Selection Process

Selection Process

The Broad Academy is a highly selective fellowship for top-level leaders who are dedicated to transforming school systems so every student receives a world-class public education.
  • 1


    Express Interest

    We encourage prospective candidates to learn more about the fellowship,
    types of leaders we seek and profiles of past Academy Fellows.

    To express interest in the Academy, please click here. Candidates will receive a response within 30 days. You also can recommend a colleague for the Academy. 

  • 2


    Informational Call

    An informational call is scheduled with select individuals to discuss the fellowship and the candidate’s career goals. Please be prepared to share your professional resume when this call is scheduled.

    Advancement decisions will be made within two weeks of this conversation.

  • 3


    Additional Questions & Data Review

    Following the informational call, select individuals will be asked to respond in writing to additional questions related to leadership, professional experiences and accomplishments. We will also request organizational data that demonstrates a track record of success.

    Once we receive those responses, candidates will hear from us within 45 days. 

  • 4


    In-Person Interview

    Select candidates will be invited to Los Angeles for a full day of in-person interviews with the Academy team and alumni. This also is a chance to meet other candidates.

    Candidates will be notified regarding any next steps two to four weeks after this interview.

    The Academy covers expenses for travel and accommodations for these interviews.

  • 5


    Reference Review

    Following in-person interviews, the Academy team will further vet select individuals. Additional conversations with the Academy team and/or network members may be scheduled during this time, as well.

  • 6


    Final Interview

    Once reference reviews are complete, a final phone interview is scheduled with the Academy team.

    You will be notified of a final decision following this interview. Please note that the Reference Review and Final Interview process can take up to two months.

    The first session of the next Academy cohort will convene for the first time in Los Angeles in Spring 2017.*

    *subject to change

  • 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.