Noble Schools

Manager of English Language Learning Supports

Network Support Chicago, IL


Note: This position starts July, 2022.

About Noble 
Noble is Chicago’s highest-performing and largest network of public charter schools. Our 18 schools and 1,500 employees currently serve over 12,500 students, 98% of whom are students of color, 90% low-income, 19% with IEPs, 14% English Learners, and 81% first-generation college-goers. Ten of the top twelve public high schools in the city are Noble schools, according to the School Quality and Rating Policy scores released by Chicago Public Schools.

We believe our people are the most valuable asset in preparing our students to be successful in leading 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. Noble also provides additional Pathway and ongoing support to all graduating students and its alumni.

We as an organization along with the people we hire must have a commitment to being anti-racist in all areas of our organization. In the past we have diligently worked toward pursuing the accomplishments listed above. We plan to use that same determination, innovation, and diligence in our goal to become a anti-racist organization and we’d welcome you to join us. 

The Manager of English Language Learning Supports position 
Reporting to Noble’s Senior Director of Student Services, the Manager of English Language Learning Supports is responsible for the continuous improvement of Noble’s English Language Learning programming and staff professional development–how we teach, what we teach, how we view students as learners, and ensuring campuses are compliant with state and federal mandates that are in place to ensure ELs have the best academic supports. It is the Manager of English Language Learning Supports goal – through tackling the job responsibilities listed below – to ensure all Noble campuses are providing affirming and engaging programs essential to acquiring English language proficiency for students to have the best post-secondary opportunities through a four year college experience or other pathway. 

Job Responsibilities
The key responsibility of the Manager of English Language Learning Supports is to lead, progress monitor, and support Campus EL Coordinators, campus staff, and Principals as they collectively aim to tackle: 

  • Campus Communication, including writing weekly EL Coordinator newsletters to ensure action items and important communication are provided to all.
  • Coaching and Guidance, for all campus stakeholders with respect to Noble’s EL Strategic plan to improve compliance and quality programming.
  • Ongoing advocacy and development, including the direct involvement in professional development and building campus expertise through Network and Campus-specific trainings in addition to advocacy for our ELs and supporting Noble’s anti-racist commitments.
  • Monitoring and supporting compliance tasks for all campuses, including, but not limited to, Title III and other funding; CPS and ISBE compliance metrics; audit preparation and visits
  • Coordinating assessments and collaboration, such as the State Seal of Biliteracy Testing, ACCESS testing, Screeners, and other Network assessments that may require EL modifications or accommodations for accessibility.
  • Facilitate and Coordinate Network-wide Bilingual Advisory Committee meetings once per quarter.

Candidate Qualifications/Traits: 

  • Relentless commitment to serving our EL students, families, and their communities
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; 
  • Deep expertise in teaching and learning (including, but not limited to, ESL/Bilingual instruction, curriculum, brain development, adult learning, and Culturally Relevant & Sustaining Teaching); 
  • Professional Educators License and English as a Second Language Endorsement;
  • Team management experience, including the ability to effectively manage and partner with a diverse set up people 
  • Experience in and/or competencies needed to oversee ongoing short & long term change management; including the ability to set a clear vision and then tackle the strategic planning needed to realize that vision.
  • Bi or Multilingual preferred, though not required.
  • Direct involvement in Noble’s academic programming (classroom, campus or Network level) and Noble’s recent antiracism commitment work is preferred, though not required.

Compensation and Benefits
Noble provides competitive salaries depending on candidate qualifications. We also provide top-of-market health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, 401(k) matching contributions, paid time off in addition to two weeks of winter break, and access to an on-site fitness facility, 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.