The Noble Network of Charter Schools
Dean of Culture - Golder College Prep
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
Noble believes in establishing and reinforcing an environment conducive to learning and optimizing the time our students have for academic and personal growth. Noble students arrive having a multitude of prior learning and home experiences. This presents both challenges and opportunities. While Noble has an established code of conduct from which all disciplinary actions stem, a person assuming the role of Dean of Culture should be consistent in implementation of the code of conduct, while remaining creative in generating programs and processes that are tailored to the student population and the school community in which they serve. The Dean of Culture is responsible for helping to lead a team of disciplinarians responsible for multiple tasks as related to maintaining student culture; they lay the vision for the pathway toward student development of behavioral and social norms that will lead to success in Noble and beyond. The Dean of Culture is also responsible for maintaining and building relationships with students deemed most “at-risk” and their families, along with the development of community partnerships that may provide alternative strategies for student growth and development. The Dean of Culture will communicate and collaborate with school leadership to ensure alignment of overall vision. Experience working with students in educational environments is required.
Roles and Responsibilities
The Dean of Culture will execute a number of different roles in order to ensure that we maintain a high standard of student culture. The main roles and responsibilities are listed, but not limited to, below:
- Manage the culture systems for two grade levels (approximately 500 students)
- Create and maintain effective entrance procedures
- Create and maintain effective hallway/lunch procedures
- Create and maintain effective exit procedures
- Create and maintain effective extra-curricular events procedures.
- Run weekly detention meetings with all students who received a detention.
- Run detention reports every week.
- Monitor Power School (internal data entry system) to keep track of demerits entered on a daily basis.
- Provide professional development for teachers and staff as it relates to Discipline and Culture.
- Create and maintain effective procedures for in-school suspensions.
- Own and execute all investigations that lead to out of school suspensions.
- Own all communication regarding out of school suspensions with parents and families.
- Work as a member of the MTSS team to ensure we are providing appropriate supports for all students.
- Manage a staff of 5-10 disciplinarians
- Create schedules for all disciplinarians to ensure the needs of the building are met.
- Coach and develop the disciplinarians over the course of the year.
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:
- 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:
- Leadership and career development programs including: Diverse Leaders Fellowship, Noble Fellowship, and Management Accelerator
- Distinguished Teacher, a program to recognize and reward excellence in the classroom
- Instructional development series aligned to The Noble Classroom framework, including Foundations and Rigor training
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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