ABOUT FOSTER AMERICA
Imagine if we could bring the same innovations that pervade every other part of our lives to child welfare. This is Foster America’s vision. Foster America recruits diverse talented professionals who have the skills needed to address old, persistent problems in our child welfare system in new ways: skills in data and technology, design and marketing, strategy and planning, and finance. We prepare these professionals to serve as full-time fellows at public agencies across the country, where they lead major child welfare reform projects. For example, our fellows with marketing and human-centered design backgrounds help agencies improve the recruitment of foster parents and our fellows with technology and data analytics backgrounds help agencies leverage data to prevent child abuse and neglect.
Since launching three years ago, Foster America has supported four cohorts of fellows, who have served in 30 agencies across 14 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. In the long-term, we aim to scale the reforms of our fellows, build a pipeline of transformative leaders for our field, and develop new experiments to change the outcomes of our country’s most vulnerable children and families.
Foster America is seeking a self-motivated and detail-oriented Program Associate to support the planning and execution of the program. This new team member will be a core addition to our small organization and play an integral role in helping our program run smoothly. The Program Associate will serve as a thought-partner and support-system to the program directors, who work together to form partnerships with child welfare agencies, recruit fellowship candidates, and provide professional development to our fellows. This person will provide support for key operational areas of the team including: project tracking, communications, background research, coordination of meetings, contribution to project reports, and event coordination for fellow selection activities and regional/national conferences and convenings.
This position offers a unique opportunity to learn about and contribute to the strategic planning and execution of programming for a growing national nonprofit. Joining a 9-member team and reporting to the Director of Fellowship Experience, this person will feel energized by the opportunity to learn and be a part of a movement tackling child welfare’s biggest challenges. This is a full-time opportunity to be based in our Boston, MA office.
WHO YOU ARE
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
This is a full-time position in Boston, MA. As a geographically dispersed team, our work is frequently conducted by phone, video, or email.
This position will require up to 15% domestic travel, particularly to fellow convenings, interviews and team retreats.
Foster America offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, paid vacation, paid parental leave, paid holidays, participation in a retirement plan, paid sick time, and professional development.
If this opportunity calls out to you, please click here https://www.tfaforms.com/4803172 to submit a tailored, authentic cover letter that explains 1) why this mission excites you; and 2) why this particular role is a fit for you – along with your resume. Please address your cover letter to Marie Zemler Wu, Chief Program Officer. We review applications on a rolling basis and strive to get back to applicants within two weeks.
ABOUT FOSTER AMERICA
Imagine if we could bring the same innovations that pervade every other part of our lives to child welfare. This is Foster America’s vision. Foster America recruits diverse talented professionals who have the skills…