Future Generations Job Openings

Academic Director

A very special “deanship”—on the innovative edge of higher education and engaged with remarkable students from around the world—where the product creates significant social change impact in countries around the world.


The Future Generations Graduate School, founded in 2003, offers a two-year Master’s Degree in Applied Community Change and conducts research in community-based development approaches and community empowerment.  This two-year Master’s Degree program builds the skills and capacity of the world’s most promising development practitioners. It allows them to remain in their own countries to continue serving their communities without having to leave their jobs or families.


This graduate school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools in the United States, and it is authorized as an institution of higher education in good standing by the State of West Virginia. It has graduated 6 classes with students representing 39 countries.


The Academic Director’s position entails administrative responsibilities along teaching and research and is responsible for academic leadership, supervision and guidance of the faculty, and training opportunities with Alumni and Future Generations partners. The Academic Director also oversees student recruitment, program development, implementation and assessment. The Academic Director reports to the Executive Director of the Graduate School and works with the Executive Director and the Board of Trustees on fundraising.


The qualified candidate shall have a doctoral degree in a subject area related to higher education programming or the professions of sustainable development. Experience and proven track record is required in academic and administrative leadership and a proven track record in international community-based development.


Future Generations Graduate School is a global organization with some core faculty and staff located in West Virginia.  It is preferred that the Academic Director be based at this location; however considering the global scope of the Graduate School and its decentralized structure, a different location may be considered based on the candidate and the school’s needs.


International travel will be required.  CVs and Cover Letters are requested.  Nomination and inquiries from those who wish to apply may be submitted to:


Future Generations Graduate School

Attention:  Stephanie Hartman, Chief Operating Officer

390 Road Less Traveled—North Mountain Campus

Franklin, West Virginia  26807

Email:  stephanie@future.edu

Website:  www.future.edu

See also sister organization at: www.future.org


Future Generations is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age or sexual orientation shall have equal access to positions, limited only by their ability to do the job. Candidates who want to make global impact are encouraged to apply.

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