Social Innovation Fund Operations Manager

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Third Sector leads governments, high-performing nonprofits, and private funders in building evidence-based initiatives that address society’s most persistent challenges. As experts in innovative public-private contracting and financing strategies, Third Sector is an architect and builder of the nation’s most promising Pay for Success (PFS) projects. These projects are rewriting the book on how governments contract for social services: funding programs that work to measurably improve the lives of people most in need while saving taxpayer dollars.

A 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in Boston and San Francisco, Third Sector is supported through philanthropic and government sources, including a grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service’s Social Innovation Fund.


We manage the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ $27 million Juvenile Justice Pay for Success Initiative – the largest PFS contract in the country.
We helped launch the nation’s first county-level PFS project in Cuyahoga County, OH (Cleveland), as the government advisor and transaction coordinator.
Our team’s work has been published or cited in the Economist, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and employees have presented at a variety of conferences including the White House, Harvard Business School, and international events like SOCAP.


Third Sector is a proud grantee of the Corporation for National and Community Service\’s (CNCS) Social Innovation Fund (SIF) program. The SIF, a key White House initiative, combines public and private resources to grow the impact of innovative, community-based solutions that have compelling evidence of improving the lives of people in low-income communities throughout the United States.

Our goal for this three-year, $1.9 million dollar grant is to accelerate the development of  PFS projects across multiple levels of government nationwide and to share lessons learned with a broad community of stakeholders to increase adoption of evidence-based policymaking. To achieve this we will hold an annual competition to select Sub-Recipients – high-performing, high-potential social initiatives – that are positioned to scale with financial and capacity-building support derived from this fund.


As the SIF Operations Manager you will make sure our i’s are dotted, t’s are crossed, our ducks are in a row, and the boxes are checked. Your contribution to Third Sector’s operational objectives will be vital to the success of the SIF and will directly advance both the firm and the PFS field.  You will primarily be focused on the financial and programmatic support for the SIF grant – a critical element of our business – by monitoring all Federal grant compliance and reporting for our Sub-Recipients.

Your natural working habitat is in a fast-paced, dynamic, and rigorous environment where you’re expected to take initiative to deliver results. You always hold your work to high ethical standards and – above all else – you’re motivated by a belief that Pay for Success initiatives will accelerate America towards a performance-driven social sector.



The Outcomes from Your Work in this Role

Members of our team can work at all types of organizations. They choose to work here for our mission, our commitment, and our dedication to our client base. You will…

Help change the way that funding is allocated when directed towards supporting underserved populations and define the trajectory of an emerging, quickly growing field.
Be a part of an organization that is setting the stage for PFS in the US with innovative models designed to be scalable and replicable; an organization that is striving to be seen as the thought-leaders and agents of change in the world of philanthropic funding.
Clearly observe the impact that your hard work creates for our clients.


How This Role Will Help You Develop as a Professional

Here is how you will grow professionally in this role:

You will become an expert on monitoring and reporting Federal compliance standards through the lens of Pay for Success, a rare and valuable skill in a growing field.
You will hone your ability to effectively coordinate and communicate with a variety of stakeholders to achieve a shared objective.
You will continue to exercise and enhance your analytical and quantitative skills.


The Tangible and Intangible Perks and Benefits of This Role

Although we work hard and fast to serve our clients, we are committed to rewarding a sustainable work-life balance for our team. To do so, we offer:

A working environment where creativity and calculated risk-taking are encouraged, where people are not constrained to assigned work flows, and instead are driven to build a better company and PFS eco-system.
An open and casual work space where colleagues are very friendly and open to collaboration, idea sharing, and support.
A flexible working schedule that allows you to capitalize on when and where you work best.
A comprehensive and growing benefits package.


Compliance and Reporting

Granting and reporting compliance processes for all SIF projects, including creating usable systems for accessing information, criminal history checks, and follow-up documentation.
Working closely with the Director of Finance & Operations and the SIF Director to coordinate and ensure timely and accurate compliance and reporting as required by the Social Innovation Fund Grant and CNCS federal requirements.
Supporting Third Sector’s reporting, invoicing and compliance requirements for projects with other SIF grantees.
SIF Financial & Programmatic Support

Organizing and maintaining materials around contracts, amendments, and onboarding processes
Preparing and managing financial statements, budget sheets, and special reports to be presented both internally and externally for all SIF Sub-recipients, CNCS, and auditors.
Providing programmatic support for SIF, including scheduling and running webinars, managing competition email accounts, outreach, and large-scale communications
Coordinating SIF project-related administrative tasks, including, but not limited to, preparation of meeting materials and coordinating larger meeting location, conference line, and attendee logistics, and presentations


Who brings…

3-5 years work experience, including at least 2 years of Federal grant compliance experience.
Experience working with financial statements, large data sets, and economic modeling.
Experience working with a variety of cloud based tools.
A strong analytical and quantitative skill set.
Rigorous attention to detail and high quality standards to their work.
Who is…

An Excel guru and is always excited to run a quantitative analysis.
Constantly striving to improve and develop professionally, who is committed to giving and receiving honest and constructive individual and team performance feedback.
Entrepreneurial and proactive in seeking out opportunities for improvement – both as a professional and for the benefit of the company.
Able to remain productive and effective even when there is not clear direction on how to achieve project objectives.
Bonus if…

You have experience with QuickBooks, or other accounting software.


Please complete the following application. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. These short-answer questions are designed to replace a cover letter, please take your time with them and copy in your answers from a separate document. If you are chosen as a finalist, you will first be interviewed by ReWork and then by Third Sector leadership. The final step in the hiring process will be to arrange personal reference calls to confirm details of your work history and performance.


You will be invited to join our growing team in Boston, San Francisco, or Washington, D.C. You will receive a competitive salary depending on your level of experience. If you have any questions about the role, please feel free to email us at  We look forward to reading your application!

Note: Third Sector Capital Partners, Inc. offers a competitive salary and benefits commensurate with experience and skills. Third Sector Capital Partners, Inc. does not discriminate against its employees or applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or protected genetic information.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire. Further, as we are the recipient of federal grants and as all persons hired may be assigned to work on such grants, we are required to perform a criminal record check after an offer of employment is made. Third Sector is a proud grantee of the Corporation for National and Community Service\’s Social Innovation Fund program.

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Application Deadline: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis with priority given to early applicants.