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Offer: 2012 ProInspire Fellowships for the next generation of nonprofit leaders - Apply by February 8!

ProInspire is building the next generation of nonprofit leaders by expanding the talent pipeline, developing professionals, and increasing diversity in the sector. We are passionate about accelerating social impact and being catalysts of outstanding performance.

Our flagship program, the ProInspire Fellowship, recruits top business professionals with 2-5 years of business experience who want to use their skills for social impact and to invest in a growing community of ProInspire fellows. Fellows spend one year working in an analytical or strategic role at a nonprofit organization. After the Fellowship, Fellows engage with our community of alumni to continue investing in the sector.

This highly competitive program offers targeted positions with leading nonprofits, monthly trainings with a cohort of peers, a coach, and a network to support career growth. Previous ProInspire Fellows come from across the U.S. with experience at Bain, Credit Suisse, General Mills, J.P. Morgan, Microsoft, Parthenon Capital, and other leading companies. Fellows work with top nonprofits based in the Washington D.C. area.

Program Overview
The Fellowship program runs for 12 months, with start dates in April 2012 and August 2012. Hiring partners include organizations focused on community development, education, international development, health, microfinance, social investing, and youth development. Roles for 2011 ProInspire Fellows included:
ACCION International: Impact Investing Analyst
City First Enterprises: Program Manager
GAVI Alliance: Innovative Finance Analyst

Fellows participate in a 2-day Orientation, a mandatory Fellows retreat, monthly workshops, coaching, and leadership development projects. Fellows also receive career/graduate school support. After the program, Fellows stay in the social sector, find other career opportunities, or attend graduate school. Annual compensation of $42,000 and health benefits are provided by the hiring organization.

Selection Criteria
ProInspire conducts a rigorous selection process based on the selection criteria and needs of hiring organizations. Successful candidates will have:
A minimum of two years of business experience by August 2012
Passion for using their business skills to have a positive impact on society
Humility and eagerness to learn
Demonstrated initiative, self-direction and a “can-do” attitude
Adaptability in ambiguous situations and demonstrated ability to learn quickly
Strong analytical, problem solving, and project management skills
Willingness to live in Washington D.C. for the program

Learn More
Check out the video: http://www.proinspire.org/#video
Join them for an information call: http://proinspire2012infocalls.eventbrite.com/

To Apply
Candidates applying for April 1st start dates or priority consideration for the August start dates should submit their resume and cover letter through our website by Wednesday, February 8th, 2012. Apply online at http://www.proinspire.org/fellows/apply/.

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