Director of Recruiting

November 19, 2018

Job Title: Director of Recruiting

Location: Boston, MA


About FUSE

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 who spend a year working in local government to address those challenges. Typically FUSE Fellows have on average 15-20 years of professional experience and are uniquely qualified for their individual projects as well as the program as a whole. 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.


The Opportunity

The Director of Recruiting position is a high-impact opportunity for a systems thinker with a strong operations background to use their business acumen to have a unique and lasting impact on the communities served by FUSE. As the Director for Recruiting, reporting to the Vice President of Programs, you will lead the recruiting team and build efficient and effective processes and systems for high-volume executive hiring.

Historically, to place 40 fellows in a cohort, the recruiting team mounts a major operation over the course of just a few months. Through approximately 500 initial phone interviews and another 250 follow-up video conference interviews, 125 finalists (three finalists per project) are selected to interview with 40+ host government agency leaders to select the individuals who will serve as fellows.  As FUSE moves to two cohorts a year, we are in the process of building our capabilities to do this sustainably and at scale. This shift requires FUSE to build its capability to conduct surge staffing operations for fellowship placements twice a year and fill 80 positions annually by 2020.  To facilitate a high-quality recruitment process and candidate experience, you will hone operational systems to ensure a sustainable and scalable operational cadence and business rhythm.  Over the course of just several months each year, FUSE historically attracts over 1,000 applications across a wide range of unique positions.


Key Responsibilities




To Apply

Please submit your resume and a thoughtful cover letter to jobs@fusecorps.org.


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.