Encore!Fairfield County

Encore!Fairfield County

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Bring Your Skills and Experience to Managerial and Professional Careers in the Connecticut Nonprofit Sector

  • Dates: October 9, 2018 - February 7, 2019
  • Program Fee: $2,950 (Financial assistance is available. For more information contact Linda Friedman, Program Director at linda.friedman@uconn.edu.)
  • Application Period: July 15 - October 2, 2018
  • Acceptance Decisions: September 1 - October 9, 2018

Encore!Fairfield County will be co-led by:


Executive Director of RYASAP


President/CEO of Career Resources, Inc.

Inaugural Class

Encore!Fairfield County 2016 Alumni

Encore!Fairfield Alumni

Discover the Encore!Connecticut Experience

Encore!Fairfield County Alumni

Encore!Hartford Alumni

The second class of Encore!Fairfield County graduated last February and is already impacting the Western Connecticut nonprofit sector. We are now preparing for our 2018 Fairfield County class. Applications are being accepted as of July 15. For eight years, Encore!Hartford has had a strong record of success of educating and preparing corporate professionals for a transition to careers in the nonprofit sector. Encore!Fairfield County graduates are continuing that tradition and impact on Fairfield County’s nonprofit sector.

Encore!Fairfield County is made possible by the generous support of the Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, AARP Connecticut, The Workplace, RYASAP, Career Resources, and our valued in-kind partners, Connecticut Department of Labor, Social Venture Partners—Connecticut, the United Ways of Coastal Fairfield County, Western Connecticut and Greenwich, along with over 100 Fairfield County nonprofit partners!

Encore!Fairfield County Curriculum:

  • Deep Immersion in the Nonprofit Sector: All components of Encore!Fairfield County, from education to fellowship, are conducted in a diverse selection of Fairfield County nonprofit organizations.
  • Education: More than seventy hours of managerial and professional skill-set transition education in nonprofit leadership, program management, finance, governance, funding strategies, organizational management, program outcome measurement and job search strategies. Classes meet twice a week beginning in Octoberfor two months from 9:00am to 12:30pm.
  • 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.
  • Encore!Fairfield County Fellowship: The cornerstone of Encore!Fairfield County is the two-month, 30-hour per week fellowship at a Greater Fairfield County nonprofit. Matches are based on the Encore!Fairfield County Fellow’s skills and career goals and the strategic needs of the nonprofit.

Encore!Fairfield County Nonprofit Fellowship Host Application Form - For questions regarding fellowship host application information, contact Linda Friedman, Program Director, at linda.friedman@uconn.edu.

Candidate Application Process

  • Application Period: July 15 - October 2, 2018
  • Acceptance Decisions: September 1 - October 9, 2018

Chosen through a competitive vetting and selection process based on the skill-sets and potential for success in the nonprofit sector, a maximum of twenty-five candidates will be selected for the program. Candidates must be unemployed or underemployed and convey a strong interest in working in the sector.

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The Encore Career Handbook


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Additional Resources

Encore Network

Founding Member: The Encore Network, organized by Encore.org, is a resource for organizations and leaders in the Encore movement.


Encore Talent Works

A Tool for Nonprofit CEOs, Boards and Hiring Managers

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2017 Nonprofit Compensation Survey

Learn about salaries in the nonprofit sector.