BOSTON, MA (NOT remote)
ABOUT THE ROLE:
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 Possible Project (TPP) is seeking a Boston-based Youth Advisor/Instructor
to lead students through TPP's Entrepreneurship curriculum and engage students in targeted college-career readiness through our Pathways Advisory.
Youth Advisors/Instructors will teach groups of high school students in our after-school program, supported by STEAM experts or other skilled adults. Utilizing TPPs Entrepreneurship curriculum, instructors will facilitate students’ engagement in design-thinking, ideation, iteration, prototyping, and development of a business plan and product. Youth Advisors/Instructors will also facilitate a small group advisory where they will provide opportunities for students to reflect on their learning, identify post-secondary pathways, set goals, and compile an e-portfolio to share with external audiences.
Youth Advisors/Instructors should expect to contribute ideas to TPPs program development and ongoing curriculum design. This role also requires flexible scheduling, since TPPs programming runs after-school and Mondays - Saturdays throughout the year.
Compensation & Benefits
The Possible Project offers a robust compensation and benefits package including high-quality health benefits and an employer contribution to your 401(k) plan.
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 Project 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.
ABOUT THE POSSIBLE PROJECT:
The Possible Project (TPP) is a multi-year, youth entrepreneurship program offering students exciting project-based experiences:
The spirit of entrepreneurship grounds students’ experiences, igniting their passions, inspiring creativity, and providing opportunities to engage in design-thinking, problem-solving, and build self-efficacy. Throughout their TPP journey, high school students work with dedicated educators, advisors, peers, and field experts; earn stipends; design products and services in a state-of-the-art makerspace; attend pitch panels and marketplaces; build and apply essential skills, mindsets, and social capital; and explore the exciting opportunities that exist post-high school. Students have fun learning, growing and interacting with peers as they design their futures.
TPP is in its second decade of operations, having served nearly 1000 students in the greater Boston area. The organization employs 30+ professionals with plans to grow significantly in Boston over the next 4 years, as well as other cities beyond 2025. TPP offers a strong professional development ethos, a fast-paced entrepreneurial culture, innovative curriculum & pedagogy, and a commitment to excellence and student impact. Importantly, TPP is highly committed to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in everything we do. Currently in an expansion mode, TPP plans to open a 35,000 sq ft Boston Innovation Center serving 1000 students a year, launching in fall 2021.
TPP is currently developing its next generation Program design and curriculum which includes a focus on project-based and competency-based learning, culturally responsive teaching practices, whole-child approaches, and a commitment to developing not only skills and mindsets, but also students’ social-emotional learning and identity. TPPs vision is a world where young people shape their own futures, and we seek educator-advisors to actualize this, contributing to an evolving model of transformative learning.
BOSTON, MA (NOT remote)
ABOUT THE ROLE:
Imagine supporting student entrepreneurs in an out-of-school setting as they explore their passions and inspiring creativity as they identify…