We are currently accepting applications for the fourth cohort of the Foster America fellowship.
The application and interview process includes the following steps:
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. Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Applications will be accepted until August 30, 2019 at 11:59pm ET. We are specifically looking for applications for the following roles:
Maine Department of Health and Human Services | Family Finding and Support Fellowship
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services | Family Finding and Support Fellowship
Departamento de la Familia de Puerto Rico, Administración de Familias y Niños | Estrategia y Gestión de Cambio para Mejorar Los Sistemas de Cuidado Sustituto
St. Louis County Public Health and Human Services | Facilitation and Design Strategist to Strengthen Families and Prevent Child Maltreatment
Olmsted County Health, Housing, and Human Services | Research and Innovation for Impact
Minnesota Association of County Social Service Administrators | Coordinate County Family First Implementation to Strengthen Vulnerable Families
Minnesota Department of Human Services, Child and Family Services | Coordinate Statewide Implementation of the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA)
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.
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 takes place on September 13th in Silver Spring, Maryland.
Travel and lodging costs will be covered by Foster America. References will be collected and contacted in advance of Finalist Day.
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 requirements, likely including civil service exams and background checks.
The cohort will gather for pre-service training starting on October 21, 2019 and fellows will begin working at the host agencies full-time in November 2019.