Candidate Requirements

All qualified Matched Resident candidates must have the following:

  • An advanced degree, such as a master’s, J.D. or Ph.D.
  • A minimum of fours years of full-time work experience, not including internships, with at least two years of experience in one or more of the following functional areas: finance, operations, project management, information technology, talent or strategy
  • A track record of strong management
  • Ability to manage complex relationships and work well with diverse communities, management styles and personalities
  • High levels of energy, determination and perseverance
  • Superb analytical, problem-solving and project-management skills
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to learn quickly
  • Passion for improving urban public education and a long-term commitment to a career working in a K-12 public school system

Selection Process

For Matched Residents, our selection process has six stages. Most occur on a rolling basis beginning in August. Each Residency cohort begins with an orientation session held in July of the following year.


Stage 1: Submit your resume (August – January)

We accept and review resumes on a rolling basis, but we encourage you to submit as early as possible, giving you ample time to prepare for each stage of the selection process.

Stage 2: Complete your application (August – February)

If you meet our program qualifications, we will ask you to provide more details about your interests and skill set by submitting an employment history, answering an essay question and recording several short video responses. You will have up to four weeks to complete these tasks, depending on when you submit your resume.

Stage 3: Phone interview (August – February)

If you are advanced to this stage, you will be invited to participate in a phone interview with our team.

Stage 4: In-person interview (December – March)

If you are invited to continue after your phone interview, you will attend a full-day interview session. These include panel interviews and group activities to assess your potential for success in management and leadership in urban public education. They also offer opportunities for candidates to meet program alumni and learn more about possible roles, the program and the experience. Travel and accommodations are provided. Candidates who advance past the in-person interview in December may be eligible for early Stage 5 matches in January and February.

Stage 5: Matching and final interviews (April – May)

If you are advanced to this stage, you will proceed through our matching process. At this stage, you will interview with our partner organizations for the roles to which you have been matched. If you are offered and accept a job with one of them, you will matriculate into The Broad Residency.

Stage 6: Begin the Residency (July – August)

Your new employer will determine your exact start date. All Residents must attend an orientation session in July.

Your Time is Now

As a Broad Resident, you will have a unique opportunity to make meaningful impact on behalf of the students and communities you serve. This could be a pivotal next step in the development of a meaningful career. Your time is now. Apply today.
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