Sr. Manager, Impact Investing

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  • Full Time
  • Santa Clara, CA
  • $69,600 - $81,850 USD / Year

Website Miller Center for Entrepreneurship

Position Title:
Sr. Manager, Impact Investing

Position Type:
Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Hiring Range:
$69,600 – $81,850


Pay Frequency:
AnnualAs part of the application process, we request that all applicants submit a cover letter that describes why they desire to work at Miller Center and why they believe they would be a good candidate for the position.  In addition, finalists may be requested to submit a writing sample based on a scenario (to be provided).

For over 25 years, Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship has been a leader in the global social enterprise movement. With an emphasis on climate resilience and women’s economic empowerment, we accelerate social entrepreneurship to end poverty and protect the planet. Located at Santa Clara University, we have served more than 1,300 social entrepreneurs based in over 100 countries that have impacted hundreds of millions of lives. We fuse the entrepreneurial spirit of Silicon Valley with the university’s commitment to diversity, inclusion, social justice, community engagement, and global impact.




Miller Center aims to support our social enterprise partners in raising the funds they need to scale their impact. To do this, we are:

  • Offering deeper accompaniment to our highest potential social enterprise partners,
  • Cultivating and formalizing deeper partnerships with aligned impact investors, and
  • Strategically deploying catalytic capital to bridge gaps and crowd in investment to support our social enterprise accelerator alumni.

The Impact Investing Senior Manager will serve as a thought leader on impact investing, manage the implementation of our investment readiness and facilitation programs, contribute to the evolution and scaling of the Miller Center Invest fund, and lead Miller Center’s internal screening and due diligence processes. Practical work will also include student analyst and volunteer mentor management.

We are looking for a highly organized, dynamic individual with specialized impact investing knowledge, who is passionate about supporting social entrepreneurs in ending poverty and protecting the planet, to join our team and lead our impact investing programming efforts.

Applicants from historically underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.


Program Development and Management (30%)

  • Provide strategic direction and create implementation plans for impact investment accompaniment programs
  • Lead pipeline review process and selection of program participants
  • Update and develop curriculum to support mentors and entrepreneurs through the impact investing accompaniment program
  • Monitor trends in social entrepreneurship and impact investing to ensure the ongoing relevancy of Miller Center accelerator programs
  • Maintain a database of impact investors and their investment presence and history, and support Miller Center’s Impact Investment partners in identification of relevant deal flow
  • Ensure that programs align with diversity, equity, and inclusion principles
  • Actively manage and contribute to investment accompaniment engagements

Investment Analysis and Landscaping (35%)

  • Lead Miller Center’s internal screening and due diligence process and pipeline management
  • Manage student analyst interns and guide their contributions to Miller Center’s investment research and due diligence process, including the generation of investment memos.
  • Lead the creation of post-investment support plans for relevant social enterprises
  • Create and communicate actionable feedback for non-admitted social enterprises

Catalytic Capital Investment Fund Support (25%)

  • Collaborate on the evolution and structuring of an impact investment facility to drive investment to Miller Center social enterprises
  • Work with fund manager to support the funds operations, investment, and investor reporting activities

Other Programmatic Work (10%)

  • Provide program management support to other Miller Center programs
  • Market research of social enterprises, investors, accelerators
  • Support funding proposals
  • Direct programs and events including mentor trainings, accelerator in-residence sessions, and in-country partner workshops
  • Help advance and support the ongoing diversity, equity, and inclusion commitments of Miller Center
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Understands the Impact Investing ecosystem well enough to be able to communicate with various stakeholder groups directly
  • Understands investment processes to a degree that allows for conduct of rigorous and objective analysis of social enterprises. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience conducting investment due diligence
  • Understands financial statements and projections, and has created, analyzed, and examined potential investees on both in a professional capacity
  • Ability to analyze financial statements and models, including identification and analysis of key financial metrics relevant to a particular business, and scenario and sensitivity analysis
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to communicate effectively with people from a wide variety of cultural, linguistic, socioeconomic, national, and ethnic backgrounds
  • Understands the alignment of this work with the principles of social justice
  • Able to effectively establish and maintain working relationships within a diverse multicultural environment


  • Experience working with an impact investment firm or impact investing ecosystem with relevant knowledge and networks
  • Experience living and working in the developing world, ideally working directly with a social enterprise

Bachelor’s degree in business, or related field required

5-6 years of experience working in social enterprise ecosystem, impact investing, international development, or related sector



The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, the California Fair Employment & Housing Act, and all other applicable laws, SCU provides reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities.  A qualified individual is a person who meets skill, experience, education, or other requirements of the position, and who can perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.

  • Considerable time is spent at a desk using a computer terminal
  • May be required to travel to other buildings on the campus
  • May be required to occasionally travel to outside customers, vendors or suppliers

The work environment characteristics described below are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

  • Typical office environment
  • Mostly indoor office environment with windows
  • Offices with equipment noise
  • Offices with frequent interruptions

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