The Noble Network of Charter Schools

Dean of Instruction - Gary Comer Middle School

Leadership Chicago, Illinois

Positions available at Mansueto High School


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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 Instruction is responsible for leading the development of the humanities instructional staff. They lay the vision for the pathway of student academic gains. This may include, but is not limited to, direct teacher coaching, curriculum oversight, course auditing, standardized test coordination, organizing on-site professional development, and researching off-campus development opportunities. The Dean of Instruction is also responsible for maintaining and building enduring relationships with staff members and content specific department planning. The Dean of Instruction will communicate and collaborate with school leadership to ensure alignment of overall vision.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Support ELA/Humanities teachers toward high-quality instruction
    • Assist in summer planning including BHAG’s and all deliverables
    • Ensure high quality planning throughout the year
    • Observation teachers and provide feedback in regular cycles and via one-on-one check ins
    • Employ differentiated and deliberate coaching
  • Deliver high quality professional development to ELA/Humanities teachers
    • Plan and lead weekly content-specific professional development
    • Deliver professional development on all dedicated professional development days
    • Facilitate ELA/Humanities Teams through data analysis
    • Present ELA/Humanities academic updates and data during quarterly step-backs Lead one
  • Guide teacher through data-driven instruction cycles
    • Ensure that teacher thoroughly understand each assessment given and are supported in administering them
    • Meet with teachers regularly regarding data after each NWEA and Interim Assessment
    • Ensure that teachers use the data from assessments to drive their instructional decisions
  • Oversee academic supports
    • Manage Literacy Lab and ensure that it is a tool to drive scholar achievement
    • Manage AIR time and ensure that it is a tool to drive scholar achievement
    • Support Saturday Academy and Summer School ELA instruction
    • Assist teachers in developing an Office Hours structure that drives scholar achievement, and hold teachers accountable to implementing effective Office Hours
    • Support teachers in keeping LaSalle percentages low
    • Coordinate any necessary planning for Saturday Academy and Summer School
  • Coordinate and proctor NWEA, PARCC, and Interim Testing
  • Develop content specific teacher expectations
  • Hold Teachers accountable to teacher expectations
  • Assist Principal with ELA/Humanities hiring
  • Serve as a member of the leadership team and assist as needed (morning/afternoon supervision, LaSalle coverage, subbing, etc…)

Noble Quality Non-negotiables

  • A belief that all students, regardless of background and current ability, can succeed in high school, college, and life
  • A belief in executing Noble’s approach to high expectations
  • An unwavering belief that all teachers want to and will do their best when supported and developed
  • Ownership of results for both the students and teachers in the content you support  
  • A record of pursuing and achieving ambitious academic results
  • A record of coaching others to achieve ambitions academic results preferred
  • A regular practice of reflection and desire to continuously improve
  • A bachelor’s degree
  • 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, 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.

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