Selection Process

Selection Process

The selection process is highly competitive and differs from traditional hiring processes. More than 3,000 people applied to The Broad Residency in 2017.

2017-2018 Selection Process Details and Timeline

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    STEP 1: Submit Resume Online

    Applicants may submit resumes online beginning August 1, 2017. We accept and review resumes on a rolling basis through January 12, 2018. We will accept resumes from prospective Associate Residents until February 9, 2018. Applicants are encouraged to submit far in advance of the final deadline. Selected candidates advance to the application stage.

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    STEP 2: Submit an Application

    The application consists of employment history, an essay question and a recorded video response, providing more details about the candidate's interests and skill set. Once a candidate receives an invitation to apply, the application is typically due within four weeks and reviewed on a rolling basis. Selected candidates are advanced to the first-round interview.

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    STEP 3: First-Round Interview

    Candidates who advance to the first round will take part in a phone interview. First-round interviews are conducted on a rolling basis.

    Selected first-round candidates will advance to a second-round interview.

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    STEP 4: Second-Round Interview

    Candidates attend a full day of interviews with Broad Residency staff and alumni, including panel interviews and group activities to assess candidates’ skills and aptitude for management and leadership in urban public education. The Broad Residency provides all travel and lodging.

    Second-round interviews will be held on the following dates:


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    STEP 5: Final Interview

    Final interviews are conducted by the hiring organizations, which make the ultimate decisions. Candidates who advance beyond the second round and completed their First-Round Interview no later than mid-November will follow one of two paths:

    -The Broad Residency will help candidates actively searching for new roles identify interview opportunities before organizational interviews begin.

    -Candidates who can wait to transition to a new role will interview with partner organizations beginning in April.

    All other Candidates will interview with partner organizations in April. Joining the Residency is contingent on accepting a job offer from a partner organization.

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    STEP 6: Begin The Broad Residency

    In July 2018, new Broad Residents gather for a mandatory orientation session to meet and network with their Residency cohort. The hiring organizations determine exact start dates for new roles, likely in July or August 2018.



The Broad Residency is a unique opportunity for you to immediately impact the education of America’s students. Submit your resume today.