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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.


 
 

Manager of Impact Investing

 
 

The Sorenson Impact Center (SIC) is among the leading field building organizations in the impact investing sector and seeks to be on the cutting edge of accelerating the use of capital and investment for good around the world. The SIC is the primary global deal sourcing and due diligence partner of one of the most prolific impact investors in the country and has a team comprised of energetic, entrepreneurial and innovative gamechangers. 

The SIC is housed at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business and at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business and is an organization that seeks to enable communities, governments, nonprofits, social enterprises, impact investors and philanthropists create impact through policy innovation, data science, and investment advisory work.

The SIC is located in Salt Lake City, UT, home to amazing biking, skiing, climbing and other outdoor pursuits.  Located within an hour of Salt Lake are 9 ski resorts and 1,000 miles of mountain biking trails.  

About the role

We are seeking an experienced Investment Professional with a successful track record in impact investing and / or early stage venture capital investing to join the investment advisory team. The Impact Investing Manager will be responsible for developing relationships with domestic and international funding partners (foundations, funds, NGOs, DFIs etc) to accelerate deal sourcing and field building activities for venture capital investment clients as well as the SIC overall. The role will contribute to and selectively lead the investment process for internal and external advisory clients, including sourcing, due diligence, structuring, and portfolio monitoring for Seed, Series A and Series B stage companies in the U.S. and emerging markets such as India, Kenya, Rwanda, Ghana, Nigeria, Mexico and Brazil. Other responsibilities include conducting research projects for impact investing field building and providing oversight to graduate and undergraduate student deal teams. The role is a blend of a venture capital investor and a disruptive innovator in a fast growing sector.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Business development

    • Build and maintain relationships with foundations, funds, DFIs, family offices and other organizations that have established impact investment portfolios

    • Identify opportunities to collaborate with like-minded investors to identify new investment opportunities, add value to existing portfolio companies, and bring awareness to impact investing more broadly.

  • Evaluation of new investment proposals

    • Create and maintain a robust investment pipeline within geographic and/or topical scopes

    • Initial filtering of investment proposals for deals that fit impact and investment mandate

    • Build financial models, and conduct financial and sensitivity analysis

    • Conduct detailed business valuation exercises using various methods of valuation

    • Conduct comprehensive risk assessment

    • Maintain records and databases for all transactions  

    • Oversee preparation of investment proposal materials and participate in investment committee meetings

    • Provide advice and recommendation on investment and fund proposals

  • Portfolio monitoring

    • Review periodic investee reporting and board documents

    • Participate as Board Observer in investees board meetings

    • Prepare periodic reports and working the deal teams to help in the monitoring of investees’ financial and strategic performance

  • Student mentorship

    • Provide coaching and mentorship to students as they conduct investment due diligence and prepare investment proposal materials

    • Educate students about venture capital techniques and the industry at large

    • Review/edit/provide feedback on documents and financial models prepared/built by students deal teams

A successful candidate should have:

  • An MBA with strong academic performance 

  • Minimum five years’ work experience preferably from an investment role at an impact investing Fund, foundation or accelerator. Strategy consultants with industry and deal experience will also be considered. 

  • International experience is a plus

  • Experience with the venture capital investment process (due diligence, negotiation and portfolio management)

  • Experience mentoring and developing young deal teams and willingness and ability to teach concepts such as financial analysis, modeling and industry analysis

  • An entrepreneurial spirit and desire to be a part of a fast growing, disruptive organization that is seeking to lead a movement

If you are interested in applying, please submit your resume and cover letter to (info@sorensonimpact.com).

 

 

Senior Associate, Impact Investing

 
 

The Sorenson Impact Center (SIC) is among the leading field building organizations in the impact investing sector and seeks to be on the cutting edge of accelerating the use of capital and investment for good around the world. The SIC is the primary global deal sourcing and due diligence partner of one of the most prolific impact investors in the country and has a team comprised of energetic, entrepreneurial and innovative gamechangers. 

The SIC is housed at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business and at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business and is an organization that seeks to enable communities, governments, nonprofits, social enterprises, impact investors and philanthropists create impact through policy innovation, data science, and investment advisory work.

The SIC is located in Salt Lake City, UT, home to amazing biking, skiing, climbing and other outdoor pursuits.  Located within an hour of Salt Lake are 9 ski resorts and 1,000 miles of mountain biking trails.  

About the role

We are seeking an Investment Professional with a successful track record in impact investing and / or early stage venture capital investing to join the investment advisory team. The Impact Investing Senior Associate will be responsible for supporting the development of relationships with domestic and international funding partners (foundations, funds, NGOs, DFIs etc) to accelerate deal sourcing and field building activities for venture capital investment clients as well as the SIC overall. The role will contribute to the investment process for internal and external advisory clients, including sourcing, due diligence, structuring, and portfolio monitoring for Seed, Series A and Series B stage companies in the U.S. and emerging markets such as India, Kenya, Rwanda, Ghana, Nigeria, Mexico and Brazil. Other responsibilities include conducting research projects for impact investing field building and providing oversight to graduate and undergraduate student deal teams. The role is a blend of a venture capital investor and a disruptive innovator in a fast growing sector.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Business development

    • Support the development of relationships with foundations, funds, DFIs, family offices and other organizations that have established impact investment portfolios

    • Seek opportunities to collaborate with like-minded investors to identify new investment opportunities, add value to existing portfolio companies, and bring awareness to impact investing more broadly.

  • Evaluation of new investment proposals

    • Help maintain a robust investment pipeline within geographic and/or topical scopes

    • Screen investment proposals for deals that fit impact and investment mandate

    • Build financial models, and conduct financial and sensitivity analysis

    • Conduct detailed business valuation exercises using various methods of valuation

    • Conduct comprehensive risk assessment

    • Maintain records and databases for all transactions  

    • Oversee preparation of investment proposal materials

    • Advise diligence teams regarding investment recommendations and proposals 

  • Portfolio monitoring

    • As needed, review periodic investee reporting and board documents

    • Support portfolio management activities, including building periodic performance reports, gathering investee performance metrics, etc. 

  • Student mentorship

    • Lead student teams as they conduct investment due diligence and prepare investment proposal materials.

    • Educate students about basic venture capital techniques and the industry at large

    • Provide preliminary feedback and edits of documents and financial models prepared/built by students deal teams

A successful candidate should have:

  • Relevant bachelor’s degree with strong academic performance

  • Track record of successfully leading teams

  • Demonstrated interest in impact investing and venture capital 

  • Desire to mentor and develop young deal teams and willingness and ability to teach concepts such as financial analysis, modeling and industry analysis

  • Experience with Foundations or Family offices is a plus

  • International experience is a plus

  • An entrepreneurial spirit and desire to be a part of a fast growing, disruptive organization that is seeking to lead a movement

If you are interested in applying, please submit your resume and cover letter to (info@sorensonimpact.com).