Education/Teaching/Training, Operations/Project Management, Program Management
4 Year Degree
Future Founders is excited to announce a new role that will support the execution of our youth entrepreneurship programming for middle and high school students: Program Coordinator.
The Program Coordinator will support the implementation of our existing middle and high school programming for Chicago Public School students. Responsibilities for this role will evolve with the development of the middle and high school programming, but will be focused on:
Lead School Recruitment & Partnership Management
Implement outreach and recruitment strategy for new school partners
Conduct relationship management for existing partners
Support data collection and evaluation efforts for youth programs
Manage Instructor Support & Communication
Develop and manage instructor schedules
Serve as liaison between school partners and Entrepreneur Instructors
Provide logistical support for instructor training and evaluation
Lead Student Recruitment Efforts
Implement student recruitment strategy across youth camps
Conduct community outreach and workshops in our school communities
Deliver In-Class & Community Based Youth Programming
Co-teach in-school and community-based programs at least one day per week
In addition, the Program Coordinator should expect:
Networking: Attend events in the community during the day and after work to expand the Future Founders network.
Other Duties as Assigned: We run like a startup, so you need to have a “can do” attitude and be ready to pitch in when needed. You must be entrepreneurial, have the ability to multi-task and take the initiative to advance the program. The Coordinator will also assist the team with other organizational activities.
The Program Coordinator should expect a dynamic work environment that requires learning, curiosity, creativity and producing fast, high-quality results. Organization skills and the ability to manage many projects are essential for success.
While the role will begin at the Coordinator level, there is opportunity for promotion to Manager level based on performance and organizational growth.
Reports to: Director of Program Innovation
Type of Employment: Full-Time Position
Start Date: January 6, 2020
Application Deadline: October 23, 2019
Interviews Begin: October 25, 2019
Location: Future Founders is headquartered at 1871 (222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1212, Chicago, IL 60654). The role includes flexibility, with the Program Coordinator working at 1871, in the community and remotely.
College graduate who has background in youth development and business or entrepreneurship.
2-3 years of experience working in an education or a youth development non-profit, with emphasis on those candidates who have direct experience working in schools.
Demonstrable experience in stakeholder relationship management.
Experience engaging students of all ages (middle school, high school), especially with students from underserved areas.
We encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.
DESIRED BACKGROUND, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Possess a tremendous passion for inspiring young business leaders.
Interest in entrepreneurship, techology and the city’s startup scene.
Possess strong written and oral presentation skills.
Problem solving, interpersonal and communication skills.
Have the demonstrable experience, professional credibility and personal attributes necessary to forge productive relationships with people inside and outside the organization.
Capable of high levels of program management and innovation.
Ability to lead teams and independently build a plan and strategy for execution.
Coachable and the drive to learn and grow.
Demonstrate initiative for assignments and be a self-starter.
Capable of multi-tasking, prioritizing work and meeting deadlines.
Extremely organized and detail-oriented.
Technology-oriented with advanced aptitude in the Google suite.
Have a valid driver’s license in the United States.
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.
Intrigued? We’d love to hear from you. Please submit a cover letter and resume today. Applications are being reviewed on a rolling basis.
About Future Founders
Future Founders 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 35,000 youth. Our first four cohorts of national millennial founders generated $17.7M in revenue, secured $12.4M in capital and created 317 jobs in the last three years alone.
Future Founders was created to foster inclusion in the entrepreneurial community and to seed more diverse founders into the entrepreneurial ecosystem. The organization was established in 2011 through the merger of two programs: one created by the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center (which now runs 1871) in 2005 and another created by Uptake Technologies Founder & CEO Brad Keywell. Today, the organization serves middle and high school students across Chicago and 18 to 30-year-olds locally and nationally. Join us as we empower the next generation of business leaders and entrepreneurs.
For more information visit www.futurefounders.com.