The Director of Strategic Partnerships will work with city and county leaders throughout the country to design FUSE Executive Fellowship projects and secure the required government funding and contracts needed to realize those projects and achieve a positive impact within communities.
LOCATION: FUSE is a fully virtual organization, and this position can be based remotely from anywhere in the United States.
ANNUAL SALARY: $132,000 with an annual bonus of up to $10,000.
FUSE is a national nonprofit working to expand social and economic opportunities, particularly for communities limited by a history of systemic and institutionalized racism. FUSE partners with local governments and communities to more effectively address pressing challenges by placing experienced professionals within city and county agencies. These FUSE Executive Fellows lead strategic projects designed to advance racial equity and accelerate systems change. Since 2012, FUSE has led 400 projects in 58 local governments across 26 states.
When designing each fellowship project, FUSE works closely with government partners and local stakeholders to define a scope of work that will achieve substantive progress toward regional priorities. FUSE then conducts an individualized search for each project to ensure that the selected candidate has at least 15 years of professional experience, the required competencies for the role, and deep connections to the communities being served. They are data-driven and results-oriented and able to effectively manage complex projects by developing actionable roadmaps and monitoring progress to completion.
Executive Fellows are hired as FUSE employees and embedded in government agencies for at least one year of full-time work. Throughout their fellowships, they receive training, coaching, and professional support from FUSE to help achieve their project goals. FUSE Executive Fellows bring diverse perspectives and new approaches to their projects. They build strong relationships with diverse arrays of stakeholders, foster alignment within and across various layers of government, and build partnerships between governments and communities. For more information: https://www.fusecorps.org
The Strategic Partnerships team at FUSE is composed of four Directors of Strategic Partnerships (including this position), who each manage their own portfolio of current and prospective government partners and securing contracts and funding for executive fellowship projects. Additionally, this position leads the process to co-create FUSE executive fellowship projects with our partners, ensuring all projects continue to focus on narrowing racial disparities across all of our key issue areas (jobs, housing, health, education, justice, and climate) and in diverse metropolitan communities throughout the country. The team works closely together as a collaborative unit to help advance the organization’s work on a national basis.
POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES - Specific responsibilities will include, but not be limited to the following:
If this position piques your interest, please apply here with 1) your resume and 2) a targeted cover letter explaining why you are interested in FUSE and the Director of Strategic Partnerships roles. Please address letters to James Weinberg, CEO. Applications will be collected and reviewed on a rolling basis.
FUSE has retained DH Search to lead the search for a Director of Strategic Partnerships. DH Search partners with mission-driven organizations to hire the people they need to create a more just and equitable world. Learn more at www.dhsearch.net.
FUSE is an equal opportunity employer with a core value of incorporating diversity, equity, and inclusion into our work at every level. We strongly encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply for this position.