The Noble Network of Charter Schools

Dean of Students - Hansberry College Prep

Leadership Chicago, Illinois


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. The School Quality and Rating Policy scores for the Chicago Public Schools rated Noble campuses as ten of the top fifteen 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. For that reason, we are looking for the best talent in education.

Who We're Seeking

The Dean of Students (DoS) at Hansberry College Prep is directly responsible for ensuring that our school has a culture and multi-tiered support systems that lead to the provision of an optimal learning environment for scholars as demonstrated by high promotion rates and scholar retention. This is accomplished by ensuring meaningful scholar experiences through the coordination of community service opportunities, robust enrichment (sports and clubs) options, and targeted interventions. The DoS also executes scheduling, Night School, and Summer School.

Roles and Responsibilities

As DoS you work collaboratively with the leadership team around all promotion criteria except Community Service and Enrichment; for these systems, structures, and results the DoS is the primary owner.  Also, the DoS leads the development of support systems for scholars who are not on track to promote or meet school-wide goals (i.e. F Count, detention count, and attendance). The DoS will have the autonomy to think creatively about how to achieve goals and will be held accountable to results through management by iteration.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Creating the master schedule for students and staff
  • Leading monthly MTSS 9/10 and 11/12 meetings with
  • Co-planing bi-weekly MTSS grade level meetings
  • Communicating with and supporting advisors in planning tier one interventions for struggling advisees
  • Sharing school-wide promotion tracker with pre-identified trends and areas of focus at a bi-weekly cadence
  • Leading the SST in developing interventions that support scholars with more than 2 Fs, on track to earn two discipline classes, and/or on pace to earn 10-20 days of absences
  • Collaborating with grade level teams to develop grade level specific interventions that support scholars with 2 or more Fs, on track to earn 20-26 detentions, and/or not on pace to attend school at least 88% of the year
  • Collaborating advisors to develop advisor-specific interventions that support advisees who have 1 F and are on track to earning a discipline class
  • Creating processes to own community service from beginning to end
  • Creating processes to own enrichment from beginning to end
  • Creating processes to own the execution of night/summer school from beginning to end.
  • Creating processes to own the execution of RCPU from beginning to end.
  • Ensuring up-to-date accurate transcripts

Ideal Candidate Traits

  • A deep-rooted passion for Noble’s mission and work in Chicago
  • An exemplary embodiment of Noble’s core values of results, respect, follow-through, diversity, equity & inclusion, humility and self-awareness
  • Adeptly skilled at data collection, analysis, action planning and execution
  • A history of executing current role with excellence and achieving top-tier results in current role
  • Alignment with Noble’s approach to high expectations and high support of students
  • A belief that all students, regardless of background and current ability, can succeed in high school, college, and life
  • Experience in managing people, systems, and /or projects
  • Eligibility to work in the United States on a full-time basis

What Noble has to Offer

A Focus on Learning: You are empowered to design your course in the way you think will best achieve results for students. Our campus leaders minimize disruptions and maximize time focused on student learning. All classes start on time and are never interrupted with announcements, copy rooms are stockpiled with paper, and over 95% of students are in attendance daily.  

Robust Student Services: We believe in serving the whole child. For this reason, each of our campuses is equipped with at least one full-time licensed Social Worker and teams of College Counselors. Additionally, our students have access to a variety of enrichment and extended learning options such as night and summer school courses and internship opportunities.

Active Community Involvement: Through parent advisory councils, feedback workshops, advocacy support, college enrollment guidance, quarterly parent-teacher conferences, advisory, and other engagement opportunities we invest in every student and family to build lasting, meaningful relationships.

Accountability and Support: Expectations are consistent for every adult and student in the building, and we welcome the accountability necessary to achieve excellence. We are obsessed with following through on the basics and are committed to supporting, developing, and retaining high-performing educators.

A Range of Benefits:

We strive to be the best place to work, and our employee benefits are thoughtfully designed to support us in this ambition. Our robust and ever-evolving set of benefits includes:  

  • Health & Wellness:
    • A predictable salary schedule with opportunity for performance bonuses
    • Competitive health benefits and paid parental leave
    • Discounts to Noble Daycare, gym memberships, & bike-share services
    • Free financial planning services
    • Free 24/7 access to a licensed social worker and 3 in-person counseling services
  • Professional Development and Recognition Opportunities:

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 only 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. That is why 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.

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