Noble, we have one mission: to be a catalyst for educational equity in the city of Chicago that empowers students with the scholarship, discipline, and honor necessary to succeed in college and lead exemplary lives. We know that we can fulfill this mission if we are the best place for a diverse mix of driven, reflective, and innovative educators to come, stay, and do their best work nurturing college-ready students. 

Job Description
Since 2020, 90%+ of our students are accepted to college and 75% choose to enroll. We have approximately 7,200 alumni who are currently attending a four-year college or who have graduated from one. As a Dean of College at Noble, you are tasked with leading a team of college seminar teachers, non-instructional college counselors, and alumni counselors who support our students in navigating the college process from freshman year of high school through college graduation. The Dean of College is responsible for equipping scholars with the knowledge, skills, and exposure necessary to apply to, matriculate to and graduate from college. Please note that this is a 12-month position

Key Job Responsibilities 

  • Set vision and long term plan for 9-12th instructional college counseling and alumni supports, including 9-11th pre-college programming, seminar curriculum, family meetings, and advisory push-ins and lessons. 
  • Leverage student-level, campus-level, and network-level data to inform team counseling strategies/actions
  • Manage and track progress to reaching both monthly and end of the year goals
  • Create and maintain a cohesive team that executes through Noble Core Values of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Follow-through, Humility and Self-Awareness, Respect and Results
  • Supervise the development and implementation of  parent and student programming in college access and success for the school
  • Coordinate with advisory, grade level team, and leadership team to create collaboration and support of college initiatives in the school
  • In tandem with the alumni supports counselors, support and help facilitate the sharing and results of alumni persistence and success in college with the school-based team to improve the 9-12 program
  • Ensures support of undocumented seniors to assist with theDream.US application process, increasing affordable four-year options for these students
  • Ability to identify alternative post-secondary options and resources
  • Forge relationships and distill college knowledge to 9-11th grade students in innovative ways 
  • Guide college counselors and teachers in college list creation, essay revision, and application review 
  • Complete FAFSA, CSS Profile, and other financial verification forms with students and parents by due dates
  • Coordinate college visits for all grade-levels 
  • Manage college team budget
  • Prepare regular reports to present to the school community on department metrics and progress to goals
  • Implement Noble’s Community Pact with fidelity in order to create a positive, structured learning environment where students are held to high expectations and empowered to grow academically
  • Other duties as assigned

Ideal Qualifications

  • An unwavering belief that all students can succeed in high school, college, and lead exemplary lives
  • Strong understanding of graduation rates for our students, fit factors, financing opportunities for all students profiles 
  • Proven track record of ambitious results in previous roles 
  • Strong ability to manage multiple projects at once
  • Impressive written and verbal communication skills with a variety of stakeholders, including but not limited to, students, parents, 12th grade advisors and teachers, leadership team 
  • Self-awareness, a regular practice of reflection, and a desire to continuously improve
  • Highly organized, excellent follow through, attention to detail, and a belief that “sweating the small stuff” matters 
  • Experience as a full-time teacher
  • Experience in college access work

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree required 
  • Eligibility to work in the United States on a full-time basis 
  • Active Illinois Teaching License preferred, not required 

Compensation & Benefits
We strive to be the best place to work, and our employee benefits are thoughtfully designed to support us in this ambition. And we offer a predictable salary schedule with the opportunity for performance bonuses. 

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.