Job Information

University of Utah Manager, Impact Finance in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 08/19/2022

Requisition Number PRN31965B

Job Title Manager, Program(s)

Working Title Manager, Impact Finance

Job Grade F

FLSA Code Administrative

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 $65K - $80K (DOE)

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary


At the Sorenson Impact Center (, we envision a thriving world where all people are valued, communities prosper, and the measured impact of actions guides decision making. Housed at the University of Utah David Eccles School of Business (, we advance global impact through innovation in impact investing and finance, public policy and spending, and corporate and social sector behavior. We utilize world-class data science and impact storytelling as key tools in this global effort. As part of its mission to train future impact leaders, the Center integrates academic programming and experiential learning into each of its practice areas including in the operations of our own impact investing practice and fund, and in the management of an outside fund.

Job Summary:

The Program Manager will have the opportunity to join a growing Impact Finance team. Our mission is to connect public and private capital to social and environmental impact in communities. The Team is highly collaborative, seeking to develop, pilot and scale new financial structures, models and products that are replicable and scalable to grow the impact finance market. We work at the intersection of community needs, the needs of underserved populations and the needs and requirements of private and public investment capital. We have a diverse set of projects in a variety of sectors including, but not limited to, Pay for Success, Opportunity Zones, community development finance, mental health, health and health equity, early childhood, workforce, and equitable economic growth and development.

With oversight from the Director or Managing Director, the Program Manager will have responsibility for a portfolio of clients and projects, manage up to 3 team members, lead project development, support deal structuring and implementation, contribute to business development activities, lead the development of new business scopes of work and budgets, and contribute to the strategic direction of the Impact Finance Team and the Sorenson Impact Center.

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



1) Responsible for a portfolio of clients and projects

2) Collect, analyze, and summarize external research, identifying relevance and applicability to projects.

3) Provide clear, concise, and insightful written analyses, literature reviews and recommendations.

4) Project development including determining the scale and scope of the specific social or environmental impact project, developing excel models to assess project economics, identification of outcomes, method of outcomes measurement, work with social service providers to develop implementation plans, develop cost-benefit models. Identify appropriate data sources to measure the achievement of outcomes, if applicable.

5) Support project structuring including development of financial models of project expenses, revenues, benefits, cashflow analysis and internal rate of return, scenario analysis and determine appropriate financing structure and types of investor financing. Develop terms sheets and support contract development between project partners.

6) Facilitate regular calls and meetings with clients and project partners and stakeholders.

7) Create project and client deliverables and review deliverables developed by junior staff.

8) Manage up to 3 Team members

9) Significantly contribute to business development activities

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 a related area or equivalency (2 years related work experience may be substituted for 1 year of education). Four to six years of progressively more responsible management experience. Background knowledge of hiring department’s area of specialization in order to analyze, plan and draw conclusions for recommendations to superiors. Demonstrated leadership skills in planning and directing employees and processes in order to effectively monitor and develop subordinates and to ensure the smooth operation of department. Completion of provided supervisory training within one year of employment may be required. Master’s degree in a related area may be preferred.

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


Preferred Qualifications:

· Experience in finance, business or a related field, with expertise and experience in financial modeling, analyzing investments and/or project economics.

· Master’s Degree or higher in finance, business, economics or a related field.

· Experience in social and/or environmental impact finance preferred.

· Prior work experience in social impact, health, health equity, and/or the environment a plus.

· Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Office

· Experience and ability to design and conduct research, gather data, design and presenting quantitative and qualitative analyses.

· Experience working with state and local government agencies, social service providers and/or environmental organizations a plus.

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

· Experience facilitating meetings with clients, funders, and stakeholders.

· 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 (please circulate widely), especially those who self-identify as Black, Native or Indigenous, People of Color, LGBTQIA+, non-binary, living withdisabilities, 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


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For more information:

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.