The FUSE Fellowship is an opportunity to develop and implement unique solutions to a community’s most pressing challenges. For 12 months, beginning in April 2019, FUSE Fellows work within local government to bring innovative approaches to a specific project. Each fellowship is designed to leverage private sector experience to deliver results that have lasting impact.
FUSE Fellows are placed at the executive level of local government working with senior leaders of departments and agencies. Prospective responsibilities may include thorough data analytics and research, developing enhanced operations and financial models, building change management and strategic planning processes, and/or building broad coalitions to support project implementation efforts.
Previous FUSE Fellows have tackled a range of community challenges on topics including public safety, education technology, workforce development and sustainability. Examples of FUSE Fellows work include the creation of the Silicon Valley Talent Partnership, the development of a strategy to clean up neighborhoods in Los Angeles, and the establishment of new online resources for educators in California.
FUSE Fellows receive training throughout their fellowship drawing from the best practices of leading for-profit, public and social sector organizations, including McKinsey & Company, Stanford Institute of Design (d.school), and the Harvard Kennedy School. They also receive hands-on support from a host champion within the local government, an executive coach and the larger FUSE community of staff, alumni and advisors.
15+ years of professional experience, particularly in the private sector
Progressive success in challenging roles with substantial management responsibilities
Track record of collaboration, team-building and facilitative leadership
Excellent stakeholder management skills
Superior critical thinking and analytical skills
Ability to synthesize information into clear and concise recommendations
Entrepreneurial spirit and demonstrated success creating novel solutions to complex problems
Flexibility, adaptability, and persistence
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
This springs cohort will have opportunities available in the City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Oakland, Pittsburgh, San Jose and St. Louis.
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About FUSE Corps
FUSE Corps is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that enables local government to more effectively address the biggest challenges facing urban communities.FUSE partners with civic leaders to identify pressing strategic challenges and then recruits entrepreneurial, mid-career professionals to serve in executive-level fellowships across local government. FUSE Fellows are uniquely positioned to achieve transformative impact across issue areas such as education, health, poverty, economic development and the environment.
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