• Fiscal Sponsorship Operations Coordinator

    Job Locations US-MA-Boston
    Posted Date 2 months ago(2/6/2019 2:34 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 Operations Coordinator (OC) is responsible for the overall coordination of services for a portfolio of fiscally sponsored client organizations that are quasi-independent nonprofits.  Working closely with members of the Finance team, the OC will coordinate services for each organization in regards to intake, finance, consulting, human resources, legal and organizational development; providing advice and effective and courteous operational support that helps clients achieve long-term program goals.


    Fiscal Sponsorship

    • Serve as the primary contact for a portfolio of client organizations;
    • Work regularly with representatives in Finance, Accounting, Legal, HR and Consulting/Executive Transition to provide seamless and integrated services to clients;
    • Using evaluation tools, identify requirements and goals of each project and coordinate advice about staffing, expenses/cost recovery and governance;
    • Train and help client organizations on the use of operational and reporting tools to support them in their programmatic and operational planning;
    • Coordinate with a member of the Finance team to oversee fiscal/grants management as it relates to the achievement of client’s long-term program goals. Work closely with Intake department, Legal Team, Accounting and HR to successfully on and off-board client organizations;
    • Coordinate the procurement of IT hardware and software through TSNE MW suppliers.

    Grants Management

    • Assist with the grant proposal review and submission process;
    • Communicate with funding organizations as needed;
    • Collaborating with a member of the Finance team, oversee fiscal/grants management as it relates to the achievement of client’s long-term program goals;
    • Coordinate regular check-ins with client organizations and the Finance Manager to assess and update the organization’s programmatic and financial progress.


    • Undertake other tasks that are consistent with the position, as assigned by the supervisor.


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


    Desired Qualifications and Skills

    • Two or more years of nonprofit office experience;
    • Two or more years of accounting experience;
    • Experience with managing budgets preferred;
    • Prior experience working in grants management helpful;
    • Strong project management skills;
    • Outstanding relationship management skills with significant experience in building strong relationships with external and internal stakeholders;
    • Demonstrate a high level of discretion;
    • Proficiency with MS Office suite and enterprise information systems such as Salesforce;
    • Ability to pay close and accurate attention to detail;
    • Demonstrated skill in providing a high level of service to multiple clients, ideally in a nonprofit context;
    • Experience working as part of a team delivering coordinated services highly desirable;
    • Superior written and verbal communication skills, with demonstrated diplomacy and tact;
    • Strong track record working flexibly in demanding situations;
    • Good creative problem-solving skills;
    • Ability to manage multiple timelines and reporting processes;
    • Ability to juggle multiple tasks and priorities;
    • Ability to work in a fast paced, multi-cultural environment;
    • Commitment to the work of social and economic justice organizations.

    Physical Demands/Work Environment


    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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