Job Title: Development and Partnership Associate
Location: San Francisco, CA
Time Commitment: Full-Time
To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to [email protected].



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 issue areas such as education, health, social services, economic development, public safety, and the environment.

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 current cohort includes 30 projects in governments throughout California (Sacramento, Vallejo, San Francisco, San Jose, Fresno, Long Beach, Los Angeles) and nationwide (Seattle, Pittsburgh and New Orleans). 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. Over the coming five years, FUSE will continue to expand toward placing 100 fellows annually across 25 cities and widely communicating the impact of our work. This growth is being generously supported by a coalition of foundations including the Omidyar Network, James Irvine Foundation and Kresge Foundation.

FUSE is at an exciting stage in its organizational development – one that is characterized by a rapidly expanding program. As FUSE continues to develop and scale its program, the organization is seeking to hire a motivated, detail-oriented professional as its first Development and Partnerships Associate. The Associate will play an integral role in maximizing FUSE’s national expansion efforts in partnership with the Development and City Partnerships teams.

Specific job functions include:

Participates in the formulation of fundraising strategy through meetings and discussions with staff. Makes recommendations about appropriate contacts or visits for development staff. Assists team members in development-related activities.

Conducts research and summarizes findings on city partnerships and development prospects, including government leaders, high net worth individuals, corporations, and foundations identified by team as potential partnership or development opportunities.

Briefs team members with key context and information on potential new partners to ensure all team members are fully prepared in advance of meetings.

Assists team in developing robust process for data collection, organization and reporting in Salesforce.

Assists with event planning and execution, including regional convenings, annual fundraising events and national conferences where FUSE team members are invited to present on the impacts of our work.

Manages information and deadlines related to grant submissions and reporting.

Assists with the maintenance and administration of government contracts, invoicing, licensing and other matters related to the organization’s government partners.

Project coordination in support of City Partnerships team including meeting scheduling, note taking, sales process tracking.

Collaborates with members of the broader FUSE team in the achievement of organization-wide goals.


  • Passion for FUSE’s mission and a demonstrated interest in development, sales and/or partnerships.
  • Proactive, self-motivated problem solver with high emotional intelligence.
  • Superior organization and time management skills with strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and work within a small, cohesive, team.
  • Demonstrated ability to critically gather and analyze key data points to help inform decisions.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn and work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Exceptional ability to follow up and follow through with all assigned tasks in order to meet aggressive deadlines.


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.