Recruiting Manager

Job Type

Full Time




United States


About FUSE Corps 

FUSE Corps is a national nonprofit that enables local government to more effectively address the most pressing challenges facing urban communities. In pursuit of this mission, FUSE runs an executive-level fellowship program in civic innovation that is focused on accelerating cross-sector collaboration and community-based problem solving. FUSE partners with city leaders to identify key strategic challenges and then recruits entrepreneurial professionals from the private sector who spend a year working in local government to address those challenges. FUSE fellows are uniquely positioned to achieve transformative impact across issue areas such as education, health, social services, economic development, public safety, and the environment.

Since FUSE was founded in the San Francisco Bay area five years ago, this unique program has grown quickly in response to mounting demand from cities across the country. The current cohort includes 35 projects in local governments throughout California (San Francisco, Stockton, San José, Fremont, Long Beach, Los Angeles) and across the country (Denver, Indianapolis, New Orleans, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C.). The response from prospective fellows has been equally robust making the application process extremely competitive among private-sector executives seeking to serve in this prestigious program and have a different kind of impact in their communities. FUSE plans to continue to expand toward placing 100 fellows annually across 25 cities and widely communicating the impact of their work. This rapid growth is being generously supported by a coalition of foundations including the Omidyar Network, James Irvine Foundation and Kresge Foundation.



The position of Recruiting Manager is a high-impact opportunity for a skilled recruiting professional to apply strong search acumen to work that will have a unique and lasting impact on the communities served by FUSE. Reporting to the Director of Recruiting, you will help build an innovative, efficient, and results-oriented system for managing multiple concurrent executive searches. This successful recruitment function will produce two cohorts of FUSE Fellows each year, one in the spring and another in the fall. The searches to find these candidates will vary dramatically as you work to identify those candidates with unique skill sets well suited to address each cities’ most pressing challenges.

As the Recruiting Manager, you will manage a high volume of simultaneous, full-life cycle recruitment projects which will place fellows with FUSE city partners throughout the country. Acting as the dedicated point of contact for these searches, you will execute the FUSE recruitment process in the interest of ensuring excellent candidate experience and client satisfaction. The FUSE recruitment process requires you to skillfully manage expectations and provide consistent and effective communication to all stakeholders in the search, including candidates, internal team members and FUSE partners as appropriate. Your specific responsibilities will include, but not be limited to the following:


  • Review documentation and information available for each fellowship project to gain understanding of the project requirements; seek out additional insights and/or research projects as needed to inform your recruiting plan.
  • Design and execute sourcing plan for each project to produce a diverse pool of candidates well-qualified to fulfill the requirements of each role.
  • Contribute on an ongoing basis to improved recruitment marketing strategy including the social media recruiting plan, the referral program and the optimization of recruitment marketing materials.
  • Support a robust candidate pipeline by initiating and maintaining relationships with all applicants who represent the experience, core competencies and motivations of a FUSE fellow, even if those candidates are not selected for the current cohort.
  • Manage and participate in the candidate selection process, including application reviews, phone interviews and video interviews, reference checks, in-person interview days, and notifications of selection status.
  • Manage and record all steps of the recruitment process, all communications with candidates and each instance of candidate management in the Applicant Tracking System, notifying additional team members as appropriate.
  • Analyze recruiting reports daily and weekly to ensure on-time progression of your projects, adjust priorities and work plan accordingly. Elevate critical concerns regarding pipeline and project progress to the Recruiting Director appropriately.
  • Contribute to other FUSE activities and programming as needed.



  • Passion for FUSE’s mission and demonstrated interest in civic innovation, urban renewal and/or cross-sector collaboration.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage searches comparable to the requirements of this role in reference to the number and level of position, while maintaining commitment to excellence in recruitment and alignment with organizational values and vision.
  • 5-8 years of experience in recruiting and/or talent acquisition, with a track record of success in all stages of full life-cycle recruitment and overall search process management.
  • Superior level of experience using LinkedIn and other job search services like job boards, alumni career services, conferences and networking events.
  • Comfort working with data and identifying insights and trends to help drive the recruitment process.
  • Ability to leverage the reporting and analytical capabilities of one or more Applicant Tracking Systems, and/or Customer Relations Management platforms. Experience with JobScience and Salesforce is a plus.
  • Outstanding organizational and project management skills, bolstered by a strong attention to detail and ability to follow up and follow through to meet aggressive deadlines. Ability to plan, manage, and track projects and to communicate about them with multiple stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated competency in identifying opportunities for process improvement, specifically in reference to improving efficiency without sacrificing quality.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to clearly convey complex topics to your audience through both verbal and written communication.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, emotional intelligence, and ability to develop deep relationships with a diverse array of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to work on a small team and within a resource-constrained environment, always maintaining a focus on the organization’s needs and strategic priorities.
  • Ready and willing to shift gears as needed to reach objectives and to do so as a part of a highly collaborative team.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

FUSE staff enjoy an array of benefits including but not limited to health, dental, vision insurance, commuter benefits, and weekly remote flexibility.