The Noble Network of Charter Schools
Dean of Operations - Johnson 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
Johnson College Prep is seeking a Dean of Operations, responsible for overseeing all activities relating to school operations. This may include, but is not limited to, financial management and bookkeeping oversight; management of school-level Human Resource activities; management of entry, integrity, and reporting of data; student enrollment/recruitment oversight; and handling of all issues pertaining to management of the school facility. Additionally, the Dean of Operations will be asked to take on projects that support the continued improvement in school operations, school culture, and programming.
Roles and Responsibilities
Johnson's Dean of Operations will execute a number of different roles in order to ensure that we maintain excellence in operations Though not an exhaustive list, the DoO's main roles and responsibilities are to:
- directly supervise and optimize the efficacy of the main office staff.
- create work plans to ensure the School Operations Team meets annual, cyclical, and project-based deadlines.
- oversee data entry, ensuring integrity and accurate reporting of data.
- oversee management of the school facility; ensure the appearance of the facility reflects the high expectations we hold for students.
- manage vendor relationships.
- work with the school leadership to invest current students, parents, and alumni in support of student recruitment efforts.
- analyze the student recruitment landscape to create a vision and strategic plan for campaigns.
- coordinate elementary school visits to meet with school counselors, instructors and students to educate them on the benefits of attending a Noble School, Johnson College Prep specifically.
Ideal Candidate Traits
- A deep-rooted passion for Noble’s mission and work in Chicago
- A belief that all students, regardless of background and current ability, can succeed in high school, college, and life
- An exemplary embodiment of Noble’s core values of results, respect, follow-through, diversity, equity & inclusion, humility and self-awareness
- Strong detail orientation and impeccable organizational skills
- Comfort and efficacy with public speaking
- Excellent customer-service ethic and follow-through
- High level of initiative and personal responsibility with strong results-orientation
- Proficiency and comfort with Microsoft office applications, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
- Welcomes feedback and seeks to continuously improve
- Alignment with Noble’s approach to high expectations and high support of students
- Experience in managing people, systems, and/or projects
- 2 to 4 years professional experience
- Prior Noble staff experience appreciated
- Ability to complete some required evening and weekend work
- Driver’s license or ability to travel extensively throughout the City of Chicago with ease
- 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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