Seeking Experienced Leaders for the 2018-19 FUSE Executive Fellows

Apr 03, 2018 • Views -

Sponsored by FUSE Corps

Entrepreneurial professionals who want to have a direct impact in helping solve some of the biggest challenges facing urban communities can now apply to be a part of the 2018 – 2019 cohort of FUSE Executive Fellows. This selective program partners accomplished professionals with local government agencies as Executive Fellows for a 12-month period. Leveraging their private-sector skills and expertise to lead strategic projects, FUSE Fellows help build innovative and sustainable approaches to a range of crucial social and civic issues, including health, education, economic development, affordable housing, justice and unity, public health, safety, transportation and more.

Read our ProFellow success story! Sean Doss, a ProFellow reader, successfully applied for the 2017-18 FUSE Cohort! Read our interview with Sean and learn more about his FUSE Corps experience.

A FUSE Fellowship is not only a chance to impact the lives of millions of people with your work, it also represents a tremendous opportunity for growth and professional development. Throughout their fellowship year, FUSE Fellows take part in learning opportunities that draw on the practices of leading for-profit, public and social-sector organizations, including; McKinsey & Company, Stanford Institute of Design (, and the Harvard Kennedy School. They also have access to a dedicated Executive Coach and receive support from a senior leader within the local government agency as well as from the FUSE community of staff, alumni, and advisors.

When: Apply now for fellowships starting in September 2018

Where: FUSE Executive Fellows will be leading nearly 50 projects in cities across the country.

Benefits: This role represents the opportunity to work full-time for 12 months as an independent contractor of FUSE Corps with an annual stipend of $90,000 paid by monthly installments.


  • At least 15 years of professional experience, particularly in the private sector or across a combination of the public, private and social sectors
  • Progressive success in challenging roles with substantial management responsibilities
  • A track record of collaboration, team-building, and facilitative leadership
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills
  • Superior critical thinking and analytical skills
  • The ability to synthesize information into clear and concise recommendations
  • An entrepreneurial spirit and demonstrated success in creating novel solutions to complex problems
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and perseverance
  • Humility, inclusivity, and sensitivity to cultural differences
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills with ease in making public presentations
  • Demonstrated passion for public service, civic innovation and/or cross-sector collaboration
  • The FUSE Fellowship is an equal opportunity program with a core value of incorporating diverse perspectives.
  • We strongly encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

How To Apply

The competitive national search has begun for leaders uniquely suited to succeed as FUSE Fellows! Interested candidates should apply early, as interviewing and hiring occurs on a rolling basis and specific opportunities will close quickly. Click below to visit the FUSE Corps website where you can sign up to receive updates as new projects are posted, or, if you’re ready to get started you can upload your resume and complete a brief online application in lieu of a cover letter. The application process allows you to demonstrate your interest in multiple opportunities or project areas, you need only submit one application to be considered for multiple fellowship projects.

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