The Noble Network of Charter Schools

Executive Assistant to the CEO

Network Support Chicago, Illinois


Noble is Chicago’s highest-performing and largest network of public charter high schools. Our 18 schools and 1,400 employees currently serve over 12,300 students, 98% of whom are students of color, 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.

Overview of the Executive Assistant to the CEO Role

The Executive Assistant to the CEO will provide strategic day-to-day support around the CEO’s work with high-level internal and external partners. The Executive Assistant must naturally operate well in a fast-paced environment and always maintain the highest standard of professionalism and customer service given the magnitude of the relationships they will support the CEO in cultivating. Occasional evening and weekend work will be required. This is an excellent opportunity for an individual with prior experience as an executive assistant who seeks to make an impact on education in Chicago through a dynamic nonprofit organization.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage the CEO’s workflow and priorities by handling her calendar, scheduling internal and external meetings, and managing her inbox
  • Prepare for and follow-up on meetings with key stakeholders through research, material creation, briefings, confirmation of meeting details, etc.
  • Anticipate and track critical dates, events and organizational issues for the CEO; follow up with appropriate parties to ensure deadlines are met
  • Serve as liaison between CEO and internal and external stakeholders
  • Draft error-free correspondence to critical stakeholders
  • Gather and provide information to the CEO; keep the CEO informed of all matters requiring their attention
  • Proactively identify opportunities to optimize processes and improve efficiency
  • Arrange travel plans and complete expense reports
  • Maintain accurate records and update internal databases with meeting notes
  • Manage special projects as needed
  • Experience and performance will dictate additional scope of role

Ideal Qualifications

  • Relevant experience in a high functioning organization
  • Clear passion for Noble’s mission and commitment to Noble’s core values
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Obsessive attention to quality and detail
  • High degree of professionalism and maturity
  • Ability to prioritize and manage a wide range of responsibilities simultaneously
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, think critically, and deal with ambiguity
  • Highly motivated and takes initiative to anticipate the needs of the CEO
  • Experience exercising discretion and confidentiality with sensitive organization information
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, Gmail, and Google Drive

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Statement of Non Discrimination

At Noble, our mission is 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.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.