About Us

Mission Measurement (MM) is the leader in outcomes-based measurement. We advise governments, companies, and foundations around the world to measure, report, and improve the results of social impact investments/grantmaking. Our approach is based on the principle that social outcomes can be standardized, defined, and measured consistently. While program strategies can differ widely, the goals (i.e., outcomes) are typically universal – things like housing, hunger, healthcare, education, and economic mobility. As a result, measurement does not have to be reinvented for every grant or program. By using evidence-based outcomes, common measures can be used to compare grants, aggregate their results, and identify high-performers. This approach lowers the burden on the grantees, lowers the cost of evaluation, and increases the quality of the data that is reported.

To help realize this goal of standardizing impact reporting, MM pioneered the development of the Impact Genome Project(“IGP”); a universal impact standard for evaluating social programs that includes a taxonomy of social outcomes and core components (i.e., program strategies). MM helps clients align their programs/grants and reporting to these evidence based outcomes and core components. This enables organizations to aggregate their impact, benchmark their results (against the sector or within their portfolio), and understand how to grow their impact going forward. By breaking down social programs to their outcomes and core components, we help to unlock the data organizations need to tell their story and innovate.

The Role

Mission Measurement seeks a full-time entrepreneurial Associate, Consulting based in Chicago, IL or remote to join our Advisory Services team. The Associate will support Advisory Service engagements through data analysis, deliverable creation, and client presentations. The Associate will collaborate with the Director or Senior Manager to build client relationships, provide strategic advice, and develop new business opportunities. The Associate will work collaboratively with the Advisory Services Team and have the opportunity to lead smaller engagements. Successful applicants are innovative problem solvers, clear communicators, team players with the ability to take initiative as a self-starter, and detail oriented.

  • Project Management – Manage project tasks, develop and adhere to project timelines, and accomplish project objectives through direct effort and high-quality deliverable creation using visual, written, and oral mediums. Common MM projects include:
    • Outcomes Framework Development – Conduct strategic document review and interviews with client stakeholders to understand the client’s philanthropic goals and develop and outcomes-based theory of change to guide their portfolio
    • Impact Measurement – Support the onboarding of nonprofit partners, collect impact data, validate impact data, and develop client impact reports
    • Nonprofit Measurement Capacity Development – Work directly with nonprofit partners to help align them to strategic outcomes, create a measurement and evaluation plan including data collection tools, and facilitate impact reporting using the Impact Genome or a custom reporting tool
  • Teamwork & Collaboration – Contribute to project success in collaboration with Advisory Services team members, actively contribute to team and project feedback, and contribute to a strong culture and company morale
  • Client Relationship Development – Build trust with corporate, foundation, government, and nonprofit clients, tailor deliverables to client’s needs, provide expert advice and innovative solutions, and actively participate in internal and client-facing meetings including the presentation of work
  • Business Development – Contribute to business development conversations and proposals, and suggest innovative streams of work for existing clients
  • Experience or education in public policy, social science, business, public health, or related field (degree preferred, not required)
  • 2-3 years of experience in nonprofit management, program delivery, consulting, or related field
  • Interest in and desire to lead the field of social impact
  • Critical thinking, problem-solving, and organizational skills
  • Excellent communication, written, verbal and presentation skills for diverse audiences, at all levels, with cultural awareness and inclusion
  • Ability to create high-quality deliverables with a high attention to detail
  • Strong analytical capabilities required including quantitative and qualitative analysis
  • Ability to work with limited information and some ambiguity in an entrepreneurial environment
  • Desire to work collaboratively with a team and take initiative on individual projects
  • Willingness to grow and be innovative, both individually and in our work as a firm
  • Understanding of social science research and evaluation (preferred, not required)
  • Experience in proposal writing and the business development process (preferred, not required)

Chicago, IL or Remote

Salary and Benefits

The salary range for this position is $70,000 – $80,000. Benefits include a collaborative work culture, healthcare coverage, flexible vacation policy, and 401K plan.

To Apply

Please send an expression of interest and your resume addressed to the Director of Consulting, Brock Auerbach-Lynn, at apply@missionmeasurement.com, with “Associate, Consulting Application” in the subject line.
We encourage you to learn more about Mission Measurement by visiting our websites: www.missionmeasurement.com and www.impactgenome.org.

Find out how Mission Measurement can help your organization, contact us today.

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