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


Open Date 01/13/2023

Requisition Number PRN33514B

Job Title Director, Operations & Logistics

Working Title Director, Impact 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 Other

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

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

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary


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.


The Director will have the opportunity to join a growing team in the Impact Strategy.. The Impact

Strategy team consults with public, private, and social sector entities to develop impact strategy

and measurement and evaluation frameworks to measure, monitor, and change corporate and

social sector behavior. The position will play an important role in expanding our Measurement &

Evaluation work, including impact investing measurement and evaluation. 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 as well as

social projects.

Impact Strategy professionals play an important role in our client work, including project

management, capacity building and performance. The ideal candidate will oversee, plan and

implement measurement and evaluation program(s) for impact investing and impact strategy as

a part of our client work, ensuring goals and objectives are in accordance with established

criteria. They will be responsible for managing teams, supporting research, content generation,

data support, and stakeholder engagement. The expected day-to-day activities include; strategic

planning, client management, business development, project monitoring and evaluating, team

management, mentorship, staffing, analysis and reporting.

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



● Provide expertise in measurement and evaluation (M&E) planning and methodology to

the team for strategic planning.

● Lead the design of impact frameworks for activities for both clients and internal center

activities taking into account recent industry best practices around UNSDGs, IRIS+,

GIIRS , etc, as well as leading the industry into new and better frameworks.

● Ensure the full Center team is trained and knowledgeable about 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 for

the Center.


● Identify business opportunities including, but not limited to, publicly posted RFPs,

develop proposals, and win revenue-generating, impactful work for the Center.

● Provide expertise in measurement and evaluation (M&E) planning and methodology,

including the design and implementation of measurement and evaluation for clients.

● Interact regularly with clear and consistent communications with Center business



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.

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


Preference will be given to candidates with the following:

○ Experience and skills that make the candidate comfortable and excited to work

across academic and practitioner settings.

○ PhD in relevant topic areas, for example impact measurement, impact investing,

or impact reporting.

○ Experience and expertise in existing impact measurement frameworks, including

the UNSDGs, IRIS+, ESG , GIIRS , etc.

○ 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.

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.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

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)

383 University Street, Level 1 OEO Suite

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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To inquire about this posting, email: ( 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.