Boston, MA

CEO, TSNE MissionWorks

The Organization

TSNE MissionWorks (MissionWorks) is a $50 million organization that advances social change and helps nonprofit organizations thrive. The organization partners with hundreds of nonprofits, groups, individuals and foundations in Boston, New England and across the country.

MissionWorks provides management and consulting services that strengthen nonprofit leadership, capacity and performance. Founded 60 years ago, MissionWorks operates the NonProfit Center in Boston, provides fiscal sponsorship for 75+ nonprofits, offers in-demand consulting, training, grantmaking and community-based investment, and advances inclusion, racial equity and social justice.

MissionWorks is strong financially. MissionWorks is a $50 million entity with $90 million in assets. The organization has grown at double-digit levels in recent years, as demand for services has risen. This trajectory is expected to continue.

The organization has multiple revenue streams including fee-for-service, real estate and royalties from a legacy medical patent. Revenues from fiscal sponsorship of nonprofits, locally and across the country, are a core economic driver.

MissionWorks’ FY17 revenue of $63.7 million is comprised of Fiscal Sponsorship (FS) Projects ($53 million) and FS Services ($4 million), management of the 110,000 square foot NonProfit Center ($3 million) that is home to 50 Boston nonprofits and meeting facilities, Royalty income ($2.2 million), and Organizational Development Services ($2 million). The organization generated surplus revenue during FY17.

Position Overview

The new CEO has an opportunity to shape MissionWorks’ future. The CEO is charged with leading the development of a strategic plan that will establish clear vision, strategy, purpose, priorities and plans. While the organization is well known in Boston and in the fiscal sponsorship arena, increasing awareness, familiarity and clarity about the brand is a major opportunity.

The CEO will be a leader with credibility, passion and commitment to the nonprofit sector, racial equity and social justice. The CEO will be a proven strategist, innovator and builder. The CEO will be capable of leading, managing and growing a complex nonprofit organization to its highest, best potential.

The CEO reports to the MissionWorks Board of Directors and manages a team of about 70 in Boston, plus a network of 400+ individuals embedded in fiscally-sponsored entities. The CEO will:

1. Provide visionary, strategic and inspiring leadership. The CEO will have a personality that ignites passion and progress. The CEO will work well with an outstanding Board, leading MissionWorks to develop shared vision and a long-range strategic plan that clarifies fundamental aspects of identity, aspirations, audiences, culture, priorities and theory of change. Under the CEO’s leadership, MissionWorks will become a more focused, innovative and highly respected entity.

2. Be a great manager of people, transformation and the business. The CEO will be a proven manager of change, teams, budgets and the business. The CEO will be culturally competent and inclusive, trusted and transparent. The CEO will address tough challenges, solve problems, and foster collaboration and accountability. The CEO will align structure, culture and competencies with the values, goals, objectives and aspired outcomes of

3. Be a thought leader, advocate and influencer. The CEO will be or become an expert on the nonprofit sector, and will be a compelling presenter, advocate and thought leader. Through public speaking, interviews and substantive content, the CEO will build relationships and influence in and around the sector. The CEO will be a strong advocate of the nonprofit sector and a force for nonprofit innovation, positive change and ideas.

4. Grow the organization. The CEO will be an innovative leader of strategy, programs and enterprises. The CEO will gain internal and external support for next-level initiatives, and for expanding and diversifying revenues. The CEO will be a source of focus as well as new initiatives and innovation that result in sustainable value; and will lead MissionWorks to its next level of growth and impact.

5. Advance credibility and relevance in Boston and beyond. The CEO will be a compelling connector and communicator with leaders in government, business and the funding, civic and nonprofit communities in Boston, the state and beyond. The CEO will be uncommonly good at gaining high-level access, building relationships and positioning MissionWorks to win trust and investment. The CEO will ignite excitement and build awareness of Missionworks and the nonprofit sector.

How To Apply

To apply or suggest a prospective candidate, email

or call Kathy Bremer or Patti Kish at 404-262-7392.

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