The Right People on the Bus - July 2019

The Right People on the Bus is a monthly round up of job, consulting, and fellowship opportunities that people connected to Optimistic Anthropology are recruiting to fill.  We do this because we love connecting people to resources and opportunities to shape a more positive world. If you end up applying for any of these opportunities, we'd love to know. And if you email to let us know, we might even be able to give someone a head's up to look for your application!

We add opportunities to this page on a rolling basis throughout the month! So, be sure to check back to see what’s new.

Quick links:

Job Opportunities

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Consulting Opportunities

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Fellowships, Accelerators, Etc.

Blue Ridge Labs @Robin Hood is accepting applications from founders of mission-driven startups that can improve the lives of low-income New Yorkers for their Catalyst incubator program which aims to help founders turn a proven but small-scale concept into a scalable technology platform. Catalyst is a is a 6-month program which includes $50,000 in funding (+ health care reimbursement, and a research budget), executive coaching, product design support, and co-working space. The program runs November 4, 2019 - end of April 2020. Applications due August 29, 2019.

This year's Catalyst program starts the week of November 4, 2019 and ends April 2020.Application deadline is Wednesday, August 28 at 11:59 pm!

Foster America, a non-profit organization with a mission to improve the lives of America’s most vulnerable children, is recruiting 12+ extraordinary professionals to join our fourth Foster America Fellows cohort, launching in October 2019 and lasting 18 months. Each fellow is matched to a specific role and host agency, aligned with his or her strengths, skills, and expertise. Applications due August 5, 2019 at 11:59pm ET.

FUSE Corps is recruiting for its next fall cohort of mid-career Fuse Fellows. For 12 months, fellows are embedded with local government agencies, working alongside city leaders to bring new approaches, diverse perspectives, and community-based solutions. During their year of service, fellows also have access to valuable learning opportunities — in-person and online sessions in design thinking, change management, and leadership development. The term of the Fall cohort’s service will span September 23, 2019 and ends September 21, 2020. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

REDF is recruiting a cohort of incredible employment social enterprise leaders -- those who are building revenue-generating businesses that hire and support people who are striving to overcome significant employment barriers. REDF Accelerator Fellows receive expert guidance on core business competencies, employee support programs, and the opportunity to plug into a network of like-minded peers. Upon completion, they are also eligible for investment from REDF. Learn more about the program. Applications due by July 29, 2019.

Recruiting for a fully-funded Fellowship, accelerator, etc.? Please note that in keeping with our commitment to equity, we only promote fully-funded opportunities. Submit them through the form at:

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