Administration and Finance Coordinator

Job Locations US-MA-Boston
Posted Date 2 months ago(9/27/2023 11:04 AM)
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Civil Rights, Social Action, and Advocacy
Fiscal Sponsorship Organizations
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Institute for Social and Economic Development


The Institute for Social and Economic Development (ISED Solutions)( is a fiscally sponsored project of TSNE ( in Boston, Massachusetts. For over 20 years, ISED has delivered training and technical assistance services (T&TA) to refugee-serving agencies nationwide that work with refugee small farmers. ISED hosts a national refugee farming listserv, sponsors national conferences, and provides a variety of T&TA services via USDA grants and other resources. ISED recently added a new T&TA service for Community Food Projects (CFP) – a USDA grant program focusing on community-based food and farming initiatives.




This position combines a range of administrative/programmatic activities related to CFP as well as financial administration work for all current ISED federal grants.  These are summarized as follows:


CFP Program and Operations support

  • Establish and maintain information storage and communication systems for staff and partners;
  • Assist ISED and partner virtual T&TA with grantees, including outreach, scheduling, facilitation, note-taking, and follow-up;
  • Assist planning and delivery of in-person meetings/conferences, including outreach, managing registrations, communication with attendees, on-site support, materials development, and other logistical support;
  • Help conduct outreach to partners and community groups to bolster CFP grant applications;
  • Support CFP grant applicants with proposal preparation;
  • Edit informational and technical assistance documents;
  • Assist evaluation of CFP grantees on their activities and help prepare reports;
  • Update ISED website on regular basis with CFP content;
  • Probable travel to meetings once or twice a year;
  • Provide other as-needed support to Project co-directors.


Financials support for all ISED grants:

  • Assist ISED Director and TSNE with financial oversight, planning, budgeting, fundraising, grant managing and analysis;
  • Assist in conducting financial analysis of ISED activities in support of planning and budgeting;
  • Monitor incoming grants and track appropriate spending and allocation of expenses to grants; 
  • Maintain and review TSNE financial reports; 
  • Track expenditures and payments for meetings or conferences; prepare financial reports;
  • Provide other support as needed.


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

  • Excellent attention to detail, administrative, interpersonal, communication, time management and organizational skills especially in a virtual setting;
  • Experience in managing complex federal funding sources is highly desirable;
  • Experience with Intacct accounting software preferred;
  • Strong computer and technological literacy skills, including Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint;
  • Relevant work experience in community-focused non-profit sector is preferred;
  • Experience with finance and accounting is highly desirable.

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 hybrid/at home setting.


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;
  • 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 hybrid.

Compensation: The starting hourly rate for this position is $30.00 - $32.00 per hour and is commensurate with experience. This is a part-time position 28 hours a week.

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 health leave time for full-time staff;
  • 80% Employer-paid, offering some $0 deductible Health Insurance through Harvard Pilgrim along with several low-deductible plans;
  • 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/ ISED Solutions 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/ISED Solutions 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/ISED Solutions 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/ISED Solution's EEO statement extends to volunteers, interns, contractors, vendors, and clients.


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