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Director of Strategic Partnerships

The Director of Strategic Partnerships will work towards quarterly and annual partnerships targets by managing a portfolio of government partners, leading the development of new projects, ensuring timely completion of contracting and procurement processes and maintaining relationships with peer organizations and government associations.

 

FUSE Corps is a national nonprofit that partners with local governments to help urban communities thrive. We work with cities and counties to advance their most urgent priorities centered on ensuring equitable outcomes for the residents they serve. Our projects directly address issues such as economic development, affordable housing, healthcare access, criminal justice reform, public safety, climate resilience and education. Since 2012, FUSE has supported nearly 200 projects across 33 cities in 12 states. Our work has impacted more than 25 million people nationwide.

FUSE’s approach is based on an executive fellowship program designed to provide local government with the additional leadership capacity needed to accelerate civic innovation and cross-sector collaboration. FUSE Fellows are experienced, entrepreneurial, and results-oriented professionals who have deep credibility in their communities. They work to dispel longstanding mistrust and break down barriers between the public sector and the communities they serve, and take a human-centered design approach to engage community members in developing solutions and policy. When designing projects, FUSE works closely with government and community leaders to identify clear and ambitious deliverables that address fundamental elements of racial, social, and economic justice and equity within a specific issue area. We then conduct a national executive search for each unique position in order to recruit a diverse pool of experienced professionals with the potential to achieve transformational impact in those roles.

Our sustained growth has been fueled by a blend of fee-for-service government contracts and philanthropic support. Over the next several years, FUSE will continue on a strong growth trajectory as we work to double the scale and impact of our work nationally. We are also working to build upon FUSE’s existing publishing, storytelling, and knowledge sharing efforts in order to help inspire a much broader community of civic leaders. Ultimately, our efforts will enable communities to work more effectively, collaboratively, and resiliently in response to established and emerging challenges.

As we are poised to rapidly expand our impact nationwide in 2021 and beyond, FUSE is seeking a full-time Director of Strategic Partnerships.  This individual will be coming to FUSE during a phase of extraordinary growth, joining a 20+ person national team and reporting to FUSE’s Vice President of Partnerships & Development.  The position is available immediately and can be based from a home office anywhere in the continental United States.

Roles and Responsibilities

FUSE plans to launch approximately 60-75 new projects in 2021 alone, growing our relationships with existing partners and beginning relationships with several new communities in all parts of the country. Our Partnerships team leads the process of identifying projects by managing relationships with government partners around the country, then developing the strategic engagements through which FUSE will ultimately address some of the most pressing issues facing urban communities. The team is directly responsible for leading the sales and contracting processes through which a majority of the organization’s operating revenue is generated, and serves as a main point of contact for our government partners throughout our engagements.

The Director of Strategic Partnerships will work towards quarterly and annual partnerships targets by managing a portfolio of government partners, leading the development of new projects, ensuring timely completion of contracting and procurement processes and maintaining relationships with peer organizations and government associations. The primary responsibilities of the role include:

Qualifications

Location: Flexible; this position can be based from a home office anywhere in the United States

Time: Full-Time

 

FUSE Corps is an equal opportunity employer with a core value of incorporating diverse perspectives into our work at every level. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply for this position.

 

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