Part Time Entrepreneurship Instructor

Job Type

Part Time

Published

07/20/2018

Application Deadline

08/03/2018

Address

Chicago
IL
United States

Description

ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND

Future Founders is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that believes every youth can become an entrepreneur. We immerse youth in experiences that inspire and empower them to create their own opportunity. We believe this leads to a generation more determined, hopeful and equipped as they engage the future. Since 2005, our programs have served over 34,000 youth. Join us as we empower the next generation of business leaders and entrepreneurs.


ABOUT THIS ROLE

We are looking for a fun and energetic instructor to lead in-class entrepreneurship experiences for students in middle and high schools. Strong presentation skills and the ability to quickly build rapport with students are strongly recommended.


The Instructor’s role will include:

  • Leading students in high energy and interactive in-class sessions for elementary, middle and/or high school students on topics such as entrepreneurship, team building, pitching, etc. (Schedule will fluctuate with our program calendar)
  • Coordinating logistics for session prep, including confirming school readiness, preparing materials, and other tasks as assigned
  • Continually identifying areas for improvement in curriculum content and delivery
  • Supporting staff members in planning and implementation of several key programmatic events
  • Attending quarterly instructor meetings
  • Tracking and evaluating program quality through providing, collecting and recording student surveys
  • Providing weekly updates to staff on student progress and session status


POSITION DETAILS

Reports to: Senior Program Manager

Type of Employment: Part-Time Position (12-18 hours per week)

Start Date: Immediately 

Location: Future Founders is headquartered at 1871 (222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1212 | Chicago, IL 60654), but school sessions will take place throughout the city. Instructors are responsible for their own travel to/from schools.


SCHEDULE

The Instructor will work at schools two to three days a week from approximately 9a-3p. 


DESIRED BACKGROUND, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Strong classroom management skills.
  • Possess a tremendous passion for inspiring young entrepreneurs
  • Experience working directly with elementary, middle, and high school students.
  • Interest in entrepreneurship and the city's start-up scene.
  • Possess strong oral presentation skills.
  • Possess strong problem solving, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Have the experience, professional credibility and personal attributes necessary to forge productive relationships with people inside and outside the organization.
  • Ability to work well in teams and independently.
  • Extremely detail-oriented.
  • Must be able to move, lift, carry, push, pull, and place objects weighing up to 40 pounds without assistance.
  • Desire to have fun while making a difference in the lives of youth.


APPLICATION PROCESS

Applications for the 2018-19 program year will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

No requirement


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