Deadline: August 17th, 2018
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 issues areas such as education, health, social services, economic development, public safety, and the environment.
FUSE fellows average 15-20 years of professional experience, predominantly as private-sector leaders in major corporations and global management consulting firms, and generally with graduate degrees such as MBAs.
Since FUSE was founded in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2011, this unique program has grown quickly in response to mounting demand from cities across the country. The 2018-2019 cohort, which begins in September 2018, includes 40 projects in governments both in California (City and County of San Francisco, City and County of Los Angeles, Oakland, San Jose, Long Beach) and across the country (Cleveland, East Palo Alto, Indianapolis, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, St. Paul, St. Louis, Washington DC). The response from prospective fellows has been equally robust making the application process extremely competitive among private-sector executives seeking to serve in this prestigious program. FUSE plans to continue to expand toward placing 100 fellows annually across 25 cities and widely communicating the impact of their work. This rapid growth is being generously supported by a coalition of foundations including the Omidyar Network, James Irvine Foundation and Kresge Foundation.
FUSE seeks to partner experienced executive coaches with FUSE Fellows to support them in leading, communicating and delivering their projects.
Coaches and FUSE Fellows are effectively matched and initiate the coaching relationship by FUSE Orientation that begins September 24th, 2018. Coaches support FUSE Fellows with their transition into the public sector, project success, and personal development over the course of the fellowship year. Coaches also serve as a team through exchanging information, materials, and insights about FUSE Fellows and their experience through quarterly all-coach conference calls and possibly other means deemed useful by FUSE Director of Learning coordinating efforts on behalf of FUSE.
FUSE executive coaches may also support their assigned fellows with professional and personal development goals and post-FUSE career planning. The commitment is at least one year, September 2018 – September 2019. Executive coaches must have the ability to take on 2-5 FUSE Fellows, with an estimated time commitment of 20-50 hours throughout the year (approximately 10 sessions of 1 hour each, per fellow, throughout the year).
Going forward, FUSE will be launching two cohorts per year and will have an ongoing need for executive coaches throughout the year. We are interested in developing a long-term relationship with select executive coaches for ongoing work.
- Provide materials requested by FUSE Director of Learning to facilitate effective matching of Coaches and Fellows.
- Participate in up to 10 one hour executive coaching session per Fellow conducted by video chat (e.g. Skype, Zoom, FaceTime) or in-person, as mutually agreed to by Fellow and Coach.
- Assessment call with Director of Learning to determine needed frequency of coaching calls for individual Fellows for remainder of program year.
- Participation in up to four conference call “town halls” to calibrate the coaching program throughout the year. During these calls, coaches will be expected to share information, approaches, and insights on trends or issues generally affecting fellows. If coach cannot make call, coach will follow up with call Director of Learning.
- Coaches may on a case-by-case basis be asked participate in additional FUSE related activities, such as monthly virtual convenings of Fellows (Virtual Live Sessions).
- Coaches will engage as needed with Director of Learning to organize and deliver FUSE Virtual Live Sessions and/or share information of relevance with the entire cohort of FUSE Fellows.
- Coach to provide client tracking on monthly invoice to include name of Fellow and date of coaching session
- Passion for FUSE’s mission and a commitment to related issue areas.
- Understanding of local government and/or issues facing cities and the ability to relate progress on issues to direct community impact.
- 15 years of experience coaching at the executive level
- Ability to work quickly and independently
- Coaches located in cities FUSE fellows work within preferred
Interested applicants should email their resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.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.