Encore!Connecticut Application

How to Apply

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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.

Encore!Connecticut Application Period:

First Consideration:

December 15, 2019

Second Consideration (based on space available basis):

Candidates are interviewed and accepted on a first-come first served basis.
Any date after December 15, 2009, up to February 28.

Candidates Applications:

  • Candidate Essay: Candidates should address why you want to work in the nonprofit sector. Identify, if possible, your preferred area of work and position in the sector (e.g. social services, the arts, environment or advocacy) and the passions, purpose, working conditions and compensation needs and expectations that will impact future employment choices and decisions. You should describe how your current skills and experience, for-profit or nonprofit, can be transferred to paid nonprofit work. The essay should be three pages maximum and be submitted as a word document.
  • Candidate Résumé: Along with your essay, attach a résumé that connects your skills to your desired work in the nonprofit sector. Information provided should include academic/technical knowledge, credentials and track record of accomplishments relative to your interest in nonprofit work. Volunteer work should be described fully as a valuable background asset. Be concise, yet informative, and submit the résumé as a Word document.
  • Submit Essay and Résumé by Email: Forward by email, as attachments, your essay and resume to David Garvey, Ph.D., Program Director at david.garvey@uconn.edu.