Dream Director

The Future Project

Los Angeles, CA

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, educators and leaders. 

For this role, we are looking for candidates who can quickly see the potential in any young person and adult and work rigorously to unleash it. They listen deeply, work with others to spark new ideas, and energize groups and communities to take action. They thrive in formal and informal settings, capable of identifying and connecting with decision-makers and individuals with influence. They are driven to improve, get results, compete, and innovate. They can adapt their approach when necessary, and appreciate opposition as an opportunity to learn, grow, or improve their strategy. They can manage multiple projects and teams simultaneously, break down complex problems into logical work, and adapt to chaos and circumstance. They see themselves as leaders of others – from forming a team of students and communicating a clear and compelling vision and mission, to fostering a high level of cooperation and collaboration among the many groups of adults in the building. They are collaborative team players, eager to support their peers in pursuing their goals.


For this role, we’re looking for someone with the following skills and experiences:

  • Ability to craft and adapt purposive goals across changing contexts and groups
  • Significant experience setting and achieving meaningful goals, both personally and professionally
  • Powerful conviction and belief that our future can be shaped through collective action
  • Ability to deeply listen to a young person and listen for cues that can help make a difference in their lives
  • Ability to ‘lead from behind’ – to enable others’ agency, as opposed to solely leading projects autonomously
  • Experience working directly or indirectly to empower and/or develop young people, and/or on issues related to the experiences of young people
  • Ability to create powerful learning experiences, grounded in insight from research and data, that have the capacity to transform young people
  • Ability to enroll the school community in their work with young people in a sustainable way
  • Ability to observe and understand qualitative evidence of development growth in young people and make data-informed decisions
  • Nuanced understanding of and ability to recognize race, gender and identity based biases and respond with maturity
  • Ability to perform well in difficult school/community environments and stressful situations
  • Ability and willingness to learn and adopt new tools and technologies to expedite and facilitate work


None specified


No requirement



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