Project Support Coordinator in Cambridge, MA


This is an opportunity for a highly motivated professional to engage in the field of multi-party negotiations and consensus building. The Project Support Coordinator, a full time position, will work on a range of administrative and project-based tasks to support senior staff across the organization. The position will be based in Cambridge, MA and will support CBI projects and staff across the US. Some travel will be expected. Tasks include:

  • Coordinate and manage logistics for project meetings and workshops including attendance and contact lists, catering, and meeting supplies
  • Assist with conflict assessments (interview scheduling, logistics management, protocol development, interviewing, analysis, background research)
  • Assist with presentation and materials development, report writing and copy editing, and production of materials for trainings and meetings
  • Assist with proposal development
  • Assist with external communications, by drafting content for CBI’s web page and marketing materials
  • Research and implement new technologies, train staff on their use, and manage technology accounts
  • Update and manage project websites, design and implement social media outreach, and manage email campaigns
  • Support facilitation and mediation projects (take meeting notes, produce meeting summaries, conduct background research, interface with project participants, assist at public meetings)
  • Assist with Cambridge office administrative needs (managing travel receipts and travel for project staff, ordering supplies, telecommunications troubleshooting, and related tasks)

We are looking for someone who is eager to learn about the field and willing to work at least two or more years at CBI.



  • Three to six years of administrative and/or project support work experience in a professional organization, preferably a government agency, consulting firm, or business, or work experience related to one or more of CBI’s practice areas: Energy, Environment, and Land Use; Global Development; Social Policy and Cultural Resources; Corporate Stakeholder Engagement; Organizational Governance and Strategy; Commercial Agreements.
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent communication skills, particularly in working with a project team
  • Ability to successfully handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Detail orientation and initiative in clarifying needs and requirements for logistics, documents, and other activities and products with senior staff
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, responsibly, and diligently while also being an effective team player
  • Strong work ethic
  • Ability to engage with a wide range of diverse individuals and organizations
  • Adept at Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and preferably database management, online survey tools, and other web-based tools


  • Interest in the conflict resolution and consensus building field, and in further developing relevant knowledge and skills
  • Able to work with technology tools to engage stakeholders virtually and in face-to-face meetings, familiarity with project management tools and programs Fluency in a foreign language preferably Spanish
  • Women and persons of color are strongly encouraged to apply. Strong work experience and related skills may be considered a substitute for educational achievement.

Compensation is commensurate with experience. In addition to competitive compensation, CBI offers an excellent benefits package.

To Apply

Send cover letter, resume, and writing sample to:

Or application may be faxed to 617-492-1568 or mailed to:

Consensus Building Institute, Inc.
100 Cambridge Park Drive, Suite 302
Cambridge, MA 02140
Attn: Sossi Aroyan