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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).

 

 

Student Associate (Social Media Specialist), Communications

The Sorenson Impact Center is seeking a confident, articulate, and energetic Student Associate to support the delivery of our social media strategy. If you care about sharing engaging stories of transformation and change rooted in social impact, then we want to hear from you.

In this role, you will learn about the full spectrum of the Center’s work and have your finger on the pulse of new and emerging developments in everything from federal policy engagement to impact investing. This experience will be invaluable to bolstering your resume and preparing for professional workplace life after University. 

Responsibilities for this role include:

  • Curate and share engaging content on social media from across the Center.

  • Monitor social media for emerging trends and developments in social impact.

  • Develop and expand our community of followers.

  • Support the development and design of social media collateral

    • (e.g. graphics, templates, images).

  • Maintain and populate the Center’s Social Media Planner.

  • Engage with the Center’s Teams (Data, Field Building, Investing, and Policy) to gather and share information on our people and projects.

  • Develop content for, and manage the Center’s Google Ads account.

  • Educate Center staff on best practices in social media.


Requirements for this role:

  • Versed in using Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin, YouTube.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a broader team.

  • Ability to analyze and report on key social media metrics.

  • Ability to work both in office at the Sorenson Impact Center and remotely.

If you are interested in applying, please submit your resume and cover letter to (grant.baskerville@sorensonimpact.com). We are accepting applications from all majors and both undergraduate and graduate students. This position offers a competitive hourly rate and requires a time commitment of 20 hours per week, with 2 to 3 days per week spent working in person at the Center.


Student Associate (Catalyst Campaign), Policy

Student Associates interested in social issues and public policy have the opportunity to work on a variety of government and nonprofit consulting projects. Our Student Associates receive exposure to the most innovative tools being used to address social issues today, including Pay for Success projects, place-based initiatives, data-driven decision making, and performance-based contracting. Issue areas addressed include homelessness, criminal recidivism, public health, early childhood education, and more. 

Duties for this role include:

  • Researching and performing due diligence on Opportunity Zone (OZ) Funds and Community Organizations

  • Contacting and communicating with high-level investors and community leaders

  • Presenting to nationwide issue experts and advisors

  • Performing data compilation, analysis, and presentation

  • Designing and conducting qualitative analysis of OZ Funds and Community Organizations

  • Working independently and as part of a broader team depending on the task at hand

  • Compliance with Federal Privacy laws when accessing confidential information

  • Other duties as assigned to meet departmental needs

Students will be required to work 20 hours per week (part time) during term time.

All project work is expected to be completed on time while meeting expectations laid out by Management. Students are asked to consistently check-in with their direct supervisors.

The Sorenson Impact Center expects a high level of quality from Student Associates and places the responsibility on them to take ownership of the work they submit. All submissions must be of sufficient quality that students would feel confident presenting such work to the client.

To apply, please provide your resume and covering letter to kyrene.clarke@sorensonimpact.com.