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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).


Winter Innovation Summit Social Media – Student Associate

 
 

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

The Winter Innovation Summit is a truly unique global gathering of 1000 elected officials, impact investors, policymakers, private foundations, family offices, nonprofits, data scientists, social entrepreneurs, and academics who share a commitment: innovation in the social sector. The 2020 Summit will be held Feb 5-7th on campus at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. This is the 6th year that the Sorenson Impact Center is bringing together sectors that rarely collide in an environment that promotes actionable learning and profound partnerships.

In this role, you will learn about the innovative ways different sectors and groups are utilizing social impact, innovation, and investing to tackle our world’s most pressing challenges. You will also be in charge of developing, promoting, and executing the event’s social media strategy. This experience will be invaluable to bolstering your resume and preparing for professional workplace life after University. This position is temporary with the possibility of continuing after the Summit concludes. 

Responsibilities for this role include:

  • Curate and share engaging content on social media for the Winter Innovation Summit.

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

  • Provide support in developing and expanding 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.

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 hiring immediately for this position and 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. There are opportunities to work up to 30 hours per week during the weeks leading up to the Summit and is highly encouraged. This position is temporary with the possibility of continuing after the Summit concludes. For more information on the Winter Innovation Summit, visit https://sorensonimpact.com/2020-winter-innovation-summit.


Social Impact Film Editor – Student Associate

As a member of the Sorenson Impact Film Team, a student associate will assist the film team to plan, produce, and edit films that tell meaningful stories in the social impact space. As a film student associate, you will primarily be editing and assisting in the post production process. Students have the opportunity to engage with real world clients, develop as storytellers, filmmakers, and editors while building their portfolio. Students must be able to work on site and be able to work in a fast-paced, team environment. We are looking for a dedicated, enthusiastic, and creative individual to join our film team.

Required skills:

  • Experience in Premiere Pro

Preferred skills:

  • Color correction

  • Production experience

If you are interested in applying, please submit your resume and cover letter to (austin.heywood@sorensonimpact.com). We are hiring immediately for this position and 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.

 

 

Graphic Designer – Student Associate

As a member of the Sorenson Impact Graphic Design Team, a student associate will assist the team to conceptualize, design, and create images that convey meaningful social impact projects that the Center is working on. Students must be able to work on site and be able to work in a fast-paced, team environment. We are looking for a dedicated, enthusiastic, and creative individual to join our film team.

Required skills:

  • Experience in Adobe Illustrator

If you are interested in applying, please submit your resume and cover letter to (steph.shotorbani@sorensonimpact.com). We are hiring immediately for this position and 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.