Encore Careers Opportunity Awards

Posted by on May 4, 2009

Nominations Invited for Encore Careers Opportunity Awards
Deadline: June 1, 2009

The MetLife Foundation/Civic Ventures Encore Opportunity Awards recognize nonprofit and public sector organizations that are finding new ways to engage people over the age of 50 in encore careers — doing work that combines continued income with personal meaning and social impact. The awards are administered by Civic Ventures, a think tank devoted to baby boomers, work, and social purpose, and are funded by the MetLife Foundation.

Examples of encore career programs include a program that recruits people over age 50 and matches them with flexible schedule jobs in social service and government agencies; a hospital that creates patient counselor jobs and offers seasonal-work positions with full-year benefits to recruit and retain experienced nurses; a school district that pays stipends to experienced adults tutoring students in math and science; and a nonprofit that advances its mission by adding new part-time jobs that attract older adults seeking meaningful, flexible work.

The award does not apply to volunteer work done without any type of compensation. “Compensation,” however, is broadly viewed and can include things such as health insurance, stipends, living allowance, or other creative benefits. Organizations that engage individuals over age 50 solely as volunteers, without any form of compensation, are not eligible for the award.

Nominations are welcome from any individual who is familiar with the work/practices of the organization, including an employee or board member.

Nominations may be submitted through June 1, 2009. Letters of Intent are requested by May 1, 2009, or as soon as possible after this date.

Visit the Encore Careers campaign Web site for complete nomination guidelines and forms.

Link to Complete RFP: http://www.encore.org/employers?utm_source=ChronPhil&utm_medium=box&utm_campaign=EOA#

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