Now Hiring!

Future School Is Building Our Team!

Future School offers an amazing opportunity for professional development and career advancement. We aggressively seek out candidates who are eager to learn, ambitious and entrepreneurial, and who aspire toward leadership roles within our school community.

Hiring Principles

At Future School, we have a selective recruitment process because we expect our team (advisors/instructors, administrators, and staff) to make dramatic, measurable gains not just in student achievement, but in each student’s life. The challenges that today’s high-school student faces are enormous and very personal. That’s why we focus on educating one student at time. And that’s why we seek candidates whose philosophy and real-life experiences match nine important hiring principles, which include:

  1. Strong instructional leadership, team & time management and organizational skills
  2. A belief that students should be at the center of their own learning
  3. College-ready expectations for all students
  4. The ability to build deep relationships with students and peers
  5. Strong convictions for your own personal and professional beliefs
  6. The pursuit of a variety of interests beyond education
  7. The ability to lead, influence, and motivate others
  8. A track record of resourcefulness and being solution-oriented
  9. Demonstrate ambition and longevity in personal and professional pursuits

Other Qualifications

Education and/or experience: Baccalaureate degree is required. Master’s degree (MA/MS/MBA) or equivalent preferred. Two or more years related experience and/or training a plus.

Communication skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to individuals, public groups, and students and their parents. Capable of giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate.

Mathematical skills: Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. Ability to develop and interpret statistical reports that will be required for reporting of school results.

Reasoning ability: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Computer skills: Knowledge of database, spreadsheet, word processing software at a minimum.

Youth working skills: Ability to communicate effectively with young people, apply the developmental needs of adolescents to student instruction, and show appreciation for the unique life experiences of each student. Enjoy working with high school youth.

Lifelong learning skills: Ability to explore personal passions and interests, draw upon the inquiry process to further understandings, and model living as a lifelong learner.

Responsibilities

We are seeking classroom instructors who hold a Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university. Though licensure is not required, preferred candidates will hold or are in the process of earning a valid Arkansas Teaching  License (or the equivalent) in one or more of the following areas: a general education content area, special education instructional specialist P-4 or 4-12, GT, and ESL. All instructors must meet NCLB Highly Qualified status, as well. Classroom instructors are responsible for planning, organizing, and presenting activities contributing to educational, social, and physical development of students to enhance their self-worth and equip them with the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to function in society. Teachers will exercise considerable judgment, tact, patience, sensitivity, and flexibility to successfully educate students from varied socioeconomic backgrounds and learning styles.

Requirements

 

Able to plan and facilitate engaging instruction via a project-based learning model, thoroughly incorporate technology into educational plans, work effectively with colleagues and meet all professional responsibilities as an educator, complying with all state and federal regulations regarding the education of students with diverse learning needs. Additionally, instructors in the advisor role will be responsible for the academic and internship success of their advisees and will be the first point of contact for family outreach, home visits, work site visits, and communication and follow-up with industry mentors at the student’s’ internship site; Work in a challenging, high-speed, dynamic environment while maintaining a positive, solution-oriented perspective for all of our students and families.

 

At Future School, you’ll find:

A dedicated staff: Our advisors are committed to the personal growth and professional development of their colleagues; they also know their students well and coach them across a wide range of subjects.

Deeply personalized learning: Every student has a unique, project-based curriculum that is determined by his or her interests, needs, and learning style. Assessment includes student exhibitions and extensive teacher narratives.

A diverse teaching and learning environment: Students and teachers have highly diverse cultural and academic backgrounds.

Real influence: Our advisors are at the center of important school decisions and have outstanding opportunities to develop their professional governance skills.

What is the interview process like?

THERE ARE 3 MAJOR STEPS. First, after sending us your resume, cover letter, and application, you will receive an acknowledgment email within a week. If you do not receive the email, please email boyd@fsfuture.org. If your application is moved forward, you will either participate in a phone interview or be scheduled for an in-person visit. This visit will occur, usually within three weeks of receiving your application. Second, the in-person visit will take place. The interview may involve a number of activities, from a student tour to teaching a class to a panel interview. Third, if you are moved forward, a background check and other verification steps will be conducted before an offer is made.

If you are interested in a teaching/advising please send your current resume, cover letter, and application to boyd@fsfuture.org.