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Part Time Instructor

Future Founders is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that 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 33,000 youth. Join us as we empower the next generation of business leaders and entrepreneurs.


We are looking for a fun and energetic instructor to lead in-class entrepreneurship experiences for students in elementary, middle, and high school. Strong presentation skills and the ability to quickly build rapport with students are strongly recommended.

The Instructor’s role will include:

  • Leading students in high energy and interactive in-class sessions for elementary, middle and/or high school students on topics such as entrepreneurship, team building, pitching, etc. (Schedule will fluctuate with our program calendar)
  • Coordinating logistics for session prep, including confirming school readiness, preparing materials, and other tasks as assigned
  • Continually identifying areas for improvement in curriculum content and delivery
  • Supporting staff members in planning and implementation of several key programmatic events
  • Attending quarterly instructor meetings
  • Tracking and evaluating program quality through providing, collecting and recording student surveys
  • Providing weekly updates to staff on student progress and session status

Reports to: Chief of Staff, Future Founders
Type of Employment: Part-Time Position (15-20 hours per week)
Start Date: Immediately 
Location: Future Founders is headquartered at 1871 (222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1212 | Chicago, IL 60654), but school sessions will take place throughout the city. Instructors are responsible for their own travel to/from schools.



The Instructor will work at schools three days a week (T, W, Th) from 9a-3p. In addition, s/he should be available on Monday mornings for meetings.



  • Strong classroom management skills.
  • Possess a tremendous passion for inspiring young entrepreneurs
  • Experience working directly with elementary, middle, and high school students.
  • Interest in entrepreneurship and the city's start-up scene.
  • Possess strong oral presentation skills.
  • Possess strong problem solving, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Have the experience, professional credibility and personal attributes necessary to forge productive relationships with people inside and outside the organization.
  • Ability to work well in teams and independently.
  • Extremely detail-oriented.
  • 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.

Applications for the 2018 program year will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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