The Wexner Field Fellowship provides opportunities for growth to promising Jewish professionals who plan to continue to pursue careers as leaders in the North American Jewish community.
Through the Wexner Field Fellowship, Jewish professional leaders are provided coaching, Jewish learning, and professional development funds. This cohort-based program will deepen these professionals’ leadership skills alongside a rich network of colleagues for this three-year program and the rest of their career.
Through this three-year intensive professional development program Field Fellows will:
Field Fellows will:
If you have applied to any of The Wexner Foundation’s programs in the past, you are welcome to re-apply with an entirely new application. Because we are creating a cohort, each applicant pool results in different selections and re-applications are considered independently from past applications. If you applied to the Wexner Field Fellowship last year, you are not eligible to apply again this year unless it is your last year of eligibility.
To apply for the Wexner Field Fellowship, all eligibility requirements must be met. Please note there are no exceptions to the eligibility requirements listed below. A new class will be selected each year, so you may be eligible to apply in the future if you are not currently eligible.
The Wexner Foundation is focused on the health and safety of our community. Guided by public health and medical professionals on our COVID Advisory Committee, the Foundation requires all incoming participants in Wexner programs to be up to date on their COVID-19 vaccination according to the CDC. All applicants must submit proof of up-to-date vaccination before a finalist interview. If you have questions or concerns about this vaccination policy, please contact Dara Katzner at email@example.com.
Previous WFF applicants:
All eligible applicants are encouraged to apply, irrespective of denominational affiliation, gender, racial or ethnic origin, disability or sexual orientation.
OCTOBER 26, 2023 AT 1:00PM (EASTERN)
Field Fellow applicants must submit a pre-application and a full application to be considered for the fellowship. Applications will not be accepted after the deadline. We recommend that you submit your full application several days in advance of the 1:00PM Eastern deadline on October 26th to allow for any technical complications that might arise.
Applicants will be notified by email as to whether they have been invited for an interview. Please contact Dara Katzner if you haven’t received an email from us by November 13th.
DECEMBER 3-6, 2023: FINALIST INTERVIEWS
A select number of finalists will be required to interview on Zoom. The selection of Fellows is made by the Wexner Field Fellowship Selection Committee, which is composed of professionals who are committed to Jewish professional leadership.
Wexner Field Fellowship Class 8 Fellows are selected.
WFF Class 8 publicly announced.
INSTITUTES STARTING MARCH 2024
Any candidate accepted as a Wexner Field Fellow must attend institutes on the days listed below, as well as subsequent Spring and Fall Institutes through 2026 for three years total. If it is not possible to gather in person, a Virtual Institute will be held on the days listed below, with some additional programming via Zoom in the weeks preceding and following the Virtual Institute, not to exceed an additional 4 hours per month.
Please contact Dara Katzner, Program Coordinator.
Opportunities to learn, connect, and exercise leadership do not end with the active fellowship. Through the Wexner Professional Leadership Programs Alumni Network, alumni of the Wexner Graduate Fellowship/Davidson Scholars Program and Wexner Field Fellowship (as well as eventual alumni of the new fellowship for emerging leaders) are invited and encouraged to participate in, and contribute to, our alumni network and community.
The Wexner Field Fellowship was created in 2013 in partnership with the Jim Joseph Foundation to focus on developing promising Jewish professionals’ leadership skills while enveloping them in a rich network of Jewish professionals. Through in-person, intensive conferences and virtual meetings, Wexner Field Fellows are exposed to Jewish educational and professional growth opportunities while addressing their unique needs of career progress.
Fellows are selected based on their past accomplishments, current motivation and engagement, and the exceptional attributes they will contribute to the cohort of 15 Jewish professionals of which they will be a part.