Career Opportunities at Focus: HOPE

Focus: HOPE has built a team of colleagues who are truly determined to help others and make a difference in our community.  All colleagues are fully engaged in building a just society that recognizes the beauty and dignity of all people. Commitment to our mission of using “intelligent and practical action to overcome racism, poverty and injustice” is paramount to all we do.

Currently, 285 colleagues work in our food, education and training, and community development programs as well as general operations. Our campus spans 35 acres with nearly one million square feet of space over several blocks on Oakman Boulevard in Detroit.

Career Opportunities are posted here.  

Seeking 20 teachers for Center for Children

Focus: HOPE has 20 teacher positions open at its Center for Children. Of those 17 are full time, school year only positions. The positions must be filled by September 22, 2014.

To accelerate hiring, we will host Walk-in Wednesdays on Sept. 10 and 17 where applicants can come to the Focus: HOPE Resource Center, 1355 Oakman Boulevard, Detroit 48238 with their resume and participate in a screening interview. Interested parties also can submit resumes to Lawrence.perkins@focushope.edu or william.mcdowell@focushope.edu

Focus: HOPE is seeking:
• 8 teachers for Head Start and/or Great Start Readiness Program. One is a full time, 12-month position. The others are school year only.
• 8 assistant teachers for Head Start and/or Great Start Readiness Program. One is a full time, 12 month position. The others are school year only.
• 4 full time, substitute teachers who will rotate to classes where needed. One is a full time, 12-month position. The others are school year only.

Applicants for the teacher positions must have a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or Elementary Education with an Early Childhood endorsement as well as previous experience working with infants and toddlers in a classroom setting. Applicants for the assistant teacher positions must have Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development Associates or Elementary Education and/ or higher degree preferred.

The CFC also has openings for a health specialist, cook, site leaders, and other positions. Find the position descriptions at focushope.edu/careers.

How to apply
Review job openings here.  You can upload your resume online and/or print the application and fax it to 313.494.4287 along with your resume and cover letter. Resumes will continue to be accepted until the position is filled, unless otherwise specified. Positions are removed from the site when they have been filled.

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To learn the history of Focus: HOPE, explore the “About Focus: HOPE” section on this web site.

Did You Know...

Focus: HOPE offers a competitive benefits package, including health, dental, vision, long term disability and life insurance; paid holidays and a host of other colleague reward and service opportunities.

It's not all work at Focus: HOPE.  Our annual Spirit Day brings everyone together for lunch, a wellness fair, and to participate in activities. Above, CEO William Jones flips hot dogs at a recent Spirit Day.