Enhancing Growth and Operational Excellence for Transformative Movement Building

Movement Strategy Center is seeking a Project Advisor to support the acceleration and growth of fiscally sponsored projects (FSPs). A relational role, the Advisor seeks to understand FSPs’ operations and development goals to inform growth strategies. This position is central to the operationalizing of MSC’s commitment to transformative movement building.


Reporting to the Director of Fiscal Sponsorship, the primary role of the Advisor is to advise fiscally-sponsored projects (FSPs) in support of their acceleration and growth. A relational role, the Advisor works with FSP staff leads as well as internal MSC departments to build FSP financial and operational literacy, and enhance their empowerment and organizational management. This position is central to the operationalizing of MSC’s commitment to transformative movement building. The Advisor seeks to understand FSPs’ operations and development goals to inform growth strategies.

The Advisor works in a team to provide responsive and effective fiscal sponsorship services. Through collaboration, this team identifies systemic service delivery and capacity building needs as well as growth and impact strategies.


Founded in 2001, Movement Strategy Center over the last two decades has been a social and environmental justice incubator, serving as a movement hub both housing visionaries and emergent networks, and providing core intermediary functions to advance ecosystem-wide impact: resourcing a robust and maturing ecosystem of leaders, networks, and projects, and offering core infrastructure support through fiscal sponsorship and philanthropic services.

In recent years, MSC’s in-house incubation efforts have focused on cross-sector movement building to cultivate the power necessary to accelerate a Just Transition from a world of domination, extraction, and violence, where the few live at the expense of the many – to a world of interdependence, liberation and resilience, where the many govern for the benefit of all. MSC centers Black, Indigenous, and people of color intergenerational systems leaders and networks that are committed to transformation and boldly leaning into the future and whose communities are most impacted by extraction, domination, and violence.

MSC understands that transformative movements change the way we think, our structures and systems, the way we live, and even who we are. We recognize that we are whole people, and whole communities, and because the issues and problems we face are interconnected, our systemic solutions and movements must be interconnected as well. The way we achieve our goals and with whom are just as important as our outcomes.


Partner management and movement cultivation

  • Manage a mixed partner portfolio of Model A and Model C fiscally-sponsored organizations
  • Provide high-level strategic, financial, and organizational guidance to fiscally-sponsored organizations for social impact and mission success
  • Partner with internal MIIC team members, finance, legal, HR, and compliance experts to support activities of the portfolio
  • Deliver high quality service as the point of contact for clients, ensuring a coordinated and efficient sharing of information, including communications, systems support, and a cadence of ongoing meeting touchpoints
  • Manage daily operational service requests with attention to timely responsiveness, and route incoming questions to appropriate departments and staff
  • Build and deepen a relational and transactional base for the long-term partnership with partners
  • Work collaboratively with team members and across departments to address financial and grant management, legal and risk compliance, human resources, and event support for clients to achieve significant and scalable impact toward team goals
  • Identify gaps in operations and propose/create systems and processes, and bring in other departments where needed
  • Proactively support compliance with grant provisions, state and local laws and regulations, MSC policies, and knowledge of relevant lobbying activity
  • Serve as a main source of knowledge for MSC’s policies, and procedures, to provide proactive literacy support on our processes and systems (ADP, Xero, Bill.com)
  • Partner with Finance Department to track the financial health and sustainability of projects, and support the annual budgeting process
  • Support operational, evaluative, business development, and strategic efforts for continuous improvement and asset growth
  • Assist in cultivation of relationships with individual, foundation, and corporate funding partners to support fund development as needed
  • Support on-boarding, policy development, and business development processes as needed
  • Leverage and deepen expertise to curate relationships and knowledge in a specific focus area (e.g., issue, functional skill, community)

Capacity Building and Thought Leadership

  • Support, contribute to, and implement strategic programmatic work for the MIIC Team
  • Identify emerging trends, and sustainable initiatives that can be brought into MSC
  • Plan and support MIIC programming, trainings, events, and convenings and briefings related to issue areas to expand and deepen issue, and power-building knowledge
  • Represent MSC externally and build collaborative networks across sectors and issue areas,in support of business development strategies
  • Research, propose, and present at conferences, gatherings, professional associations, and other external events
  • Curate educational and capacity building materials for MSC organizations and the field as needed
  • Participate in internal and cross-department teams to identify and create materials for events, capacity building services, and business development as needed


Standard days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Daily schedule is flexible within the proximity of this time frame/ employee’s timezone, and will be decided in consultation with supervisor.


No significant travel expected.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


  • A minimum of 5 years experience working and/or actively volunteering in nonprofit, community-based, advocacy or public sector fields
  • A minimum of 3 years experience in a leadership role managing operations, finance o development for a nonprofit
  • A minimum of 2 years experience in finance and/or accounting, preferably non-profit experience providing innovative and values-based business development strategies
  • Passionate about building the capacity of individuals, organizations, networks and sectors towards transformational, strategic and sustainable goals
  • Skill in providing capacity building education and trainings
  • Strong tech literacy skills, proficiency in Google Suite including Google Sites and utilizing online work productivity tools
  • Ability to work independently and in teams, while managing multiple projects with competing timelines
  • Fast learner and able to integrate new systems collaboratively
  • Ability to work independently and in teams, managing projects with competing timelines
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; ability to present clearly and effectively
  • Ability and willingness to adapt to systems, processes, and matrix management
  • Passionate about supporting organizational management and development
  • Value systems-based design, operational excellence and a network-based ecosystem
  • Proactive and data-inspired innovator with strong strategic advising skills
  • Experience tracking permissible lobbying activity for advocacy organizations
  • Proficient in Xero and Bill.com
  • Proficient in Asana and other project management tools


  • Annual compensation is offered between $67,000.00 – $83,000

  • MSC’s 100% FTE benefits package includes:

    • 20 days vacation leave per year (requires 90 day waiting period before accrual);

    • 13 standard holidays and 2 personal days per year;

    • 12 sick days per year;

    • 1 week paid MSC family and medical leave after one year of service; an additional week of paid leave for each additional year of service, up to 4 weeks;

    • Medical, vision, dental for employees and dependents (requires 30 day waiting period and a per paycheck employee contribution);

    • 100% employer sponsored basic life, short-term and long-term disability insurance coverage;

    • Access to a 403b retirement plan.

    • Access to FSA and Commuter Benefits.

Equal Employment Opportunity:
Movement Strategy Center is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage and seek applications from women, people of color, and bilingual and bicultural individuals, as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, or medical condition including acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) and AIDS-related conditions.

Applicants with Disabilities:
Reasonable accommodation will be made so that qualified disabled applicants may participate in the application process. Please advise in writing of special needs at the time of application.

People with a criminal record are encouraged to apply.

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