Noble's Approach to Hiring
“I work at Noble because the systems in place allow me to actually teach and be successful. The professional nature of Noble's working conditions also make it an ideal workplace. I am treated like a knowledgeable practitioner, and thus, perform like one.”
— Sarah Kohtala, Noble Teacher
Noble's Hiring Process...
Noble’s hiring process is rigorous and competitive. We believe that getting the best people to serve our students is the most important decision leaders within our organization regularly face. However, when we do hire someone, we believe they are joining the best team in education and will invest heavily in their professional and personal happiness.
We hope you appreciate and enjoy our process. Best of luck!
Noble's Decentralized Approach
Many organizations have a mostly-centralized screening and selection process for candidates. Noble does not. Our strong belief in principal autonomy, our encouragement for innovation in all processes, and our constant fight against bureaucracy in education all run in philosophical conflict with centralizing hiring.
You should apply for all positions that interest you. All of our campuses are first-class schools and we are encouraged to see people having an open mind about where they will work and what they will do. It’s also fine if you prefer a very specific campus, location, demographic or job. Neither decision will impact our evaluation of you. And, ultimately, once you’ve applied for one position in our network, we make your portfolio available for all principals to see. Principals and hiring managers will often reach out to people who haven’t applied to their campus to see if there is interest.
Although many people never receive an interview, there is a chance that you will receive an interview from many campuses. If this is the case, you should be prepared to talk to someone for every position that you’ve applied for. We will do our best to create efficiencies in our process (for example, your demo lesson will likely only happen once) but each campus will want to get to know you and have individual interviews. This can become rather daunting for candidates whom many campuses are interested in pursuing so please use Team Talent (firstname.lastname@example.org) as a resource if you are unsure how to navigate the process.
Ultimately our goal is to find the best people to serve our students. Sometimes this means a fast process, sometimes a slow process, sometimes a lot of interviews and sometimes fewer interviews. Our decentralized process has brought more than 1,000 of the nation’s best people to our team. Will you be next?
An "Agent" For Every Applicant
Our promise to you is that every application to Noble gets reviewed. If you advance past the screening stage of Noble's process you will be given a personal "agent" who will give your application its best chance at getting traction. Whether through video interviews, emailing the respective hiring managers for positions you've applied, or publicly talking about your candidacy at a meeting, we want to make sure that you at least get noticed. It's on you to get hired but we feel personally responsible for making sure any one who could be good for our students gets noticed.
It's just another thing that separates Noble.
The Choice Is Yours
If you are lucky enough to get an offer for multiple positions within our organization (1-2% of applicants) we will not determine your fate centrally. We want you to make the choice that makes you happiest. If you need more time or more information to make that decision please just ask. Some applicants even choose to do thorough reference checking on us and you're welcome to ask for the names of teachers, parents, or anyone you want to speak to about us at this stage just as we will have done in evaluating your candidacy.
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