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High School Lead Educator-Advisor

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The Possible Zone
Boston, MA
Published 29 days ago

HIGH SCHOOL Lead Educator-Advisor 



The Possible Zone (TPZ), a nonprofit organization, seeks a Boston-based High School Lead Educator-Advisor.  The ideal candidate is a youth development professional, passionate about closing the opportunity gap, and with a strong track record of engaging high schoolers in learning opportunities that are culturally responsive, project-based, and competency-based.



The Possible Zone is an after school and school day program that uses entrepreneurship as a framework to close the skills and opportunities gap facing young people with untapped potential.

We guide students through a dynamic curriculum, including hands-on work experience and individualized career planning, to develop the personal qualities that predict future professional success.

In short, we believe anything is possible!


Imagine supporting student entrepreneurs in an out-of-school setting as they explore their passions and inspiring creativity as they identify problems to solve and solutions that become business ideas.

Imagine walking into an Innovation Center - equipped with a Makerspace for student entrepreneurs to learn skills to design prototypes for their business ideas. 

Imagine engaging in project-based learning activities that place students as the leaders of their own learning through hands-on activities that push them to think critically and collaboratively with other student entrepreneurs.

Envision supporting students in Advisory experiences to reflect on their learning, identify areas for growth, and discover deeper insights about their identities, goals, and post-secondary pathways.

Imagine a supportive adult professional learning community that sparks your creativity, honors your experiences, and encourages collaboration and ongoing coaching.

The High School Lead Educator-Advisor will work in collaboration with the Senior Director of Education to promote high quality experiences in the entrepreneurship program. In this role, you will be a key teacher leader for the entrepreneurship team, serve as a mentor teacher for recently hired educators, collaborate with the Evaluation & Learning department to collect and analyze data on the effectiveness of the program, and co-lead the entrepreneurship design team, co-planning, and weekly team meetings. Utilizing TPZ's Entrepreneurship and Advisory curriculum, you will serve as a lead teacher and model to new educators.

Lead Teacher Responsibilities (75%)

  • Serve as a lead educator in TPZ’s Entrepreneurship - Advisory program 
  • Coach and support new educators in effectively engaging learners in Entrepreneurship and Advisory learning experiences, including developing a business idea, product, plan, and pitch to external stakeholders; and reflecting on progress towards TPZ's SEL, identity, and college-career readiness competencies.
  • Support new educators in cultivating a strong community within TPZ's learning spaces, meaning: understanding the science of learning and how to promote students’ belonging by establishing shared norms, relationships, and routines that create a safe and brave space to take risks.

Administrative Responsibilities (25%)

  • Lead co-planning sessions with other Educator-Advisors and STEAM team to prepare for learning experiences and reflect on learning (to inform lessons and curriculum planning with Curriculum Manager)
  • In collaboration with the E&L team, track and monitor student progress towards TPZ’s core competencies and the entrepreneurship content competencies
  • Serve as the liaison to Evaluation & Learning in spearheading the collection, analysis, and implementation of student data within HS programming  
  • Depending on depth of experience, support instructional coaching of educators 
  • Serve as the liaison between Development and HS programming as it relates to events and volunteer experiences 
  • Oversee student-stipend process; this means ensuring that educators have submitted accurate documentation in order for students to receive payment.


  • Professional Experience: At least 3-5 years of experience working with high school students in either classrooms/schools or informal settings (for instance, youth development, camp counselor)
  • Instructional approaches: At least 3-5 years of experience engaging youth from under-resourced communities in ways that are culturally responsive, project-based, and competency-based, with attention to the whole-child, SEL, and identity development, and building a strong culture and community
  • 2+ years of managing or coaching experience preferred
  • Content knowledge: Experience in 1 or more of the following:
  • Entrepreneurship: you have started and run a business
  • College-Career counseling (e.g., FAFSA, college essays, college admissions processes, career exploration, resume writing, and interviewing)
  • Business: you bring experience in a specific aspect of business, e.g., Marketing, Sales, Finance
  • STEAM: science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics 
  • Demonstrate entrepreneurial spirit that inspires students to explore passions and dreams while providing the scaffolds or supports to actualize them 
  • Commitment to the success of every learner; have a growth mindset and self-awareness 
  • A courageous learner, design-thinker, problem-solver, and ignite these qualities in others
  • Create a growth-promoting culture that is brave and safe; effectively manage learning experiences 
  • Strong facilitation; you believe learning is an active process, and support learners in driving their learning 
  • Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Embraces change and navigates multi-cultural spaces with openness and awareness 

Compensation & Benefits:

The Possible Zone offers a robust compensation and benefits package including high-quality health benefits and an employer contribution to your 401(k) plan.

DEI Statement:

We believe every member of our team and student body deserves opportunities for growth, success and inclusion. We recognize that for many of our students, staff and communities, their life journeys run through oppressive structures and systems (e.g. classism, racism, sexism) — and that’s what makes our organizational culture and work so necessary and important.

We believe that diversity in perspective, backgrounds, ethnicities and lived experience is a strength, and from that strength, we can accomplish great things with the students we serve. Together as students, staff, organizations, communities, volunteers, and partners, we are intentional about creating safe spaces where all members can speak authentically and be themselves.

We are committed to Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity. As members of The Possible Zone community, our progression along this ongoing journey raises thoughtful questions, reveals biases, and opens conversations. We celebrate one another and are unified in our commitment to young people, excellence, and innovation. This work is our shared responsibility and our opportunity to welcome all members who share in our mission and strive to provide pathways that further prepare students in achieving their desired success.

COVID Vaccination Policy

The Possible Zone is requiring that all employees receive a primary series of COVID-19 vaccination as well as a booster dose. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen, and receives a booster dose when eligible. In order to be qualified for employment at The Possible Zone, final candidates must comply with the vaccination requirement or receive an approved exemption.

More About The Possible Zone

The Possible Zone’s (TPZ) mission is to advance economic equity by ensuring young people develop the entrepreneurial spirit, skills, and networks to launch successful careers. Based in Boston, TPZ offers high school students a year-round, multi-year entrepreneurship program that includes project-based curriculum, STEAM education, hands-on work experience, and individualized college and career advising. TPZ’s young entrepreneurs launch their own companies, learn design and advanced manufacturing, intern with local companies, and map their postsecondary goals and plans. In the process, they develop career readiness, social-emotional, and technical skills, and strengthen their professional identity, preparing them to succeed in any future path they choose.

HIGH SCHOOL Lead Educator-Advisor 



The Possible Zone (TPZ), a nonprofit organization, seeks a Boston-based High School Lead Educator-Advisor.  The ideal candidate is a youth development professional, passionate…

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