Employment at Futures

We currently have two instructor openings for the Fall. 

Instructor – Literary Analysis Course for High School Sophomores

The Literary Analysis Instructor will teach three sections of approximately 15 students each in an intensive course designed to develop the reading, writing, communication, and time management skills that are crucial to college success. Students explore the concept of accountability in relation to literary characters and authors, including themselves, through various reading and writing assignments. The courses will meet Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, respectively, from 4:00pm-5:15pm in Center City Philadelphia throughout the fall term (exact location and dates TBD).

Responsibilities include:

  • Collaborating with Philadelphia Futures curriculum and academic specialists to develop, plan, and implement instruction designed to support preparation for college-level reading and writing. 
  • Reporting daily on student attendance, assignment completion, and progress.
  • Grading and evaluating student work, including but not limited to submitting mid-semester and final term reports. 

Instructor – Nonfiction Reading and Writing Course for High School Juniors 

The Nonfiction Reading Instructor will teach three sections of approximately 15 students each in an intensive course designed to build writing, reading, and critical thinking skills as students prepare for the academic rigor of college work. Readings for the course will consist primarily of nonfiction texts concerning the theme of intelligence. The courses will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, respectively, from 4:00pm-5:15pm in Center City Philadelphia throughout the fall term (exact locations and dates TBD).

Responsibilities include:

  • Collaborating with Philadelphia Futures curriculum and academic specialists to develop, plan, and implement instruction designed to support preparation for college-level writing.
  • Reporting daily on student attendance, assignment completion, and progress.
  • Grading and evaluating student work, including but not limited to submitting mid-semester and final term reports.

Qualifications for Instructional Positions:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred.
  • Three-five years relevant teaching experience (preferably teaching high school level).
  • Demonstrated commitment to the education of Philadelphia public high school students and a clear understanding of related challenges.
  • A teaching style that is structured, positive, and engaging; strong communication and organizational skills; FBI and Child Abuse Clearances if hired.

Dates: Courses begin in mid-September and end in mid-December.  Classes meet three weekday afternoons from 4:00-5:15pm, exact days TBD. 

Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience.Please email your resumé and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. indicating the position of interest in the subject line.