Careers | Program Director

Want to develop the next Elon Musks?


Develop young people to impact billions. We're looking for Directors who are:
  • Excited about emerging tech
  • Passionate about teaching
  • Motivational
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Background


The Knowledge Society (TKS) is a human accelerator focused on developing young people (ages 13-17) to impact billions. Start up accelerators like Y Combinator and Techstars are building "unicorn companies" that are valued at billions of dollars and, at TKS, we are building "unicorn people" who are going to impact billions of people. We are achieving outcomes at scale that no other organization has accomplished before. Our students have keynoted at major conferences all over the world including Web Summit, SXSW, C2, earned internships with leading companies like Microsoft as early as 14 years old, and are building their own companies. Our vision is to transform the education system globally and we are building an all-star team to make this happen. We have a larger master plan to invest in the people we are developing to shape the future.
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Many of the people in TKS will start the next generation of unicorn companies working on some of the hardest problems in the world."
Tommy Moffat, TKS Alumni

Our Mission


We develop ambitious young people to impact billions using emerging technologies. Our goal is to solve the world's biggest problems by leveraging human potential.
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The Role:


We are looking for a Director to lead the program in Boston. You'll be working with 2 cohorts of 30-40 students per cohort (60-80 students total). The program is held on either a Saturday or Sunday and runs for a duration of 9-months. Since the program is held on the weekend, your week will be flexible - you should spend this time learning and optimizing yourself. At TKS, we've developed a learning process and curriculum that's designed to build super powered young people in a short amount of time. You should also expect to grow significantly in this role and learn about cutting-edge technologies and sciences!

Your role will be to develop young people to impact billions. We call these people "unicorn people" - similar to how companies that are valued at billions are called unicorn companies.

Responsibilities:


  • Facilitate the in-person program with TKS students. Each cohort is 30-40 students and sessions occur once/week for 3 hours.
  • Learn! You'll need to understand all the new emerging technologies and sciences that are shaping the future.
  • Mentor students during the week and motivate them to make continuous progress.
  • Give them detailed feedback on their projects, articles, and videos - which they'll create during the program.
  • Create high impact opportunities, like hosting a speaker, setting up a themed workshop (e.g. blockchain), and organizing events (e.g. tour of startup offices). The goal is to create experiences to give students exposure to the real world.
  • Overall, your job is to make these kids legit!

Types of backgrounds we look for:


  • You've been in a leadership role with a startup.
  • You've been a startup founder
  • You've worked at a top-tier tech company.
  • You've worked at a top-tier management consulting firm.
  • You've done something unconventional.

Type of person we're looking for:


  • You love working with young people.
  • You're always growing and improving yourself.
  • You have high energy.
  • You have high standards.
  • You love learning about emerging technologies and sciences.
  • You are a thinker and enjoy philosophy and psychology.

Benefits & Perks: 


  • Competitive compensation (no, you don't have to take a huge paycut).
  • Equity sharing model in TKS-founded companies.
  • Access to exclusive TKS content (should always be learning!).
  • Flexible Hours - set your own working hours, we just care about results.
  • Attend world-class conferences and events.
  • Network with influential people.
  • Build strong relationships with the next-generation of unicorn people.
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