Applications for the John T. Gorman Foundation Fellowship Are Open

Applications for the John T. Gorman Foundation Fellowship Are Now Open

Now in its Third Cohort, The Program Seeks to Equip Maine Nonprofit and Public-Sector Leaders With The Skills They Need to Impact Systems Change

PORTLAND – The John T. Gorman Foundation is currently accepting applications for the third cohort of the John T. Gorman Fellowship. Participants should be devoted to issues related to the Foundation’s mission and investment priorities: improving educational achievement for young children, promoting successful transitions to adulthood for vulnerable older youth, helping struggling parents to support their families and enabling more seniors to successfully age in place.

Within these focus areas, the John T. Gorman Fellowship seeks to develop a pool of leaders in public sector systems, non-profits, community-based service organizations and advocacy initiatives from across the state. Through the Fellowship, these leaders apply results-based leadership strategies in their work to measurably better the lives of Maine people.

Fellows learn and practice numerous leadership skills to impact systems change, learning from and with a community of peers. Seminars give fellows the opportunity to hear from and interact with national experts on topics related to the curriculum and content areas. By the end of the Program, the Foundation expects that fellows will be able to:

  • Increase Individual Capacity: Fellows will make enhanced contributions, in their current role, by developing their capacity as a results leader;
  • Broaden Local Capacity: Fellows will work with local leaders, partners and stakeholders to develop a concrete process for building the capacity that sustains this results-work over the long-term;
  • Accelerate Progress: Fellows will accelerate progress towards meeting specific program and population-level targets; and,
  • Broadening Organizational Capacity: Fellows will engage their organization and the work of their organization in developing results leadership competencies and developing a results culture.

Past participants include Cat Myatt, Executive Director of the Bangor Boys & Girls Club; Liz Cotter Schlax, President & CEO of United Way of Greater Portland; Stephanie LeBlanc, Executive Director of Oxford County Mental Health Services; Colin O’Neill, Associate Commissioner for Juvenile Services, Maine Department of Corrections; and, Charley Martin-Berry, Executive Director of the Community Caring Collaborative.

The 2019 John T. Gorman Fellowship applicants may come from across Maine and do not need to be current Foundation grantees. They must have at least seven years of experience in fields related to one of the Foundation’s four priority areas and must be in a position of influence and responsibility at their organizations. Completed applications must be received via our online application portal by 11:59 pm EST on Thursday, September 6, 2018. The Foundation will extend interviews to prospective candidates in mid-October, with final selection and notification taking place in mid-December. The 2019 cohort will be publicly announced in January.

To learn more about the John T. Gorman Foundation or to apply, please visit