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Program Associate
Liminality Partners, LLC

Location: Within driving distance of Manchester, MA

About Liminality Partners, LLC

Liminality Partners advises high-net-wealth families and individuals who seek to create a greater impact with their philanthropy and to give with joy. We work with our clients to craft and implement philanthropic strategies, work through operational challenges that make it hard for them to achieve the impact they seek, and support them on issues at the intersection of family governance and philanthropy.

Our name reflects where our clients often are when they reach out to us: at an inflection point. The families and individuals that we serve often have ideas and opinions about what they would like to do and how they would like to do it; at the same time, they are eager for guidance about best practices in philanthropy and ideas about organizations that are flying under their radar but making meaningful change. While the families and individuals we serve come to questions of equity and justice from different places, they are all striving, in some way, to help repair some part of their community, their country, or our world.

Our Founder and CEO, Theresa Ellis, brings nearly 25 years of experience in the social impact space to the practice. Most recently, she has held appointments at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and at Dartmouth. Prior to that, she founded Common Impact, a market-changing social enterprise that was the first to systematize the engagement of talent resident in America's Fortune 500 companies to create stronger communities for all.

 

Position Summary

Liminality Partners is growing and seeks to add a part-time Program Associate to help support this growth. This is a great opportunity for an organized, articulate, analytical individual to play a critical role in a business that creates a meaningful impact in the world, while providing some flexibility to engage in other activities.

Our office is located in Manchester MA. While most of this work can be done remotely, we would expect the Program Associate to be able to come to the office twice a month. We also meet as a full team in person twice a year, typically in May and November.

This is a .5 to .625 FTE position (20 to 25 hours per week) with meaningful flexibility about how that time is structured. The salary range for a full-time position is 55,000 to 85,000, including a bonus structure. We offer meaningful paid leave, and a paid sabbatical program.

 

Position Details

The Program Associate will play a critical role in helping meet the demands of a growing practice, while also serving as a point of contact for clients, prospective clients, and others with whom the firm interacts.

  • Conducting research about various nonprofit organizations. This includes researching organizations online and, when appropriate, through conversations with other grantmaking organizations.
  • Preparing written materials for clients. This includes creating profiles and briefs about nonprofit organizations that we research for our clients. This also includes preparing PowerPoint and Word documents for meetings with clients, printing materials, and preparing materials for prospective clients.
  • Joining calls with clients in order to take notes and prepare notes for circulation to clients.
  • Supporting our communications function. Preparing communications for the CEO, including letters, proposals, email updates, and regular email communication to key constituents.
  • Providing administrative support to the senior team. This includes providing support scheduling meetings, booking travel, researching solutions to various problems, and helping with mailings.
  • Managing logistics for multi-party events and meetings. This includes evaluating and selecting venues for meetings, arranging catering, managing the RSVP list, following up with prospective attendees to secure their RSVPs, arranging seating plans, preparing materials for distribution at the meeting, and coordinating logistics on site.
  • Providing administrative support for various finance-related matters. The Program Associate will prepare monthly invoices for clients, prepare expenses for our Director or Finance, and prepare checks for deposit at the bank.
  • Living the values of Liminality Partners, which include producing excellent work, acting with integrity, remaining curious, and working with joy.

 

The Candidate Profile

The Program Associate role requires someone who has extremely strong organizational skills, a meticulous attention to detail, an ability to solve problems independently, and a strong customer service orientation. Specifically, the Program Associate will be a person who has:

  • Some experience (3 to 5 years) with nonprofit organizations and, ideally, philanthropy;
  • Meticulous attention to detail;
  • Superior organizational abilities;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills;
  • An orientation to help clients with their challenges, which will include a pleasant disposition even during stressful situations;
  • The ability to meet in person two to three times per year for all-staff gatherings, including travel if needed;
  • A commitment to equity, inclusion, and justice;
  • Impeccable integrity, honesty, and ethical standards; and
  • An appreciation for working in a relatively new organization, a willingness to do what’s needed, and an ability to take initiative of one’s work;

 

How to Apply

We ask interested candidates to respond to three questions and to submit their resume. These three questions include:

  • Why do you want to work at Liminality Partners?
  • Describe your commitment to issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion. Please give an example of how you have brought this commitment into a community that matters to you.
  • How has your past experience equipped you to help advance the work of the firm? Please give one or two specific examples.

 There is no need to submit a cover letter in addition. Interested candidates should send their responses to these three questions and their resume to Mia Strout at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Liminality Partners is an equal opportunity employer that is fully committed to building a team with diverse perspectives, experiences, and styles. We believe that we do our best work on behalf of our clients when we have a range of voices at the table. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, or veteran status.

 


 

 

Senior Advisor
Liminality Partners, LLC

Location: Remote; anywhere within US, with some travel required

About Liminality Partners, LLC

Liminality Partners advises high-net-wealth families and individuals who seek to create a greater impact with their philanthropy and to give with joy. We work with our clients to craft and implement philanthropic strategies, work through operational challenges that make it hard for them to achieve the impact they seek, and support them on issues at the intersection of family governance and philanthropy.

Our Founder and CEO, Theresa Ellis, brings nearly 25 years of experience in the social impact space to the practice. Most recently, she has held appointments at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and at Dartmouth. Prior to that, she founded Common Impact, a market-changing social enterprise that was the first to systematize the engagement of talent resident in America's Fortune 500 companies to create stronger communities for all.

 

Position Summary

Liminality Partners is growing and seeks to add a Senior Advisor to support this growth. Our clients are positioned to make material investments in nonprofit organizations that are doing meaningful work; in partnership with the CEO, this Senior Advisor has the opportunity to build relationships with these families and provide counsel that helps these families live into their philanthropic aspirations.

This is a compelling opportunity for an organized, highly articulate, consultative individual to play a critical role in a business that creates a meaningful impact in the world. While the firm does not yet have partners, we anticipate that the right person could eventually become a partner of the firm.

Our office is located in Manchester MA, and most of our team works remotely. There is some travel to visit our clients (one to two days every other month) and we meet as a full team in person twice a year, typically in May and November.

This is a .75 to .8 FTE position (30 to 32 hours per week) with meaningful flexibility about how that time is structured. The salary range for a full-time position is 110,000 to 180,000, including a bonus structure. We offer meaningful paid leave, and a paid sabbatical program.

 

Position Details

The Senior Advisor will work closely with the CEO and interact regularly with the families that we advise. Over time, the Senior Advisor will have a portfolio of families whose work they lead. In addition, the Senior Advisor will play a critical role in the growth of the firm. The following are specific responsibilities for which the Senior Advisor will be held accountable:

  • Ensuring the on-time execution of client deliverables. This includes conducting landscape analyses on both domestic and international issue areas, profiling nonprofit organizations, writing briefing documents for our clients, and preparing financial analysis of nonprofit organizations’ financial health;
  • Performing due diligence on nonprofit organizations and assessing potential alignment with client criteria;
  • Having a strong command of the nonprofit sector current context and best practices in nonprofit management and philanthropy; developing expertise in particular issue areas in order to support our clients’ interest in various areas;
  • Drafting presentations and memo for clients that accurately and succinctly convey large amounts of information in a manner that clients can easily understand and digest;
  • Designing meetings and crafting agendas that guide clients through large volumes of information while equipping them to make decisions and keep processes moving forward;
  • Compiling, editing, and formatting meeting notes and distributing these to clients following meetings;
  • Managing the P&L for clients on which the Senior Advisor is the lead staff member;
  • Supporting the business development process by providing input on proposals to clients; and
  • Living the values of Liminality Partners, which include producing excellent work, acting with integrity, remaining curious, and working with joy.

 

The Candidate Profile

The Senior Advisor role requires someone who has exceptional project management ability, an exceptional customer service orientation, and superior communication skills, both written and verbal. Specifically, the Senior Advisor will be a person who has:

  • Exceptional project management ability with the ability to routinely manage multiple competing priorities. This includes an ability to manage work-plans and forecast related tasks in order to ensure high-quality, on-time work for clients;
  • Superior writing ability for external audiences, including the ability to synthesize large amount of information and make complex ideas understandable to lay person;
  • Superior spoken communication, including an ability to listen as much as one speaks;
  • Experience in a field outside of philanthropy. While we are eager to meet candidates who have experience in philanthropy, we expect that members of our team also have experience “on the other side of the table”. We find that this helps us remain humble and understand philanthropy’s inherent power dynamic;
  • Experience and comfort leading conversations with high-net-worth families and/or individuals, and other external audiences independently;
  • An ability to understand goals for a meeting and craft an agenda and experiences that will enable the desired outcome;
  • Strong customer service orientation with clients, nonprofits, and other external audiences;
  • Demonstrated ability to operate with high-degree of urgency, self-motivation, focus on goals, and commitment to high-quality work;
  • Ability to operate independently, as well as a part of team;
  • The ability to meet in person two times per year for all-staff gatherings, including travel if needed; and
  • A commitment to equity, inclusion, and justice;
  • Impeccable integrity, honesty, and ethical standards, including a commitment to confidentiality; and
  • An appreciation for working in a relatively new organization, and a willingness to do what’s needed for the organization.

 


How to Apply

We ask interested candidates to respond to three questions and to submit their resume. These three questions include:

  • Why do you want to work at Liminality Partners?
  • Describe your commitment to issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion. Please give an example of how you have brought this commitment into a community that matters to you.
  • How has your past experience equipped you to help advance the work of the firm? Please give one or two specific examples.

There is no need to submit a cover letter in addition. Interested candidates should send their responses to these three questions and their resume to Mia Strout at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Liminality Partners is an equal opportunity employer that is fully committed to building a team with diverse perspectives, experiences, and styles. We believe that we do our best work on behalf of our clients when we have a range of voices at the table. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, or veteran status.