2. The Match
Matching you with the right opportunity
ServiceCorps provides our Fellows with a handbook of Social Sector Partners who are interested in hosting you with the following information:
- General information about Social Sector Partner
- Areas where host organization can utilize a Fellow
- What job/role host organization has in mind for a Fellow
- Direct service component (what the work in the field looks like) at host organization
- Learning and professional growth opportunities at host organization
- Host organization culture and environment
- Other benefits of working at host organization
After reviewing the Social Sector Partner Handbook, ServiceCorps Fellows select Social Sector Partners to "Request To Interview." From there, ServiceCorps reaches out to these host organizations with the following information about each interested Fellow:
- Interest Statement
Social Sector Partners determine which Fellows to extend an "Offer To Interview."
ServiceCorps makes formal introduction between Fellow and the key contact(s) at Social Sector Partner via email.
It is the Fellows responsibility to reach out to key contact(s) to arrange the necessary "Fit Interview".
Due to geographic and cost constraints, the majority of interactions between Fellows and Social Sector Partners will take place remotely. ServiceCorps continues to evaluate technology solutions to make "Fit Interviews" run as smoothly as possible, but for the time being, email and phone are the preferred methods of communication.
It is the Social Sector Partners responsibility to be responsive and to arrange any additional evaluation steps needed by their organization, such as: case studies, request for writing samples, Excel tests, additional applications, questions, etc.
ServiceCorps is available to help facilitate any aspects of the "Fit" Interview process as needed.
The interview guide below has some helpful suggestions for questions:
After the conclusion of the "Fit" Interviews, Fellows provide ServiceCorps with:
- A ranking of the Social Sector Partner(s) they would to be open to a "Service Placement Offer" with
Simultaneously, Social Sector Partners provide ServiceCorps with:
- A ranking of the Fellow(s) they would be willing to extend a "Service Placement Offer" to
- The number of Fellows they would be willing to host for the year
ServiceCorps uses these mutual preferences to make a match.
Memorandum of Understanding
ServiceCorps Fellow and their placement Social Sector Partner organization work together to create a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). This signed document serves as the the de facto "job description" and is the basis for a transparent and collaborative Service Placement.
ServiceCorps and our Social Sector Partner organizations who are extending "Service Placement Offers" enter into a contract for them to host each Fellow.