Leadership Fellows New York is a program created by the Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs at Baruch College and its Center for Nonprofit Strategy and Management. Its aim is to ensure that tomorrow’s nonprofit organizations have the human capital to flourish and advance their missions on behalf of the nation.
Please note that if you have not reviewed information and eligibility requirements, you may do so here.
Classes for the Spring 2023 cohort will run from April 14 to July 7. All sessions will be conducted in-person at FPWA (40 Broad St, New York, NY 10004, 5th Floor) on Fridays from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Accepted fellows will also be expected to attend Leadership Conversations and other webinars as scheduled.
Our program is open to all mid-career professionals currently employed by an organization that has received a grant within the last three years from the New York Community Trust, the Westchester Community Foundation, or the Long Island Community Foundation. The applicant must be an exceptional individual who has demonstrated managerial and/or leadership talent and has had at least a minimum of five years of overall nonprofit experience for acceptance into the program.
CEOs or EDs must nominate an employee at their organization to serve as a Leadership Fellow. In cases where the ED or CEO is not available to select an individual, the selection may be conducted by a nominating officer such as the CHRO or equivalent. The nominee must complete the entirety of this form and have it approved by the nominating officer before submission.
Upon acceptance in the fellowship, both the CEO/ED and the nominee are required to sign a learning agreement that details their responsibilities.
Leadership Fellows are required to design and begin to implement a project for their organizations over the course of the fellowship. This change project should be of front-burner importance to the organization and provide the Fellow with an opportunity to expand their managerial and leadership skills. Fellows are able to modify or change their projects after the semester begins, as long as their CEO or ED approves of the changes.
Each Fellow has the support of a mentor of their choosing from a pre-selected list of seasoned nonprofit professionals and subject experts. A Fellow can also recommend a mentor who is not on the list. Fellows are required to meet with their mentors a minimum of four times. Mentors will coach fellows on the design and implementation of their change projects and also on professional challenges and opportunities.
Nominees interested in applying to be a member of the Spring 2023 cohort must complete and submit the following form. Early submissions are encouraged and receive additional consideration.
Applicants will receive a copy of their completed nomination form upon submission. If you do not receive a confirmation email then you have not successfully submitted your responses.
We aim to provide a supportive and inclusive environment for BIPOC, and we encourage executive directors to consider nominating talented people of color from their staff.
If you have any questions about applying to be a Leadership Fellow, please email Shel Ho, Administrative Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.