Selection Process

Selection Process

The selection process is highly competitive and differs from traditional hiring processes. More than 1,700 people applied to The Broad Residency in 2015.

2015-2016 Selection Process Details and Timeline

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    STEP 1: Submit Resume Online

    Applicants submit resumes online beginning September 1, 2015. We accept and review resumes on a rolling basis through January 22, 2016. 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 that provide more details about the candidate's interest and skill set. Once a candidate receives an invitation to apply, the application is due and reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications are typically due within four weeks. Selected candidates are advanced to the 1st 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.

    From November through January, second-round interviews are held monthly, on Fridays.

    In February and March, second-round interviews will be held on the following dates:

    • February 19 (Los Angeles)
    • February 20 (Los Angeles)
    • March 4 (Dallas)
    • March 5 (Dallas)
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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 in November and December 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 will interview with partner organizations beginning in April.

    Candidates who advance beyond the second round in January, February and March 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, Broad Residents gather for the mandatory Orientation session to meet and network with their Residency cohort. The hiring organization determines exact start dates, likely in July or August 2016.


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