Applications Now Open: New Sector Residency in Social Enterprise expands to Chicago!

Jun 27, 2013 • Views -

Sponsored by New Sector Alliance

Since 2001, New Sector Alliance has mobilized over 1,000 emerging professionals and 1,000 experienced skilled volunteers to deliver over $30 million in capacity-building services to organizations working to address education, economic opportunity, health, environmental sustainability, and other critical community needs. New Sector’s mission is to accelerate social change by strengthening organizations today while developing leaders for tomorrow.

Through the Residency in Social Enterprise (RISE) – an 11-month AmeriCorps program for recent college graduates and emerging leaders with up to five years of professional experience – members work full-time in capacity-building roles at nonprofit partner organizations while receiving intensive social change leadership training and exclusive mentorship to build their skills and expand their impact in the social sector.  Currently in Boston and San Francisco, New Sector’s Residency in Social Enterprise is now accepting applications for the first cohort in Chicago!

“New Sector RISE has opened up a whole new world to me. The program is an amazing experience for any emerging leader who wants to know how to most effectively make a difference in the social sector.” -L. Bova, Boston RISE 12-13, University of Chicago, B.A. 2012

New Sector Alliance is accepting applications for the pilot program in Chicago. Residents will work at nonprofit partners throughout Chicago to provide support that enhances or expands the organization’s impact in the community. RISE members will work in capacity building roles such as measuring impact, developing collaborations and partnerships, promoting effective use of technology and engaging volunteers.

RISE members hone their leadership skills through New Sector’s intensive training program, which covers topics ranging from career development to nonprofit finance and marketing to emerging trends in the social impact sector. New Sector’s leadership development program includes the following trainings provided by management consultants and other social sector experts:

  • Two week kickoff training
  • Eight full-day workshops
  • Bi-weekly seminars
  • Bi-weekly small group peer learning teams

In addition, during the program year, RISE members are paired one on one with a management consultant or nonprofit executive for mentorship.

Residents receive a stipend and benefits totaling roughly $30,000 in value, along with a certificate of completion of New Sector’s training curriculum. Compensation includes:

  • Living stipend of $19,000
  • Health-care coverage with no financial contribution from the Resident
  • An end-of-year $5,550 Segal AmeriCorps Education Award, distributed upon successful completion of the program and good for outstanding loans or future educational expenses at any accredited institution in the United States.

You can read more about the New Sector fellowship experience in our interview with Maggie Barnes:

Social Sector Fellowships: Maggie Barnes On The Residency In Social Enterprise Program


New Sector is looking for candidates who are collaborative, who are passionate and who want to accelerating their professional development through high-impact AmeriCorps service.

Applications for RISE are accepted on a rolling basis. For priority consideration for the Chicago program, apply by July 3, 2013.*

*If you mention that you heard about the opportunity through ProFellow, you can apply by July 8, 2013 and your application will be reviewed in the first round!

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