Future Founders 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 35,000 youth. Our national 18 to 30-year-old founders generated $33.8M in revenue, secured $36M in capital and created 543 jobs in the last four years alone.
Future Founders was created to foster inclusion in the entrepreneurial community and to seed more diverse founders into the entrepreneurial ecosystem. The organization was established in 2011 through the merger of two programs: one created by the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center (which now runs 1871) in 2005 and another created by Uptake Founder & Executive Chairman Brad Keywell. Today, the organization serves middle and high school students across Chicago and 18 to 30-year-olds nationally. Join us as we empower the next generation of business leaders and entrepreneurs.
Future Founders is excited to announce a new role that will support the execution of our youth entrepreneurship programming for middle and high school students: Program Coordinator.
The Program Coordinator will support the implementation of our programming for Chicago Public School students. Responsibilities for this role will evolve with the development of our programming, but will be focused on:
In addition, the Coordinator should expect to assist with other duties as assigned. We run like a startup, so you need to have a “can do” attitude and be ready to pitch in when needed. You must be entrepreneurial, have the ability to multi-task and take the initiative to advance the program. The Coordinator will also assist the team with other organizational activities.
While the role will begin at the Coordinator level, there is opportunity for promotion to Manager level based on performance and organizational growth.
Our team is made up of entrepreneurs, educators, and non-profit employees. We recognize that a team from diverse employment backgrounds and life experiences makes us stronger. If you think you have the right combination of experiences to make a difference in our community but don’t hit every mark on this job posting, we still encourage you to apply. Some things we’re hoping for in our ideal candidate:
The Future Founders staff operates on a hybrid work schedule that includes weekly in-office work and remote work. The interview process will be the same – with first round interviews conducted virtually and second and final round interviews taking place in person. This schedule is subject to change due to current health conditions.
We’d love to hear from you! Please submit your resume and cover letter in a PDF format and be sure to address why this role would be a meaningful next step in your career and professional happiness. Applications are being reviewed on a rolling basis.
APPLY HERE: Future Founders Youth Entrepreneurship Program Coordinator