NOW HIRING for the 2018-2019 school year!

Future School is growing our rockstar team of educational leaders for the 2018-2019 school year! Our specific needs include advisors with expertise in science, social studies, ELA, math, and organizational leadership as well as family/student advocates (paraprofessional).  

About a career at Future School…

Working at Future School is not a job, it is a vocation and an opportunity to join our movement. In selecting candidates for employment here, we look not only for exceptional talent and expertise as educational leaders, but also for a high level of commitment and eagerness to learn.  In return, Future School provides professional growth opportunities; deep, meaningful, and rewarding work; and competitive salaries and benefits packages.

Do you believe in an educational process that supports diverse high school students in finding and nurturing their gifts and passions, rather than enforcing compliance? Would you like to empower students to explore and examine their lives and the world around them in a deep and critical way?  Are you inspired to support students as they access life and career opportunities while building their professional network?

At Future School, our team works together to develop active learning opportunities for our students.  We care about each other’s success, our students’ experience, and work hard to constantly innovate.  We are committed to our students and, through that experience, contribute to progressive secondary school transformation efforts across the country. If you haven’t had a chance yet, check out our website (www.fsfuture.org) to get a better feel for our unique professional learning community. We’ll be honest; Future School isn’t for everybody.  If you believe students need to be “taught lessons,” you think instructors should focus on managing behaviors, or that students are “broken” and they need to be fixed, we’re not for you.  If you are looking for a job rather than a lifestyle, you won’t fit here.  But if you’ve got boundless energy, an inherent trust in the limitless ability of students, an eagerness to challenge how we think about education, a deep desire to work on both school wide initiatives and with individual students, and you have ambitions to impact secondary education nationally, we want to hear from you.

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. Familiarity with GAFE and collaboration in the google ecosystem a plus.

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.

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.

If you are interested in joining our team, please send a completed application, current resume, cover letter and (3) references to our school principal, Boyd Logan at boyd@fsfuture.org. Qualified candidates may be invited to a series of interviews with our hiring committee as well as hands on activities, such as facilitating a sample lesson, to determine a fit with our culture.

Thank you for your interest in joining our team!

Future School Hiring Committee