BECOME AN OAKLAND SURGE FELLOW

APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2020 SURGE FELLOWSHIP ARE NOW CLOSED

OAKLAND 2020 RECRUITMENT SEASON KEY DATES

Applications Due:
June 21, 2019

Selection Day(s):
July 23 & July 24, 2019

Oakland 2020 Cohort Announcement:
August 5, 2019

Oakland 2020 Welcome Mixer:
August 29, 2019

SURGE OAKLAND 2020 FELLOWSHIP SESSION DATES

Opening Retreat:
September 12-14, 2019

Session 2:
October 11, 2019

Session 3:
November 8, 2019

Session 4:
December 13, 2019

Session 5:
January 10-11, 2020
(overnight stay)

Session 6:
February 14, 2020

Session 7:
March 13, 2020

Session 8:
April 10, 2020

Session 9:
May 8, 2020

Session 10:
June 12, 2020

Session 11 & Graduation Retreat: 
July 9-11, 2020

As a fellow you will leave the program having developed an understanding of competency in organizational management, relationship management, strategic planning and problem solving, navigating complex environments, and expertise in the history and structure of public education. Each fellow will have demonstrated an ability to achieve and lead better, learning how to have a tremendous impact on the broad landscape of leadership and education.

Surge Innovates Through…

IDENTIFICATION. Identifying promising leaders already active within the education sector—instead of focusing on attracting talent from other fields—thus ensuring impressive ROI

TRAINING. Adapting leadership development best practices—full-spectrum support of a carefully selected cohort—to nurture bold leaders committed to building social and racial justice

CHAMPIONING. Providing executive skills training and critical coaching support to high-potential leaders who rarely have access to accelerated learning opportunities

Oakland Surge Fellows are…

CONNECTED. African-American, Latinx or Asian/Pacific Islander emerging leaders working in systems of schools, public policy, education philanthropy and advocacy organizations

ELITE. Proven high-potential trailblazers with track records of professional success

EXPERIENCED. Minimum if six years of relevant working experience and at least a bachelor’s degree.

PASSIONATE. Serving high-need communities, preferably with connections to these communities.

CANDIDATE CRITERIA

  • Oakland-based African-American, Latinx or Asian/Pacific Islander leader between the ages of 28 to 40
  • Bachelor’s degree (minimum)
  • Minimum of six years of work experience
  • Employed in education or youth-serving role (district, charter, public policy, philanthropy or advocacy/non profit) at the initiation of and for the duration of the fellowship
  • Passion for positively impacting the lives of young people and their communities

FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS

Sponsoring organizations are expected to pay a tuition of $5,000 per fellow for the program. Limited scholarships are available for accepted candidates with financial needs.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Two letters of recommendation; one must be from current organization
  • Résumé
  • Completed responses to essay questions
  • Completed memorandum of understanding
  • Ability to attend all sessions and participate for the duration of the program

If you have specific questions, contact Surge at oakland@surgeinstitute.org.