The Associate will provide administrative and operational support to ensure that FUSE is able to pursue its mission with a robust executive fellowship project pipeline. Working in close partnership with various team members across the organization, the Associate will help ensure that FUSE is able to meet its goals for each executive fellowship cohort by assisting in scope building, contracting, and relationship maintenance of our government partners and national civic organizations.
LOCATION: FUSE is a fully virtual organization and this position can be based remotely from anywhere in the United States.
FUSE is a national nonprofit working to expand social and economic opportunities, particularly for communities that have been 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 over 250 projects in 40 governments across 20 states, impacting the lives of 25 million people.
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.fuse.org/
Reporting to the Director of Strategic Partnerships, the Associate will provide administrative and operational support to ensure that FUSE is able to pursue its mission with a robust executive fellowship project pipeline. Working in close partnership with various team members across the organization, the Associate will help ensure that FUSE is able to meet its goals for each executive fellowship cohort by assisting in scope building, contracting, and relationship maintenance of our government partners and national civic organizations. This position is an opportunity for a professional with a strong interest in local government and community development to develop skills and experience around municipal policy, racial equity, government relations, and contracting.
POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES - Specific responsibilities will include, but not be limited to the following:
Partnerships Team Coordination
Please submit an application and cover letter at https://fuse.org/careers-with-fuse/ by clicking on the associated job description. The cover letter should explain your motivation to join FUSE and how you anticipate leveraging your experience in this role.
FUSE Corps 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.