About Future 5

We support motivated under-resourced students to reach their full potential, working to push through and remove systemic barriers for our (often first-generation, low-income) students. We use a holistic approach to meet them “here” and help them get “there” in our signature “Here to There” membership program and stay with them through high school, college, and into early career. Our members are part of Future 5 for life, often giving back to the next generation of high school students.


Summary of Position

Future 5 helps connect motivated, under-resourced high school students in Stamford to their full potential, leading to independence and productive citizenship. While the mission of Future 5 focuses on connecting under-resourced high school students to experiences, resources and connections that will enable their success, much of that process stems from having at least one positive adult who sees a student’s potential and helps them feel empowered. An exemplary Student Support Specialist can accomplish this by building relationships with all student members. Through caring and intentional interactions, Student Support Specialists develop an understanding of members’ interests, goals, and challenges, enabling our community to feel like a second home.



  • Lead programming and activities with true excitement and passion, exemplifying the motto: Inspire, Higher!

  • Organize and execute workshops, programs and enrichment activities for high school students

  • Assist in connecting student members to additional activities, resources and organizations in the community which may support their interests and personal development

  • Advise and support students one-on-one by phone, email, texting platform, and meetings  

  • Assist with transportation of students to off-site community service projects, wellness events and/or enrichment activities

  • Work as part of a team to collaboratively address the diverse needs of under-resourced students, particularly the needs of young men

  • Track individual student interaction and data for grants and reporting purposes



  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

  • An original thinker who knows how to build relationships

  • Ability to motivate students to participate in their own success

  • Energy and optimism and a commitment to Future 5’s mission and helping others

  • Strong communication skills both verbal and written

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Valid Driver’s license 


Commitment / Compensation:

Full Time Position. $40K Annual compensation.


To apply for this position: Please submit your resume and a cover letter to: [email protected]. Indicate “Student Support Specialist” in subject. 

Future 5 is an equal opportunity employer; people of color and individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Future 5 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic background, religion, political orientation, genetic information, sexual orientation, age or disability.