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Princeton AlumniCorps: Emerging Leaders

Are You Ready to Become a Leader for Social Change?
Emerging Leaders is a high-quality professional development program that equips individuals working in the nonprofit and public sectors with the management training, leadership development, and confidence to accelerate their careers and enhance their professional contributions. Princeton AlumniCorps manages the Emerging Leaders program, connecting a diverse cohort of participants with the organization's mature network of social change leaders. Emerging Leaders participants engage with program curriculum through sessions facilitated by a highly trained executive coach.
The program is offered in two locations (New York and Washington, DC) and runs for a total of eight full-day sessions that are scheduled between June 2018 to February 2019. Participants must have 2-8 years of total full-time work experience, including at least one year in the nonprofit or public sector. They must also be currently employed in the nonprofit or public sector and have some degree of management responsibilities, including supervising full-time or part-time staff, and interns. Program participants should expect to stay full-time employed during the program's duration.
While this program is managed by Princeton AlumniCorps, alumni from any college or university are welcome to apply. Monthly meetings are held in New York City or Washington, DC, but applicants from surrounding areas are encouraged to apply contingent on their ability to attend in-person meetings. Cohorts are separate, meaning, participants in Washington, DC are not asked to travel to NYC, and vice versa.
We encourage you to explore further by starting this application, watching a brief video about Princeton AlumniCorps' Emerging Leaders program, and emailing Caryn Tomljanovich at ctomljanovich@alumnicorps.org with any questions.
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Applications for the 2018-19 Emerging Leaders Program are due by
March 12th, 2018

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Application Instructions

 The Emerging Leaders online application consists of the following sections:
  1. Contact and Biographical Information
  2. Verification of Program Eligibility and Commitment
  3. Current Employer Information
  4. Formal Education
  5. Essay Questions (1- 5) 
  6. Supporting Materials:
    1. Resume
    2. Letter of Recommendation #1
    3. Letter of Recommendation #2 (Optional) 
    4. Employer Letter of Support
    5. Application Fee ($30 - Application Fee is waived for Project 55 alumni)
Hit the "Save" button at the bottom of the page at any time to save your work. You should always save before exiting the application, you can then continue your application from this point. Only completed applications will be considered. Your application will be reviewed by AlumniCorps staff and volunteers. Selected applicants will be invited to participate in a phone interview.
The Emerging Leaders application calendar adheres to the following schedule:
  • December 2017 through March 2018 - Application opens
  • March 12, 2018 - Applications due.
  • April - Interviews (selected applicants).
  • May - Cohort decisions finalized and applicants notified. Program fees due.
  • June - First Emerging Leaders session. (Click here for the complete 2018-19 schedule)
Emerging Leaders Participation Fee Information: 
The program participation fee is calculated on a sliding scale based on the size of your organization's budget. This fee may be paid by you, your employer, or a combination of both.
The participation fee scale is as follows: 
  • Organizations with budgets up to $1 million: $750
  • Organizations with budgets between $1 million and $5 million: $1000
  • Organizations with budgets greater than $5 million:  $1250
Hit the "Save" button at the bottom of the page at any time to save your work. You should always save before exiting the application, you can then continue your application from this point.
This application, including all supporting materials, is due by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on March 12, 2018. 

Please email Caryn Tomljanovich ctomljanovich@alumnicorps.org with any questions.
Hit the "Save" button at any time to save your work. You should always save before exiting the application. You can then continue the application from this point next time, after logging into your application.

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Contact and Biographical Information

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Verification of Program Eligibility and Commitment

Please check the appropriate boxes to confirm your eligibility for the Emerging Leaders program. Contact Princeton AlumniCorps for clarification regarding any of our eligibility requirements.

Please carefully review the following Program Commitments list and check off the commitments that you agree to keep if invited to participate. Your completion of this section is in lieu of a signed agreement and represents your personal commitment to be a fully engaged participant if accepted into the program. All boxes must be checked in order for your application to be processed. For examples of stretch goals, mentioned below, click here.

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Current Employer Information

Supervisor's Contact Details

About Your Current Employer

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Formal Education

Undergraduate Education

Graduate Education #1 (if applicable)

Graduate Education #2 (if applicable)

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Essay Questions

The following five short essay questions allow us to understand you better as an applicant. Please take the time to write thoughtful, complete, and concise answers to the questions. There is a 250-word maximum response for each question.

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Supporting Materials

Letter of Recommendation
Please select a current, or recent, manager or experienced colleague with whom you have worked closely and ask them to submit a brief letter of recommendation in support of your application. The letter should address some combination, though not necessarilly all, of the following: your accomplishments and performance; job-related knowledge and skills; work ethic and initiative; learning style and demonstrated capacity for growth; your leadership qualities and potential; how you work with and influence others; and your management abilities. Encourage the writer to be specific and offer brief examples. The letter should not exceed 500 words in length.
The letter of recommendation must come directly from the recommender. At least one letter of recommendation is required for a complete application. An OPTIONAL second letter of recommendation may be submitted.

To submit a letter of recommendation electronically (preferred) - Submit Letter of Recommendation

To submit a letter of recommendation by mail - Princeton AlumniCorps, 12 Stockton Street, Princeton, NJ 08540.
Employer Letter of Support
Please have your Executive Director, or other senior executive in your reporting structure, complete the form below and submit it on your behalf. 


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Application Fee
Princeton AlumniCorps charges a $30 application fee to support the administrative program costs associated with managing the Emerging Leaders program. Only completed applications, with all uploaded documents, and with a $30 application fee submitted, will be reviewed.
Payment Information

Final Submission

We encourage you to save your application at this time. Once you have completed all application questions and submitted all supporting documents, please press the "Submit" button on the next page. Please ensure your application is complete before submitting. You will not be able to change your responses or supporting materials after you submit your application. Once you submit your completed application, you will receive an email confirmation that includes your responses.
You will be notified of your application status by April 2018. The application process also includes an interview round for selected applicants. Final acceptance decisions are determined in May 2018. If you have questions, or encounter technical issues with the the application, please contact Caryn Tomljanovich at ctomljanovich@alumnicorps.org. 
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