Jobs at Encore.org
Encore.org employees are change-makers, creating a new stage of life for midlife and beyond, characterized by individual renewal and social impact.
Thank you for considering employment with Encore.org. Our current openings are below. You may also be a candidate for the Encore Fellowships Program.
Open staff role:
Location: Ideally New York or San Francisco, but flexible. Largely virtual, with opportunities for some travel and in-person as safety permits.
Encore.org is a national nonprofit organization that brings older and younger changemakers together to solve problems, bridge divides, and create a better future for all.
We work to:
- Change the story from older vs. younger to one of collaboration across divides.
- Raise up — and spark more — innovative, intergenerational solutions to critical problems, like racial inequality, climate change, and social isolation, just to name a few.
- Build a diverse community of leaders to share learnings, support one another, and advance the field.
As part of Encore.org’s strategy, we support cohorts of leaders (including but not limited to diversity by age, race, identity and issue focus) who are using their voices or developing co-generational solutions to social problems, creating a better future for all. We’re growing an intergenerational and diverse team that advocates for equity and inclusion through our programming, and we’ve turned inward and are working everyday to operationalize racial equity and inclusion. We have much more work to do, but we’re an organization committed to the journey and the outcome
The position: Fellowships Coordinator
This full-time, exempt position will report to one of the organization’s vice presidents, depending on geography. The Fellowships Coordinator will work in close partnership with all Fellowship staff as well as all Communications staff.
The Fellowships Coordinator will support two core fellowships — the Gen2Gen Voices Fellowship (successor to Encore Public Voices Fellowship) and the Gen2Gen Innovation Fellowship — in a variety of ways. This role is ideal for someone interested in working closely with a group of committed social impact leaders and eager to build project management, communications and leadership skills. When it is safe, occasional travel may be necessary.
In close coordination with staff, the Fellowships Coordinator will incorporate authentic relationship building, across lines of difference with a community of fellows and fellow candidates into daily responsibilities. Coordinator will:
- Coordinate the technical aspects of the fellowship application process that align with a shared vision, program values and goals. Support virtual and in-person meetings.
- Collaborate to create surveys, evaluation measures and data to support impact, including space for what comes up that is important to address in the moment and is informed by previous experience.
- Initiate periodic reports for board meetings, grant reports and other internal and external purposes.
- Coordinate alumni community building through scheduling meetings and program design.
- Design communication to the fellowship community including pre- and post- meeting communication and regular newsletters, each building relationships with fellows that are based on trust, understanding and shared commitments.
- Review and make improvements to tracking systems to follow the success and impact of the fellows.
- Respond to media and speaking requests relating to Encore.org’s Fellows.
- Update website pages related to Fellowships.
You are keenly attuned to issues of justice and equity, and see opportunities to make all processes and work culture more equitable and inclusive.
You love working with smart, committed people dedicated to a better world. When you inherit a process designed by someone else, you are comfortable learning it. But before long, you are devising improvements and overhauls to put your own stamp on it. You adore processes and project management but with a people-first and culturally relevant focus.
You are constantly learning whether through reading/watching, taking classes or working with mentors and coaches. Learning about issues you care about lights you up. You like learning about new software, new modes of working, and new ways of doing things. You’re also eager to share what you learn with others.
How To Apply
Please submit your cover letter (or video via link) showcasing your interest in Encore’s intergenerational work. Please include a resume in Google Doc or PDF format with a link to your LinkedIn profile. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the position will be open until filled. Please send your resume to [email protected] and include “Application for Fellowships Coordinator” in the subject line.
Salary & Benefits
This full-time position pays $65,000 – $74,999, annually.
Encore.org offers a complete benefits package including health, dental and vision insurance, a matching 403(b), 9 holidays and 15 days vacation in the first year (20 days in the second year). In addition to other benefits, we offer employees a professional development budget and flexible working schedule.
It is Encore.org’s policy to employ, compensate and advance personnel without regard to race, creed, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, height and weight, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, partnership status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, military status, arrest record and any other characteristic protected by law. We are an Employer of National Service: AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply and to tell us how your service experience has shaped your career.