Director of Fellowships

Location: Boston, MA or San Francisco, CA


FUSE Corps is a national nonprofit that partners with local governments to help urban communities thrive. With offices in Boston and San Francisco, we work with cities and counties throughout the country on issues such as economic and workforce development, income inequality, housing, healthcare, justice reform, public safety, climate resilience, education, transportation, and infrastructure. Our approach is based on an executive fellowship program designed to provide local government with the additional leadership capacity to accelerate civic innovation and cross-sector collaboration. We closely collaborate with government partners to design yearlong projects that have clear and ambitious deliverables. We then conduct a national executive search for each unique position in order to recruit experienced professionals with the potential to achieve transformational impact in those roles.  During fellowship year, FUSE helps fellows drive impact through in-person and virtual programming and project support. By the end of the fellowship, FUSE Executive Fellows help governments to better serve communities by helping to craft public policy, roll out new initiatives, and improve existing services. FUSE also engages in publishing, storytelling, and knowledge sharing efforts in order to help inspire a much broader community of civic leaders. 

During the past five years, FUSE has grown 10X in terms of fellowships placed annually, government partners, geographic distribution, alumni, staff, and operating budget. FUSE has placed more than 150 fellows in 20 cities. The average FUSE Executive Fellow has a graduate degree and more than 20 years of professional experience, often at the senior levels of Fortune 500 companies, and they are now dedicated to making a permanent shift toward an impact-oriented career. The FUSE program model prioritizes diversity and inclusion, with cohorts that average 60% professionals of color, 55% women, and 30% immigrants. After their fellowship year, more than 50% of alumni have continued to work in civic leadership, and 90% of our partner government agencies have returned each year with requests to host additional fellows.


If you are passionate about empowering others to be change agents and committed to helping communities thrive, this is an incredible opportunity to work with both dynamic fellows and government leaders to support them in accelerating systems-level change.  Reporting to the Vice President of Programs and Communications, you will play a lead role in scaling and managing the fellowship program. 

Key responsibilities include: 

1. Lead and Manage Support to Fellows in the Field 

The Director of Fellowships will lead the organization’s efforts to provide upwards of 75-100 fellows in the field the project-based support needed to have a high impact fellowship. This will take the form of:

2. Facilitate Convenings   

The Director of Fellowships will seek out and curate opportunities for in-person and virtual convenings that accelerate the impact of fellows’ work. This may include: 

3. Build Community 

During the course of a fellowship, the Director of Fellowships plays a critical role in spurring community building across individual cohorts of fellows. This function will become increasingly important as the number of fellows in a given cohort grows and FUSE moves to a model with multiple cohorts starting per year.

This will involve: 



Please apply through the link below.

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.

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