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The Sorenson Impact Center is hiring talented professionals in the field of social impact, to work with governments, philanthropies, and nonprofits in order to improve outcomes in disadvantaged communities.

The Sorenson Impact Center boasts a team of highly collaborative and motivated professionals working on a wide range of social policy issues, from homelessness to early childhood outcomes.

Our goal is to improve policy and practice at the local, state, and federal levels through research and through providing technical assistance on how to implement evidence-based solutions and innovative financing strategies (such as Pay for Success / Outcomes-based Financing) to serve vulnerable populations. Individuals will be responsible for contributing to projects across the Sorenson Impact Center’s government, nonprofit, and social policy portfolios.


 
 

Senior Associate

 
 

The Sorenson Impact Center is hiring a full time Senior Associate in the field of social impact to manage an Opportunity Zone project which will ultimately improve outcomes for citizens of distressed communities. The ideal candidate is passionate about social impact, has experience in project management roles, and is a self-starter who can take ownership of a multi-stakeholder project. 

The Sorenson Impact Center is embarking on a project to develop and award a series of prizes for socially-impactful Opportunity Zone projects. Opportunity Zones (OZs) were created as a part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. The legislation encourages investment into OZs, designated low income communities across the US, by providing significant tax benefits to those investors that choose to deploy capital into these designated zones. One criticism of the OZ program to date is that there aren’t any mechanisms in place to ensure that capital is deployed into these communities in ways that are aligned with community needs and benefit the citizens of these zones. This Sorenson Impact Center project intends to create an incentive for socially-impactful investment in these communities. This primary focus of this position will be project management of this “Opportunity Zone Prize” project. 

Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate a strong interest in one or more of the following topics: evidence-based policy making, social impact investment and finance, local governance and public-sector capacity building, or a related field.

We are seeking a candidate with the following attributes:

  • Associate’s degree in a related area and 2-4 years of experience in the field

  • Familiar with relational database concepts and client-server concepts

  • Prior public policy related experience preferred

  • Prior work with federal, state or local policymakers, philanthropic and/or nonprofit leaders is a plus.

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Director of Communications

 
 

The Sorenson Impact Center is hiring a full time Director of Communications to direct the operations and strategic planning of Public Relations and Communications functions, including (but not limited to) media relations; Forbes articles, case studies, editorial placement, website content, newsletter, and press releases. The ideal candidate will support the Sorenson Impact Center goals and mission, act as a catalyst between departments, faculty, staff, students, and external entities to raise the profile of the Center, the David Eccles School of Business, the University of Utah, and the social impact revolution at large.

We are seeking a candidate with the following attributes:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or Public Administration, a related area, or equivalency required

  • Six years of progressively more responsible management experience

  • Demonstrated leadership, human relations and effective communication skills

  • Master’s degree in Business Administration or related area preferred

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