Fellowship Openings

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Applications for spring projects are now being accepted. See the full list of projects below, and check back often, as we frequently update the site with new opportunities. The Spring 2020 cohort begins April 27, 2020 and ends April 26, 2021. Applicants are asked to submit only one application in order to be considered for all available projects.

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Jefferson City, MO

Enhancing Data-Utilization to Improve Government Services

Missouri state government wants to improve its methods for collecting, analyzing, and using data among its various agencies, which are being encouraged to share data with each other to create more holistic approaches to addressing the challenges facing residents. The Department of Labor & Industrial Relations (DOLIR) has been a starting point for several such efforts. The state will partner with a FUSE executive fellow for one year to help it better use data and analytics to more effectively provide services for residents, starting in the DOLIR and the departments with which it already shares data. Full Job Description

Los Angeles, CA

Making Street Scaping in Los Angeles More Sustainable

The Los Angeles Bureau of Street Services (StreetsLA) maintains 23,000 miles of car, bike, and pedestrian lanes per year. After power generation, paving streets is reportedly the second leading producer of greenhouse gas in a municipality’s operations. To help mitigate climate change, StreetsLA will partner with a FUSE executive fellow for one year to assess the environmental sustainability of it operations and recommend ways to reduce its carbon footprint. Full Job Description

Jefferson City, MO

Data Analytics for Improved Health Outcomes

The state of Missouri’s HealthNet Division (MHD) is working to shift the focus of healthcare delivery away from volume toward improved quality of care, or value-based care, in order to save money while also improving long-term health outcomes. To support this work, the state will partner with a FUSE executive fellow for one year to help guide the development of data dashboard tools and reporting systems, allowing MHD staff to easily gain insight into patterns and implications of Medicaid claims. Full Job Description

San Jose, CA

Creating a Data-Based Transportation Evaluation Program

The San Jose Department of Transportation is seeking better ways to evaluate the data from its mobility projects to measure outcomes, enhance engagement efforts, and boost overall efficacy, thus improving the quality of life in the city. To support this work, DOT will partner with a FUSE executive fellow for one year to create a new program for evaluating transportation data, which will serve as an essential tool for San Jose to build safe and sustainable mobility strategies. Full Job Description

Stockton, CA

Strengthening Affordable Housing Programs for Vulnerable Residents

Stockton is working to alleviate housing insecurity among its residents, including increasing and preserving affordable housing, creating protections for tenants, and addressing discrimination in voucher programs. The city is partnering with a FUSE executive fellow for one year to work with the Mayor and relevant partners and lead these efforts, helping reduce homelessness and strengthen communities. Full Job Description

Kansas City, MO

Creating a Strategic Plan to Broaden Economic Prosperity

Kansas City is committed to expanding the economic prosperity enjoyed by its downtown in recent years to neighborhoods that have yet to experience this revival. To meet this goal, the Office of the Mayor will partner with a FUSE executive fellow for one year to collaboratively create a new strategic plan for the city that supports innovation and entrepreneurship, broadens economic prosperity, and strengthens all of its communities. Full Job Description

Oakland, CA

Aligning City of Oakland Workforce Development Investments for the Future of Work

The Oakland Workforce Development Board is developing a coordinated system of programs that address the full range of employment needs for city residents, which should also help private employers and the city obtain and retain talent. OWDB will partner with a FUSE executive fellow for one year to synthesize existing workforce program data, build a plan for addressing gaps, and create buy-in from stakeholders, helping OWDB recast how workforce development is conducted and the city build for the future. Full Job Description

Oakland, CA

Building an Information System to Protect Renters from Displacement

Oakland is building a rental registry to give policymakers better data so they can address the city’s urgent housing crisis and protect renters from illegal rent increases and evictions. A FUSE executive fellow will lead planning and implementation of the new registry and develop strategies to ensure compliance by local property owners. Full Job Description

San Jose, CA

Optimizing the Permitting Process to Improve Accessibility

San Jose’s economy is continuing to grow, creating a demand for housing, but its housing market has slowed, in part due to difficult permitting and building inspection processes. To improve these operations, the city’s Department of Planning, Building and Code Enforcement will partner with a FUSE executive fellow for one year to review and assess these processes, recommend improvements, and begin implementing them. Full Job Description

Los Angeles County, CA

Improving Client Experience to Provide More Comprehensive Services

With a range of programs and a large client base, the Los Angeles County Department of Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services is working to ensure that clients are connected to all the services they need. To do this, WDACS will partner with a FUSE executive fellow for one year to assess its existing client touch points, help the department better communicate information about its suite of services, and make recommendations to ensure that clients are being connected to all the services they need. Full Job Description

Los Angeles County, CA

Redesigning Workflow to Increase Efficiencies

At the Los Angeles County Department of Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services, ), staff handling frontline services can spend as much as 60 to 70 percent of their time on internal workflow, which takes away time that staff could be using to help county residents. To improve operations, WDACS will partner with a FUSE executive fellow for one year to analyze its workflows, determine critical tasks, create a plan to streamline high resource workflows, and identify points of connection between workflows to ensure smoother transitions. Full Job Description

Los Angeles, CA

Creating Institutional Knowledge Transfer Infrastructure

Demand is growing for services from the Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering. At the same time, a quarter of its employees are nearing retirement. To ensure an effective knowledge transfer of ongoing projects, the bureau is looking to update its infrastructure for storing and accessing data. To help create a shared library of digital content, a FUSE executive fellow will evaluate and recommend solutions, helping the city maximize its resources and better serve residents. Full Job Description

San Jose, CA

Assessing Rent Stabilization to Safeguard Affordable Housing

To increase access to affordable housing, San Jose is seeking to evaluate the success of its Rent Stabilization Program and its impact on residents. A FUSE executive fellow will partner with the city to develop a forward-looking, data-driven strategic plan that includes an evaluation framework and measurable outcomes. Full Job Description

FUSE Fellow General Application

The FUSE Fellowship is an opportunity to develop and implement unique solutions to a community’s most pressing challenges. For 12 months, FUSE Fellows work within local government to bring innovative approaches to a specific project. Each fellowship is designed to leverage private sector experience to deliver results that have lasting impact. Full Job Description