Role at FSG
As a senior consultant, Hayling engages clients across sectors to build capacity and amplify social impact. He seeks to leverage his expertise in collective impact and social sector strategy while gaining experience across all of FSG’s approach and focus areas.
Hayling’s work has focused on collective impact strategies at the intersection of youth development, education, and neighborhood revitalization. He started his career as a federal liaison for an alliance of local social service agencies, where he provided technical assistance to emerging school-community partnerships nationwide. In this role he also supported the launch of the U.S. Department of Education’s Promise Neighborhoods Initiative, helping coordinate efforts to strengthen systems of academic and community support for underserved youth. Subsequently, he served as Policy Director for an association of America’s largest nonprofit human service agencies, implementing an integrated legislative agenda and spearheading advocacy campaigns on Capitol Hill. In addition to promoting federal policy impacting youth and vulnerable families, Hayling has served as a community organizer and advised civic leaders on place-based youth development strategies.
- Harvard Business School, MBA
- Harvard Kennedy School, MPP
- University of Pennsylvania, BA, magna cum laude in Urban Studies
- Advisory Board Member, Youth Advocate Programs Policy & Advocacy Center
- Truman Scholarship Foundation
- Conversational Spanish
On working at FSG
“I firmly believe that society’s most intractable problems will be best addressed by approaches that leverage cross-sector solutions. For this reason I feel extremely fortunate to serve at FSG, where we apply analytical rigor across the divides between business, government, philanthropy, and nonprofits. Our team is full of thoughtful and humble professionals who each carry a deep commitment to equity, and I’m honored to be a part of a purpose-driven workplace so closely aligned with my personal theory of change.”