Location: Boston, MA or San Francisco, CA
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.
FUSE historically attracts over 1,000 applications annually across a wide range of unique positions. The recruiting team then averages approximately 500 initial phone interviews and another 250 follow-up video conference interviews to select the 125 finalists who will interview (three finalists per project) with our 40+ host agency leaders to select the individuals who will serve as fellows. Given our current scale and plans for future growth, FUSE is now in the process of concluding relationships with outsourced partners and bringing this function in-house by building a recruiting team and improving its recruiting systems.
The Recruiting Associate position is a high-impact opportunity for an entrepreneurial professional to make a difference in communities across the United States. As a Recruiting Associate, reporting to the Director of Recruiting Operations, you will be integral to ensuring that FUSE’s efforts to identify, attract, and retain incredible talent to serve in yearlong executive fellowships runs smoothly and efficiently. FUSE has a multi-step recruiting process that takes place on a cyclical basis and includes: application reviews, phone interviews, video interviews, in-person interviews, candidate due diligence and contracting. This role therefore requires the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, identify and implement process improvements that drive efficiency, and consistently demonstrate excellent customer service-orientation.
Recruiting Associate Responsibilities
- Review applications and qualify candidates for further consideration
- Use Salesforce and an applicant tracking system to move candidates successfully through the applicant screening process and run and analyze reports that enable the recruiting team to identify and get ahead of potential challenges and bottlenecks
- Answer candidate questions about the fellowship program and recruiting process
- Post projects on relevant sites
- Develop social media content for use on LinkedIn, Facebook, and other sites
- Develop content and design for media use and/or other collateral used for recruiting marketing
- Develop marketing strategies and systems to evaluate the effectiveness of different outreach approaches, social media and advertisement campaigns, and the viability of candidate leads.
- Schedule phone, video, and in-person interviews
- Prepare informational packages for finalists and government partners to prepare for in-person interview days
- Conduct due diligence on finalist candidates, including working with outside vendors to complete background checks and following up with references and prior employers as necessary
- Prepare contracts for fellow signature
- Assist project management, including using real-time dashboards, status updates, and other tools needed to keep all aspects of fellow recruiting on track including internal communications strategies and tools as well as communications with agency partners.
- Support candidate interview process and ensure quality experience throughout for both candidates and government partners. This includes engaging as appropriately with staff, alum, and fellows; developing and managing systems for receiving candidate feedback from multiple interviewers; and ensuring all candidates are closed out in a respectful and efficient manner.
- Contribute to post-recruitment season reviews of seasonal operations and systems and define improvements for subsequent recruiting seasons.
- Identify opportunities to automate the recruiting process and contribute to testing new technologies for streamlining the application, recruitment, interview, and selection processes.
- Passion for FUSE’s mission and demonstrated commitment to related issue areas such as civic innovation, urban renewal, cross-sector collaboration, entrepreneurship, and/or leadership development.
- 2-4 years of professional experience contributing to or leading fast-paced operations.
- Experience with using LinkedIn, JobScience, Salesforce and other job search platforms for recruiting candidate a plus, but not required.
- Outstanding organizational and project management skills with strong attention to detail and ability to follow up and follow through to meet aggressive deadlines. Ability to plan, manage, and track projects, and to communicate about them with multiple stakeholders. Proven ability to simplify and streamline processes.
- Strong analytical skills with the ability to clearly convey complex topics to multiple audiences through various presentation formats.
- Outstanding interpersonal skills, emotional intelligence, and ability to develop deep relationships with a diverse array of internal and external stakeholders.
- Ability to work on a small team and within a resource-constrained environment, always maintaining a focus on the organization’s needs and strategic priorities.
Please submit your resume and a thoughtful 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.