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Fellows design, configure, and implement solutions that speak to the unique needs of Vera’s clients.

About the Fellowship

Vera’s Fellowship offers entry- and mid-level professionals the opportunity to develop technical and consulting skills while strengthening the social sector’s engagement with data using cloud and mobile technology. As a Fellow, you’ll work with a diverse global team dedicated to delivering cutting-edge solutions that help our clients leave behind the legacy of difficult systems and instead leverage a powerful, user-friendly platform that lets them focus on what's important: carrying out their missions.

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Applications for the 2019-20 Fellowship are closed, but we're always hiring.

As members of our consulting teams, Fellows play key roles across projects — from defining client needs, designing and building custom solutions, and training users. You will join the Fellowship as part of a cohort and benefit from ongoing learning opportunities, leadership development, and mentorship from leaders within Vera. The Fellowship kicks off in June with a week-long orientation, where Fellows are immersed in technical and project management training sessions, team-building activities, and professional skills development activities.

FELLOWS SPOTLIGHT

Hetile Mabunda 

Hetile joined Vera in 2017 as an Associate Consultant based in the Cape Town office. Since then she has grown into the role of Consultant in which she is known for her strong and level-headed project management combined with impressive technical growth working across various important projects. She goes above and beyond in finding ways to improve our internal processes and always lends a hand to support our growing team. Prior to joining Vera, Hetile worked as Communications Coordinator at IkamvaYouth, an NGO whose primary focus is breaking the intergenerational cycle of poverty through education.

FELLOWS SPOTLIGHT

Cameron Kemp

Cameron joined Vera in June 2016 as an Associate Consultant based in Mumbai. He transitioned to Vera’s Geneva hub as a Consultant in 2018 where he helps drive a number of Europe-based projects and RFPs. He has also represented Vera on the global stage at Salesforce events in Lausanne, London, and Paris. Prior to joining Vera, Cameron worked with 2Seeds Network as a project manager of livelihoods programs in Tanzania. He holds a BS in Psychology with a minor in Religion, and an interdisciplinary concentration in Environmental Studies from Davidson College.

FELLOWS SPOTLIGHT

Sam Vilaboa

Samantha (Sam) joined Vera in June 2015 as an Associate Consultant based in Cambridge, MA. She transitioned to her current role as a Solutions Architect in 2016 and has since had a hand in all of Vera North America’s projects and RFPs to design technically sound solutions for Vera’s clients, and earned herself four Salesforce certifications. Prior to joining Vera, Sam worked with Grassroot Soccer in South Africa to coordinate and run HIV/AIDS education and prevention programs for adolescents. She holds a BA in Psychology with a concentration in pre-medicine from Williams College.

FELLOWS SPOTLIGHT

Gabi Espinoza

Gabriella (Gabi) joined Vera in June 2017 as a Product Associate in Mumbai, where she has brought creative, insightful, and powerful design work into Vera’s growing products line. She also frequently plugs in to help support products-related consulting work. Prior to joining Vera, she dedicated several years to education and youth development through a number of direct service roles in the San Francisco Bay Area before transitioning to the operations and technology sides of the nonprofit sector. Gabi earned a dual degree in Anthropology and Psychology from UC Berkeley.

FELLOWS SPOTLIGHT

Justin Feldman

Justin joined Vera in June 2017 as part of the Support & Innovation team in the Cape Town office. His key roles included supporting clients during implementation, conducting research to inform best practices and approaches, building proof-of-concept systems for RFPs/demos, and maintaining and innovating Vera’s internal Salesforce System. Justin now plugs into more consulting projects to tackle solution design and technical problems, while maintaining half of his time to assist in any R&D, innovation, and internal support that may be needed. Justin holds degrees in Information Systems Management and Social Sciences from Stellenbosch University.

The 2018-19 Fellows represent 9 nationalities and speak 14 languages

Application Timeline

Our application process is designed to assess your fit for Vera Solutions, as well as your skills and experience. Every year, we receive a high volume of inspiring candidates, and can only accept a small percentage. • Applications open December 15, 2018 • Applications close 12pm noon on February 15, 2019 • Application reviews occur in January and February on a rolling basis • First and second round interviews will be completed by the end of March • Final conversations/interviews will occur in April • Offers will go out by the end of April • In-person Fellow Training takes place in early June 2019

“After the first 10 days, I felt like Vera had already invested more in me than other companies invest in the first two years. The management team was forthcoming and transparent in answering every question and made Fellows feel like we had been a part of the team for years."
KYLA GALLAGHER
Consulting Fellow, 2018-19

Fellowship FAQs

This year, we’re hiring for consulting Fellows in Amsterdam, Cape Town, London, Mumbai, São Paulo, and Washington DC. 

The Fellowship starts the week of June 10, 2019 with an in-person New Hire Orientation in New England, USA.

The Fellowship, and employment with Vera in general, is a full-time commitment – your Fellowship lasts for your first year at Vera, but you will also have a job title separate from Fellow (e.g. Associate Consultant) and remain employed beyond that as long as you have demonstrated growth and continued commitment to developing your technical, project management, and communication skills.

Fellows are full-time staff and integral to the company’s success — 85% of Fellows to date have stayed on as full-time employees after their first year at Vera, and have grown to take up leadership positions in technical design, project management, and business development.

It depends on the projects on which you are staffed. Vera staff may travel to client sites in the discovery phase of a project (to determine client needs) or to deliver training to users. Though it varies, consultants may go on up to three international trips per year in their first year at Vera.

The Fellow Training is integral to your success as a Fellow – part play, part work, the training allows Fellows to connect with colleagues from around the globe as they learn the basics of Vera’s approach to project management and system design. It is an important opportunity to build connections and learn how we do what we do.

We make exceptions in very rare cases, but in general, candidates need to attend this orientation in its entirety, and begin working full-time at their Vera hub shortly thereafter.

Yes! As with all members of our team, Fellows receive compensation commensurate with the cost of living and receive all of Vera’s company-wide benefits.

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