Senior Advisor

Job Locations US-Remote
Posted Date 1 month ago(2/24/2023 11:11 AM)
Job ID
# of Openings
Capacity Building
Fiscal Sponsorship Organizations
Location : Name
Building Movement Project (REMOTE)


For nearly two decades, the Building Movement Project (BMP) ( has cultivated the potential for nonprofit organizations to effectively partner with movements for progressive social change. We learn by listening to groups and leaders about what it takes for organizations to align their social justice principles with their operating practices. Our research and practical resources help organizations innovate to meet the needs of the communities they serve and face the challenges of the external environment.


BMP concentrates on the following three main areas to accomplish our goals and advance social change:

  • Leadership: Analyzing how organizations can do their best work, encourage diverse leaders at every level, and promote the most effective and inclusive practices;
  • Movement Building: Acknowledging and building on the distinct role of nonprofit organizations in advancing movements for social change;
  • Service and Social Change: Developing the capacity of organizations to engage constituents in changing the systems that impact their lives.

The Building Movement Project is a fiscally sponsored project of TSNE (



We are seeking a Senior Advisor to provide strategic and project management support to BMP overall and to BMP’s Building Blocks for Change (BB4C) project specifically. The Senior Advisor will contribute ideas, oversee projects, and develop products that help the nonprofit sector take action for progressive social change and address racism and other biases within organizations.


BMP has senior staff in New York, Washington, DC, and Detroit, and is open to hiring someone to work remotely from anywhere in the United States. This position may require occasional travel for conferences, trainings, and to work with BMP Team members and other on-the-ground partners.


The Senior Advisor will have the following primary responsibilities:

  • Conduct research, develop strategies and provide general support for BMP’s Building Blocks for Change (BB4C);
  • Support efforts to manage BMP’s staff team and advise on strategies for continued growth of the staff capacity;
  • Write reports, memos, articles and blogs to popularize and disseminate BMP’s research, ideas, lessons-learned, etc.;
  • Organize and facilitate meetings;
  • Other projects as needed.


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

  • At least fifteen years of relevant work experience;
  • Advanced degree / training in related fields (i.e. public administration, social work, public health, law);
  • Proven commitment to race, equity and inclusion, both within organizations and in broader social change efforts;
  • Strong management skills and the ability to: build alignment and consensus among diverse staff members, design processes for surfacing insights and developing strategies, and motivate team members to take action even when plans are emergent/uncertain;
  • Skilled thinker and researcher who can draw on a both qualitative and quantitative data to synthesize information, make meaning, notice patterns, unearth lessons, and identify cross-cutting themes;
  • Relationship builder who can hold the energy of a room, identify organizational / individual self-interest, and craft mutually beneficial, authentic and strategic partnerships;
  • Exceptional communicator with a proven track-record of designing media / communications strategies for organizations and campaigns, and able to deliver compelling public presentations, facilitate productive meetings, design impactful trainings, and write clearly and persuasively;
  • Commitment to and experience working with social/racial/gender 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:

  • 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: Remote from anywhere in the U.S.

Compensation: The starting salary range for this position is $100.00 - $130.00/hour and is commensurate with experience.


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


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