Organizational Development Consultant

Job Locations US-MA-Boston
Posted Date 2 months ago(7/30/2021 9:52 AM)
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Capacity Building
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TSNE (formerly Third Sector New England) ( 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 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 Organizational Development Consultant (ODC) works in support of TSNE's capacity building efforts and brings a values-based approach to working with client organizations and across the variety of TSNE programs. The Consultant serves as a primary point of contact between organizational development clients and TSNE and provides assessment, design, guidance, coaching and support for implementation of OD practices. The ODC also serves as a lead content designer and lead trainer for OD related learning offerings as well as for customized client trainings and other related services. The Consultant supports other Programs Team’s client efforts.


  • Plan, design, and deliver consulting engagements for clients through a process consulting approach to support organizational development, organizational assessment, strategic planning, sustainability planning, board development and governance, executive leadership transition and succession, and other capacity building services;
  • Plan, design, and deliver consulting engagements for special projects;
  • Engage with prospective clients to plan and prepare proposals/scopes of work, including fee estimates;
  • Ensure engagements are well managed with a client-oriented perspective, in partnership with other TSNE capacity building colleagues;
  • Ensure that high quality, responsive, culturally competent services are delivered;
  • Ensure that engagements are designed with consistent attention to issues of diversity, equity and inclusion.

Department and Organizational Support

  • Develop and disseminate tools, resources, and working papers to advance the capacity building practices of TSNE;
  • Serve as a thought partner and work in collaboration with Consulting and Training Team members, as well as with other TSNE staff, to advance program planning and to lift up and share lessons learned;
  • Manage and update information and communications within TSNE databases with regard to consulting and training engagements;
  • Participate in TSNE-wide projects and initiatives as needed and approved by supervisor.


  • Work collaboratively with Training staff to design and deliver trainings on topics related to organizational development and capacity-building.

Complete other tasks and projects related to the job, as needed.


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

  • 5+ years of experience working in leadership roles in community-based nonprofit organization(s) is preferred;
  • Prior experience in management and/or organizational development consulting is required;
  • Demonstrable knowledge of and experience in implementing organizational theory and practices, assessments, group dynamics and facilitation techniques especially in a nonprofit context is required;
  • Excellent interpersonal, program management and leadership skills are necessary;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are necessary;
  • Commitment to participatory management and shared leadership practices is necessary; 
  • A commitment to and experience working in the social justice, racial and economic equity or related field is strongly preferred;
  • Experience and skill working with a diverse range of stakeholders is required;
  • Demonstrable skills in utilizing culturally competent frameworks is required;
  • Strong time management and organizational skills, with the ability to manage and prioritize multiple, competing priorities is required;
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, team-based environment is required;
  • Must be able to travel periodically as necessary.

Core Competencies

  • Knowledge of programs department work and values - Knowledge about the range of consulting and training services offered by programs department and familiarity with the programs department values: equity, excellence in service, and partnerships/collaboration;
  • Project Management - For internal and external projects, as appropriate to role, scope/design/plan projects and/or implement/execute projects, staying on time, budget, with deliverables and effective communication;
  • Data Integrity - Collection and input of data needed to provide excellent client service and to manage the overall work of the department;
  • Communication - The ability to effectively exchange ideas, concepts, facts, and data with diverse audiences;
  • High standard of integrity, ethics, and professionalism - The highest standards of integrity, ethical practices and professionalism are demonstrated in all aspects of work, including interactions with others, decision-making, and the development and delivery of work product. The ability to integrate core values, equity, integrity and accountability throughout all organizational practices;
  • Relationship management - The ability to develop and nurture positive, productive relationships with others;
  • Collaboration - The ability to collaborate vertically and horizontally throughout the organization and with others;
  • Technologically and organizationally functional - Computer skills and demonstrates willingness to learn additional, specific platforms. Also understands and follows the policies and procedures applicable to all staff.

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:

  • Handle, or feel objects, tools or controls;
  • Reach; traverse; sit (usually for longer periods of time); 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.

Compensation and Benefits


Location:Work will be primarily performed at our main office (89 South St. Boston, MA 02111). Work is currently 100% remote.

Compensation: The starting salary for this position is $85,000 and is commensurate with experience.

Benefits: This position is eligible for a full benefits package including:

  • Generous Paid-Time-Off (PTO): 12 paid holidays, 3 weeks vacation, 1 week personal holiday, and sick time for full-time staff;
  • 80% Employer-paid, $0 deductible Health Insurance through Harvard Pilgrim;
  • Low-cost Guardian Dental and Vision;
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) for Health and Dependent Care;
  • Employer-paid Life, Long- and Short-Term Disability Insurance;
  • Employer-paid Pension through TIAA;
  • ...and more!

TSNE 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 actively seeks people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in our work.


As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE 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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