FUSE is a national nonprofit that partners with local government to help urban communities thrive. We work with cities on a range of issues, including economic and workforce development, healthcare, public safety, climate change, and education.
Our approach centers around an executive fellowship program. We work closely with our government partners to design yearlong strategic projects, recruit experienced leaders to take on those challenges, and provide the ongoing support to help fellows achieve their full potential for community impact.
By helping to craft new policy, roll out new public services, and improve existing programs, we allow governments to work better for the people they serve.
Since 2012, FUSE has placed more than 130 fellows in 25 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 fellows.
Our communities need the best minds working on the biggest challenges. Our fellows are passionate changemakers who want to make a difference in the lives of millions of people by leveraging their experience and expertise for the good of their communities.
For 12 months, fellows are embedded with local government agencies, working alongside city leaders to bring new approaches, diverse perspectives, and community-based solutions. During their year of service, fellows also have access to valuable learning opportunities — in-person and online sessions in design thinking, change management, and leadership development.
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We are looking for passionate leaders who have at least 15 years of professional experience, and who can tackle complex challenges that require creative problem-solving in partnership with a wide array of cross-sector stakeholders.