Strive is a non-profit organization dedicated to character-driven leadership development. Strive offers a research-based, customizable curriculum that begins with self-knowledge, moves into culture creation, and ultimately instills the habit of rigorous leadership practice in its program participants. At Strive, we believe that "how you lead matters". We partner with young people and adults across the United States — in schools, community organizations, and athletic departments — to develop character-driven leadership skills and build unique, and intentionally positive culture.
Strive is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage individuals to apply regardless of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, pregnancy status (including childbirth, lactation, and related medical conditions), national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, and/or any other characteristics unrelated to merit.
If you feel energized by what you read here, but aren’t sure you meet every qualification, please apply! We believe diverse backgrounds lead to innovative thinking, making our programs better for the students and educators we serve. Above all, we’re looking for the right person to grow with us!
How we define Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Strive
The understanding that each individual is different; the recognition of our differences as it relates to the dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, political beliefs, or other ideologies.
The presence of structural factors that benefit all individuals, groups, and communities; an intentional effort to transform the status quo by providing opportunity and resources for those who have historically not had access.
A state of belonging and connection; the act of including and supporting people who have historically been marginalized or excluded.
How You Lead Matters
Strive’s mission is to spread the power of character-driven leadership. We know that effective and successful leaders are self-aware and bring their full identities and values to any situation. Through social emotional learning and character development, we believe that anyone can become a character-driven leader, and that when everyone brings their differences and individuality to the table, we are all more motivated, innovative, and collaborative.
Strive is committed to ensuring that individuals from all backgrounds have the opportunity to become character-driven leaders through our intentionally designed social-emotional learning curricula and programs.
We are equally committed to creating and maintaining a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment for our employees.
Sports Challenge develops character-driven leaders on and off the field, applying the rigor of sports training to the practice of leadership. We consciously bring together 100 high school student-athletes from all types of schools, regions and backgrounds to play basketball, soccer and potentially volleyball and/or lacrosse in a competitive and collaborative environment. The Director of Sports Challenge is responsible for recruiting and organizing up to 100 high school student-athletes and up to 20+ coaches to reinvigorate our mainstay program, Sports Challenge.
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Strive upholds the following core values, and expects all employees to do the same.Respect We Strive:
Understand We Strive:
Connect We Strive:
Transform We Strive:
Please email your resume and cover letter to Belle Koclanes, President, email@example.com by July 15th.