About Us

Impact Genome (IG) is a pioneering social impact measurement startup whose technology and services are designed to discover what interventions are most effective at producing social outcomes. Our clients include Fortune 500 companies, governments, nonprofits, and foundations who want modern tools, better data, and a clearer understanding of ‘what works’ so they can invest in high-impact social change programs.

Our products and services that are empowering the next generation of social change include:

  • Impact Verification™: independent certification of the efficacy, cost-per-outcome, and evidence quality of any nonprofit program
  • Impact Registry™: searchable directory of impact and beneficiary data on over 2 million nonprofitprograms in the US and Canada
  • Price of Impact Index™: the world’s first up-to-date price benchmarking that tracks the average cost for nonprofits to produce any discrete social outcome
  • Impact Genome Terminal® a cloud-based SaaS solution to help decision-makers leverage data and insights about their grant portfolio. Capabilities include benchmarking, risk assessment, program design, impact analysis, and evaluation

Our vision is to one day create a social impact marketplace where nonprofits and funders can meet to more efficiently solve social problems.

We are growing! Our success is fueled by incredible team members who are committed to bringing transformative change to the social sector. As we expand, we are looking for self-starters who take initiative with little direction, problem-solvers who find the “third way”, do’ers who “own the outcome”, creators who build intellectual property and contribute new ideas, and leaders who push boundaries, speak their mind, are persuasive and engender confidence. Join us if you are collaborative and entrepreneurial in the extreme and want to shape the future of social change.

The Role

IG is seeking an exceptional Social Impact Associate (SIA) to join our team in our Chicago, IL office or as a fully remote team member. This is a unique position for those interested in sitting at the intersection of nonprofit and funder, helping each make data-informed decisions that increase the potential for social change. The SIA will work with nonprofits to measure their impact, verify their results, and help them be discovered by new funders. The SIA will work with funders to measure the impact of grant portfolios, find new nonprofits that align to their values, and make decisions based on impact data (not overhead). For both, the SIA will be an advisor, advocate, analyst, and partner. The data and insight that SIAs curate will also flow into our online platform, the Impact Genome Terminal™, for use by nonprofits and funders to influence decision-making at scale. While the SIA will not be conducting formal program evaluations, they will be verifying self-reported nonprofit impact data, and thus 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.

  • Working directly with nonprofits to validate, analyze, and critically interpret their self-reported impact data (a process we call becoming Impact Verified™); to build their capacity to define program outcomes and activities using IGP standards; and to earn their trust and build advocacy for our approach through responsive and empathetic email/phone engagement
  • Preparing and delivering impact data (nonprofit impact scorecards, funder portfolio reports, and custom analyses) to nonprofits and funders, while innovating improvements to how we deliver impact data to increase usefulness for our users
  • 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 IG data to achieve their mission and increase impact
  • Serving as a ‘philanthropic advisor’ to funders who seek assistance in ensuring they are allocating their grant dollars in a way that is maximizing social change
  • Reflecting our firm’s core values: Passionate, Enterprising, Intellectually Curious, Rigorous, Authentic, Trusted, Fun-loving, Consummately Professional
  • Advanced degree in public policy, social science, public health, or related field
  • 2-3 years of experience in nonprofit evaluation and/or program delivery
  • Critical-thinking, problem-solving, writing, and organization skills; attention to detail
  • Ability to rapidly analyze and distill data into practical, actionable insight for decision-makers
  • Ability to take initiative, fully own tasks, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Comfort communicating with nonprofits and funders daily
  • Public speaking skills and comfort with leading online training sessions and presentations
  • Familiarity with evaluation literature in social science sector is preferred
  • Ability to create digestible summary reports for clients or for syndication
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, passion for innovation, and a commitment to driving change
  • Excited and willing to work across disciplines (i.e., education, public health, human services, etc.)

Chicago, IL or Remote

Salary and Benefits

Competitive salary; benefits include a collaborative work culture, healthcare coverage, flexible vacation policy, and 401K plan.

To Apply

Please send expressions of interest and resumes to “Hiring Manager” at apply@impactgenome.org, with “Social Impact Associate Application” in the subject line.

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

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