• Chief Impact Officer + Portfolio Manager

    Job Locations US-TN-Memphis
    Job ID
    2019-1269
    Category
    Other
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Mission: Our client aims to create a demonstrable reduction in poverty by

    promoting a results-driven poverty-fighting ecosystem.

    Aspirations:

    1. Create a demonstrable reduction in poverty
    2. Establish the standard for useful and transparent measurement of poverty-fighting impact
    3. Support nonprofits to maximize their poverty-fighting impact
    4. Attract new and more resources for high-impact programs
    5. Promote and cultivate a results-driven poverty-fighting ecosystem

    By applying investment principles to poverty-fighting, our client is

    creating a new channel for funders and fighters to maximize impact. Our client's 'venture philanthropy platform' utilizes quantitative and qualitative analysis to identify, accelerate, and fund a growing portfolio of nonprofits with solutions that improve the quality of life for under-resourced individuals and families.

     

    How It Works:

    Our client pinpoints partner organizations with the evidence or potential to generate the most effective solutions that lift and keep Memphians out of poverty. To unlock maximum potential, our client equips their partner organizations with data-driven technologies, technical assistance, capable personnel, and other support. Knowing that many of our client's partner organizations require additional, ongoing streams of revenue to maximize poverty alleviating outcomes, we recruit investors to

    join our client's IMPACT Fund. This fund allows our client to aggregate community dollars, mobilizing every level of donor, from 1 dollar to $10 million. Using our client's IMPACT Fund, make strategic, long-term investments, often in partnership with other funders, in programs that have demonstrated their effectiveness and potential for growth. We rebalance investments as needed, shifting funds toward people and programs with the greatest return on investment. As various partner organizations empirically demonstrate the ability to diminish the root causes and long-term impacts of poverty, our client helps them explore and pursue

    public funding to support operations and scaling. These funding opportunities also frees private resources of our client to invest in new innovation, new partner organizations, and new measurement systems that will lead to even more outside support.

     

    About The Position:

    Our client is seeking an experienced, driven, self-motivated individual to

    help manage our growing portfolio of nonprofit organizations/investments.

    The Chief Impact Officer + Portfolio Manager is a key leadership role in an organization that is uniquely positioned to recondition the charitable giving landscape. The Chief Impact Officer + Portfolio Manager will be working alongside a team of highly talented and passionate individuals.

     

    Specific Responsibilities Include:

    - Serve as a consultant and trusted thought partner for a host of nonprofit

    organizations

    - Measure and monetize the net impact of these organizations

    - Assess the success of each partner entity in using its resources to achieve its

    most critical 3-5 outcomes

    - Promote the advancement of a data-driven, test-and-learn culture throughout these organizations

    - Help assess organizational structure and effectiveness and champion

    organizational changes as needed

    - Develop, implement, and continually refine rigorous and cost-effective tools that measure and monetize poverty alleviating outcomes

    - Research and forecast future trends and predict non-observable events

    (counterfactuals) by applying statistical methods to economic and demographic

    data and leveraging third party research (e.g. longitudinal studies, RCTs, etc.)

    - Ensure that a coordinated plan exists for taking projects through all stages of

    development to launch. And, help ensure tools and technologies are in place to

    execute these plans

    - Generate concise quarterly updates for management team and board

    - Identify and engineer collaborative opportunities among partner organizations

    - Critically evaluate information gathered from multiple sources

    - Clean, organize, and store collected data

    - Assist in the design and maintenance of internal databases, including the

    establishment of database standards and controls, management of source data, and assurance of data quality

     

    Candidate Requirements:

    - Appropriate levels of humility, confidence, empathy, and risk-taking

    - Demonstrated ability to quickly assess situations, identify trends, develop

    solutions, and translate insights into high-level guidance and tactical execution

    - Basic knowledge of social impact investments as a means to reduce poverty

    - Experience in creating and managing data tools and procedures to collect,

    organize, analyze, and disseminate significant amounts of information with

    attention to detail and accuracy

    - Proven record of organizational leadership; ability to work effectively with

    people at all levels in an organization

    - Excellent verbal and written communication skills; the ability to communicate

    complex ideas effectively

    - Experience working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment; relentless work ethic

    - Strong work ethic with ability to operate independently

    - Excellent track record working as a consultant

    - 3+ years of professional experience

    - Bachelor’s degree required. Graduate degree in relevant field preferred (e.g.

    Economics, Statistics, Information Management, Engineering, Sociology,

    Statistics, or Public Policy)

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