The Noble Network of Charter Schools

Assistant Dean of Students - Johnson College Prep

Leadership Chicago, Illinois


Be Noble. Be an Assistant Dean of Students at 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

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.

Noble students must successfully complete 6 pillars of education in order to meet the necessary promotional and graduation requirements: academics, community service, discipline, attendance, enrichment, and fitness. The Dean of Students is responsible for overseeing all activities relating to student experience. This may include, but is not limited to, recommending building policies and procedures related to promotional pillars; supervision and maintenance of student records; management of student programming and services; student and teacher course/schedule creation; serve as the primary liaison for community outreach and partnering programs; management of daily calendar, schedule, space and resource assignments (before, during and after school); and works with “off-track” students, parents/guardians, and teachers to improve trajectory toward promotion. The Dean of Students will communicate and collaborate with school leadership to ensure alignment of overall vision.

The Assistant Dean of Students will work closely with the Dean of Students to ensure that all components of the Dean of Students role are fulfilled. Because the Assistant Dean of Students will wear many different hats, the responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the list outlined below. 

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Assist the Dean of Students in the following areas:
    • Develop a plan to track promotion requirements across all grade levels in order to identify students who are off track.
    • Assist in scheduling students and creating school schedule
    • Performs a variety of administrative duties to assist the Principal and Dean in
      Managing school systems.
    • Meet with students who are off track and develop a plan of improvement. Communicate that plan to all stakeholders. 
    • Creation and implementation of a Mandatory Office Hours system for students who are off track academically. 
    • Creation and execution of the Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS).
    • Prepares letters, calls parents, and attends meetings as needed, regarding
      struggling students.
    • Communication and implementation of the Advisory curriculum. 
    • Execution of the student transfer process. 
    • Creation and execution of night school/summer school programming. 
    • Plan culture building events across grade levels (data competitions, homecoming, prom, graduation, etc.)
    • Creation and implementation of structures that will ensure a positive school environment for students and staff. 

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 
  • 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:
    • 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, 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.

Be Noble. Join our Mission today!