Encore Fellowships HPE 

Eligible applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Retiring from HPE in FY21, FY22, FY23 or participated in the FY20 HPE U.S. Voluntary Career Transition Program.
  • Commit to start the fellowship within 6 months of acceptance into the HPE Encore Fellowships Program or within 6 months of HPE approved departure date, whichever is later.
  • Commit to 1,000 hours of work for a nonprofit within 12 months.

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HPE eligible team members only.
Apply through August 1, 2023.
Must be disconnected from the HPE firewall to submit the application

About

Encore Fellows are embedded as part of the host organizations’ staff, which allows them to deliver greater impact than as volunteers, board members, or short-term consultants. Throughout the year, CoGenerate (formerly Encore.org) brings Fellows and social-sector executives together to share their experiences, offer networking opportunities and further understanding of the nonprofit sector and how to capture the value of multigenerational teams.

Virtual and in-person Encore Fellowships are available.

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How it Works

  • The fellowship assignment lasts from 6 to 12 months, full-time or part-time.
  • The $25,000 stipend is paid by the nonprofit host through payments (normally once or twice a month) over the course of the fellowship.
  • The fellowship takes place on site of the nonprofit host or virtually.

Things to Know

  • CoGenerate Encore Fellows commit to 1,000 hours of work for a nonprofit organization within 12 months.
  • HPE is sponsoring a limited number of fellowships in FY23.
  • All applications received before August 1, 2023 (including those received in FY21, FY22 or participated in the FY20 HPE U.S. Voluntary Career Transition Program) will be considered for HPE sponsorships in 2023.
  • Applicants receiving HPE sponsorships in FY23 1H will be notified by May 1, 2023, and those receiving HPE sponsorships in the FY23 2H will be notified by August 14, 2023.
  • HPE confirms sponsorship eligibility but is not involved in the selection or matching process.
  • Fellowships must start within 6 months of acceptance into the CoGenerate Encore Fellowships program or within 6 months of their HPE approved company departure date, whichever is later.
  • Candidates not selected for HPE sponsored fellowships become part of the CoGenerate Encore Fellowships Program open pool and over time, may be matched based on local needs.
  • Matches are based on mutual agreement by CoGenerate, the nonprofit host organization, and the applicant.

A match is not guaranteed.

Next Steps

  • CoGenerate will screen applications and make recommendations to HPE on sponsorship selections based on interests, skills, locations, and other application criteria.
  • CoGenerate matches individuals selected for the CoGenerate Encore Fellowships Program with a nonprofit host organization based on cultural fit, skills, area of interest, and the opportunity to make an impact.
  • Nonprofit organizations are vetted for their readiness to leverage the applicant’s experience and skill sets, as well as clarity and quality of the fellowship project.

Contact

For HPE CoGenerate Encore Fellowships questions:
Greg Burnett
[email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Eligibility

 

Who can participate in the HPE CoGenerate Encore Fellowships Program?
  • US retiree eligible team members in good standing retiring in FY21, FY22, or FY23 and team members who participated in the FY20 U.S. Voluntary Career Transition Program.
  • Team members who are able to commit to 1,000 hours of work for a nonprofit organization within 12 months.

Application &
Program Acceptance

How do I apply?

Apply here to the HPE CoGenerate Encore Fellowships Program.

My HPE departure date is not for a number of months, can I apply now?

You must apply before August 1, 2023.  We recommend that you apply as soon as possible.

Is there a limit to the number of people that HPE will sponsor?

Yes. During FY23, the HPE CoGenerate Encore Fellowships Program is limited to approximately 4-6 sponsored fellowships. Candidates not selected for an HPE sponsored fellowship will be part of the CoGenerate Encore Fellowships Program open pool, and over time, may be matched based on local needs.

Stipend

If accepted into the HPE sponsored CoGenerate Encore Fellowships Program, will I still work for and be paid by HPE?

No. HPE CoGenerate Encore Fellows™ work for their nonprofit host organization and are paid directly by the host nonprofit during the course of the fellowship time.

What is the frequency of the stipend payments, e.g. lump sum, monthly, etc.?

The $25,000 stipend is paid consistent with the normal pay cycle of the host nonprofit (generally once or twice a month) over the course of the fellowship.

Is the stipend subject to state, federal, and social security tax deductions?

Yes. The stipend is subject to normal state, federal, and social security tax deductions.

What is the employment relationship in an CoGenerate Encore Fellowship?

The employment relationship between a Fellow and a nonprofit is based on the standard employment practices of the nonprofit. If the CoGenerate Encore Fellow is categorized as an employee (i.e. W2), taxes are withheld. If the CoGenerate Encore Fellow is categorized as a contractor (i.e. 1099), no taxes are withheld by the nonprofit. In both cases, the CoGenerate Encore Fellow stipend is taxable.

Fellowships —
Hosts and Locations

Are HPE CoGenerate Encore Fellowships offered everywhere in the US?

Yes, HPE CoGenerate Encore Fellowships are available throughout the U.S.

Is it possible to pick the nonprofit I want to work for?

Potentially. If selected for an HPE Sponsored Fellowship, you may identify a nonprofit organization you would like to work with, and CoGenerate will vet them for program suitability. After your initial conversation with a CoGenerate representative, CoGenerate will provide you a few suggested nonprofits to consider. You and the nonprofit will then meet and interview each other. If there is not a match, CoGenerate will look for additional nonprofit organizations that might better suit your interests.

What happens if there aren’t any hosts near me? What accommodations to the CoGenerate Encore Fellowships Program are being made due to COVID-19?

With the COVID-19 pandemic, geographically distant or remote virtual fellowships have dramatically increased. This is expected to continue in FY23.

Is the program limited to certain skills or business roles? Is it possible that I would not be accepted into the program?

Fellowships are not limited to certain skillsets, positions, or former levels. Almost all business roles are found in nonprofits, although they might have a different name. HPE is sponsoring a limited number of CoGenerate Encore Fellowships so acceptance is limited in FY23. Candidates not selected for sponsorship have the option to become part of the CoGenerate Encore Fellowships Program open pool, and over time, may be matched based on local needs.

Fellowships —
Matching

What kind of roles do CoGenerate Encore Fellows™ do?

Almost all business roles are found in nonprofits – although they might have a different name.  Examples include but are not limited to:

  • Process improvement: improve the efficiency and effectiveness of operations; improve quality management and processes
  • Planning: lead or coordinate strategic, sustainability or operational planning processes
  • IT support: assist NPOs in getting the most out of their IT environment
  • Leadership and management development: assess management practices and create actionable plans
  • Administration: support and improve administrative processes and office management
  • Performance management: design and implement an accountability system, including leadership, job structure, metrics, and goals
  • Program support and implementation: implement a program or service or provide administrative, analytic or implementation support
  • Marketing and communications: help deliver coherent, compelling messaging
  • Human resources: strengthen HR policies, structures, systems, and practices
  • Facilities management: coordinate construction plans and manage facilities
If I’m matched with a nonprofit organization and later determine that I’m unable to fulfill the assignment, is there a penalty?

We strongly recommend that you apply only if you are able to fulfill the 1,000-hour time commitment. If you are unable to fulfill your assignment due to an unforeseen emergency, you will be paid for the hours you worked, but not the full stipend.

Is the program limited to certain skills or business roles? Is it possible that I would not be accepted into the program?

Fellowships are not limited to certain skillsets, positions, or former levels. Almost all business roles are found in nonprofits, although they might have a different name. HPE is sponsoring a limited number of CoGenerate Encore Fellowships so acceptance is limited in FY23. Candidates not selected for sponsorship have the option to become part of the CoGenerate Encore Fellowships Program open pool, and over time, may be matched based on local needs.

How will I be matched to a nonprofit?

Fellows are matched with a nonprofit host based on cultural fit, skills, area of interest, and the opportunity to make an impact. Please note a match is not guaranteed.

Is there an interview process with the nonprofit host, and if I do not like the match, can I decline?

Yes. You and the nonprofit organization will meet to interview each other. If there is not a match, CoGenerate will look for additional nonprofit organizations that might better suit your interests.

Fellowships —
Duration and Schedule

How long is the assignment?

The CoGenerate Encore Fellowship is a commitment of 1,000-hours of work with a nonprofit organization. It can be completed full-time (6 months) or part-time (12 months).

How flexible are hours? Can one work on the weekends?

The hours are very flexible. You will work with the nonprofit organization to determine your hours, your schedule, time-off, etc.

Can you work part-time at another job and still do the fellowship?

Potentially. Many CoGenerate Encore Fellowships are structured part-time.

If I apply for an CoGenerate Encore Fellowship, and at the same time, get a full-time job, can I satisfy the 1,000-hour commitment on the weekends?

No. Please consider the commitment to this program before applying to be an CoGenerate Encore Fellow.

What if the CoGenerate Encore Fellowship commitment of 1,000-hours isn’t completed in a year?

Typically fellowships are completed within a year.  However, extensions are occasionally required and are worked out with the nonprofit host organization.

If I am matched with a nonprofit organization and it doesn't seem to be working out, can I be re-assigned to another nonprofit organization?

Please give thoughtful consideration before accepting a fellowship to ensure best fit. If adjustments are needed, work with your CoGenerate program representative. It may be possible to match you to another nonprofit organization, but there is no guarantee.

Is there an option to work with more than just one nonprofit organization? Could I work 500 hours with 1 nonprofit organization and 500 hours with a second one?

No. The fellowship is for 1,000-hours with one nonprofit organization.

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