FOUNDERS' FELLOWSHIP

      Come as you are.

       Do what you love.

        Become who you want to be

Founders' Fellowship is a 2 year rotational program designed for recent university graduates or young generalists who are hungry to learn and accelerate their careers in a high growth startup.

HOW IT WORKS

           

Year 1

 

You’ll spend the first year training to become subject matter experts on the core operational functions of Clearbanc. This means you’ll be executing, problem solving, and getting scrappy as the front liner of Clearbanc's Operations team. You will go through 3 rotations, spending 4 months in each division: 

Customer Support, Payments, Due Diligence.

 

 

Year 2

Taking everything you've learned during your residency, you will have the chance to spend 6 months or 12 months joining 1 or 2 streams across all of Clearbanc including: 

Product, Business Strategy, Marketing, and Partnerships

 

 2 Years, 5 Roles

 

BECOME INVALUABLE

For Founders, By Founders

GROWTH

Turbocharge your career by working alongside people who have built, sold, and scaled businesses before. 

Clearbanc is going through an exciting growth phase and we're looking for the right people to help us drive the product vision, strategy, and roadmap for Clearbanc's North Star goals.

MENTORSHIP

All fellows receive on-going mentorship, both functional & personal through Clearbanc's different buddy system where they'll get paired up with a senior level exec, senior fellow, and a cross-functional buddy.

WHAT KIND OF CANDIDATES WE ARE LOOKING FOR

Our fellows will build an elite and well-respected reputation throughout the company, and we help accelerate their growth by providing them the tools and resources they need to jumpstart their careers.

 

DO YOU HAVE GRIT?

How Scrappy are you?

We're looking for self-starters and fast learners who will not only take ownership of their growth, but have the drive to find a better way of doing things, are eager to help the company move forward, and love jumping in where ever needed.

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HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH CHANGE?

Attitude is everything.

How we choose to react or respond to change is one of the key factors that differentiates us as a team!

 

We look for individuals that can turn a bad circumstance into a new opportunity and extract learning from any experience to explore new ideas on how to make the next project or activity more beneficial.

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ARE YOU COACHABLE?

We are firm believers that learning never stops.

Self-awareness is often a first step to goal setting. We look for individuals who are conscious of what they are good at while acknowledging what they still have yet to learn. This includes admitting when you don't have the answer and owning up to mistakes.

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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: WHO JOINS THE FELLOWSHIP?

We want our Fellows to come from a wide variety of backgrounds, the more diverse-the better! 

 

The point is, you don't need a technical background or years of experience to join our program. We believe that with self-awareness, an insatiable appetite to learn, and a GSD (Get Shit Done) mindset, the skies the limit given that you’re in the right environment with the right support network. Come as you are and learn from the best.

Q: WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR THE FELLOWSHIP?

In order to be eligible for the Fellowship Program you must meet the following requirements:​​

  • Eligible to work in Canada

  • Available to begin full time employment as of September 2019.

Q: WHAT IS THE STRUCTURE OF THE ROTATION PROGRAM?

The rotation program lasts 2 years and is broken into 2 years.

Year 1

Customer Support (4 months):  Reporting to the head of Operations, your main priority will be to advocate for our users and making sure you’re solving their issues with speed and quality.

Payments (4 months): Reporting to the head of Payments, you'll be identifying, investigating, and resolving payment related issues. This includes monitoring our payments system as well as negotiating payment plans through phone and email conversations.

 

Due Diligence (4 months):  Reporting to the head of Operations, you'll be executing on our due diligence process and identifying key operational issues to ensure that there are no blockers of our users and sales team.

 

Year 2


Product: Reporting to Co-founder and the Head of Product, you will participate in the development, execution, communications and overall management of the product. This team defines the strategy, drive requirements, and deliver products that power our data science and data modelling across Clearbanc.

 

Business Strategy: Reporting to Co-founder and Head of Business Operations, this team is equivalent to Clearbanc's internal consulting group where it supports the leadership team in tackling complex and ambiguous strategic problems by analyzing large amounts of data effectively to make actionable recommendations

Marketing

Partnerships: Reporting to the Director of Partnerships, this team is focused on building relationships and recruiting high-value partners by pulling value points and positioning Clearbanc to companies in order to drive strong customer engagement and lead generation. 

Q: WHAT KIND OF MENTORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE TO FELLOWS AND RESIDENTS?

All fellows will go through Founder School, a 2 week on-boarding program made up of a series of workshops  used to familiarize new hires with our secret sauceFollowing that, you'll be paired up with 2 mentors and 1 cross functional buddy: an executive mentor, a fellowship mentor with whom you'll meet with regularly.

Q: HOW DOES THE TEAM MATCHING PROCESS WORK?

During your residency, you will select the streams that you are interested in and will receive a personal development plan on how you can get there.

 

At the end of your first year, you'll go through a match-making process where once you've select your desired stream, each department lead will then select the fellows they would like on their team.

 

Incoming fellows entering their 2nd rotation have the opportunity to meet with teams before directly before choosing their streams.

Q: WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE PROGRAM?

After completing the rotation program, fellows utilize their experience, knowledge, and extensive network to identify and join one of our teams full time!


Clearbanc makes an investment in each of its fellows to help them continue to become invaluable members, making tremendous impact at the company.