Chief Schools Officer
Noble is Chicago’s highest-performing and largest network of public charter high schools. Our 18 schools and 1,400 employees currently serve over 12,300 students, 98% of whom are students of color, 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. 99% of Noble students are accepted into college and almost 90% choose to enroll, resulting in over 6,200 Noble alumni who have received or are currently pursuing a 4-year college degree.
The Chief Schools Officer (CSO) is tasked with ensuring a portfolio of Noble campuses are operating in service to Noble’s vision: Noble will ensure that all students have equitable and positive school experiences that equip them to succeed on the path of their choice, leading to 75% of alumni completing college. In addition to directly managing a portfolio of principals, the CSO will be a part of the Education Team that includes two other CSOs, the Chief Education Officer and the Chief College Officer. Together, the Education Team commits to bolstering principal/campus experience and performance, thereby helping the students Noble serves to complete college and lead lives of choice.
Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Owning Student Outcomes
Assume personal responsibility for a portfolio of campuses that drives equitable results and experiences in school culture, academics, staff engagement, student retention, finance and college persistence
Manage and coach principals to drive excellent campus results and experiences
Develop leadership capacity to exemplify Noble’s core values, create a culture of performance, build talent capacity, develop strong relationships rooted in trust, empower team members with the challenge and support for personal growth, and prioritize effectively
Facilitate professional development and other structures established to build a cohesive and ever-improving team of school leaders
Building Instructional Capacity
Continuously driving action to meet our long term academic outcomes for students
Collaborating with the Noble Support Team and campus leadership around a strong vision for instructional excellence and associated training so that people grow rapidly and performance accelerates quickly
Ensure school leaders are improving their practice as instructional leaders
Track student outcomes, diagnose trends and working to ensure campuses consistently reach equitable experiences and outcomes
Foster a Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Culture
Build upon and strengthen Noble’s commitment to ensuring that all people, regardless of background, feel welcome and included at Noble.
Ensure campuses are environments where families and students are involved in the community of running a great school.
Commit to driving equitable outcomes and experiences for students.
Candidates should have:
Unwavering commitment to Noble’s mission of preparing students for college success and the firm belief in the potential of every student
Alignment to, and an exemplary embodiment of, Noble’s core values of Results; Respect; Follow Through; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; and Humility and Self-Awareness
A history of exceptional results leading a school and/or a portfolio of schools
A passion for performance management
Strong leadership skills and a demonstrated ability to manage a large and diverse team of adults
Ability to work collaboratively and communicate with a diverse group of leaders and stakeholders
We strive to be among the best places to work. In education, and our employee benefits are thoughtfully designed to support us in this ambition. Compensation is commensurate with experience.
Interested candidates should apply online at nobleschools.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Statement of Non-Discrimination
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.