Registration Due Date: 03/31/21
Provider Organization: FUSE Corps
About FUSE Corps
FUSE Corps is a national nonprofit that partners with local government to help urban communities thrive. They work with cities and counties on a range of issues, including economic and workforce development, healthcare, public safety, climate change, and education.
Their approach centers around an executive fellowship program. They work closely with their government partners to design yearlong strategic projects, recruit experienced leaders to take on those challenges, and provide the ongoing support to help executive fellows achieve their full potential for community impact.
By helping to craft new policy, roll out new public services, and improve existing programs, they allow governments to work better for the people they serve.
Since 2012, FUSE has placed more than 160 executive fellows in over 100 local government agencies throughout the country. More than 50 percent of alumni have continued to work in roles in civic leadership after their fellowships, and 90 percent of our partner government agencies have returned each year with requests to host additional executive fellows.
About the Opportunity
This program model draws on the most innovative practices from across sectors and is designed to help cities and counties gain traction on their biggest challenges. General Applications are accepted throughout the year. As FUSE Corps receives projects that may align with your background, they will reach out to you for further consideration. Applicants are asked to submit only one application in order to be considered for all available projects. Check out these fellowship openings.
What the Fellowship Brings
- Cross-Sector Expertise – Complex challenges require a broad set of tools. The Fellowship leverages strategies from the private, public, and social sectors to bring new approaches to the most intractable challenges.
- Community Voice – The best ideas often come from engaging those who will benefit most from a project’s impact. Their human-centered design process ensures that civic engagement is at the heart of every project.
- Equity Perspective – They work to include considerations of racial equity in every project to help their partners advance policies that serve all people as equally and fairly as possible.
- Network Building – The Executive Fellows build partnerships between different departments and levels of government, as well as partners in the private and social sectors.
- Sustained Impact – To make substantive improvements to government programs, executive fellows help design long-term action plans and create change in organizational culture that establish sustained improvements.
- Experienced Talent – Executive Fellows, distinguished by their ingenuity and determination, average 20 years of leadership experience, and come prepared to leverage their expertise in helping government work better.
- Shared Insights – FUSE Corps is a continuously learning organization, and as they study what works, they’re committed to surfacing and sharing the learnings of their executive fellows and government partners to inspire civic leaders around the country.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and accepted year-round.