| May 13, 2024

Social Impact Associate

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  • Full Time
  • Anywhere
  • $80,000 USD / Year

Website Impact Genome

Company Background

Impact Genome (IG), and our sector-first Impact Genome Registry (IGR), standardizes and verifies the annual impact of nonprofits, NGOs, government programs, and social enterprises. We seek to address a primary challenge in the social sector – the lack of consistent data or modern tools for decision-makers to maximize the impact of every dollar spent on social change. For nonprofits, we democratize evaluation, level the playing field, and reduce burden by making impact reporting consistent and reusable. We offer blue-chip clients like Fortune 1000 companies, leading philanthropies, and governments a way to shift from “giving away money” to “investing in social outcomes.” We have pioneered the invention of social outcome “credits,” which like carbon credits in the environmental market can make social impact a saleable asset for nonprofits, creating a sustainable and equitable social outcomes market for all.

Job Overview

IG is seeking an individual experienced in monitoring & evaluation (M&E) for nonprofits/NGOs to join our team as a Social Impact Associate (SIA). This SIA will have prior experience in M&E for nonprofits/NGOs specifically focused on at least one of the social impact areas below:

  • Education: including early childhood, primary, secondary, and post-secondary education
  • Financial inclusion: including financial access, financial stability, financial resilience and empowerment
  • Public Health: including mental health, reproductive health, addiction, healthcare access, and patient advocacy
  • Entrepreneurship and small business growth interventions

Our work spans programs in both developed and developing markets. This is a unique position for those interested in scaling the use of impact measurement at the intersection of nonprofit and funder, helping each make data-informed decisions that increase the potential for social change. The SIA will use their evaluation expertise to help hundreds of nonprofits (large and small, in an equitable manner) report their annual results, will verify and certify their outcomes, and will translate the impact of their programs for donors. The SIA will also work with funders to quantify the impact of grant and employee giving portfolios, surface new/small nonprofits that align to their values and make funding decisions based on impact data (not overhead). For both, the SIA will be an evaluator, advisor, advocate, analyst, and partner; success for this role is helping all users maximize the social impact of every dollar they spend.

While the SIA will not be conducting formal program evaluation, they will be verifying self-reported nonprofit impact data utilizing Impact Genome’s research-based protocols, so formal knowledge of measurement design and program evaluation is essential.

This role is mostly remote with candidates in the Toronto area highly preferred. This role offers a hybrid work option, meaning you can both work from home and commute to a Toronto-based office, depending on what’s best for you and when it is important for your team to be together. Remote candidates in other US and CA locations will be considered.

 

Responsibilities

  • Working directly with nonprofits to validate, verify, analyze, and critically interpret their self-reported impact data (a process we call Impact Verification™) with a lens toward equity; to build their capacity to define program outcomes and activities using IG standards; and to earn their trust and advocacy for our approach through responsive and empathetic email/phone/video engagement
  • Preparing and delivering standardized impact data (nonprofit impact scorecards, funder portfolio reports, and custom analyses) to nonprofits and funders, while innovating improvements to how we deliver impact data to increase usefulness for our users
  • Providing critical, objective insight and analysis to nonprofits and funders so they value our thought capital in addition to our data, and to help them maximize how they use IG data to achieve their mission and increase impact
  • Serving as a ‘philanthropic advisor’ to funders who seek assistance in ensuring they are allocating their grant dollars in a way that is equitable while maximizing social change

Requirements

  • Minimum 2-3 years of experience in M&E focused on education, financial inclusion, public health, or small business growth, ideally from within a nonprofit or evaluation firm
  • Ability to efficiently and accurately categorize the design, rigor, validity, and quality of implementation of a nonprofit’s measurement practices
  • Ability and willingness to both conduct objective data analysis and while also making recommendations to customers on how to improve or what to fund
  • Displays empathetic yet persuasive written and verbal communication skills; is comfortable engaging with senior clients (e.g., Chief Sustainability Officers)
  • Public speaking skills and comfort with leading online training sessions and presentations
  • Ability to create digestible summary reports for clients or for syndication
  • Ability to take initiative, fully own tasks, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Entrepreneurial, “can-do” attitude and comfort with ambiguity; multi-dimensional thinker
  • Advanced degree in M&E, public policy, economics, public health, or related field
  • Excited to live our core values – we are a team of individuals who are Passionate about Social Impact, are Rigorous, Relatable, Agile, have a Commercial Mindset, and who Challenge Convention

Compensation & Benefits

  • $80,000 starting salary
  • Healthcare including dental and vision
  • Discretionary PTO & vacation
  • 401(k) plan
  • Flexible work model

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