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Posted on: April 18, 2017

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Job description

The TPIN Administrator in Boston splits time between supporting MASSPIRG, one of the Network’s largest organizations, and supervising the Boston office, home to an additional twelve organizations in the Network.
The Public Interest Network
The Public Interest Network is a nationwide network of nonprofit groups, including Environment America, U.S. PIRG, and Fair Share, that is dedicated to bringing people together in the fight for a stronger society, a healthier planet, and a government that works for all Americans, not just corporations. If that sounds slightly ambitious, that’s because it is. The thirteen groups in the Public Interest Network each strive for solutions on their own, while the force of our combined strategies builds pressure for change across the political and economic spectrum. Several of those thirteen groups are headquartered in the Boston office, which is home to approximately 70 fulltime staff and two of the Network’s citizen outreach offices.
The Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group (MASSPIRG) is a statewide, non-partisan, not for profit organization dedicated to protecting consumers, promoting public transportation, preserving public health, and improving and expanding access to our country’s democratic process. Our staff of advocates and lawyers organizes grassroots support, raises awareness of pressing issues in the media, and pushes for progressive change in city halls, corporate board rooms, and Beacon Hill. As part of the Public Interest Network, we work with like minded organizations dedicated to building the power of citizens and creating a greener, fairer, and more democratic United States.
Administrator Role
In order to meet ambitious goals, MASSPIRG, and the other organizations in TPIN, require a detail oriented, responsible, and organized administrator to help maintain filing and technological systems, raise funds, cultivate members, conduct outreach to the public and press, manage budgets, keep technology and machinery in working order, and ensure field staff and advocates are able to run effective and efficient campaigns that bring real change to the people of Massachusetts.

Among the Responsibilities

• Managing the organizational budget, income, and expenses. The administrator is responsible for managing the organization’s budget, tracking expenses and income, requisitioning expenses, and proposing a budget that meets the needs of the organization’s objectives and principles.

• Event Planning. The administrator manages the budget, logistics, and recruitment for numerous trainings, parties, conferences, and other events that prepare staff and volunteers to be better organizers, increase public awareness of MASSPIRG’s campaigns, and help build the organization.

• Fundraising. The administrator maintains MASSPIRG’s fundraising systems, adminsters large grant and donor drives, and meets with MASSPIRG donors to help raise funds for the organization’s programs.

• Office administration. The administrator is responsible for managing an office of 70+ staff, maintaining its technical systems, such as the phone system and Internet Network, ordering supplies, maintaining its organizational systems, and proposing and managing contracts with vendors and building management.

• Recruitment. The administrator helps build the public interest movement by recruiting full time staff and summer canvassers to work on TPIN’s campaigns, raise money, and make social change.

• Communications. The administrator helps MASSPIRG build awareness of its campaigns with both the public and press by maintaining and expanding the organizational press list, and writing, editing, and distributing campaign action emails, press relesaes, and membership appeals. The administrator also helps manage MASSPIRG’s social media accounts by creating content and developing its online presence.

• Filing and Reporting. The administrator maintains and organizes MASSPIRG’s records, manages databases for the organization’s financial and membership records, and oversees legal and financial compliance with state and national agencies.

• Organized and detail oriented
• Have strong problem solving and critical thinking skills
• Display competence in the use of basic administrative tools, such as Excel
• Demostrate an ability to quickly comprehend and utilize new programs
• Be comfortable maintaining technical systems
• Have strong written and verbal communication skills
• Have a track record of accomplishment
• Can take initiative and complete tasks efficiently
• Be able to work effectively with all different types of people.

The ideal candidate is passionate about political change, organizing, and movement building.

Salary and Benefits:
Salary for this position is commensurate with relevant professional experience. MASSPIRG offers a competitive benefits package. Eligible staff receive health insurance, paid holidays, sick days, vacation days, and the opportunity to enroll in our college loan assistance and 401(k) programs. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.

This job is located in Boston.


In the “Position Applying For” field, please type TPIN Administrator.
MASSPIRG and the Public Interest Network are equal opportunity employers and are strongly committed to a diverse workplace and a diverse movement. We will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, age, handicap, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status.


Boston, MA


The Public Interest Network

Job category

Employment type
Full Time

0+ years

Compensation – $25,500

Start date
April 24, 2017

Apply by May 21, 2017