Director of Training & Learning
San Francisco, CA
About FUSE Corps
FUSE Corps is a national nonprofit that enables local government to more effectively address the most pressing challenges facing urban communities. In pursuit of this mission, FUSE runs an executive-level fellowship program in civic innovation that is focused on accelerating cross-sector collaboration and community-based problem solving. FUSE partners with city leaders to identify key strategic challenges and then recruits entrepreneurial professionals from the private sector who spend a year working in local government to address those challenges. FUSE fellows are uniquely positioned to achieve transformative impact across issues areas such as education, health, social services, economic development, public safety, and the environment.
FUSE fellows average 15-20 years of professional experience, predominantly as private-sector leaders in major corporations and global management consulting firms, and generally with graduate degrees such as MBAs. Over the course of the year of service, FUSE provides its fellows with ongoing leadership training, executive coaching, and various opportunities for peer-to-peer support from other fellows, alumni, and leaders across our partner cities. Each fellow works closely with a wide array of diverse stakeholders to plan, coordinate, and drive progress toward ambitious impact goals related to their specific project. FUSE is also increasingly focused on distilling and articulating the innovations developed by fellows as part of their projects in order to communicate those insights broadly and help inspire leaders in other cities to reimagine the ways in which their governments can successfully address local challenges.
Since FUSE was founded in the San Francisco Bay Area five years ago, this unique program has grown quickly in response to mounting demand from cities across the country. The upcoming cohort that begins in September 2017 will include 40 projects in governments throughout California (San Francisco, Stockton, San José, Fremont, Long Beach, Los Angeles) and nationwide (Seattle, Denver, Indianapolis, New Orleans, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C.). The response from prospective fellows has been equally robust, as FUSE received more than 1,000 applications last summer from private-sector executives seeking to serve in this prestigious program. FUSE plans to continue to expand toward placing 100 fellows annually across 25 cities and widely communicating the impact of their work. This rapid growth is being generously supported by a coalition of foundations including the Omidyar Network, James Irvine Foundation and Kresge Foundation.
This position is a high-impact opportunity for an entrepreneurial professional with a background in leadership development and program management who is passionate about FUSE’s mission and the idea of helping to expand an innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented program. Reporting to the Managing Director of Programs, the Director of Training & Learning will lead the development, implementation, and evaluation of key program functions.
Please submit your resume and a thoughtful cover letter to [email protected].
FUSE Corps is an equal opportunity employer with a core value of incorporating diverse perspectives into our work at every level. We strongly encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply for this position.