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Come Work With Us! BMP is Hiring a Project Assistant

We are currently hiring a Project Assistant.


For nearly two decades, the Building Movement Project (BMP) has been advancing the potential for nonprofit organizations to have an impact on building movements for progressive social change. We learn by listening to groups and leaders about what it takes for organizations to align their social justice principles with their operating practices. BMP concentrates on the three main focus areas in order to accomplish our goals and advance social change: Leadership, Service and Social Change, and Movement Building. More information can be found at BMP’s main website and project-specific sites (www.buildingmovement.org, www.tools2engage.org, www.racetolead.org and www.leadershipfunders.org). The Building Movement Project is a fiscally-sponsored project of TSNE MissionWorks (www.tsne.org). 


We are seeking a full-time Project Assistant to be part of a small, fast-paced core national staff team, based in New York City that works closely with our national group of advisors, the BMP Project Team. BMP also has an independent satellite project in Detroit (the Detroit People’s Platform) and works in different areas around the country.  

The hiring range is $40K - $45K DOE, plus a comprehensive benefits package.

Essential Job Functions

The Project Assistant will report to BMP’s co-directors and is responsible for working with and supporting staff members in the following areas:

  • Operations/Admin
    • Regularly update lists that track BMP presentations, media, inquiries, contracts with BMP consultants, etc;
    • Internal organization, including managing weekly staff meetings, scheduling for BMP Co-Directors, and organizing paper and virtual files;
    • Office management, such as ordering office supplies, and handling office space issues;
    • Light IT duties, including helping with IT requests that can be handled in-house, and keeping track of tech accounts;
    • Event/travel planning and logistics for semi-annual Project Team meetings, Leadership Funders Group gatherings, and other convenings, as needed;
  • Financial
    • Manage accounts payable including staff reimbursements, consultant/vendor invoices and honoraria;
    • Manage accounts receivable including, tracking grant timelines, contracts, and reimbursements;
    • Manage the reconciliation of monthly credit card statements;
  • Communications
    • Monitor and respond to emails sent to the info@buildingmovement.org account;
    • Create and send monthly newsletters;
    • Track monthly statistics / data across all websites and social media platforms;
    • Maintain contact database;
    • Additional responsibilities in this area will be added over time;
  • Other responsibilities
    • Assist Detroit-based team when necessary;
    • Take notes in project-related calls/meetings when needed;
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

To Apply

Please apply online HERE. You must include:

  • Your resume;
  • A cover letter demonstrating your professional writing skills, and describing your interest in the position and relevant experience.


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

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent, with two years of relevant nonprofit work experience preferred, but not required;
  • Meticulous organizational skills, including attention to detail, ability to manage multiple priorities and a wide range of tasks simultaneously, and interest in both designing and executing detailed plans that ensure excellent implementation;
  • Outstanding communication skills, both written and verbal, as demonstrated by professional writing to communicate with internal and external audiences, knowledge of and experience with online networks (including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.), along with basic proof-reading and telephone communication skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work well with multiple colleagues having differing work styles, courteousness and a customer-service orientation;
  • The ability to maintain a professional work style when under pressure;
  • Self-management skills, as demonstrated by follow-through and initiative, motivation to meet deadlines, and the ability to work independently;
  • Clear alignment with organizational mission and strong interest in gaining experience working in a social justice-oriented nonprofit.

TSNE MissionWorks/Building Movement Project 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 MissionWorks actively seeks people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in our work.

As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE MissionWorks/Building Movement Project 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.