The Children and Family Fellowship is for a select group of leaders who are already positioned to, or will soon assume senior responsibility in major organizations in the public and nonprofit sectors. The program seeks highly qualified individuals who have a demonstrated track record of making a difference in the lives of children and families, the communities in which they live, or the public systems which serve them.
Ideal Characteristics for Nominees and Applicants
Whether you are nominating a candidate or have been invited to apply, please make sure the prospective Fellow has the following characteristcs. This program is ideal for leaders who:
- are currently in a leadership role and making a measurable difference for children and families;
- have taken an innovative idea to scale;
- have demonstrated their ability to transform systems that serve children and families;
- have led effective collaborations among families, communities and nonprofit and public agencies;
- have applied new ideas, tools and approaches that have benefited their work and organizations;
- have a contribution to make to a network of peers working on the cutting edge of children and family policy and reform; and
- have the potential to become significantly more influential in their field.
Whether you are nominating a candidate or have been invited to apply, please make sure the prospective Fellow meets the following eligibility requirements. Even if you are invited to apply for this opportunity, it is the applicant's responsibility to confirm that they meet the following criteria. To be eligible for the Children and Family Fellowship, an applicant must:
- have ten years or more work experience in the field of children and families;
- currently be in, or have recently been in, a position with significant management responsibility (for example program managers, deputies, department heads, directors, executives);
- have work experience in roles of increasing responsibility;
- be working in the United States on domestic issues;
- not be involved in another fellowship program during the Children and Family Fellowship period, April 2016 through July 2017;
- not be seeking public office during the Children and Family Fellowship period, April 2016 through July 2017; and
- be able to attend all Fellowship seminars and activities during the Fellowship term of April 2016 through July 2017.