Apply Now For An Eagle Rock Public Allies Fellowship

It was back in mid-September of last year that we introduced you to Eagle Rock’s 2013-2014 Public Allies Fellows. Now, just five short months later, we’re already looking ahead to August 31 of this year, which is when we’ll welcome our 2014-2015 class of Fellows.

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If you’re unfamiliar with it, the Public Allies Fellowship Program at Eagle Rock, falling under the auspices of our Professional Development Center, offers people ages 18 to 30 that are interested in youth development and educational change an opportunity to serve here at our nationally recognized and award-winning residential high school in Estes Park, Colorado. Through our unique service and training opportunity – which ultimately focuses on reengaging youth in their own education – our Public Allies Fellows gain skills that make them highly effective teachers, leadership trainers, and youth workers.

Now, if you’re stumbling upon our blog because of your interest in applying for one the fellowships available at Eagle Rock, here’s the skinny on us: Eagle Rock is a leader in the nationwide effort to reengage youth in their own education. By engaging with students to understand what is and isn’t working for them in their own education – and by facilitating the efforts of others interested in the same – we contribute to making a meaningful difference in communities and education.

Our innovative curriculum draws extensively from our unique mountain setting, emphasizing environmentalism, outdoor education, active learning, community service, and traditional academic subjects, while our Professional Development Center provides teachers and others with opportunities to develop innovative curricula and teaching methods that can be used to better serve the needs of similar students in their communities.

But we digress. Back to the Public Allies opportunity…

We are seeking creative and enthusiastic college graduates (or those who have life experience that equals a college degree) who can share their diverse backgrounds and experiences here at Eagle Rock. Applicants need to have an interest in – and experience working with – young people. As a result, we’re looking for people who bring a passion for learning and a desire to participate as an engaged member of our unique residential community. We want Fellows who are willing to make a serious commitment to our program, which lasts one year starting in August.

If an Eagle Rock Public Allies Fellowship sounds like something you’d like to learn more about or apply for, please visit the application information page online today (and by ‘today,’ we really mean today… that’s because the deadline for apply for a Fellowship is March 1, which is just four days from now). Going forward, our hiring timeline is:

  • Application deadline: March 1, 2014
  • Phone interviews: March & April 2014
  • Hiring decisions: May 2014
  • Report to Eagle Rock: August 31, 2014
  • Fellowship program dates: August 31, 2014 – August 14, 2015

If you apply, you will be notified if you have been selected for a phone interview after the March 1 deadline and before May. In the meantime, we appreciate your interest and ask that you remain patient and not attempt to reach out to us regarding the status of your application.

Finally, if you’re not entirely sold yet on the opportunity, and you want to know what it’s really like to serve as an Eagle Rock Public Allies Fellow, be sure to check out this write up from Kimberly Maul over at Idealist: Public Allies, Idealist, and how changemakers are tackling education in Colorado.

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