Our Company

Founded in 2005, Mission Measurement (MM) is the world leader in measuring and reporting outcomes for the social sector.  Our data, tools, and advisory services have helped thousands of nonprofits around the world to increase their impact. Many of the world’s leading corporations, governments, and foundations have also used our tools to invest in effective social programming. In 2014, we launched the Impact Genome Project® (IGP) – the industry’s largest evidence base of published and unpublished research across 11 social sector domains – to identify the specific program strategies that lead to positive social outcomes. This pioneering effort underpins MM’s unique suite of data products and tools that enable impact reporting, resource allocation, and systematic learning for the sector.

The Position

MM is seeking an exceptional Research Assistant (Contract) – Policy and Evaluation to join our Impact Genome team, supporting the IGP Directors of Research. This is a unique position for those interested in working hands-on to help the social sector achieve better outcomes. The Research Assistant will support the IGP efforts to structure and synthesize published and unpublished research about effective practices for producing social impact. While the Research Assistant will not be conducting formal program evaluations or primary research projects, a strong knowledge of measurement design, program evaluation, and research study design is required to enable this individual to fully support the research team. 

This full-time contract role begins immediately and runs through the end of August.


We have grant funding to support specific project work. More specific details will be shared during the interview process, but the types of work associated with these grants includes:

  • Performing literature reviews of primary research studies, program evaluations, and meta-analyses to identify and extract key details about the interventions studied, and their effectiveness
  • Supporting the development, expansion, refinement, and market fit of specific IGP taxonomies
  • Synthesizing research findings and make them relevant for funder and practitioner clients
  • Curating and incorporating new research into the Impact Genome evidence base

This work spans social impact topic areas including education, public health, human services, and economic prosperity.

  • Advanced degree in social science, public policy, psychology, or related field
  • At least two years of research experience in the social sector
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize information quickly and accurately
  • Strong critical-thinking, problem-solving, writing, organization and documentation skills 
  • Impeccable attention to detail and consistency in work quality
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines under minimal supervision in a fast-paced environment
  • Familiarity with the social impact sector
  • Ability to translate research into practical, actionable insight
  • Ability to create digestible summary reports for clients or for syndication
To Apply

To apply, please send a resume and a brief explanation about why you are pursuing this specific opportunity and what unique qualifications you bring to the role to apply@missionmeasurement.com with the subject line “Application – Research Assistant”.

Learn more about Mission Measurement at http://missionmeasurement.com

Learn more about the Impact Genome Project® at https://www.impactgenome.org

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