Apply for 2023 Cohort

Career Pathways

Thank you for your interesting in applying to the Career Pathways 2023 Program! Applications are due on Friday, October 7. All applicants will be notified of their acceptance status into the 2023 cohorts by late November 2022.

For more information about the 2023 program join us on Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. ET for the Career Pathways 2023 Program Information Session.

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Essay narratives are required for the following questions:

  • What would you seek to achieve through your participation in the Career Pathways program? How would your participation and connection to Career Pathways & Council on Foundations network help you fulfill your professional goals within the next five years? (No more than 500 words)
  • Describe a mentor or leader you have worked with that you admire. What did you learn about their leadership? What did you learn about yourself? (No more than 200 words)
  • Describe what you consider to be a significant (positive or negative) professional learning experience. What did you learn from this experience, and how has it changed you professionally? (No more than 250 words)
  • What is your definition of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging? What role does diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging play in your professional career, and within the philanthropic sector? How have you advocated for individuals who have identified as being from marginalized communities? (No more than 250 words)
  • Given the current context, how do you see philanthropy’s role in this movement of anti-black violence, anti-racism, xenophobia, etc.? (No more than 250 words)
  • Describe a significant challenge facing philanthropy and/or philanthropic leadership today. How would you as a leader navigate or rectify it? (No more than 250 words)
  • Career Pathways is a 5-month development program, that includes four multiple-day virtual sessions, and continuous work throughout the duration of the program. Applicants should be willing and capable of dedicating the time and effort required to successfully complete and excel in this program. What are some ways in which you plan on staying engaged and motivated throughout the program? (No more than 150 words)
  • Please comment on why you selected to apply for the 5-month or 9-month cohort. (No more than 150 words)

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