Fellowship Hiring Process

  • Placement Application: The application consists of organizational information, an explanation of the role of organizing in your organization, a JOIN Fellow job description and the option to apply for a JOIN subsidy. If your organization has hired a JOIN Fellow in the last two years, please contact Jihelah Greenwald as it is possible you won’t need to resubmit the entire application. The application deadline is April 23, 2020.
  • Placement Review: Once applications are received, a group of JOIN staff, alumni and volunteer leaders will read applications to determine if organizations meet JOIN’s criteria. We will also review if your organization is a good fit for our Empower Fellowship program. As part of this process, JOIN may do a site visit for organizations that have not yet worked with JOIN.  NOTE: If you are accepted as an Empower Placement at this stage in the process, this does not guarantee that you will host an Empower Fellow. Rather it means we will match you with Empower candidates for interviews. If a match is made with an Empower Fellow, that is when you will officially be an Empower Placement (you may end up matching with a non-Empower Fellow).
  • Interviewing and Matching Process: (Note- as of 3/31/2020 this process has been reviewed to reflect public health safety requirements.) Once organizations have been accepted as placement organizations, if they do not already have a staff member applying for the fellowship and are looking to hire an organizer from our pool, they will be invited to interview our candidates.
  • Organization that are accepted after the April 23, 2020 deadline:
    • Are invited to attend our Virtual Match Days event on May 25, 2020 from 12:30pm -5:15 EST and May 26, 2020 from 1:00-5:45 pm EST. At the event there will be a live webinar on implicit bias in an interview setting training. Then placement organizations will have the opportunity to virtually interview five of our top candidates. JOIN will schedule these interviews.
    • At the end of the first day, Placements will check out with a JOIN staff member.
    • At the end of the second day, Placements and Finalists will all be asked to submit an initial preference form. This form is not binding.
    • In the weeks following the interview event, Placements will have an opportunity to follow up with candidates they were impressed with and potentially have them meet other members of the staff.
    • At the end of the interview period (about three weeks) on June 12th, Placements will be asked to submit a final preference form with the names of the Finalists they would be willing to hire. Organizations should only submit this form if they are willing to hire the people they list. It is based on these forms that JOIN will be making job offers.
    • Between June 12-July 10th, JOIN will call the organizations and confirm the matches and the offers. At this time, we will also notify organizations that applied for a subsidy if they will receive a subsidy and the amount of the subsidy. JOIN will call candidates and offer the job. Once a Finalist accepts, Placement organizations are responsible for sending a letter of hire and determining start date and other hiring logistics.

We will be in touch with you throughout to guide you through this process.

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