DIRECTOR OF TALENT

Hey! We're excited that you're interested in the DIRECTOR OF TALENT role. This guide will explain the role, what we're looking for, and resources to learn more about TKS.

Experience we're looking for

Program Directors are responsible for delivering the 10-month TKS program to 80-120 students. Our directors have a passion for unlocking potential, want to help make a difference in the world, and have unique backgrounds/experiences.

Technology Background
Science Background
Worked in Startups
International Development / NGOs
Education and Teaching
Consulting / Finance / Engineering

Traits we're looking for

  • You have a passion for mentorship, working with young people, and helping others grow.
  • You are a knowledge seeker - constantly learning, reading, listening to podcasts, and following your curiosity.
  • You have a growth mindset, learn from failure, and value feedback.
  • You have an interest in the future, including how emerging technologies and sciences can be used to solve problems.
  • Bonus: You enjoy philosophical discussions about life, morality, virtues, and thought experiments. You have read about philosophers like Aristotle, Socrates, and Laozi.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Run the program and deliver weekly sessions with the help of your Associate Director.
  • Have 1on1s with your students to provide mentorship, guidance, and feedback - especially on their projects.
  • Develop an engaging community and culture within your program.
  • Create unique experiential opportunities for students (e.g. attending conferences/events, guest speakers, company tours (COVID dependent), and lab tours/opportunities).
  • Learn about exponential technologies through our curriculum and facilitate discussions on the future, including philosophical and economic implications.
  • Review applications and interview students who apply to your program.

Who you'll be working with:

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Reasons why people join the TKS team:

  1. Work with awesome mission-driven people who want to make the world a better place. The people at TKS are kind, intelligent, fun, and authentic. There's no politics here.
  2. The fulfillment and joy of helping ambitious young people discover their passion, achieve their potential, and make lifelong friendships. We can have a meaningful impact on peoples' lives who will shape the world one day.
  3. Have flexibility and ownership over your time. This isn't a 9-5 job. We value results, which is directly correlated with the growth of the students and their enjoyment in the program. Outside the sessions and a few meetings during the week, you can create your optimal schedule to achieve work-life integration.

Interview process:

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