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FAO Schwarz Family Foundation Fellowship

Posted by Tim on March 13, 2017 in Fellowships

The FAO Schwarz Family Foundation Fellowship is a two-year program for recent college graduates designed to train future leaders in the education and youth development field and to strengthen high-quality youth-serving organizations.

Unique Opportunity to Provide both Direct Service to Children/Youth and Work on Special Projects:

The FAO Schwarz Family Foundation Fellowship program is a two-year Fellowship program for recent college graduates

designed to train future leaders in the education and youth development field and to strengthen high-quality youth-serving

organizations. The Fellows will work within established youth development and educational organizations providing both direct

service to youth as well as initiating new projects, research, or programs that may involve public policy, organizational

replication or sustainability efforts, or other new initiatives to strengthen the host organization. At the same time, it is the

Foundation’s hope that the Fellows receive experiences, training, and mentorship that launch them on successful careers as

leaders in the youth development and educational field.

Characteristics of the Ideal FAO Schwarz Family Foundation Fellow:

While each Fellowship position has been tailored to meet the specific needs of each host organization, we believe the ideal

candidates for all positions will be:

• Future leaders in the education and youth development field

• Dynamic, driven, recent college graduates looking for a challenging, multi-faceted position at a leading non-profit

organization in Boston, New York City or Philadelphia

• Able to contribute to and benefit from ongoing training and leadership development opportunities facilitated by the

Fellowship program

• Interested in simultaneously balancing “on the ground” direct service work with “behind the scenes” capacity-building

projects, both of which will have a profound impact on the host organization’s work

Training and Informal Mentorship Provided by FAO Schwarz Family Foundation:

The FAO Schwarz Family Foundation Fellows will benefit from having a mentor from the Foundation and from participating in

two training and reflection retreats a year. These training opportunities, which consist of four-day fall and spring sessions, will

be a signature effort of the Fellowship and will be designed to ensure that FAO Schwarz Family Foundation Fellows across

several leading organizations can share their experiences and expertise and benefit from discussions with leading youth

development professionals and experts in organizational development, policy, and education. The training sessions will rotate

among the three cities in which the FAO Schwarz Family Foundation Fellows work: Boston, New York City and Philadelphia.

Cohort of Nine FAO Schwarz Family Foundation Fellows in Boston, NYC and Philadelphia:

Five 2017-2019 FAO Schwarz Family Foundation Fellows will be hired to join the four 2016-2018 Fellows to form a nine-person

FAO Schwarz Family Foundation Fellows cohort, who will participate in formal training retreats and informal communications

throughout the year.

The 2017-2019 host organizations will be announced on February 15, 2017 on the Fellowship website

FAOSchwarzFellowship.org.

Salary, Start Date, and How to Apply:

FAO Schwarz Family Foundation Fellows receive a salary consisting of $29,000 salary for the first year, $30,000 salary for the

second year, and $1,000 bonus at the end of the Fellowship plus value of health-care benefits (around $11,000). Interested

graduating college seniors or college graduates who have been out of college for one year should email a resume and cover

note to the host organization(s). Candidates may apply directly to more than one host organization. While each host

organization may have a different target start date, all FAO Schwarz Family Foundation Fellows are expected to begin their

service on or before September 5, 2017.

Overview of FAO Schwarz Family Foundation:

The FAO Schwarz Family Foundation is a modest-sized foundation established by descendants of the FAO Schwarz toy

store’s founders and former owners.

For more information visit: FAOSchwarzFellowship.org/Apply