• Contracts Manager

    Job Locations US-MA-Boston
    Posted Date 1 month ago(12/13/2018 1:17 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Capacity Building
    TSNE MissionWorks
    Location : Name
    TSNE MissionWorks
  • Overview

    TSNE MissionWorks (formerly Third Sector New England) (www.tsne.org) is a management support organization that partners every year with hundreds of nonprofits, foundations, community-based groups, and others working for social change. Our mission is to provide information and services to build the knowledge, power, and effectiveness of individuals, organizations, and groups that engage people in community and public life. The ultimate intention of our work is to create a more just and democratic society.


    We assist a wide range of organizations in the social sector with a mix of management support and capacity building services in consulting, financial and grants management, business administration, human resources, compensation and benefits administration, professional development training and research in nonprofit fields of practice.


    As a leading voice and capacity builder in the nonprofit sector, TSNE MissionWorks is committed to learning and building our practices and values around diversity, inclusion and equity, and working in a culturally proficient way with our staff and the organizations and communities we serve. We actively cultivate a work environment that values the experiences of individuals in an open-minded and collaborative atmosphere.


    The Contracts Manager manages all legal agreements and contracts.

    • Contribute to the Contracts team, ensuring responsive and compliant contract management and administration for a diversified portfolio of revenue generating and expense contracts and awards;
    • Draft, review and negotiate agreements across the organization, ensuring compliance with TSNE contracting standards;
    • Ultimately responsible for assuring compliance with Uniform Guidance;
    • Support compliance functions as requested;
    • As requested, develop and provide written guidance and ongoing contracts and compliance trainings for internal staff and Fiscal Sponsorship project staff;
    • Liaise with pro bono attorneys and outside counsel, as needed;
    • Undertake other tasks that are consistent with the position.


    We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below.


    • J.D. preferred but not necessary
    • 5+ years of experience negotiating and drafting contracts of all types at substantial volume required
    • Demonstrable experience developing and overseeing complex contract management system such as Uniform Guidance strongly preferred
    • Ability to provide high level of responsive customer service required
    • Ability to juggle multiple tasks and responsibilities and to track and meet deadlines
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced, multi-cultural environment
    • Commitment to and enthusiasm for TSNE's mission and to the work of social and economic justice organizations is preferred



    The physical demands described here are representative of those for this position. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.


    Work is performed in an office environment and in close proximity to other workers.


    While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to:

    • Talk, hear and see in the normal range with or without correction.
    • Use hands or fingers, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls.
    • Move, Traverse; sit (usually for longer periods of time); reach with hands and arms; occasionally Ascend/Descend; and position self (to), move.
    • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
    • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
    • Job is not subject to significant occupational or environmental hazards.
    • Likelihood of personal injury would be relatively slight.
    • Environmental and work hazards are not present to a measurable degree.

    TSNE MissionWorks envisions a society grounded in the principles of social and economic justice. As such, we strive to achieve excellence through a diverse and inclusive workplace that honors the unique talents and lived experiences of each person. Our vision and values are reflected in all our employment-related decisions, including hiring practices. Accordingly, TSNE MissionWorks actively seeks people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in our work.


    As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE MissionWorks will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, genetic information, veteran or disability status or any other factor prohibited by law.  


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