Apply to The Fellowship
Applicants who are right for The Fellowship want to design, found, lead, and sustain a high-performing, urban charter school. This school is relentless in putting students on the path to college.
During the interview process we want to know more about who you are as a leader and the vision that you have – and are shaping – for a school. BES believes that great leaders not only want to be pushed and challenged to be better, but know that for their vision to become a reality, we must push with rigor and enthusiasm.
If you are not familiar with BES or have not yet spoken with one of our recruiters, we recommend scheduling a pre-application informational phone call. Please upload your resume here and a recruiter will reach out to you to schedule a call within 72 hours.
Next, we’d like to learn about you through our online application—a series of questions designed to inform us about your leadership style and your ideal school design. This is the first step in the application process and will take you approximately 60 minutes to complete, and must be completed in one sitting. At this time you will also be prompted to submit introductory information and upload your resume. Once your initial application is submitted, applicants will hear back from BES within 1 week. If you move forward to the next step in the selection process, you will receive a video interview link within 1 week.
After BES reviews your online application and resume, select candidates will be invited to participate in a video interview, answering questions via webcam from the point of view of a charter school leader. This step typically takes 60-90 minutes. Candidates are advised to be in a quiet place. This does not need to be scheduled and requires no preparation.
Once BES reviews formal applications, select candidates are invited to participate in a series of phone interviews with members of the selection committee. Each interview is between 20-45 minutes long and focuses on getting to know your vision for a school and who you are as a leader in more depth. There is no preparation required for either phone interview. For those applying to the BES Summer Leaders Internship, the final step is the phone call. Select applicants to the BES Fellowship are asked to participate in a rigorous in-person interview with members of the committee.
For applicants to The Fellowship, the final step is an in-person interview in Boston. The individual interview is rigorous and intense–as is the work of founding a charter school. Members of the selection committee will look for humility, ability to articulate a clear vision of a charter school that is in agreement with the BES approach, persistence, and strong entrepreneurial instincts.
2017 Fellowship Territories
For the 2017-18 Fellowship , BES is seeking fearless leaders to design, found, and lead schools in deserving communities nationwide. The need is great and urgent.