Foundation Executive Director, Fusion Academy Scholarship Foundation

Job Title

Foundation Executive Director 


Fusion Academy Scholarship Foundation

About the Position

Location: Fusion Education Group, Grand Rapids, MI.

Fusion Academy Scholarship Foundation is seeking a high energy, passionate and skilled leader. The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plan of the foundation; including fundraising, marketing, event planning and community outreach.

The Fusion Academy Scholarship Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, tax-exempt foundation which awards scholarship monies to students facing financial hardships or personal challenges to enable them to attend Fusion Academy.


  • Hours: Full time – Salaried.  
  • Salary: Exempt. Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Job Duties

  • Develop and implement strategic plans, short and long-term goals, and organizational policies and procedures.
  • Serve as the foundations primary spokesperson to the organization’s constituents.
  • Establish positive and collaborative working relationships with foundation board members to facilitate involvement.
  • Implement board member onboarding and role development coaching.
  • Personally identify, cultivate and solicit portfolio of high-level donors and prospects.
  • Execute fundraising event planning and project management throughout the organization.
  • Manage comprehensive annual giving program which includes direct mail and email campaigns.
  • Manage donor management systems and software.
  • Oversee marketing and other communications efforts.
  • Oversee all scholarship payments and processing of scholarship requests in coordination with campus teams.
  • Develop donor cultivation and stewardship cycle including individual and corporate giving.
  • Execute fundraising event planning and project management throughout the organization.
  • Manage application process including forms, reporting requirements, and follow-up procedures.
  • Monitor and regularly report on donor activity to Fusion CEO and board.
  • Administer operating and scholarship funds within annual budget.
  • Maintain state and federal IRS compliance.
  • Work with board treasurer to provide members of the board with data, reports, and plans.



  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Experience in fundraising, preferably education
  • Five to seven years’ successful experience in fundraising, preferably in education
  • Demonstrated experience in organizational and administrative skills
  • Ability to communicate and work with the public, employees, donors, and Trustees
  • Ability to understand the needs and interests of donors in order to develop relationships between them and the Foundation
  • Interest in all aspects of education and a dedication to promoting the Foundation’s fundraising priorities through developing excellent relationships with Foundation leaders and trustees.
  • Demonstrated leadership and the ability to successfully manage multi-functional or diverse areas.
  • Successful experience in developing cultivation and solicitation strategies.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and a demonstrated record of completing assignments.
  • Must be willing to travel.


  • Professional fundraising certification ( ex. CFRE or CFRM)
  • Master’s Degree

How to Apply

Link to Application:

Contact information:

Amy Morrow, Fusion Academy Scholarship Foundation Coordinator

616-301-1221 x101

About the Organization Fusion Academy is a revolutionary alternative, accredited private school for grades 6-12 that offers a fully individualized classroom: one student, one teacher. As the nationwide leader in one to one schooling, Fusion Academy has campuses throughout the country.

Every student at Fusion is unique – some students are accelerated learners; some need flexible scheduling; and others have special learning needs due to attention challenges, learning differences, or social and emotional difficulties. No matter why students come to Fusion, our model is simple – through compassion and acceptance, Fusion students learn on their terms, on their schedule, and in their learning style.

Our model is a unique academic program offering services year-round on a rolling admissions basis. Our environment is highly personal and socially inclusive. Equal emphasis is placed on students’ emotional well-being as it is on academic achievements. In addition to full time enrollment, students at Fusion Academy may take a class for credit or enroll in our tutoring/mentoring program.

The Fusion culture offers a special place to work, teach, and learn. Fusionites are a special brand of educators–they are creative, passionate, embrace change, and have fun! They communicate honestly and with compassion to both students and colleagues. People join the Fusion family for more than just a paycheck; they seek to work with peers who share these values. And because Fusion is growing rapidly, we offer considerable opportunity for career advancement throughout the country. 

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