Project Manager

Job Locations US-MA-Boston
Posted Date 1 month ago(12/22/2022 4:05 PM)
Job ID
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Civil Rights, Social Action, and Advocacy
Fiscal Sponsorship Organizations
Location : Name
The Public Finance Initiative


The Public Finance Initiative (PFI)(, a fiscally sponsored project of TSNE, works with communities and their stakeholders to develop research, education, and technical assistance programs that center the values of equity, sustainability, and inclusive growth in the domain of public finance. 

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 TSNE’s work is to create a more just and democratic society. PFI is a fiscally sponsored organization of TSNE.



The Project Manager will be a key person our project teams responsible for serving as the lead person charged with working with the Executive Director and members of the PFI staff to develop project plans for projects, provide follow up on the day-to-day management and implementation of projects they manage, and track our progress on project goals, strategic objectives, timeline, and project parameters. Additional responsibilities include effectively communicating with diverse internal stakeholders, proactively resolving challenges, and serving as the lead manager of project plans.



Project Management

  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the Project ensuring the timely implementation of activities and completion of the deliverables and outcomes.
  • Develop and track project plans, timelines, activities, benchmarks, progress, and metrics aligned with the Project’s overall goals and deliverables.
  • Identify, prioritize, and proactively resolve challenges to minimize impact to the project goals and timeline.
  • Ensure all deliverables are on time, within scope, for various Project partners. 
  • Manage and facilitate recurring check-in meetings of Project stakeholders, together with the Executive Director of PFI, which will be established to ensure collaborations processes are clear and support all partners on progress reporting and advancing Project outcomes.    
  • Facilitate and participate in virtual interviews and other virtual meetings and gatherings with external government and private sector audiences engaged in the Project work and assist in the preparation of meeting materials (agendas, PowerPoints, etc.) as needed.
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation (stakeholder maps, etc.)
  • Participate in virtual internal team meetings with PFI’s Executive Director focused on strategic planning for future phases of work on Projects. 

Research, Communications, and Reporting 


  • Monitor online news sources to identify important and emerging trends and changes in the landscape of the Project focus area.
  • Join virtual focus groups with government officials and private sector stakeholders related to the Project and participate in the coordination, development, and reporting of pre-meeting and post-meeting materials and collective analysis to stakeholders. 
  • Together with the Executive Director, provide regular updates of the Project’s progress and activities to all relevant parties and stakeholders.
  • Participate in the coordination of Project announcements and media with communications staff.
  • Complete other tasks and projects related to the job, as needed.



  • Agile project management – The ability to provide deliverables and value throughout the life of the project cycle through collaboration, continuous learning, and adaptive planning.
  • Facilitation – The ability to help participants reach decisions and accomplish goals by clarifying meeting objectives and creating safe environments that encourage dialogue and input from all participants.
  • 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.


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

  • At least one year of professional experience in any field implementing time-bound strategic initiatives.
  • Prior experience working and engaging with government officials and government constituents.
  • Strong writing, communications, and research skills and the ability to gather, analyze, synthesize, and communicate information from various sources.
  • Highly effective time-management, goal-setting, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
  • Strong public speaking and group facilitation skills.
  • Excellent listening, writing, and speaking skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively in a remote environment.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment; strong awareness to intercultural effectiveness and relations.
  • Strong interpersonal, diplomatic and communication skills.
  • Resilience and ability to think clearly and rationally in stressful situations in a constantly evolving environment while maintaining an atmosphere of respect and professionalism at all times with all partners and team members. 
  • Ability to travel nationally on occasion as needs arise

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.

Regarding COVID-19: TSNE considers the health and safety of our employees of the utmost importance, and due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and subject to your state and local laws, our policy requires that all employees performing in-person work at a TSNE designated office are fully vaccinated. For the purpose of this policy, fully vaccinated indicates that you have received a single dose of the Janssen vaccine, or both doses of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine. Certain exemptions may be requested and will be considered by Human Resources.


Compensation and Benefits


Location: Work will be primarily performed Boston, MA.  Work is eligible for 100% remote work; the employee may work in any location.

Compensation: The hourly rate for this position is $30.00/hr and is commensurate with experience.

Benefits: This position is not eligible for benefits.


TSNE/PFI strives to achieve excellence through a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment that embraces all of our individual and collective differences. Black, Indigenous, People of Color, Middle Eastern and North African, Bilingual and/or Bicultural candidates, and LGBTQ2SIA+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. We value and honor the unique talents, learning styles, and lived experiences of each individual that enrich and strengthen our workplace culture, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.


All employment conditions are based on an individual’s performance and job qualifications. TSNE/PFI prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, creed, color, religion, native language, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, race-based hairstyles, or any other protected characteristic stated by federal and state law. Regardless of any class’ protection under the law or lack thereof, TSNE/PFI celebrates diversity and values the strengths that come with having a diverse team of employees. It is represented in our workplace culture, and it is who we are.


TSNE/PFI's EEO statement extends to volunteers, interns, contractors, vendors, and clients.


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