The Director of Fellow Support will serve as the primary contact for FUSE Executive Fellows in the field as well as support alumni engagement, strategic projects and collaborations with select partners.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATION: Applicants must have completed at least one year as a FUSE Executive Fellow.
LOCATION: FUSE is a fully virtual organization and this position can be based remotely from anywhere in the United States.
ANNUAL SALARY: $132,000
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/
FUSE’s Program team provides support to Executive Fellows and their government hosts throughout the fellowship year to help maximize the impact of their work in advancing racial equity and systems
change. The Program team also continues to provide resources to FUSE alumni as they continue in their careers after the fellowship. This work includes among other things regular project check-ins with current fellows and government hosts to assess progress and offer tools for support; organizing and facilitating a wide variety of training and learning opportunities for fellows and alums (e.g., fellow orientation, regular webinars, executive coaching); and convening fellows, alums and government hosts for knowledge exchange opportunities. Additionally, the Program team is responsible for evaluating the effectiveness of the fellowship program overall as well as the impact of each project in order to better leverage the learnings and successes of fellows’ work across projects and cities. Each year FUSE launches about 60 new projects spread over three cohorts (spring, summer, fall).
To accomplish this work, the Program team, which is led by a Vice President, includes the Director of Fellowships, who oversees the development and execution of training and support for Executive Fellows throughout their fellowship year; the Director of Programs & Evaluation, whose primary responsibility is the assessment of fellowship program effectiveness and measuring the impact resulting from each project; and the Director of Fellow Support, whose responsibilities are described below. The team is completed by a Program Manager, a Senior Associate and an Associate who provide vital support to all of these efforts.
Reporting directly to the Vice President, the Director of Fellow Support will oversee the day-to-day support for Executive Fellows in the field. This will be accomplished by conducting regular one-on-one interactions, connecting fellows to the FUSE network, sharing resources to further the project work and serving as a thought partner for the fellows. The Director will further be responsible for assisting in the development and delivery of alumni services, as well as facilitating collaborations with select partners. Partnering with stakeholders across the organization is key to this position, particularly with the Director of Fellowships and Director Programs and Evaluation.
The Director will be expected to model FUSE’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in every aspect of this work and, as is the expectation of all FUSE staff, to directly engage in the organization’s internal diversity, equity and inclusion work.
POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES - Specific responsibilities will include, but not be limited to the following:
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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.