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Director, Student-Run Businesses

Location: Minneapolis, MN

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

We’re seeking a driven individual to join our organization as Director of Student-Run Businesses. The right candidate will infuse entrepreneurship and rapid iteration into all areas of the program. They will be excited to build powerful partnerships that advance our mission. They will dream of building a world-class training program—then stand back and let our students shine.

Achievement + Authenticity + Collaboration + Empathy + Ingenuity + Agility


Intern Engagement [25%]

To support the professional growth of student interns, you use innovative methods to work with youth. You are willing to:

// Maintain an environment of autonomy and accountability that fosters a culture that can lead to growth and change

// Provide initial training around project management tools and Rêve Academy’s Emergent Methodology©

// Leverage Rêve Academy assessments as one way to measure student agency and professionalism

Project/Service Management [25%]

You manage projects by cultivating high expectations with limited resources—just as interns will experience in their future careers. You are willing to: 

// Design an environment where interns practice discomfort so ultimately they learn to persist in uncomfortable situations

// Maintain high standards for intern cohorts and equip project managers (Sr. Interns) so they can communicate those high expectations to their teams

// Use regular status updates with Sr. Interns to share and model best practices for team management

// Empower Sr. Interns to design and lead day-to-day work by setting standards and serving as a resource

// Collaborate with Sr. Interns and clients to co-create the Statement of Work (SOW) for projects

// Maintain project relationships by supporting professional communication between Sr. Interns and clients

Strategic Business Development [50%]

You view client work as an opportunity to grow student talent and strengthen the organization. You are willing to:

// Build a pipeline of partnerships that provide earned income for Rêve Academy

// Create sustainable strategies to scale the process of securing clients projects/earned income

// Maintain existing partnerships and actively seek new ways to provide value to partners


// Believes that all interns can learn and succeed

// Maintains high expectations for interns and partners

// Skilled at establishing strong relationships within the community

// Highly motivated, organized worker who demonstrates positivity and agility when priorities shift

// Inspired by collaboration and thrives in an entrepreneurial environment


// Direct experience in project management (or relevant experience)

// Experience working in urban environments and/or with urban programming

// Demonstrated ability to leverage networks to cultivate involvement with Rêve Academy

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