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Encore Careers: A Second Act Can Be More Meaningful
DEVELOPING NEW PROGRAM: Dennis Kucler took his experience in global technology sales and sales management to creates a workforce development program for at-risk youth for Boys and Girls Club of Cleveland .
FACILITATING CHANGE MANAGEMENT: Leonard Young, a retired corporate lawyer, with experience in a wide variety of complex business transactions, implements a human resources growth plan for Care Alliance Health Center.
Expanding Nonprofits: Access to Knowledge, Experience and Skills
BVU’s Encore Fellows program matches individuals who demonstrate significant professional achievement with a nonprofit organization, where they help build capacity, implement strategy and, ultimately, impact the community.
“We had somebody that could dedicate their time and energy to an initiative that we just weren’t ready for from an internal standpoint.” — Ron Soeder, President, Boys and Girls Clubs of Cleveland
“We get someone of exceptional quality at an amount that we can afford. We can focus on projects that are high priority that we don’t have the professional resources to complete.” —Jean Polster, president and CEO of Neighborhood Family Practice
“I wouldn’t have been able to fill the position, hire somebody who had the depth and breadth of knowledge and have the ability to truly be an independent and functioning person. I wouldn’t have been able to afford that level of person.” — Melanie Hogan, executive director of LEAP
Fellows help nonprofits build capacity, grow strategically and ultimately, have a broader impact on the community. Here’s How It Works.
Step 1: Identify the Need
With guidance from BVU, the nonprofit will identify and outline the strategic project and skills required. The nonprofit will complete a project request form.
Step 2: Recruitment
BVU will recruit, screen and interview candidates to learn more about their background, skills and fit for the project.
Step 4: Selection
The nonprofit will interview candidates from BVU and make their selection.
Step 4: Engagement
BVU will bring together the nonprofit and candidate to review project details and finalize the engagement.
Download Your Fellow Application
Download Nonprofit Project Description Application
Searching for an Accounting and Human Resources Fellow who is responsible for accounting tasks involved in the financial management of the organization including accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, account analysis and reconciliation, budget preparation and financial reporting, as well as a broad range of Human Resource responsibilities