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Sollus Northwest Administrative Fellowship Program

Application Deadline: 
Friday, October 6, 2017

Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic's (YVFWC) Sollus Northwest Administrative Fellowship Program is a 12-month program providing extensive exposure to the management and unique dynamics of a Federally Qualified Health Center.

The program is specifically intended for recent (less than 37 months from the program's start month) master level graduates from an accredited school who have a desire and commitment to serve underserved populations with an emphasis on the Latino population.

You are also encouraged to apply if you will complete your master's degree by our August, 2018 start date.

Under the guidance of an executive mentor and direct supervisor, fellows gain a broad range of hands-on experience, knowledge, and skills to become successful leaders in any healthcare setting, with a special emphasis in community health. The fellowship is a salaried and benefited position. Two fellowship slots are available for the 2018-2019 class.

Program Overview

The fellowship has four key components:

During the orientation phase, the fellow will have an intensive orientation to federally qualified health centers, Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic, and the unique needs of our target population. In addition, fellows will gain exposure to all aspects of community health including human resources, clinical operations, program operations, managed care and finance. Orientation will include tours of YVFWC sites.

Department-Based Training
The majority of the fellowship will be spent on department focused work. The fellow will be matched to an executive mentor to develop projects, key deadlines and deliverables.

Rotational Short Term Projects
The rotational model allows fellows to gain exposure outside his/her assigned department. These experiences can include shadowing senior level management, supervisory experience, planning/design process, and departmental improvement projects.

Self-Directed Community Service
Community service is at the heart of what we do. Throughout the duration of the fellowship, fellows will participate in community service projects which involve our target patient base.

Program Goals

The Administrative Fellowship Program has the following goals:

  • Fellows will gain a greater understanding of the unique dynamics of a Community Health Center.
  • Develop and prepare the next generation of leaders at YVFWC.
  • Broaden the diversity of YVFWC's administrative and professional personnel.

How to Apply

The following items are required to complete the application process for the Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic Administrative Fellowship Program:

  • Online Application
  • Resume
  • Official graduate school transcripts
  • Three (3) academic and/or professional letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement answering the questions on the online application in two pages or less.

For complete information/instructions regarding the mandatory application requirements and how to submit them, use this PDF: Administrative Fellowship Required Material

Your resume and personal statement must be attached to your online application.

Transcripts and letters of recommendation must be sent directly from the university/or recommender.
Transcripts and letters of recommendation can be sent to or to
Sollus NW Administrative Fellowship
601 North Keys Road
Yakima, WA 98901

APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 6, 2017. All accompanying material must be received by the application deadline.


Interview candidates will be notified no later than Friday, October 27, 2017. Six candidates will be invited for an in-person interview. The onsite interviews will consist of senior leaders and others. In-person interviews will be conducted Wednesday, November 8, 2017.

The selected fellows will be notified on Monday, November 13, 2017 and will begin their fellowship in August, 2018.



Applicants for this fellowship must fall into one of the two following categories:

  • You must be a recent graduate (less than 37 months from the program's start month) with a MHA, MBA, MPH, MPA or equivalent degree from an accredited graduate program in a health and/or business field.
  • Or, you must be able to complete your Master's Degree prior to August, 2018.

Application Checklist