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 6 teachers for Center for Children

Focus: HOPE has 6 teacher positions open at its Center for Children, including three in the Early Head Start program for children up to age 3, and three openings for Head Start classes for children ages 3 to 5.  Interested parties can submit resumes to
The Center also has openings for substitute teachers.  
The Center is part of the Thrive by Five Detroit collaborative which is providing an innovative model for Head Start and Early Head Start service delivery.  The program model includes investment in professional development for teachers and staff.

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.

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.

Application for Employment

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.