Atlas Corps Fellowship for Program and Project Management Professionals
Priority Application Deadline for Atlas Corps Fellowship for Program and Project Management Professionals: July 30, 2023
The Atlas Corps Fellowship for Program and Project Management Professionals engages global professionals committed to social impact in 12-18 months of service with organizations in the U.S. to learn best practices, build organizational capacity, and return home to create a network of global leaders. For more information about the Fellowship and the benefits of participating, visit programs.atlascorps.org. For more information about how to apply, visit apply.atlascorps.org.
Atlas Corps is now accepting applications from program and project management professionals to be considered for the Fellowship. Fellows will develop their skills by serving at mission-driven organizations to design, implement, and/or manage projects and programs in the social impact sector. These Fellows will also support the Atlas Corps mission of strengthening U.S.-based organizations by contributing their international perspective and expertise to advancing social impact goals. Candidates may use their skills and expertise in one or more of the following areas:
Program and Project Design and Planning: Creating annual and project-based work plans and schedules; designing program concept notes and structure; developing objectives and activities; maintaining a risk assessment matrix; facilitating an efficient resource allocation and budget planning process; and contributing to a program strategy.
Program and Project Coordination and Implementation: Organizing and scheduling activities; monitoring program metrics and goals; tracking program budgets; facilitating communications about the program’s plan and implementation; developing program guidance and procedures; managing workflow across teams; and troubleshooting programmatic issues that arise.
Program Learning: Conducting research on specific social issues to understand the latest trends and best practices; identifying opportunities for process improvements; enhancing programming tools and processes; and gathering insights and feedback from field staff.
Stakeholder Engagement: Building and maintaining relationships with partners; corresponding with and supporting program participants and clients; organizing and facilitating meetings and events across the project life cycle; providing technical guidance and training in a social issue area; developing a stakeholder engagement strategy; and contributing to internal and external documents, including donor reports, project evaluations, progress updates, and external communication products.
Please note that the above descriptions are only examples and not intended to be a comprehensive overview of this skill area, nor a precise description of each Fellow role. The Fellows’ role and daily responsibilities vary from organization to organization. Before accepting a Atlas Corps Fellowship for Program and Project Management Professionals role, candidates will be given a position description and will directly interview with an organization to help determine whether a Host Organization placement is a good match for their skills, experience, and professional development goals.
Opportunities to Connect with Atlas Corps Fellows Globally
Fellows will also participate in the Atlas Corps Global Leadership Lab professional development series to develop their leadership skills and engage in networking opportunities with Atlas Corps Fellows from around the world. There is also the opportunity to participate in group cultural activities such as a D.C. Monuments Tour, sporting events, U.S. holiday celebrations, and more. In addition to building connections with peers during the Fellowship, alumni will also join the Atlas Corps network of approximately 1,700 rising leaders from 116+ countries.
Atlas Corps Fellowship for Program and Project Management Professionals Basic Eligibility Requirements
Candidates for this Atlas Corps Fellowship for Program and Project Management Professionals must have a college degree, be highly proficient in English, be no older than 35, and be committed to applying their experience in their home country or region after the program. Candidates should also have two years of experience implementing and managing programs and projects, preferably in one of the following social issue areas:
Child Rights, Civil Rights/Civil Liberties, Democracy/Civic Engagement, Disability Rights & Inclusion, Education, Energy/Environmental Issues, Entrepreneurship, Food & Security/Agriculture, Gender Issues/Women’s Rights, Human Trafficking, Law/Legal Assistance, LGBTQ Rights, Peace Building/Conflict Resolution, Poverty/Hunger/Homelessness, Public Health/Health Policy, Race/Ethnicity Issues, Refugee / Humanitarian Relief, Wildlife/Animal Welfare, Workforce Development/Job Training, Youth/Leadership Development.
Atlas Corps Fellowship for Program and Project Management Professionals Desired Eligibility Criteria
Applicants do not need to possess all of the desired eligibility criteria. However, competitive candidates for this opportunity will meet some of the preferred eligibility criteria.
- Organizational and time management skills;
- Excellent interpersonal, customer service and written and spoken communication skills;
- Strong administrative skills;
- Multitasker with the ability to manage several processes simultaneously and prioritize;
- Team-builder with ability to comfortably work across teams and departments with people from around the world, as well as an ability to work with different working styles; and
- Flexibility, open-mindedness, and tolerance for uncertainty and risk.
- Demonstrated experience in project management
- Project Management certification
- Knowledge in project design, planning and budgeting
- Excellent written communication and research skills
- Familiarity with project management software such as Asana, Trello, Monday, Atlassian, Huddle, or Microsoft Project.
- Experience in facilitation and training, report writing, research, event planning, monitoring and evaluation, communications, stakeholder engagement and/or partnership building.
Atlas Corps Fellowship for Program and Project Management Professionals Application Process
Does this sound like the right opportunity for you? Applicants interested in Atlas Corps Fellowship for Program and Project Management Professionals should go through the same online application process as other applicants for the Atlas Corps Fellowship. Visit apply.atlascorps.org to learn more and start your application. The deadline to receive priority consideration for a Fellowship in 2024 is July 30, 2023.
If Program and Project Management is not your primary skill, learn more about other priority areas at apply.atlascorps.org.
Atlas Corps Fellowship for Program and Project Management ProfessionalsApplication Tips
Mark Skill 1 on your application as program management / project management and closely follow instructions and examples. A competitive program management Fellow also has a strong secondary skill in one of the following areas: Curriculum Writing / Training Development, Event Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Partnership-Building, or Research / Report Writing. Please consider marking these Skills as your Skill 2 or Skill 3 in the application if you have relevant experience.
Priority Application Deadline for the Atlas Corps Fellowship for Program and Project Management Professionals: July 30, 2023
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