Candidate Profile

Candidate Profile

We welcome applications from leaders who have successfully transformed complex organizations and have a strong commitment to improving urban public education in America.

Who should apply?

We seek high-performing, experienced leaders who are committed to being agents of change on behalf of students, families and communities. Strong candidates are focused on driving positive outcomes at scale for all young people, particularly the student groups traditionally underserved by our public school systems. Each Academy cohort includes 15-20 participants.

This fellowship is for leaders in education who run: 

  • Urban school districts
  • Urban public charter school networks
  • State education agencies
  • Public school turnaround systems

Leaders both inside and outside education also are encouraged to apply if you:

  • Have significant experience and proven results as a high-level, system leader
  • Are civic-minded and passionate about creating life-changing opportunities for young people through urban public education

In addition, successful candidates for the Academy display transformative leadership skills. To better understand the profile of a successful Academy candidate, we encourage you to review our Academy alumni and featured profiles to learn more about our alumni, their backgrounds and accomplishments.

How can you apply?

The first step is to let us know you are interested in joining the Academy and taking your leadership to new heights. You will receive a response within 30 days. Learn more about the selection process.

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The Broad Academy engages participants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, age, gender, marital status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic covered by law. All who believe they meet the stated qualifications are invited to express interest and submit a resume for consideration. The Broad Center is an equal opportunity employer.