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 regular application deadline is March 27, 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: 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 early deadline (Feb. 28th) will:
    • Attend an implicit bias in interview settings webinar on March 16, 2020 at 11:00 am EST.
    • Be introduced via email to Finalists. Interview candidates between March 16-April 3.
    • At the end of the interview process (about three weeks), 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 April 3-17, 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.
    • If you do not meet a candidate who is a good fit for your organization during this process — there is a second chance! You can interview with the organizations that applied in the regular round and meet Finalists who applied later in the application process.
  • Organization that are accepted after the regular deadline (March 27th) will: and early round organizations that did not match during the early process:
    • Are invited to attend our full day Matching Event on May 11, 2020. At the event there will be an in-person implicit bias in an interview setting training. Then placement organizations will have six hours of interviews with our top candidates in-person at our Matching Day event location. JOIN will schedule these interviews.
    • At the end of the 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 May 29th, 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 May 26-June 29th, 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.