Job Information

University of Utah Director, Impact Investment Measurement & Evaluation in Salt Lake City, Utah

Details

Open Date 07/06/2022

Requisition Number PRN31316B

Job Title Director, Operations & Logistics

Working Title Director, Impact Investment Measurement & Evaluation

Job Grade H

FLSA Code Executive

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 01691 - Sorenson Impact Center

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $85K - $115K (DOE)

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

ABOUT US

Join our team, help us change the world. At the Sorenson Impact Center, we envision a thriving world where everyone is valued, communities prosper, and the measured impact of our actions and investments guides decision-making. Along with great design and storytelling, communication is a key tool we use to amplify that impact across the globe. We are looking for a hyper-creative, impact-oriented, enthusiastic team member to help elevate our efforts.

ROLE OVERVIEW

The Director will have the opportunity to join a growing team in the Impact Strategy, Measurement and Reporting division. The Impact Strategy team consults public, private, and social sector entities to develop impact strategy and measurement and evaluation frameworks to change corporate and social sector behavior. The position will play an important role in expanding our investment-specific Measurement & Evaluation work. This is an increasingly important part of our Measurement & Evaluation work as a growing number of investors seek to enter impact investing supported with robust impact measurement fundamentals. As such we are looking for a forward thinking, creative leader with expertise in impact measurement frameworks to help our clients and grantees measure the impact of their investments.

Impact Strategy professionals play an important role in our client work, including project management, capacity building and performance. The ideal candidate will also oversee, plan and implement measurement and evaluation program(s) for impact investing as a part of our client work, ensuring goals and objectives are in accordance with established criteria. They will also be responsible for managing teams, and supporting research, content generation, data support, and stakeholder engagement. This role will work hand-in-hand with key external stakeholders (including the Sorenson Impact Foundation) as well as our internal Impact Investing team. The expected day-to-day activities include; strategic planning, client management, project monitoring and evaluating, team management, mentorship, staffing, business development, analysis and reporting.

Location: Utah-based candidates preferred, full-time remote candidates are welcome to apply.

Responsibilities

● Contribute to the design of new strategies, portfolio development, innovative data initiatives with focus on coherent, integrated theories of change, measurable impact models, scaling, collaborations and implementation plans to ensure long-term sustainability and impact.

● Contribute to the design of impact frameworks for investment activities for both clients and internal center activities based on most recent industry best practices in existing impact measurement frameworks, including the UNSDGs, IRIS+, GIIRS , etc.

● Create and revise tools and data collection procedures (e.g. logical framework, project performance tracking, indicators, data flow chart, manuals).Conduct research, measurement, and evaluation to determine performance and impact indicators and targets to ensure clear measurement models.

● Provide expertise in measurement and evaluation (M&E) planning and methodology including the design and implementation of measurement and evaluation investment projects for clients as well as internal stakeholders.

● Keep abreast of developments in project changes and progress to advise and recommend tools and strategies to increase performances and results.

● Review RFPs and draft responses for future project and strategic funding opportunities.

● Promote effective knowledge management activities and the training and development of key staff members and our student teams on evolving impact investment measurement and evaluation practices.

● This role is responsible for high quality interactions and clear and consistent communications with business partners.

DISCLAIMER

This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required

Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or related area, or equivalency; eight years of progressively more responsible management experience; and demonstrated leadership, human relations and effective communications skills required.

Master’s degree in Business Administration, or related area preferred.

This position has no responsibility for providing care to patients.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

Preferences

● Preference will be given to candidates with the following:

○ Experience and expertise in existing impact measurement frameworks, including the UNSDGs, IRIS+, ESG , GIIRS , etc.

○ Investment experience, especially Impact-related investment experience

○ Experience in social and/or environmental impact sector

○ Experience working with founders and entrepreneurs to support their reporting progress and impact

○ Demonstrated critical thinking and analytical, writing and communication skills.

○ Ability to collaborate and function effectively on a highly motivated, innovative, and entrepreneurial team.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

The Sorenson Impact Center strongly encourages diverse applicants, especially those who self-identify as Black, Native or Indigenous, People of Color, LGBTQIA+, non-binary, living with disabilities, neurodivergent, young, speak English as a second language, and others from overlooked/underestimated communities.

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112

801-581-8365

oeo@utah.edu

Online reports may be submitted at oeo.utah.edu

For more information: https://www.utah.edu/nondiscrimination/

To inquire about this posting, email: employment@utah.edu (%20employment@utah.edu) or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.