Business & Education Associate

Every day at The Possible Project, our team wakes up to make the world a more equitable place. Our belief is that by unlocking the true potential in our students that we can ignite meaningful and lasting change in the wider world. At TPP, we’re doing this one young entrepreneur at a time. We believe this passionately and see the results concretely.

– Brenda C. Sanchez, Vice President, Development & Communications
The Possible Project


THE OPPORTUNITY

The Possible Project’s programming includes the operation of two in-house businesses, known as TPP Enterprises, focused on the following objectives: 1. to educate and empower students through the enriching experience of working collaboratively in an established, multi-faceted business; and 2. to generate profits that can go right back into the organization’s programming costs. The Possible Project (TPP) is looking for its very first Business & Education Associate to work within the We Sell Possible micro-enterprise, which focuses on the acquisition and resale of items via online channels. This new hire will play a pivotal role in operating We Sell Possible, helping the team achieve target education and revenue goals, which for FY16 is $200,000. TPP is seeking an entrepreneurially minded candidate who has a working knowledge of business operations, teaching experience, and a passion for youth development. This role requires who can assist the Entrepreneurship Education Director (EED) to effectively educate student participants and develop strategic systems to track and manage customers, donors, and inventory. TPP’s success is dependent on the commitment and strength of its staff. As such, the input and participation by all staff members in various community events, trainings, and fundraisers is critical.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Business
• In coordination with the EED, develop and execute a product acquisition plan and annual calendar of activities, which may include the following:
o Strategic buy-outs and bulk purchases;
o Targeted donation drives at corporate partner offices;
o Collaboration with the Development Team on special events; and
o Research, negotiate, and finalize new product channels.
• Working with the EED, create and maintain inventory/accounting system that integrates with TPP existing systems;
• Coordinate all customer service related activities including responding to customers in a timely fashion, shipping logistics and maintaining high seller standards; and
• Work with EED to arrange for donor/customer pick-ups.
Education
• Co-teach TPP Enterprises curriculum to teens;
• Help develop lesson plans and activities;
• Provide insight and input into the overall curriculum and program design;
• Coordinate daily program logistics (e.g. handouts, room set-up, media needs);
• Administer assessments and collect feedback from students; and
• Other duties as assigned based on the Education Team’s needs and skills/interests of candidate.

QUALIFICATIONS & MINDSETS

While there is no perfect resume, we will likely be most interested in your application if you fulfill most or all of the following:

• Sensitivity to and understanding of the needs of youth, particularly those who are low-income, recent immigrants, and/or face barriers to success;
• Experience with entrepreneurship and/or business;
• Experience in online sales and operations preferred;
• 1- 3 years of teaching experience preferred;
• Highly organized;
• Excellent interpersonal, written, oral, and computer skills;
• Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to work;
• Sincere interest and motivation to work collaboratively with an energized, committed and creative team;
• A true team player, with an upbeat personality and a good sense of humor;
• Ability to anticipate and identify problems putting forward solutions that are creative, innovative, and flexible;
• Valid driver’s license and reliable means of transportation required;
• A Bachelor’s degree is required; and
• Bi-lingual and/or bi-cultural a plus, specific need for Haitian Creole, French, and Spanish.

In addition, the successful candidate will demonstrates the organization’s key values:

ENTREPRENEURSHIP
RESPECT
TEAMWORK
RESILIENCE
INTEGRITY
FUN

ABOUT THE POSSIBLE PROJECT

The Possible Project is working to close the skills and opportunities gap facing our students by providing resources and support that make them more likely to finish high school, complete education and training beyond high school, and enter careers that will provide them with a living wage.

The Possible Project is a youth entrepreneurship center that teaches students with untapped potential how to start and run their own businesses. In the process, students acquire a host of personal and professional skills that propel them to long-term success in life.

Through a combination of curriculum, support, and STEAM projects, students are empowered with the knowledge and skills necessary for success beyond high school—including resiliency, hope and self-confidence.

The Possible Project is a 501(c)(3) organization. For more information, please visit www.possibleproject.org.

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

The Possible Project offers a robust compensation and benefit package including high quality health benefits and an employer contribution to your 401(k) plan.

To Apply

Please send a single PDF containing your résumé and a thoughtful cover letter to jobs@possibleproject.org on or before May 5th.


EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The Possible Project is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, height, weight, or marital status in employment or the provision of services.