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    Named in honor of the first CEO of CNCS and one of the first champions of national service, the Eli Segal Fellow will have the opportunity to work with the CEO’s Office and other departments in the agency to advance national service policy, operations and strategy. Successful fellows will have an entrepreneurial spirit and will have access to high level officials to craft a project and initiative that will help advance the mission of national service and the strategic goals of CNCS. Fellows will also be part of a nation-wide network of Segal Fellows through the Eli Segal Citizen Leadership Project at Brandeis University.

    This unique 13 month opportunity is open to past national service participants with exceptional leadership ability, drive, and commitment to help to advance the mission and strategic goals of the Corporation. National Service alumni must have successfully completed a full-time term of service in AmeriCorps State National, AmeriCorps NCCC (1,700 hours), or AmeriCorps VISTA (one year).  The Fellowship must begin within three years of the end of the applicant’s AmeriCorps term of service. Those alumni who were in active military service and/or other full time service (for example, Peace Corps) within the past three years, may be exempt from the requirement of completing AmeriCorps within the last three years.

    Eli Segal was a giant in the national service movement. He was a key architect of the 1993 national service legislation and served as the first Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation for National and Community Service. As CEO he successfully launched AmeriCorps and managed the creation of a new federal agency that united the longstanding Senior Corps and VISTA with the newer AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) and Learn and Serve America programs. After leaving CNCS, he remained a tireless friend and champion for national service, serving on the boards of several organizations and helping build the AmeriCorps alumni movement. The Eli Segal Fellowship program was created to honor Eli Segal and continue his work of advancing national service in America, through the Corporation for National and Community Service.

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    • Advancing the Corporation’s strategic goals.
    • Contributing to executive-level policy initiatives, including development of new programs, and strengthening high-level stakeholder partnerships.
    • Supporting select projects across the agency based on the Corporation’s priorities and your skills and interests, including: program management, research, writing, editing, data analysis, event planning, supervising student interns, and public speaking engagements.
    • Gaining in-depth insight into the operations of a federal agency, including interacting with and possibly traveling on behalf of the Corporation.
    • Supporting national service participation on the ground during disaster response and recovery, as necessary.
    • Developing management abilities through training and mentoring with Eli's family and colleagues as well as executive leaders in federal government, the non-profit world.
    • Participating in the Eli J. Segal Citizen Leadership Program, a national network which aims to inspire, support, and enable new generations of leaders (http://segal.brandeis.edu/).

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - less than 25% travel may be required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    AmeriCorps Alumni

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