Associate (Public Finance Program)

Job Locations US-MA-Boston
Posted Date 2 years ago(12/22/2022 3:59 PM)
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Civil Rights, Social Action, and Advocacy
Fiscal Sponsorship Organizations
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The Public Finance Initiative


The Public Finance Initiative (PFI) (, a fiscally sponsored organization 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 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 Associate will be responsible for providing support to the Executive Director of PFI on the day-to-day management and implementation of various work streams related to PFI’s projects that have a focus on public finance, including our bond markets and racial equity project, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Responsibilities include developing meeting agendas, written works, briefing materials, and PowerPoints for work streams that will convene national investor and government audiences focused on the integration of environmental, social, and governance principles across different areas of public finance investments. The Associate will attend meetings with large national stakeholders, develop and deliver presentations on key topics, develop pieces of writing and research focused on public finance and serve as a key member of the team executing vital organizational projects aligned with our mission and values. 


Reporting to this position:

The position is not expected to include direct reports, but can evolve in the future to working and supervising project interns. 




  • Agile project management – The ability to provide deliverables and value throughout the life of the projects assigned to the program associate through collaboration, continuous learning, and adaptive planning. 
  • 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 when interacting with partners.
  • 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.

  • A minimum of three to five years of professional experience or advanced degree work in any field, or academic program, focused on public finance, budgets, policy, social justice, economics, or government relations, and others.
  • 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;
  • 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.

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 Boston, MA. Work is eligible for 100% remote work.

Compensation: The hourly rate for this position is $35.00/hr.

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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