Become a Host Organization
Host and Fellow BenefitsMost organizations that apply to host to an Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellow understand the need for community engagement, sustainability and excellent design. What they lack is the capacity to make these principles a reality for their operations. Being matched with an Enterprise Rose Fellow gives the host a passionate team member dedicated to this pursuit. In exchange, the host offers the Fellow career-critical on-the-ground experience with community development processes and financing.
An Enterprise Rose Fellow works for three years as part of the host’s staff, assisting with development tasks, from neighborhood planning and site planning to architectural plans, financing applications and public approvals. All Enterprise Rose Fellows hold a professional degree in Architecture, and most are either recently licensed or pursing licensure. Host organizations also benefit from the Enterprise Rose Fellowship network, by participating in fellowship gatherings, site visits and periodic conference calls with the Fellowship Director.
Enterprise partners with the host organization to fund the salary of the fellow and provides mentorship and training opportunities. The host supports the development of the fellow’s career by providing the necessary assignments, work environment, supervision, and fringe benefits.
- Organization must be a 501(c)(3) community development corporation (CDC), community housing development organization (CDHO), or Tribally-Designated Housing Entity.
- Organization must show a track record of successfully completing real estate projects that promote neighborhood and community development for the benefit of low-income families
- Organization must have a sufficient number of active projects to provide challenging assignments for the fellow.
- Host organizations must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in design, sustainable building principles, affordable housing, as well as meaningful community engagement in design and planning.
- The fellow’s supervisor must be identified in the host’s application and have the capacity and mentoring skills to provide effective training and supervision.
- A strong working relationship with local or regional Enterprise offices is desirable but not required.
Application ProcessThe first step to becoming a Fellowship Host is to complete a Letter of Inquiry (LOI), including a proposed work plan for the first 15 months of the Fellowship.
Prospective host organizations are strongly encouraged to discuss their LOI with the Enterprise Rose Fellowship team prior to submittal.
For details on the Fellowship and the application process, see the Host Organization Application Information. Please review the LOI requirements thoroughly, and direct all questions to the Enterprise Rose Fellowship.
Timeline for 2014-2016 Fellowships
|Host organization Letter of Inquiry (LOI) due||March 1, 2013|
|Host organization finalists notified||March 2013|
|Host organizations selected||April 2013|
|Fellowship applications open||May 2013|