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Professional Learning Associate, TSNE MissionWorks

Boston, Mass.
May / 18 / 2018


For more than 60 years, TSNE MissionWorks (formerly Third Sector New England) has been a trusted partner to hundreds of nonprofits, foundations, community groups, activists, and advocates who are making a difference in their communities, our country, and the world.

The management and consulting services, training programs, and community-based grants and investments we offer are designed to meet the needs of complex and growing organizations by strengthening communication and leadership skills, facilitating learning and strategic thinking, and providing practical and operational support to individuals — all toward the goal of increasing their mission impact. Our ongoing partnerships with foundations, service providers, community groups, nonprofits and thought leaders provide us with opportunities for reflection and learning — which strengthens our own programs and services and provides an opportunity to explore trends in the nonprofit sector.

We continue to deepen our partnerships, expand our programs and resources, evolve to meet the needs of a rapidly changing nonprofit landscape, and pursue excellence in the services we offer to hundreds of mission-driven organizations every year — so together we can create a more just and democratic society. In doing so, we have a longstanding commitment to racial equity and social justice. Our community funding program, the Inclusion Initiative, is well-regarded. There is an opportunity to better integrate current field learning regarding racial equity work into our programs. Internally, there is ongoing work on interracial and intercultural trust and understanding. Enhancing cultural competency, communication and the capacity to work effectively with diverse community-based organizations is our priority.


Reporting to the Professional Learning Manager, the Professional Learning Associate (Associate) supports the Consulting, Executive Transition, and Training Department (CET). The Associate provides various levels of administrative, coordination, and logistical support for workshops, trainings, and programs including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Culture of Health Prize (RWJ), the TSNE Better Nonprofit Management Series, Emerging Consultants Training, and various other programs offered by TSNE CET. In this role, the Associate will be responsible for ensuring the seamless flow of administrative and program support for these programs, including completing various projects, and scheduling and coordinating events and meetings. Other duties include preparing national travel itineraries, responding to and preparing detailed email correspondences, and providing ongoing administrative support to external partners.


Coordinate logistics and reimbursements and provide other support for the Culture of Health Prize grant and related programming.

Duties include managing travel, coordinating events, processing payments and reimbursements and logistical support and tracking:

  • Coordinate planning and logistics for RWJF Culture of Health Prize Advisory Group (PAG) meetings;
  • Coordinate planning, travel, site logistics and payments/reimbursements for Culture of Health Prize/Partner/Alumni Site Visits, conferences, and networking opportunities;
  • Ensure timely processing of financial transactions for RWJF finalists and winners;
  • Coordinate planning and logistics for County Health Rankings & Roadmaps Scientific Advisory Group (SAG) meetings;
  • Coordinate Culture of Health Prize Celebration planning for alumni;
  • Maintain and track relevant data in Salesforce and other technology systems;
  • Complete other duties as assigned.

Provide logistical and coordination for the TSNE Better Nonprofit Management Series.

  • Manage and track online enrollment of participants through Eventbrite;
  • Coordinate with trainers and participants and provide support regarding logistics and meeting materials;
  • Monitor the training program’s email inbox and respond to inquiries;
  • Provide on-site registration support during trainings, workshops and meetings;
  • Provide on-site logistical and registration support during trainings, workshops and meetings;
  • Provide post-event support to participants, trainers and internal TSNE staff and follow up and assist or refer as needed;
  • Order food and other materials as needed.

Provide other logistics and coordination support for the TSNE Professional Learning team.

  • Duties include planning events and trainings, coordinating and supporting registrants and attendees, supporting event/meeting staff and speakers and providing general overall support for CET programming;
  • Collaborate with other staff and external trainers to ensure successful delivery and evaluation of programs.


  • At least two years’ experience working in nonprofit program coordination;
  • Highly detail-oriented with the capacity to multi-task and be flexible;
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and administrative skills;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Event planning experience;
  • Proven ability to handle sensitive and confidential information;
  • Ability to demonstrate professionalism, good humor and patience and to handle stress;
  • Enjoys working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment as a part of a growing, high-performing team;
  • Experience processing payments and reimbursements;
  • Ability to take creative and innovative approaches in performing job responsibilities;
  • Ability to work and problem solve independently while also functioning in a team-based environment;
  • Demonstrated commitment to supporting diversity and inclusion, both internally and externally;
  • Ability to work in a multicultural setting with people of diverse backgrounds, traditions, customs, and personalities;
  • A commitment to the work of racial, social and economic justice organizations is required.
  • Advanced computer literacy skills, including Microsoft Outlook, MS Office Suite, and enterprise databases such as Salesforce; able to easily learn new systems.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these 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 regularly required to:

  • Talk, hear and see in the normal range, with or without correction;
  • Use hands and fingers and handle and feel objects, tools and or controls;
  • Stand; walk; sit (usually for longer periods of time); reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl;
  • 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.


We strongly encourage online applications. Please attach your resume and cover letter.

Apply online here.

We also accept applications by mail or fax. Send to:

TSNE MissionWorks
Attn: Employment Manager
NonProfit Center
89 South Street, Suite 700
Boston, MA  02111

Or fax to: 617.896.9393.

TSNE MissionWorks envisions a society grounded in principles of social and economic justice. As such, we strive to achieve excellence through a diverse and inclusive workplace that honors each individual as a whole 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. We value the unique talents and contributions of each of our employees.

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.

May 18, 2018