TSNE (tsne.org) is working to build to a more just, equitable society of belonging. We do this by providing capacity building services, consulting and training services, and operational support to hundreds of nonprofits, foundations, community-based groups, and others working for social change. We are partners, neighbors, and friends working collaboratively in a broad lane that includes everything from building management services to finance and accounting to human resources. 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—and we’re looking for the right people to do this work with us!
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About Powering Cultural Futures
While the Program Manager will manage TSNE’s current and future learning cohorts, the Program Manager’s work will focus on leading a new cohort initiative funded by the Barr Foundation, Powering Cultural Futures (https://www.barrfoundation.org/arts-creativity/powering-cultural-futures).
In a society that systematically devalues the culture, experiences, and voices of BIPOC communities, Powering Cultural Futures (PCF) recognizes and honors cultural expression as core to their wellbeing – and, indeed, to our collective wellbeing. These organizations honor creative practices in their communities and support the creation and production of new work; their active engagement with the evolution of BIPOC artforms and aesthetics reaffirms the artistic genius and resilience long ignored or demeaned in American society.
This initiative centers these community-rooted organizations and explores ways that philanthropy can shift power to these actors – placing their needs first, fueling expansion of BIPOC arts via long-term, flexible capital along with technical assistance and network development, and attracting donors to finance these approaches.
The initiative approach embraces research and listening as well as testing, evaluating, and improving ways to provide equitable support for BIPOC arts. Partners bring a spirit of collaboration, curiosity, and experimentation to this work. All will join in co-designing initiative-level strategies, formulating key learning questions, and exploring ways to bolster the ecosystem serving BIPOC artists and arts organizations statewide. The PCF cohort incorporates organizational assessment and training for all 15 organizations as well as facilitated peer learning and support spaces, all of which TSNE will provide.
The Program Manager, Cohort Learning works in support of TSNE's capacity building efforts and brings a values-based approach to working with partner organizations, funders, consultants, and participants across the variety of TSNE cohort learning programs. Cohort learning is a critical element of TSNE’s consulting and training practice. In the past several years, TSNE has successfully piloted and launched numerous cohorts, including the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging for Consultants Program, the Nonprofit Executive Directors of Color Capacity Support Pilot, the What’s Next leadership succession and executive transition cohort, the Racial Equity Practitioner Dialogue program, and more. TSNE’s cohort programs are the result of deep partnerships between TSNE and a variety of philanthropic partners.
The Program Manager ensures the successful completion and effectiveness of TSNE’s cohort learning programs. This position provides expertise and guidance on overall cohort learning strategy, design, and implementation, as well as communications, logistics, administrative, and evaluative support. The Program Manager will work closely with members of TSNE’s consulting and training team, including organizational development and executive search and transition consultants, program coordinators, the Director of Consulting and Training, and the Chief Program and Impact Officer.
The Program Manager will manage a mixed portfolio of cohort programs, which will evolve over time. This is an 18-month, full-time position with benefits. There is a strong possibility of the position turning into a permanent position after the 18-month period as the cohort program is expanded. This is a hybrid position, with both remote and in-person work based in the Greater Boston area.
Project Management and Administrative Support
Strategy, Learning, and Development
Partnership and Relationship Management
Complete other tasks and projects related to the position, 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!
You are someone who has at least five years of experience working with community-based nonprofit organizations while managing productive and impactful teams. You are able to foster trust and shared expectations across diverse consultants and other partners. You have demonstrable knowledge of and experience in implementing organizational theory and practices, assessments, group dynamics, curriculum design, and facilitation techniques, especially in a nonprofit context and feel comfortable in engaging intersectional lenses related to equity, racism, and accountability. You have the ability to problem solve and make strategic and programmatic decisions both independently and as a team and have a commitment to participatory management and shared leadership practices.
You also believe in and embody our organizational values and the below core competencies:
And a strong combination of the following qualifications:
As well as some “nice-to-haves":
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 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 will periodically be required to be on-site.
Schedule: This position is full-time at 37.5 hours per week and hours are flexible within reason.
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
Compensation: The starting salary for this position is $85,000.00 and is commensurate with experience.
Benefits: This position is eligible for a full benefits package including:
TSNE 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 actively seeks people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in our work.
As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE 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.