The Future Project
The Future Project is building a movement to transform schools across the country into places that unlock the passion and purpose of everyone inside them. We accomplish this by embedding a new role in the American high school: the Dream Director. Dream Directors are coaches, social entrepreneurs, and organizers who work to inspire passion in every young person within the school, specifically by coaching students to launch transformative Future Projects that incite culture change and positive student achievement.
Over five years, The Future Project has become one of the fastest growing organizations within the American education sector, raising over $15m in capital and reaching over 30,000 young people across eleven American cities.
So, if you're looking for work that matters, an inspired team, growth opportunities, flexible hours, an urgency of purpose, and competitive non-profit compensation (with full benefits), consider applying to become a Dream Director.
About the Role
A Dream Director is a transformational leader who is assigned to one high school – and committed to unleashing the passion and purpose, curiosity and imagination, courage and grit of everyone in it. Dream Directors are entrepreneurs, coaches, organizers and educators. They are midwives of dreams — and warriors of possibility. They are creative rebels. They are idealists. They are pragmatists. Above all, they are leaders.
For this role, we are looking for candidates who are ultimate possibility thinkers – who can quickly see the potential in any young person and adult, and work rigorously to unleash it. They listen deeply, work with others to co-create a compelling and bold vision, and energize groups and communities to take action. They thrive in formal and informal settings, capable of identifying and connecting with decision-makers and individuals with influence. They are driven to improve, get results, compete, and innovate. They can adapt their approach when necessary, and appreciate opposition as an opportunity to learn, grow, or improve their strategy. They can manage multiple projects and teams simultaneously, break down complex problems into logical work, and adapt to chaos and circumstance. They see themselves as a leader of others – from forming a team of students and communicating a clear and compelling vision and mission, to fostering a high level of cooperation and collaboration among the many groups of adults in the building.
We are looking for one Dream Director to serve in Detroit, Michigan, starting in January 2018.
The Fine Print
Full-Time. Competitive Salary. Health Insurance. Emphasis on professional development. Flexible Hours. Background Checks. Bachelor’s Degree Preferred, but no qualified candidates will be turned away due to education.
The Future Project is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, alienage or citizenship status, ancestry, nationality, national origin, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, familial status, sex, pregnancy, or gender.
The employment relationship that exists between The Future Project and its employees is employment-at-will. This means that any employee is free to end his or her employment with The Future Project at any time for any reason, with or without prior notice. Likewise, regardless of anything else stated in this handbook or elsewhere, The Future Project may, at any time, decide to end a person’s employment with or without cause and with or without prior notice. This Employment-at-will Statement supersedes and cancels any other communication by The Future Project, whether written or oral, that states, suggests, or implies in any way that employment is not at will.