Have you ever dreamed of leading a movement for great education in your community? 50CAN will train, support and pay you to do so.
Fellowship applications have closed for this year's class.
Application opens February 10
Application closes April 1
Finalist interviews held in July 2016
Fellows selected by August 2016
Orientation begins in fall 2016
Fellows graduate in fall 2017
The Education Advocacy Fellowship Selected fellows participate in a paid, yearlong advocacy program consisting of customized trainings, site visits, classroom-based learning and one-on-one mentoring with existing executive directors and national staff. The curriculum focuses on leadership development, advocacy campaign planning, policy and research, communications, relationship fundraising, management and organizational growth.
Once the fellowship is complete, fellows have the opportunity to create an education advocacy movement in their communities, or take on leadership positions at innovative advocacy organizations across the country.
Qualifications The ideal fellow will possess the following attributes:
Professional experience: Diverse professional background, including upward momentum in their career and proven leadership abilities, and a minimum of five years of full-time work experience.
Education: A bachelor's degree is required, though an advanced degree is preferred.
Diversity: A wide range of experiences demonstrating the ability to collaborate with multiple groups.
Communication skills: Ability to convey messages with passion and clarity across multiple mediums, from public speaking to Twitter.
Problem solving skills: A demonstrated record of problem solving and evidence that they are able to work through even the toughest of setbacks.
Mission alignment: Goals that align to our five policy principles: start earlier, expand choices, aim higher, cultivate talent and reach everyone.
Relationships: Ability to build deep and meaningful working relationships with a diverse group of donors, board members, partners and 50CAN staff.
Annual stipend of $90,000.
Full benefits package, including full-coverage health insurance and 5 percent 401(k) match.
The goal of this program is to train fellows with the skills they need to succeed in building a movement in their home district, city or state. Therefore, fellows will remain in their home state for the duration of the program.
Periodic travel is required as fellows attend trainings in Washington, D.C., and site visits to meet with other members of the 50CAN network.
Current Fellows & Alumni We launched the 50CAN Education Advocacy Fellowship to identify, select and train local leaders. These leaders are now building a roadmap to launch an advocacy campaign in their community. Our alumni have gone on to secure a variety of leadership roles and pursue their own education advocacy movements in their states and communities. Meet our current fellows and learn more about their work here.
Questions & References Do you know a local leader that would make a great fellow? Have questions about the program? Please contact Isabel Huston at firstname.lastname@example.org.