New Sector partners with hundreds of organizations to offer capacity building services, while providing meaningful learning opportunities to the Fellows they host.  If you are interested in hosting a Fellow, please complete our Host Site Partner Interest Form, or contact a local staff member or info@newsector.org with any questions.

Who Are Our Fellows?

  • Our competitively recruited Fellows are talented recent college graduates (RISE Fellowship) as well as current graduate and undergraduate students (Summer Fellowship) with demonstrable leadership potential.
  • They are selected based on their high project and interpersonal skills, commitment to the social sector, and personal and leadership accomplishments.

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What Do Fellows Do?

  • Fellows serve full-time with host site partner organizations.
  • They complete projects designed to create, improve, or expand your organization’s services to the communities you serve.
  • Throughout the program, Fellows are supported by New Sector training, mentorship, and coaching to give them the skills and infrastructure necessary to complete effectively complete impactful projects and prepare them for long-term careers in social impact.

See other partners who have built capacity with our Fellows 

 

How Do We Match Fellows With Organizations?

  • New Sector staff members work directly with your hiring manager to outline a position description, ensuring there is a project that fits New Sector’s guidelines and goals while offering a Fellow valuable development experience.
  • After reviewing both candidate application materials and project information, our staff identifies potential matches and share select resumes with organizations.
  • For each candidate the organization would like to interview (usually 3-5 per project), our staff sets up an interview. After the interview, both the organization and Fellow provide feedback.
  • We review the feedback, and if there is a clear match we ask the organization to sign a Memorandum of Understanding.
  • There is no obligation to take a Fellow until a match is found!

 

Why Host a New Sector Fellow?

  • Build CapacityFellows complete high-impact roles that create, improve, or expand services through partner projects
  • Leverage top talentNew Sector Fellows are selected from top schools and young professional networks throughout the nation through a highly competitive process, including two rounds of interviews, review of written materials, and two reference checks. Fellows are carefully vetted and then interview with host site partners in order to identity the best match for the organizations.
  • Low Cost, Low LiftAt an affordable rate, gain a well-oiled recruiting process that would have otherwise taxed your hiring manager hours of resume reviews, interviews, and candidate analysis. Enable your own senior staff to focus on other strategic projects while we handle the recruiting for you at the cost you would have paid anyway (without additional man-hours).
  • Influence the next generation of social impact leadersAs a partner you will play a critical role in supporting our mission to build the social sector talent pipeline by providing the supervision, resources, and experiences that strengthen our Fellows abilities to push long-term social impact careers.
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“Our New Sector Fellow allowed us the ability to serve hundreds of additional constituents over year one, and assisted with creating processes to serve many hundreds more in the coming years, truly making a lasting impact. We have since hired our New Sector Fellow into a permanent role.”
- -Tadd Wamester, Director of Regional Growth & Online Programs, Upwardly Global
See other social impact partners who have built capacity with our Fellows

Fellows complete a variety of projects to build capacity, including:

  • Community AssessmentFellows support program improvement and/or expansion by identifying and understanding community assets.
  • Performance MeasurementFellows enable stronger, result-based programs by developing logic models, measurement tools, and/or feedback processes
  • Program Development and DeliveryFellows design and/or pilot new program tools or materials.
  • Program Management and OperationsFellows deliver more effective and efficient programs by creating tools and systems that enhance program staff’s operations
  • Program Outreach and Community Awareness Fellows increase outreach and community awareness by designing and implementing program tools and materials
  • Technology Effectiveness Fellows support service delivery by researching, recommending, and/or project managing the implementation of technology systems.
  • Volunteer Engagement and ManagementFellows create and implement volunteer programs, outreach, training, and/or management.
  • Development/Fundraising (Summer Programs Only)Fellows contribute to planning or executing fundraising initiatives, leaving templates or tools for future use.

Note that many projects span more than one project type.

New Sector Staff are committed to partnering with organizations to enable project and Fellow success. Our commitments to this valuable partnership include:

  • Easier Onboarding ProcessFrom day one, we teach leadership skills and educate on the unique challenges affecting the social impact space.
    Our curriculum eases Fellows’ integration into your day-to-day while relieving the usual time constrain your hiring managers would take for this onboarding education – setting Fellows up for greater impact and a quicker path to your organization’s increased capacity.
  • Developing a project scopeCollaborating with partners to identify details of a capacity building project, including qualifications for a Fellow.
  • Matching Fellows with partnersNew Sector facilitates the interview process between thoroughly vetted Fellows and partner organizations in order to make a strong match for each project.
  • Problem solvingWorking together with partner organization to address any challenges throughout the program.
  • Monitoring progressSupporting Fellows to create and update meaningful project work plans; Attending regular presentations by Fellows and seeking project updates.

New Sector currently partners with organizations in the Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, and Twin Cities areas.  Partnerships are based on program terms:

  • Full-year RISE Fellows are recent college graduates who serve with host site partners from September to July.
  • Summer Fellows are undergraduate students (or recent graduates) who serve with host site partners for 11 weeks from June – August.  Fellows may elect to start in the first or the third week of June (based on academic schedules).

Each host site partner organization identifies a Supervisor for the Fellow who can provide project support and ensure the service is a meaningful and productive learning opportunity.  All host site partners must:

  • Develop project scope Collaborate with New Sector to identify details of a capacity building project, including project scope, responsibilities, and deliverables.
  • Provide supervisionIdentify a supervisor that will provide assistance in onboarding the Fellow, develop workplans to derive clear goals, and provide regular check-ins/support meetings.
  • Provide resources for project success Provide Fellow with workspace, computer, and access to resources to successfully complete their service project.
  • Enable Fellows’ professional development through trainingWhile Fellows serve full-time with community organizations, they are required to attend New Sector training hours as a part of their fellowship programs. Supervisors ensure that Fellows are able to attend their training hours.
  • Seek assistance for any concernsReach out to New Sector staff proactively whenever any performance concerns or program questions arise.
  • Support and attend presentations Supervisors are expected to support fellows by attending these presentations.
  • Provide meaningful feedbackOn an ongoing basis and through 2-3 specified performance reviews, provide both positive and constructive input to support professional and skills development.

 

If you are interested in hosting a Fellow, please complete our Host Site Partner Interest Form online, or contact a local staff member or info@newsector.org with any questions.

Why Host a New Sector Fellow?

  • Build CapacityFellows complete high-impact roles that create, improve, or expand services through partner projects
  • Leverage top talentNew Sector Fellows are selected from top schools and young professional networks throughout the nation through a highly competitive process, including two rounds of interviews, review of written materials, and two reference checks. Fellows are carefully vetted and then interview with host site partners in order to identity the best match for the organizations.
  • Low Cost, Low LiftAt an affordable rate, gain a well-oiled recruiting process that would have otherwise taxed your hiring manager hours of resume reviews, interviews, and candidate analysis. Enable your own senior staff to focus on other strategic projects while we handle the recruiting for you at the cost you would have paid anyway (without additional man-hours).
  • Influence the next generation of social impact leadersAs a partner you will play a critical role in supporting our mission to build the social sector talent pipeline by providing the supervision, resources, and experiences that strengthen our Fellows abilities to push long-term social impact careers.

 

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“Our New Sector Fellow allowed us the ability to serve hundreds of additional constituents over year one, and assisted with creating processes to serve many hundreds more in the coming years, truly making a lasting impact. We have since hired our New Sector Fellow into a permanent role.”
- -Tadd Wamester, Director of Regional Growth & Online Programs, Upwardly Global
See other social impact partners who have built capacity with our Fellows