Vice President, Strategic Partnerships & External Affairs

June 25, 2018

Location: Boston, MA



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 twelve-month 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 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 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 efforts in order to magnify FUSE’s contribution to the broader global movement around helping cities keep pace with the rapidly changing needs of their communities.

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



At this exciting time in the organization’s evolution, FUSE seeks to hire an experienced Vice President of Strategic Partnerships & External Affairs to lead the overall strategic direction and implementation of its government partnerships, sales, communications, events and fundraising functions.  Reporting directly to the CEO and participating in overall organizational strategy and decision-making, the Vice President will manage and grow a team of 5-10 talented individuals and be directly responsible for the following:


Strategic Leadership and Team Management


Government Partnerships & Sales


Impact Communications & Events


Philanthropic Partnership Development




Compensation & Benefits

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.



FUSE Corps has engaged Koya Leadership Partners to help in this hire. Please compose a compelling cover letter addressed to James Weinberg, CEO, and submit along with a resume to Erin Reedy of Koya Leadership Partners here.

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.



About Koya Leadership Partners

Koya Leadership Partners is a national retained executive search and human capital consulting firm that works exclusively with mission-driven organizations, institutions of higher education and social enterprises. We deliver measurable results, finding exceptionally talented people who truly fit the unique culture of our client organizations and ensuring that organizations have the resources and strategies to support them. For more information, visit www.koyapartners.com.