Bring Your Skills and Experience to Managerial and Professional
Careers in the Connecticut Nonprofit Sector
What Is Encore?
Retooled & Launching in March 2020
For nearly a decade, Encore!Hartford and Encore!Fairfield County have assisted over 100 corporate professionals transition to managerial careers in the Connecticut nonprofit sector. After nearly a decade of success we have retooled the program to meet the needs of Connecticut’s transitioning professional — as Encore!Connecticut.
New Saturday Immersion Class Design
A traditional weekday morning program for the last ten years, we are redesigning the program to fit into a Saturday format to allow individuals with varying goals (immediate employment and for those planning a career change in the future, but are currently working.) to engage and benefit from this nationally recognized nonprofit career program. All classes will be held at our new UConn Hartford Campus on 10 Prospect Street, Hartford.
Encore!Connecticut is for you if you seek:
The core focus of Encore!Connecticut is to assist corporate and public sector professionals transition their skill-sets and experience into successful professional and managerial opportunities (paid and/or volunteer) in the Connecticut nonprofit sector. The program is designed to leverage your professional experience and prepare you for life in the nonprofit arena, whether it is as a strongly engaged volunteer or an employee.
- Immediate Employment: Immediately move from a corporate or public sector position to a full or part-time nonprofit position
- A Future Transition: If you are currently employed but seek to prepare for moving into nonprofit work and a position in the future
- Engaged Volunteering: If you are retiring and seek to have a strong impact in a volunteer position or consulting work with nonprofits
Tracie Cloutier discusses her Encore!Connecticut experience.
Deep Immersion in the Nonprofit Sector
You will learn and work with seasoned leaders of the Connecticut nonprofit sector in the education component of the program. You will also immerse yourself for two months in the strategic level work of a nonprofit, either in an outside consulting role if you are currently employed, or a deeper immersion working in-house at a nonprofit on a strategic project during the day if your schedule allows daytime engagement
Over four Saturdays and three Fridays* you will have over 45 hours of managerial and professional skill-set transition education in nonprofit leadership, program management, finance, governance, funding strategies, grant writing organizational management, program outcome measurement and job search strategies
* Two Fridays are optional but highly recommended.
Resume Restructuring and Networking
Creation of resumes that reflect transitional skills and experience applicable to the nonprofit sector, and networking opportunities to meet with sector leaders and learn more about the work of their organizations.
The cornerstone of Encore!Connecticut is its Fellowship Program. Traditionally this has been a two-month, 30-hour per week, strategic project in-house fellowship at a Connecticut nonprofit for those who have the opportunity during the day hours. However, for those currently employed full-time, we have designed a second outside consulting styled Fellowship that will allow you to work with a nonprofit agency’s senior leadership on a key strategic level issue, while only meeting as warranted by the project.
Matches for all Encore!Connecticut Fellowships are through an interview process, which allows the Fellow and the organization to determine the best mutual fit, based on skills and career goals of the Fellow and the strategic needs of the nonprofit.
All classes are 9:00am - 4:00pm with lunch and refreshments included.
April 27 - June 19
|Introductions & Orientation||Evaluation of Nonprofit Programs
with Anne McIntyre-Lahner
|Nonprofit Governance||The Philanthropic Partnership||Mock Interview Training||The Art of Grant Writing
with Alyssa Goduti
|Managing Government and Nonprofit Cross-Sector Collaborations
with Anne Yurasek
|Nonprofit Fellowship Consulting & Immersed Full-Time Experience Options|
|The Nonprofit Sector||The Nonprofit Resume and Job Search||Donor Roundtable Luncheon||Nonprofit Accounting|
|Learn from Encore Alumni||Community Engagement||The Art of Story Telling Luncheon|
|Leadership Roundtable Luncheon||Nonprofit Advocacy|
|Nonprofit Leadership & Culture||Nonprofit Strategic Planning||Nonprofit Communications & Social Media||The Legislature and Lobbying||
Graduation June 25
Joan Barere Director City of Hartford Office of Grants Administration and Strategic Partnerships | Elizabeth Crichton Brown Principal E. C. Brown Government Relations | Emily Byrne Executive Director Connecticut Voices for Children | Yolanda Caldera-Durant Vice President Fund the People | Erik Clemons CEO and President Connecticut Center for Arts and Technology | David Garvey Director UConn DPP Nonprofit Leadership Program | Merrill Gay Executive Director Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance | Alyssa Goduti President and CEO Ädelbrook Behavioral and Developmental Services | Stacey Goodwin Director of Program Evaluation and Quality Assurance The Child and Family Guidance Center | Susan Graham Founder & CEO Let’s Build IT | Rob Hebert VP Business Development and Re-entry Affairs Career Resources, Inc. | Leisa Hinds-Simpson Donor Relations Coordinator Catholic Charities’ New Covenant Center | Roy Mainelli Economic Security Manager Journey Home | Judith McBride Director of Grants and Partnership Investments Hartford Foundation for Public Giving | Al Marino Corporate and Community Giving Manager Foodshare | Anne McIntyre-Lahner Director of Performance Management CT Department of Children and Families | Priya Morganstern Director, Connecticut Pro-Bono Partnership | Sue Murphy Executive Director Liberty Bank Foundation | Jim Palma Community Network Builder Foodshare | Marci Sternheim Principal Sternheim Consulting | Anne Yurasek Principal Fio Partners
Maximum class size: 25
Application Submission Review Periods
|Rolling Admission||Encore!Connecticut is now full.
If you would like to be considered for the next offering of Encore (date TBA), please contact David Garvey at email@example.com.
Candidates are chosen through a competitive vetting and selection process based on their skill-sets and potential for success in the nonprofit sector, a maximum of twenty-five candidates will be selected for the program.
Click the HOW TO APPLY button for submission details. Click the REQUEST INFO button to join the mailing list to stay connected to updates.
AARP CT Scholarship
Financial support is available for AARP members and individuals over 50. Contact David Garvey at firstname.lastname@example.org for questions and to apply.
Awards to be announced February 1, 2020.
IN THE MEDIA
Read about the work of Encore!Hartford in the following articles:
Forbes Magazine: Writing New Chapters
Forbes Magazine: Nonprofits...Are You Ready to Make the Switch?
Greenwich Times: Older Jobless Can Create New Careers
Hartford Business Journal: Encore!Hartford Eases Path for Jobless Executives
Hartford Business Journal: Elson’s Rocky Trek to Job Nirvana
Hartford Courant: A Career Bridge
New York Times: How to Profit Modestly by Moving to a Nonprofit
New York Times: Nonprofit Work After Retirement? Maybe You Can Make It Pay
UConn Today: UConn Expands Program for Careers in Nonprofit Sector
Encore!Hartford is featured in the following publications:
Sampling of Corporate to Nonprofit Full-Time Hires
|Chief Administrative Officer Youth||Donor Relations Manager Social Service|
|Chief Human Resources Officer Housing||Economic Security Manager Poverty|
|Chief Human Services Officer Health||Executive Director Advocacy|
|Chief Marketing Officer Disabled||Executive Director Elderly|
|Community Engagement Poverty||Executive Director At-Risk Youth|
|Community Engagement Faith-based||Executive Director Community Development|
|Community Network Builder Hunger||Family Liaison Coordinator Youth|
|Development Associate Justice||Family Self Sufficiency Manger Housing|
|Development Coordinator Domestic Violence||Housing Development Manager Housing|
|Director of Development Literacy||Manager of Research Public Safety|
|Director of Development Social Justice||Managing Director Arts|
|Director of Development Poverty||Marketing Manager Social Enterprise|
|Director of Finance Youth Intervention||Mentor/Consultant Social Enterprise|
|Director of Programs Youth Education||Nonprofit Consultant Development|
|Director of School Services Hunger||Organizational Development Health|
|Director of Strategic Planning Health||Outreach Manager Arts|
|Youth Counselor At-Risk Youth|
Nonprofit Host Fellowship Application Form
Would you like an Encore!Connecticut Fellow to support your nonprofit’s work? The deadline for submitting the host application form is March 14, 2020.
Please see Encore!Connecticut Fellowship descriptions above for Consulting Fellowships and Full-Time Fellowships.
For questions regarding Fellowship host application information, contact Dr. David Garvey, Encore!Connecticut Director, at email@example.com.