Dream Director, Future Project

Posted by Future Project on April 17, 2017

A Dream Director is a transformational leader who is assigned to one high school – and committed to unleashing the passion and purpose, curiosity and imagination, courage and grit of everyone in it. Dream Directors are entrepreneurs, coaches, organizers and educators. They are midwives of dreams — and warriors of possibility. They are creative rebels. They are idealists. They are pragmatists. Above all, they are leaders.

Dream Directors are embedded full-time in one school, where they work in tandem with the community to reimagine school as a place of possibility and action—one of our principals even renamed his school Possibility High. They provide high-dosage coaching and hundred-person workshops. They are constantly supporting students in small groups and one-on-one to launch their dreams. They train faculty. They recruit dozens of volunteer coaches. And they collaborate day after day with their principal to transform culture, space, and policy.

The results of this work takes many inspiring forms, from student Future Projects—campaigns, organizations, products, events, and so much more—to physically redesigned schools and entirely new classes at the school. Students gain the will to succeed and the skills to lead. School becomes thrilling. New connections are formed within a school and across a community. Ripples of hope are sent forth from classrooms to community to city. And a new model for American education is born.

If you believe anything is possible, then you may be a Dream Director. We imagine Dream Directors one day in every school in America. Apply now to be one of the first.


We are looking for potential Dream Directors to serve in schools in Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Detroit, Los Angeles, Naugatuck and Norwalk, Ct., Newark, New Haven, NYC, Oakland, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. — starting in June 2017.

The Fine Print

Full-Time. Competitive Salary. Health Insurance. Flexible Time. Bachelor’s Degree Preferred, but no qualified candidates will be turned away due to education.


You can learn more about the position and apply online at http://www.thefutureproject.org/dreamdirectors. Applications are due Friday, April 21.

We look forward to meeting you!

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