The Foster America Fellowship is an opportunity to radically improve the lives of our nation’s most vulnerable children by designing and implementing innovative solutions to some of the foster care system’s most complex problems. Fellows apply the skills they have cultivated in other sectors as they transition to full-time, 18-month positions at child welfare and human service agencies. In their roles, fellows focus on high-impact reform projects to create better and more equitable outcomes for children, families, and communities affected by child abuse, neglect, trauma, and poverty. Each role is designed to have an immediate and lasting local impact while also informing solutions that can be scaled nationally. Foster America fellows receive extensive training and professional development with a cohort of peers, positioning them to thrive and grow as social change leaders during the fellowship and beyond. This support includes:
â— Cutting-edge training focusing on results-driven leadership, human-centered design, child welfare context, and more;
â— An influential network of purpose-driven, like-minded professionals including fellows, Foster America staff, and the child welfare field’s most innovative leaders;
â— Individualized coaching, mentoring, and support;
â— Career development for alumni who pursue leadership positions in child welfare and related sectors;
â— An annual salary of $80,000 to $90,000, plus benefits.
Cohort 4 Recruitment We are recruiting 12+ extraordinary professionals to join our fourth fellowship cohort, launching in October 2019. Each fellow is matched to a specific role and host agency, aligned with his or her strengths, skills, and expertise. Specific roles and geographies will be posted throughout the spring; host sites will include Puerto Rico, Indiana, and Minnesota among others. In the meantime, candidates with skills in these categories are encouraged to submit a general application:
1. Strategy and Partnerships 2. Design and Marketing 3. Data Analytics and Technology 4. Public Finance
Candidates who advance in our selection process will have the opportunity to express interest in specific projects and locations.