Host an Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellow, Application Deadline
Applications are now open for Host Organizations to join the fall 2019-2020 class of Rose Fellows. DEADLINE is Friday, November 9.
Organizations apply to join the Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellowship because they seek to leverage the power of design and creativity to tackle issues of equity, opportunity, and sustainability in the communities they serve. The Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellow is a passionate, full-time team member dedicated to this pursuit for two years. Fellows become fully emerged in the work of the organization and become a resource that allows their organization to pursue innovative efforts that might not otherwise be possible. All fellows hold a professional degree in architecture or landscape architecture, and many are pursuing licensure or are already licensed.
Fellowships focus on a range of topics, including: resident-oriented design, health and housing, community engagement, collaborative design processes, creative placemaking, and resilience and sustainability. Enterprise partners with the host organization to select the fellow and provides mentorship and training to the fellow over the two-year period. By participating in the national cohort of fellows and hosts, both have the opportunity to share their work and connect with peers from across the country and bring innovative ideas and best practices back to their local communities. Hosts also support the fellow by providing a comprehensive workplan, day-to-day supervision, a stimulating work environment, and fringe benefits.
Prospective host organizations are strongly encouraged to discuss their application with the Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellowship team before submitting an application. The application requires:
- Narrative responses including organizational information and a statement of intent
- Proof of 501(c)(3) or Tribally-Designated Housing Entity Status
- A draft work plan for the first 15 months of the fellowship term (See templates for the draft work)
- A project pipeline and three years of audited financials may be requested as additional documentation
Host organizations must demonstrate:
- Commitment to excellence in design, sustainable building principles, affordable housing and meaningful community engagement
- Track record of completing projects that benefit low-income families
- Sufficient projects and pipeline to provide challenging assignments
- Ability to mentor and provide effective training and supervision
- Organization must be a 501(c)(3) community development corporation (CDC), community housing development organization (CDHO) or Tribally-Designated Housing Entity
- Strong working relationship with local or regional Enterprise offices is desirable but not required