Dean of Instructions – Humanities

Posted on: April 12, 2022 | |



For applicants who apply after 09/17/21, proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or a valid medical or religious exemption required.
Position Available at: 

  • Gary Comer College Prep- Dean of Instruction-Humanities Focus 

About Noble
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

  • Design and implement the vision, goals, and requirements for instructional excellence and the pathway for student academic gains in collaboration with other instructional leadership and the Principal
  • Manage content department chairs, grade-level leads, and other mid-level leadership roles
  • Oversee the creation of standards-aligned, rigorous curricula that leads to high-quality instruction, and the creation of assessments that effectively measure progress towards academic standards
  • Assign, inspect, and offer feedback on all academic deliverables (coaching reflections, planning documents, data-driven instruction cycles, quarterly data analysis, etc.)
  • Coach caseload of teachers (10-15) toward meeting their goals in terms of GPA, P/SAT growth, attendance, NGSS proficiency, AP scores, and student culture
  • Plan for each teacher’s growth, support, and development throughout the school year
  • Observe and debrief with teachers in regular cycles, using progress toward goals, video/observation evidence, gradebook data, student work, etc.
  • Advocate for caseload of teachers within the school by celebrating successes, sharing struggles, and promoting professional growth
  • Analyze data, facilitate quarterly data conferences, track progress toward academic goals (including gradebook audits and GPA), and intervene with specific teachers and teams as necessary
  • Organize, develop, and deliver on-site high quality professional development
  • Coordinate standardized testing and other academic supports
  • Support with hiring process and onboarding for new teachers

Ideal Qualifications

  • An unwavering belief that all students can succeed in high school & college, and lead exemplary lives
  • Proven track record of ambitious results in previous roles, both as a classroom teacher and in other campus leadership roles
  • Consistently exhibits Noble core values (Results, Respect, Humility and Self-Awareness, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Follow Through) and thrives in a collaborative environment
  • A regular practice of reflection and a desire to continuously improve
  • Mastery of and enthusiasm for instructional pedagogy, data collection & analysis, and action planning & execution
  • An ability to think and act strategically as evidenced by a demonstrated resourcefulness in setting data-driven priorities and guiding investment in people and systems
  • Excellent time management skills, consistently thinking into the future to proactively problem solve
  • Successful written and oral communication skills with a multitude of stakeholders
  • Able to build productive professional relationships with students, staff, and families, especially those in most need of support

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Eligibility to work in the United States on a full-time basis
  • Active Illinois Teaching License preferred, not required
  • Teaching Experience

Compensation & Benefits
We strive to be the best place to work, and our employee benefits are thoughtfully designed to support us in this ambition. Compensation will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.  A comprehensive compensation plan will include a bonus incentive and a competitive benefits package

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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.