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Seeking Organizational Assessment Consultants for Powering Futures Initiative

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TSNE is seeking a consultant to provide organizational assessments for BIPOC arts organizations rooted in Massachusetts through the Powering Cultural Futures Initiative funded by the Barr Foundation. Powering Cultural Futures (PCF) is a new six-year initiative that provides funding, technical assistance, peer networking, and other support to a diverse cohort of 15 organizations. Learn more about the initiative and the organizations.

We have two positions available and encourage consultants with lived experiences that are reflective of the BIPOC communities and leaders represented in the PCF cohort to apply. Consultants must be able to travel to meet organizations in person for some of the assessment work.


  • $34,500

Engagement Time

  • Anticipated timeline of engagement is 9-12 months; position begins in mid-October 2022. 
  • Estimated total hours: 230 hours

Application Process & Timeline

  1. Written Application: September 16, 2022 Priority Due Date
  2. Interviews
  3. References
  4. Hiring
  5. Target start date mid-October 2022

Key Roles and Responsibilities of Facilitators

  • Provide organizational assessment for 6 organizations
    • Review background information for each of the 6 organizations
    • Manage assessment surveys for 6 organizations
    • Co-design focus group and individual interview assessment questions with TSNE’s Lead Organizational Development consultant
    • Facilitate 6-10 focus groups total
    • Conduct an estimated 30 individual interviews
    • Work with TSNE staff and PCF organizations to coordinate focus groups and individual interviews
    • Facilitate 6 to 8 data analysis and review meetings with PCF organizations
    • Analyze data from surveys, focus groups, and individual interviews; identify and document themes and learnings
    • Utilize themes and learnings from assessment to develop capacity building recommendations with organizations
    • Support organizations in their development of a proposal for supplemental funding to support the prioritized capacity building recommendations
  • Work collaboratively and effectively with TSNE staff, the Barr foundation, consultants, PCF cohort members, and other PCF stakeholders
    • Participate in 2-3 training and orientation meetings around the PCF initiative and OD assessment approach and tools
    • Participate in an estimated 18-24 planning meetings with OD consulting team and/or PCF coordination meetings
    • Provide written reflection, feedback, and evaluation of the OD assessment work at its completion
    • Participate in timely communication with all PCF stakeholders
    • Build strong relationships and mutual trust with organizations in the cohort, as well as Barr Foundation, TSNE, and other PCF consultants


  • At least 5 years of experience as an organizational development consultant
  • Deep understanding of and experience in organizational assessments for small to mid-sized organizations in various stages of growth
  • Deep understanding of organizational dynamics, operations, and functions
  • Deep understanding of and experience supporting organizations that are BIPOC-led, BIPOC-serving, and rooted deeply in BIPOC communities
  • Understanding of arts-based organizations and the landscape in which they operate
  • Strong skills and experience in facilitating groups and conducting interviews
  • Understanding of group power dynamics, group learning, and how to develop reflective learning spaces
  • Deep cultural competence, including the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships across cultural differences with participants
  • Deep understanding and experience in qualitative data analysis
  • Ability to use qualitative data analysis tools
  • Strong communication and organization skills
  • Geographic Requirement: Consultants must be able to travel to meet organizations in person for some of the assessment work


Contact Heang Ly, hly@tsne.org


Apply to be an Organizational Assessment Consultant

Access written application through this link