APPLICATION PROCESS

We are currently recruiting for the third cohort of Foster America fellows, launching in January 2019.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and candidates are encouraged to apply early.

Position-specific job descriptions will be posted in detail on the website as they become finalized, between
August - September 2018. Candidates will have the opportunity to review all available positions and identify the roles for which they would like to be considered.

Our Application Process

Round 1 - Submit a Letter of Intent & Resume:
Candidates should fill out the general application form, write a letter of intent, and upload a resume. Applications will be accepted through September 24, 2018.

Round 2 - Phone Interview:
Selected applicants will be invited for a phone interview with a member of the Foster America team.

Round 3 - Video Interview:
Selected applicants will be invited to an hour-long interview with a member of Foster America’s leadership team. They will also indicate preferences for specific fellowship projects, complete short answer questions to summarize their skills for their desired roles, and provide three references.

Round 4 - In Person:
Selected applicants will be invited to an in-person interview day where finalists will meet each other, complete group and one-on-one interviews, and meet leaders in the child welfare sector.  This round will require advance submission of a writing exercise.

Finalist Day is scheduled for Friday, November 2 in Seattle, WA or Monday, November 5 in Washington, DC. ravel and lodging costs will be covered by Foster America. References will be collected and contacted in advance of Finalist Day.

Offer: 
Finalists will meet with representatives from the relevant host agency for final consideration and job offer. Final offers are contingent upon completion of the host agency’s hiring processes, likely including civil service exams and background checks. Offers for roles in the third cohort will be finalized by mid-November, 2018.

Pre-Service:
The cohort will gather for pre-service training in January 2019 and fellows will begin working at their host agencies later that month.