Build better futures with the Future Today Institute.
We are a team of futurists who are passionate about helping our clients prepare for deep uncertainty. With diverse backgrounds in strategic foresight, game theory, business and management theory, technology, science, design and political science, we believe strongly in cross-disciplinary approaches to wicked problems. We are enthusiastic about foresight – and helping our clients learn the FTI way.
Founded in 2006, the Future Today Institute researches, models and prototypes future risk and opportunity. As the leading advisory to executive leadership teams worldwide, FTI’s data-driven applied research reveals trends and calculates how they will disrupt business, government and society. Together with our clients and partners, FTI is helping leaders achieve their preferred futures. Our pioneering, data-driven forecasting methodology and tools empower leaders to make better decisions about the future, today.
How we workWe believe in focused, hard work. Our clients appreciate our dedication to them and our flawless execution on their projects. We never miss deadlines. We're a high-performing team, but one that values downtime to rest and recharge. We close our office once each quarter and sign off of email. We take extended holiday breaks. We insist that our FTI team goes offline (or at least offline from work) during those sabbaticals. We invest in our people. So we offer exceptional perks and benefits, which include the usual (competitive compensation, health benefits, 401k plan, paid family leave) and the unusual (quarterly sabbaticals, training stipend, mentoring opportunities, registrations for experiences).
How to applyEach position lists instructions, and we care deeply about your attention to detail. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Candidates who advance through the hiring process are those who: demonstrate a passion for strategic foresight; explain how and why they want to work with our clients on future risk and opportunity; enjoy researching emerging tech and science trends; and perhaps most importantly, understand our values.
The Future Today Institute is hiring a Junior Associate to assist with client-facing strategic foresight projects. You enjoy working in teams and with clients on a variety of wicked problems. You are someone who pays meticulous attention to detail. You’re a great listener. You excel at synthesizing large amounts of information to tell a story. You never miss a deadline. And, of course, you are passionate about the future.
The Future Today Institute is hiring a Senior Associate to oversee our client-facing strategic foresight projects. You are an experienced consultant who has helped clients with their most challenging problems. You are a detail-oriented manager who drives exceptional results. You make sure deadlines are met and client expectations are exceeded, and you do this while inspiring others. You care deeply about the future, and you prioritize high-impact work. You’re interested in helping organizations succeed and in helping others learn.
The Future Today Institute is hiring contract-based or part-time Event Manager to plan and execute FTI events. You are a creative, experienced event designer and manager who has built memorable experiences for small and large groups. You are detail-oriented, work well under pressure, and know how to stick to a budget. You're adept at communicating with CEOs and Nobel Laureates, and you're also skilled at negotiating with vendors. You care deeply about creating meaningful events that bring people together.