About Us

Mission Measurement is revolutionizing the world by helping organizations to measure and improve social outcomes. Our clients include Fortune 500 companies, governments, NGOs, and foundations. Among our innovations, we invented the Impact Genome Project to create a new generation of tools to design, benchmark and predict outcomes that solve social problems.

The Impact Genome Project is a pioneering social impact measurement tool and research initiative designed to discover what works and why in the social impact space. By creating a standard terminology and outcomes, we systematically compare programs and identify the most effective program components. We share these data and insights with policymakers, nonprofits, foundations and corporate social responsibility leaders to produce better outcomes for society.

Our Guiding Light:

  • Third Way: we are creative, we do not believe in trade-offs
  • Outcomes-driven: we believe that outcomes drive strategy, not the other way around
  • Ambidextrous: we combine art & science to solve problems and measure things that are outside the realm of today’s parameters

Mission Measurement is growing quickly, making it a dynamic, ever-changing work environment. We are seeking:

  • A Self-starter, take initiative with little direction
  • A Problem-solver, find the “third way”
  • A Do’er, “own the outcome”
  • A Creator, build IP and contribute new ideas
  • A Leader, speak your mind, be persuasive and engender confidence

Apply only if you’re both collaborative and entrepreneurial in the extreme and want to shape the future of social impact measurement and improve outcomes.

Our culture is conducive to impactful personal and professional development opportunities that allow our employees to grow.  We encourage everyone to push the boundaries of our capabilities, initiatives and thought capital to help them meet and exceed their personal and professional goals.

The Position

MM is seeking an exceptional Social Impact Associate – Economic Prosperity (SIA) to join our Impact Genome Project team. This is a unique position for those interested in working hands-on to help the social sector achieve better outcomes. The SIA will become immersed in three streams of data: research/evaluations into effective social programs, performance data from on-the-ground nonprofit programs, and aggregated impact data from funder grant portfolios. They will synthesize these data into practical evidence reviews, advise nonprofits directly in measurement and program design, and help funders make decisions based on impact data (not overhead). While the SIA will not be conducting formal program evaluations, a knowledge of measurement design and program evaluation is required. Success for this role is identifying and spreading effective program practices and infusing new data into social program investment decisions.

While the SIA will work across social impact areas (education, public health, human services, etc.), the ideal candidate will have experience with and passion for social programs and policies related to workforce development, employment, financial health, and economic opportunity.


  • Working with nonprofits to validate, analyze, and critically interpret their self-reported impact data; build their capacity to define program outcomes and activities using IGP standards, and to measure their impact
  • Performing evidence reviews of program evaluations and meta-analyses to identify and extract key details about the interventions studied and their effectiveness; curate and incorporate new research into the Impact Genome evidence base
  • Preparing and delivering Impact Genome deliverables (nonprofit impact scorecards, funder portfolio reports, and research summaries) to nonprofits and funders
  • Providing critical, objective insight and analysis to nonprofits and funders so they value our thought capital in addition to our data, and to help them maximize how they use IGP data to achieve their mission and increase impact
  • Reflecting our firm’s core values: Passionate, Enterprising, Intellectually Curious, Rigorous, Authentic, Trusted, Fun-loving, Consummately Professional

Location: Chicago, IL

  • Advanced degree in public policy, social science, public health, or related field
  • 5+ years of research/analysis/policy experience in the social sector
  • Experience with social programs and policies related to workforce development, employment, financial health, and economic opportunity.
  • Critical-thinking, problem-solving, writing, and organization skills; attention to detail
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize raw data quickly and accurately
  • Ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Familiarity with evaluation literature in social science sector is preferred
  • Ability to translate research and data into practical, actionable insight
  • Ability to create digestible summary reports for clients or for syndication
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, passion for innovation, and a commitment to driving change
  • Be excited, willing, and able to work across multiple disciplines (i.e., education, public health, human services, culture and identity, etc.)

Salary and Benefits

Salary commensurate with experience; benefits include a collaborative work environment, healthcare (medical, dental, and vision), flexible vacation policy, and 401K plan.

To Apply

Please send expressions of interest and resumes to apply@missionmeasurement.com, with Social Impact Associate – Economic Prosperity in the subject line.

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