Director of Strategic Partnerships

June 26, 2018

Location: Boston, MA

Time: Full-Time

Apply: Send resume and cover letter to jobs@fusecorps.org.



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 on a wide range of issues such as economic and workforce development, healthcare, justice reform, public safety, climate change, education, transportation, and infrastructure. Our approach is based on an executive fellowship program that is designed to accelerate civic innovation, cross-sector collaboration, and community-based problem solving. We work closely with government partners to design year-long strategic projects with clear deliverables. We then conduct a national executive search for each unique position to recruit experienced leaders with the potential to achieve transformational impact. By helping to craft public policy, roll out new initiatives, and improve existing services, we help governments to work better for the people they serve.

Since FUSE was founded six years ago, we have placed 100 fellows in 21 cities including Seattle, San Francisco, San José, Los Angeles, Denver, New Orleans, Indianapolis, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC. The average FUSE fellow brings a graduate degree and 20 years of professional experience, often in Fortune 500 companies. The FUSE program model also prioritizes diversity and inclusion in every element of our work, including placing a cohort that currently averages 60% professionals of color, 55% women, and 30% first-generation 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.

The FUSE business model is based primarily on fee-for-service government contracts, with earned income currently representing 85% of our annual operating budget. Over the next three years, FUSE will double in scale to 80 projects per year across 25 cities in order to become 100% financially self-sufficient. FUSE’s philanthropic partners such as the Omidyar Network, Irvine Foundation, and Kresge Foundation are helping to accelerate this expansion trajectory through a generous infusion of growth capital. FUSE is also in the process of piloting additional program services and strategic partnerships that will diversify our revenue streams and increase mission impact. Additionally, we are working to expand our publishing, speaking, and thought-leadership in order to magnify FUSE’s contribution to the broader movement around helping cities keep pace with the rapidly changing needs of their communities.


For more information, please visit https://fusecorps.org/.


Job Opportunity

FUSE’s Strategic Partnerships team manages both current and prospective government partners as well as the philanthropic partners who help to underwrite the cost of fellowships that cannot otherwise be covered through public funds. Working as a social enterprise, this team is responsible not only for generating almost all of FUSE’s annual operating revenue, but also for developing and defining the strategic engagements through which FUSE fellows will address some of the most pressing issues facing urban communities. The Strategic Partnerships team currently includes two Directors and an Associate in the San Francisco office, and we are now adding a Director in the Boston office as we continue to expand our work nationally. Each Director manages a portfolio of city and county partners around the country, and FUSE’s first Boston-based Strategic Partnerships Director will help to expand our work in major metro areas throughout the East Coast and Midwest. The responsibilities of the role will include:




To Apply

Please compose a compelling cover letter addressed to James Weinberg, CEO, and submit along with a resume 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 encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply for this position.