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Manager, Grants and Finance

TSNE Missionworks
Job Title: Manager, Grants and Finance
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December 31st, 2019
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TSNE MissionWorks (formerly Third Sector New England) (www.tsne.org) 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 our work is to create a more just and democratic society.

We assist a wide range of organizations in the social sector with a mix of management support and capacity building services in consulting, financial and grants management, business administration, human resources, compensation and benefits administration, professional development training and research in nonprofit fields of practice.

As a leading voice and capacity builder in the nonprofit sector, TSNE MissionWorks is committed to learning and building our practices and values around diversity, inclusion and equity, and working in a culturally proficient way with our staff and the organizations and communities we serve. We actively cultivate a work environment that values the experiences of individuals in an open-minded and collaborative atmosphere.


As the Grants & Finance Manager, you will be working with approximately 15 to 20 nonprofit organizations that TSNE MissionWorks fiscally sponsors, providing them with support around grants management, financial analysis and management.

Grants Management

  • Support projects' funding proposals; assist with budgets and review proposals. Work with project directors to comply with funders' terms and conditions, manage deliverables, monitor spending, request amendments, and plan spend-outs and help them understand their grants and budgets;
  • Ensure that all the invoices are generated and sent to funders as defined in the grant agreement;
  • Reviews grant spend is in accordance with the grant agreement making sure that all the expenses are in compliance with federal / funder guidelines. Highlight over / underspend on grants.

Client Relations

  • Provide financial analysis, management support, and guidance;
  • With other team members, ensure that services are delivered efficiently, effectively, and courteously;
  • Communicate regularly with project directors and provide a high level of customer service around short and long-term financial management and sustainability.

Financial Management

  • Support budget creation, budget projections, and analysis of expenses, as needed;
  • Review salaries being charged to projects and flags allocation concerns or discrepancies for review and discussion with project directors to ensure correct allocation. Adjust vacation accruals, as needed;
  • Prepare, review, and distribute monthly reports, funder reports, and others. Document and address issues requiring attention and/or further discussion;
  • Analyze and monitor projects' fund and cash balances and keep project and TSNE MissionWorks team informed of status issues;
  • Work with staff accountants to ensure timely and accurate processing of payables, deposits, and billings.


  • Participate in discussions around the direction of FS and restructuring;
  • Other duties as assigned.


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

  • Five or more years of experience managing Federal Grants.
  • Three or more years of experience managing Non Federal Grants
  • Nonprofit fund and federal grant accounting and management, strongly preferred;
  • Proficiency with accounting software, spreadsheets, and data management systems;
  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Flexibility juggling multiple projects and shifting priorities;
  • Commitment to social and economic justice.

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:

  • Talk, hear and see in the normal range with or without correction.
  • Use hands or fingers, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls.
  • Move, Traverse; sit (usually for longer periods of time); reach with hands and arms; 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.

TSNE MissionWorks envisions a society grounded in the principles of social and economic justice. As such, we strive to achieve excellence through a diverse and inclusive workplace that honors the unique talents and lived experiences of each person. Our vision and values are reflected in all our employment-related decisions, including hiring practices. Accordingly, TSNE MissionWorks actively seeks people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in our work.

As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE MissionWorks will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, genetic information, veteran or disability status or any other factor prohibited by law.

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