Grants and Finance Associate

Posted by
TSNE MissionWorks
Boston, MA
Published 28 days ago


TSNE (formerly Third Sector New England) ( 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 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.


The Grants and Finance Associate (GFA) is responsible for supporting a team of Grants and Finance Managers with the overall coordination of services for a portfolio of fiscally sponsored organizations (FSOs). The GFA will coordinate and provide services to each FSO as directed by the Senior Manager. Such services include, but are not limited to, preparation of financial reports for review, grants administration, and involving other TSNE departments such legal, human resources, accounting, and consulting. This position will also hold a small portfolio of less complex FSOs as the entry level position of the organization.

Fiscal Sponsorship Operations

  • Work across the Finance, Accounting, Legal, HR, and Consulting and Training teams to ensure timely delivery of services;
  • Prepare monthly financial reports for GFM review;
  • Work closely with internal departments to successfully on and off-board client organizations;
  • Establish relationships with and communicate with funding organizations as needed;
  • Coordinate regular check-ins with FSO'S and other functional partners to update FSO program and financial status;
  • Provide support to FSOs for the purchase of software licenses as needed, in collaboration with TSNE's account manager at CBB Technology;
  • Support the team by setting up and generating reports and uploading budgets to systems;
  • Provide administrative support to the team as requested;
  • Manage data associated with or a necessary part of key project information and workflows;
  • Manage the timetable and checklist for FSO off-boarding.


  • Manage a small portfolio of FSO's (1-2) which have fewer funding sources and/or less complex reporting requirements including analysis of expenses and preparing, reviewing and distributing monthly reports;
  • Assist FSO's with general operating budget development and import to financial system;
  • Assist FSO's and GFM's with creation of forecasting reports and templates;
  • Prepare adjusting journal entries and corresponding justifications;
  • Work with accounts payable and accounts receivable staff accountants to ensure timely and accurate processing of payables, receivables, deposits and billing.

Grants Administration

  • Work with FSO leadership to ensure funding proposals are complete, receive all necessary approvals, and submitted on a timely basis;
  • Take first pass at developing budget for proposals; ensure that FSO's have template with current assumptions (rates, unit costs, etc.) built in
  • Make sure grant applications and other grant documents include up-to-date and consistent information describing TSNE policies, role and responsibilities;
  • Ensure proposals are entered in CRM and make sure all key documentation is attached.
  • Ensure prompt processing/execution of grant agreements and follow-ups to the funder to make sure completed grant agreements are returned to TSNE.
  • Ensure all accepted awards are listed in key organizational systems (Intacct, Salesforce, Concur, etc.) and the relevant information is available for FSOs and TSNE to implement and administer grants;
  • Research, collect, and document funder requirements and ensure compliance by FSO, as necessary;
  • Prepare grant financial reports as required and share with FSOs and team members;
  • Ensure receipt on a timely basis by TSNE of any program reports prepared by FSOs;
  • Ensure all grant related funding sources are updated in Salesforce and Concur;
  • Monitor to ensure all grants are closed in our systems and deliverables are met and documented;
  • Ensure all grant related funding sources are updated in Salesforce and Concur and closed appropriately;
  • Support the team in management of salary allocations upon receiving and closing awards.

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


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

  • Three or more years of nonprofit office experience;
  • Some experience in grant life cycle management;
  • Experience with general accounting and managing budgets;
  • Strong project management skills including developing and maintaining project timelines and adherence to deadlines;
  • Ability to be flexible and take initiative;
  • Outstanding relationship management skills;
  • Proficiency with MS Office suite;
  • Knowledge in CRM (Salesforce), ERP (Sage Intacct), and expense management systems (Concur) is a plus;
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail;
  • Demonstrated skill in providing a high level of service to multiple clients, ideally in a nonprofit context;
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks and shifting priorities in a fast-paced work environment;
  • Experience in an organization in transition is a plus (i.e. adjusting organization goals, new leadership, changing assignments);
  • Experience working as part of a team delivering coordinated services is highly desirable;
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills, with demonstrated diplomacy and tact;
  • Good creative problem-solving skills;
  • Commitment to the work of social and economic justice organizations.

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:

  • Handle, or feel objects, tools or controls;
  • Reach; traverse; sit (usually for longer periods of time); occasionally ascend/descend; and position self (to) move;
  • Occasionally lift and/or move materials or equipment;
  • 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.

Compensation and Benefits

Location: Work will be primarily performed at our main office (89 South St. Boston, MA 02111). Work is currently 100% remote.

Compensation: The starting salary for this position is $60,000 and is commensurate with experience.

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

  • Generous Paid-Time-Off (PTO): 12 paid holidays, 3 weeks vacation, 1 week personal holiday, and sick time for full-time staff;
  • 80% Employer-paid, $0 deductible Health Insurance through Harvard Pilgrim;
  • 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 through TIAA;
  • ...and more!

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.

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TSNE (formerly Third Sector New England) ( is a management support organization that partners every year with hundreds of nonprofits, foundations, community-based groups, and others working for social change. Our…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Professional Level
    Entry level


USD 60,000 - USD 63,000
Yearly Salary


Boston, MA, United States

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