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Company: University of Utah
Location: Salt Lake City
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Job Description:

Pay Rate Range 60,700 to 115,300 Depending on experience Close Date 02/18/2021 Open Until Filled No Job Summary ABOUT US
The Sorenson Impact Center is an applied academic organization focused on solving social problems through the use of data, evidence, and innovation. Housed at the University of Utah's David Eccles School of Business, the Center works with public, nonprofit, and private sector stakeholders across the nation and internationally to develop and implement outcomes-driven solutions. We create global impact by combining impact investing & innovative finance, data science, policy entrepreneurship, community engagement, and impact storytelling. This Sorenson Impact Methodology--- translates inspiration into impact and helps social entrepreneurs and organizations articulate, measure, and expand their impact. Students are integrated into all our work. We operate an impact investing practice for our own fund and as a manager of an outside fund; we annually host one of the largest gatherings in the impact space; we have a thriving Data, Policy, and Performance Innovation advisory practice and a world-class creative shop. Job Summary
Responsible for planning, organizing, directing, and/or controlling all aspects pertaining to research functions pertaining to areas including (but not limited to) policy and education. Responsibilities 1. Leads and manages project deliverables within the Center's Policy line of business
2. Drafts/edits memos, emails, presentations, and talking points for internal and external audiences.
3. Collects, manages and analyzes both qualitative and quantitative data to produce tables, charts, and/or maps for reports.
4. Implements and manages new and existing programs and services for internal and external customers.
5. Facilitates cooperative and collaborative community and institutional relationships.
6. Manages junior-level staff and/or students on research and other duties performed in support of program efforts.
7. Supports new business development initiatives in consultation with the senior leadership team
8. Advises on system improvements for the Center's internal operations Disclaimer
This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job. Problem Solving
Often selects from a predetermined list of alternatives and sometimes recommends or changes policy and procedure based upon the amount of discretion given by the department. Problems would be referred to superior based upon predetermined guidelines set by the department. Comments
The Sorenson Impact Center strongly encourages diverse applicants (please circulate widely), especially those who self-identify as Black, Native or Indigenous, People of Color, LGBTQIA+, non-binary, living with
disabilities, neurodivergent, young, speak English as a second language, and others from overlooked/underestimated communities.
Work Environment and Level of Frequency that may be required
Nearly Continuously: Office environment.
Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required
Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.
Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.
Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead. Minimum Qualifications Requires a Bachelor's degree in a related area of assignment or equivalency and 6 years of progressively more responsible management experience. Background knowledge of assigned department's area of specialization in order to analyze, plan and draw conclusions for recommendations to superiors. Demonstrated leadership skills in planning and directing employees and processes in order to effectively monitor and develop subordinates and to ensure the smooth operation of department. Completion of provided supervisory training within one year of employment may be required. Master's degree in a related area may be preferred. Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description. Preferences Prior work experience or public policy-related research experience is preferable. Work history with federal, state, or local policymakers, philanthropic and/or non-profits leaders, is a plus. Ph.D. is a plus. Type Special Instructions Summary Additional Information
The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran's status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans' preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.
To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: . The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems ("URS"). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS' post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules. This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.
Posting Specific Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  • * Do you have a related Bachelor's degree or equivalency? (2 years related work experience may be substituted for 1 year of education)
    • Yes
    • No
    • * How many years of progressively more responsible management experience do you have?
      • Less than 2 years
      • 2 year or more, but less than 4 years
      • 4 years or more, but less than 6 years
      • 6 years or more, but less than 8 years
      • 8 years or more Required Documents
      • Resume Optional Documents
      • Cover Letter
      • Appropriate discharge document (such as a DD-214 - Member Copy 4) - Veteran Only - Call 801.581.2169
      • Addendum to the University of Utah - Veteran Only - Call 801.581.2169 after submission

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