Bring Your Skills and Experience to Managerial and Professional
Careers in the Connecticut Nonprofit Sector
A Program of
In alliance with our strategic partners and hundreds of Fairfield County nonprofits:
Next Program: October 2019 - February 2020
Please contact Linda Friedman (959-200-3817) for information regarding future programs.
About Encore!Fairfield County
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.
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.
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 October for 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.
What People Are Saying:
IN THE MEDIA:
Read about the work of Encore!Hartford in the following articles:
Hartford Courant: A Career Bridge
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
New York Times: How to Profit Modestly by Moving to a Nonprofit
Encore!Hartford is featured in the following publications:
- 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.
Encore!Fairfield County Nonprofit Fellowship Host Application Form
For questions regarding fellowship host application information, contact Linda Friedman, Program Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.