Position Available at:
- Gary Comer College Prep-Alumni Counselor
- Butler College Prep
Noble is Chicago’s highest-performing and largest network of public charter high schools. Our 18 schools and 1,500 employees currently serve over 12,500 students, 98% of whom are students of color, 90% low-income, and 81% first-generation college-goers. The School Quality and Rating Policy scores for the Chicago Public Schools rated Noble campuses as ten of the top twelve public high schools in the city. Noble supports over 20,000 alumni with 98% of Noble students accepted into college and almost 94% choosing to enroll.
The people we hire must have a commitment to being anti-racist in all areas of our organization. In the past, we have diligently worked toward pursuing the accomplishments listed above. We plan to use that same determination, innovation, and diligence in our goal to become an anti-racist organization. We believe our people are the most valuable asset in preparing our students to be successful in college and lead choice-filled lives - and welcome those ready to join us in that pursuit.
Key Job Responsibilities
Key Job Responsibilities
- Equip and empower alumni with the skills and knowledge to overcome educational barriers, persist, and graduate from college
- Build and maintain meaningful student relationships
- Develop a strong knowledge of on-campus student support services
- Manage a caseload of alumni at a variety of colleges across the country
- Create alumni support strategy and long term plan, alongside Dean of College
- Use quantitative and qualitative data to refine targeted, individualized alumni supports
- Support alumni in completing FAFSA, CSS Profile, and other financial verification forms by due dates while students are enrolled in college
- Review financial aid letters with students and parents
- Coordinate campus visits with other alumni counselors across the Noble network
- Work with all undocumented students to assist with the DACA process and the Pritzker Access Scholarship through the Noble Network, increasing affordable four-year options for these students
- An unwavering belief that all students can succeed in high school, college, and lead exemplary lives
- Proven commitment to serving students of color
- Impressive written and verbal communication skills with a variety of stakeholders, including but not limited to, students, parents, 12th grade advisors and teachers, leadership team
- Self-awareness, a regular practice of reflection, and a desire to continuously improve
- Highly organized, excellent follow through, attention to detail, and a belief in our students matters
- Experience as a full-time teacher
- Experience in college access work
- Bachelor’s Degree required
- Eligibility to work in the United States on a full-time basis
- Active Illinois Teaching License preferred
Compensation & Benefits
We strive to be the best place to work. We offer a predictable salary schedule for teachers, and our employee benefits are thoughtfully designed to support us in this ambition. Moreover, for professionals who do not currently hold an in use teaching license, the Noble Licensure Program offers a robust set of programs and corresponding financial benefits for teachers to obtain licensure while teaching at Noble. Additionally, successful candidates will receive a $2,500 signing bonus.
Statement of Non Discrimination
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.