Coordinator, Advancement

Job Locations US-MA-Boston
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(2/12/2024 8:35 AM)
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Capacity Building
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TSNE ( is working to build to a more just, equitable society. We do this by providing capacity building services, consulting and training services, and operational support for hundreds of nonprofits, foundations, community-based groups, and others working for social change. We are partners and colleagues working collaboratively to support areas critical for organizations, including  property management, leadership development and support, finance and accounting, human resources, and organizational development. We live by our values as an organization, and are committed to identifying, including, and valuing the unique skills, perspectives and knowledge of each member of our team.


About our Values:

  • Justice A just society is one in which all people have the dignity, resources, power, and self-determination to fully thrive. We seek to create a more just world in all of our work.
  • Progress - We commit out resources, expertise, and energy to delivering high quality support and services that make movement toward a more just world possible.
  • Impact - We work collaboratively with others to build the capacity and sustainability of organizations who work toward social good.


TSNE is seeking an early to mid-career professional interested in advancing the social sector with a personal and professional commitment to equity and social justice and who is desirous of leveraging their talent and skill set to ensure the long-term sustainability of TSNE.  The Advancement Coordinator will play a pivotal role in advancing the mission of TSNE by leading the creation and implemention of administrative processes and structures, working with colleagues to develop and support a learning and advancement function, and strategically planning and executing high-quality conferences and other events that serve to engage key TSNE stakeholders toward building a pipeline of dedicated partners and supporters.  The Coordinator will work with colleagues across the organization in a critical support role with primary responsibility to ensure seamless administration and coordination all aspects of the advancement team including fund and grants management, sharing organizational learning, and event planning while ensuring seamless execution of activities with the goal of delivering exceptional experiences for all supporters. 


The ideal candidate has strong organization, project management, problem-solving abilities, and excellent communication skills ensuring positive and effective representation of TSNE in interactions with clients, vendors, funders, and internal team members. This role will be best suited for someone with a natural sense of creativity and innovation who finds fulfillment in helping to develop and execute plans, has a passion for managing unique event concepts and experiences, and who has a keen aptitude for attention to detail, effective troubleshooting, and an overall commitment to customer service to guarantee all aspects of work are executed efficiently and in alignment with overall team goals. Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite, Salesforce, grants management and/or event management software, or similar data management systems, is a plus. 


Essential Functions


Administrative Support

  • Assist with the development and Implementation of administrative systems, structures, processes, and operations for an Advancement office.
  • Work collaboratively with the accounting and finance team to ensure accurate and timely accounting and reporting of all advancement related finances including, but not limited to allocating and processing gifts, generating and mailing acknowledgement and year-end tax letters, budgeting for events.
  • Utilize Salesforce and other systems to manage data accuracy; build, maintain, and generate reports to Identify trends and needs.
  • Support the Communications and Marketing Team to ensure seamless Integration of Advancement needs into all collateral, websites, campaigns, etc.

Advancement/Relationship Management and Fund Development

  • Provide support in the development of advancement strategies and campaigns.
  • Research and document prospective funders. 
  • Assist with the grant process including, but not limited to proposal development, review, submission, reporting.
  • Lead the grant reporting process, ensuring that all internal stakeholders are included and notified appropriately and timely.
  • Build, maintain, and update a donor management database.
  • Lead advancement projects including awareness and marketing campaigns.
  • In partnership with Communications and Marketing and other internal stakeholders, plan, coordinate, and participate in external relationship development activities, including conferences, visits with partners and nonprofits, and other stakeholders.

Event Planning and Management

  • Coordinate TSNE events; work with the Advancement team to ensure all event logistics and details are well-managed and well-executed.
  • Support other organization-wide events and activities Including managing external guests, ordering materials, etc. 

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


Many folks who are impacted by biased professionalism standards, such as women, LGBTQIA+, BIPOC, and individuals with disabilities, tend to only submit an application if they meet every requirement listed. At TSNE, we are always looking for enthusiastic candidates who are the best fit for the role, both culturally and through experience. If you believe you’d be a good addition to our team, we look forward to your application!

  • Four or more years of experience in fund development, advancement, event and/or project management, sales and marketing, or related professional area. 
  • Outstanding relationship management skills with significant experience. 
  • Proficiency with MS Office suite. 
  • Knowledge in Salesforce is a plus. 
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail. 
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills, with demonstrated diplomacy and tact. 
  • Project management skills including developing and maintaining plans and adherence to deadlines. 
  • Good creative problem-solving skills. 
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks and priorities in a fast-paced work environment. 
  • Commitment to the work of social justice organizations and alignment with TSNE’s values, including a commitment to DEI principles. 

You also believe in and embody our organizational values and the below core competencies:

  • 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.

And a strong combination of the following qualifications:

  • Soft Skills including exceptional discretion and judgment. Effective verbal and written communication skills with a wide audience. Ability to build productive and successful range of relationships and effectively serve in roles ranging from trusted advisor, teammate, subject matter expert and to coach.
  • Demonstrate cultural awareness and some understanding of fostering an inclusive, culturally sensitive, environment. Willing to ask questions, learn, and constructively share and accept feedback. Must be adaptable to a range of audiences and dynamics.
  • Just do good work by providing high quality work in fast-paced environment. Strong analytical skills are necessary. Must be flexible and able to manage multiple changing priorities and projects, and be organized and detail oriented. Provide excellent customer service by being on-time and accurate.

Physical Demands/Work Environment


The physical demands described for this position are that of a typical office environment. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. Ability to sit and/or stand for extended periods of time in front of a computer screen is an essential aspect of the position. There may be a need to lift and/or move materials or equipment.


Location: Work will be performed between our office located at the NonProfit Center at 89 South Street, Suite 700, Boston, MA 02111 and your home office. This position is required to be on-site at least once per month and may require flexibility.

Schedule: This position is full-time at 37.5 hours per week and hours are flexible within reason.


Compensation and Benefits


Compensation: The salary for this position is $88,825.

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

  • Generous Paid-Time-Off (PTO): twelve paid holidays, three weeks of vacation, one week of personal holiday, and up to 487.5 hours of accrued health leave time for benefited staff annually.
  • 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 and Employee-paid Tax-Deffered Annuity through TIAA.
  • Up to $1,080.00 in annual commuter subsidy
  • No meetings after noon on Fridays.
  • ...and more!

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



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