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
We’re seeking an outstanding leader to serve as The Possible Project’s (TPP) Director of Education. The Director of Education will be responsible for leading the strategic implementation of TPP program model across two sites; ensuring all students receive a high quality learning experience.
For the past seven years, The Possible Project (TPP) has designed, implemented, assessed and refined a model for afterschool programming that provides high school students with an opportunity to: a) create and take products to market, b) partner with local businesses for real-work design and business operations projects, c) provide students with access to industry and professional mentors who can help hone their skills and grow their access to networks of supportive adults, and d) provide pathways counseling for post secondary opportunities.
Through our program, students have access to dream up, design and create real products for sale in our cutting edge Makerspace and learn job-readiness skills working in TPP’s existing businesses: Made Possible and We Sell Possible.
Our impact stretches beyond the skills learned by the students who participate; we use entrepreneurship as a mechanism for bolstering creativity, fostering perseverance, harnessing optimism and revealing the possible. The Possible Project places importance on diverse perspectives and understands that they are critical to our success. As such, we seek these perspectives in hiring and decision-making.
As the Director of Education, you will be responsible for supporting the day-to-day operations of our programs; ensuring that students have a high quality afterschool experience at our sites in Boston and Cambridge. To best provide students with an authentic hands on learning experience, you will lead our team of educators to deliver integrated multiple program components, engage and support volunteers, and scaffold partnerships with schools. You’ll use your experience working with opportunity youth, connections to the communities we serve and knowledge of culturally responsive pedagogy and strong instructional practices to help foster an asset based, student centered, learning environment that prepares students for success in college and/or careers.
MAJOR FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES
As the Director of Education you will be responsible for the following threads of work:
QUALIFICATIONS & MINDSET & MINDSET
There are innumerable ways to learn, grow and excel professionally. We know people gain skills through a variety of professional, personal, educational, and volunteer experiences. We respect this when we review applications and take a broad look at the experience of each applicant. We want to get to know you and the unique strengths you will bring to the work. This said, we are most likely to be interested in your candidacy if you can demonstrate the majority of the qualifications and experiences listed below:
In addition, the successful candidate will demonstrates the organization’s key values:
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.
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.