Current Job Openings

Sr. Graphic Designer

Overview

This position provides graphic design services to the Sorenson Impact Center’s internal operations and external projects. This includes evaluating client needs, conceptualizing ideas, and creating advanced and visually compelling designs.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • May keep department computer hardware and software running and up-to-date by troubleshooting problems and reviewing new programs

  • May mentor or act as a supervisor to students, junior designers, and contract designers

  • Meets with clients initially to determine needs, budget and deadlines; meets subsequently to discuss changes and finalize the project

  • Researches and studies ideas related to each project; conceptualizes original work to communicate the intent of the project

  • Develops cost estimates for clients by balancing the needs of the project with the available budget

  • Designs a range of artistic material, e.g. catalog, poster, brochure, billboard, etc. using sophisticated computer equipment and software programs

  • Produces art for the assigned project by following a pasteboard technique on the computer, and finalizes in a manner that is ready for printing

  • Determines size and arrangement of illustrative material and copy, selects style and size of type, chooses color/s, and arranges layout based upon available space

  • Completes pre-press check by ensuring colors and saturation are exact, overlap properly and do not leave gaps, and ensures inks are solid and in the correct place

  • May hire outside vendors including photographers, illustrators, and/or production artists to meet particular styles of photography, or illustration

Skills Necessary for Success

  • Excellent time management and organizational skills

  • Must be able to work with tight deadlines and manage various timelines

  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable to changing priorities

  • Ability to effectively work with colleagues, clients, and management while communicating effectively

  • Must have a deep passion for design and visual communication

  • An understanding of the latest trends in the design world to stay relevant

  • Proficient in Adobe creative cloud

  • Leadership skills including the ability to give and receive feedback and delegate tasks when necessary

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.

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.

Read more and apply HERE.

Graphic Design Student Associate

Overview

The Sorenson Impact Center is seeking student applicants to join the impact storytelling team as a graphic design student associate. Students have the opportunity to engage with real-world clients and develop as designers and storytellers while building their portfolio. Students will work with all focus areas in the Center to connect with impact investors, governments, nonprofits, entrepreneurs, and students. We are looking for a dedicated, enthusiastic, and creative individual to join our team that is able to work in a fast-paced and collaborative environment.

 

Duties Include:

  • Creating and working collaboratively on

  • Print & Web Design

  • Editorial Design

  • Branding & System design

  • Environmental Design

  • Social Media & Marketing Materials

  • Data Visualization and Information Graphics

 

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Proficient with the Adobe Creative Suite

  • Familiarity with Google Suite

  • Team player who is able to work independently and collaboratively

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Able to juggle multiple projects at a time

  • Excellent time management and organizational skills

  • Able to communicate ideas effectively 

 

Students must commit to working 20 hours per week for a minimum of two semesters. The position is paid.

 

About Sorenson Impact Center

The Sorenson Impact Center is a think-and-do tank housed in the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah. We catalyze social change through impact investing, policy innovation, performance management, data science, and strategic communications. To learn more about the Center and the Student program, please visit https://www.sorensonimpact.com/student-program

 

Read more and apply HERE

 

If you have any questions, please reach out to alicia.pangman@sorensonimpact.com

Data Scientist

Overview

Conducts advanced statistical analyses of qualitative and quantitative data and interprets results. Works on independent projects as part of the data team and applies appropriate data science techniques to provide insights and answers to social impact issues. Effectively communicates data analyses to a variety of audiences, both technical and non-technical.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Oversees/conducts statistical analyses, employing methods of descriptive statistics, multivariate analysis, regression analysis, and other statistical modeling techniques appropriate for client needs.

  • Formats data for statistical analysis.

  • Presents statistical findings to a lay audience.

  • Writes reports and creates dashboards and data visualizations for clients.

  • May devise methods and procedures for collecting data.

  • May travel to a variety of sites within and outside the University to coordinate projects.

  • May supervise junior staff/students.

 

This job description 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.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalency; plus four years related research experience, and demonstrated human relation and effective communication skills also required.

 

A Master’s degree in a related field is preferred.

 

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

Preferences

  • Experience in managing projects among diverse stakeholders.

  • A degree in data science, statistics, business, public policy, or a related field. Master’s or PhD preferred.

  • Data engineering or analysis experience required.

  • Strong analytical, writing, and communication skills.

  • Proficiency in a programming language, such as R or Python (R preferred).

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.

Read more and apply HERE.

Manager – Student Program

Overview

This position is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day functions of the student program which supports all the elements of the Center’s work from data science, to impact investing to storytelling. This position will lead efforts to recruit, interview, and place students with a diverse array of skill sets and experience into the respective program teams. In addition to overseeing the current program, the role will be responsible for preparing and implementing a strategy to expand the program both in terms of the number of student participants and scope of the program.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Support and collaborate with the David Eccles School of Business on student experience initiatives

  • Lead and oversee the implementation of a strategic plan in coordination with Sorenson Impact leadership team.

  • Manage internal projects as they relate to the advancement of the student program and student success

  • Development of external partnerships to further the student program including the development of recruiting partnerships with other Universities and job placement opportunities.

  • Work with the David Eccles School of Business and the University of Utah to fundraise for student program initiatives and scholarship program

  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of the student program for every track, each semester. This includes recruiting, candidate interviewing, and hosting bi-weekly all-student meetings.

  • Collaborate with the Sorenson Impact Center to place students in project teams and with staff mentors.

  • Prepare the student program for expansion.

  • This job description 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.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a related area or equivalency (2 years related work experience may be substituted for 1 year of education).

 

Four to six years of progressively more responsible management experience. Background knowledge of hiring 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. 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.

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.

Read more and apply HERE.

Managing Director – Marketing, Communications and Storytelling

Overview

As the Managing Director of Marketing, Communications and Storytelling, you will combine your significant marketing expertise with your passion to make the world a better place. You will build on our current success to magnify our visibility, help us move to the next level of impact, and evolve in our next phase of growth. You will use your big-picture, creative, strategic abilities to create an inspiring vision for visibility growth, your campaign and program design and management skills to turn those strategies into action, and your data-driven measurement acumen to continually improve the whole process. You will also lead the storytelling team as they use these same skills and processes to help social entrepreneurs and impact organizations better tell their story.

 

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the Center’s leadership values as a member of the Executive Team

  • Lead and manage the Marketing, Communications and Storytelling teams

  • Produce and lead the implementation of full marketing strategies, processes and lifecycle: branding, strategy, marketing, communications, public speaking, thought leadership, public relations, advertising, content creation, measurement & analytics, etc., across traditional and digital media, for both the Center and our partners & clients.

  • Build and manage strategic partnerships with key stakeholders.

  • Lead successful relationship building and business development activities. 

  • Manage RFP proposal processes.

  • Produce regular analytics reports.

  • Research and develop conferences & other public speaking engagements.

  • Develop thought leadership strategy, plans, content and implementation.

  • Conduct market research and develop strategies to keep the Center at the front of emerging issues.

 

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or related area, or equivalency; eight years of progressively more responsible management experience; and demonstrated leadership, human relations and effective communications skills required.

 

Preferences

  • Graduate degree in Marketing, Communications, Business or related field

  • 8+ years of experience in marketing execution, strategy and leadership roles 

  • 5+ years in personnel management experience including mentoring, recruiting, retention, reviews and development 

  • Previous agency experience highly desirable

  • SEO, PPC, and Digital Marketing experience

  • Exposure to both B2B and B2C clients

  • Previous work with mid-size and entrepreneurial companies

  • Preferred experience with Film & Data visualization

  • Established reputation as a Marketing authority

  • Demonstrated Business Development abilities

  • Exceptional communication skills, including publications i.e., copywriting, editing, and proofreading skills, public speaking, and presentations

  • Ability to collaborate, problem solve and drive initiatives within cross-functional teams

  • Proven ability to manage budgets and drive efficiency

  • Professional and proactive work ethic

  • Love of fast-paced startup environment

  • Ability to calmly handle high stress situations

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.

Read more and apply HERE.

Social Media Specialist  Student Associate

Overview

The Sorenson Impact Center is seeking a confident and energetic Student Associate to support the delivery of our Center's social media strategy. As a Social Media Specialist you will be responsible for managing, creating, engaging with, and tracking content across all platforms. You'll have the opportunity to make this role your own and elevate the Center's social media presence to the next level. If you care about sharing engaging stories of transformation and change rooted in social impact, then we want to hear from you.

In this role, you will learn about the full spectrum of the Center's work and have your finger on the pulse of new and emerging developments in everything from federal policy engagement to impact investing. This experience will be invaluable to bolstering your resume and preparing for professional workplace life after University.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Manage Sorenson Impact Center social media platforms (Instagram, Facebook, LInkedIn, Twitter) professionally and consistently.

  • Create original written and graphic content for social media posting that corresponds to our overall marketing strategy.

  • Work closely with the field building graphic design team and the field building social media team to strategize social campaigns and approve content.

  • Support and strategize with all teams across the Center (field building, impact investing, data science, policy innovation) to amplify various projects and updates.

  • Measure basic social media metrics and report on performance of social media platforms weekly.

  • Manage and edit social media content calendar.

  • Maintain brand quality and alignment across all social media posts and post content in a timely manner in accordance to the scheduled deadlines.

  • Lead and/or assist with creating social media campaigns for various projects at the Sorenson Impact Center.

  • Contribute to blogs/articles on diverse array of issues and topics.

  • Provide training and insights to Sorenson Impact Center staff on best social media practices.

  • Liaise and work with other social media team members on delivery of key projects.

 

Qualifications

  • Currently an undergraduate/graduate student with more than two semesters before graduation.

  • An interest in social media strategy, marketing, data analytics, and social impact projects.

 

Experience and Skills

  • Previous professional work experience in social media/marketing.

  • Knowledge in Adobe Photoshop and the ability to develop graphics using Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop (preferred) or Canva.

  • Understanding of how to use the G-Suite platforms. 

  • Ability to work as part of a broader team and independently.

  • Ability to use excel and other Microsoft resources.

  • Able to manage multiple deadlines and projects in collaboration with team members.

  • Effective communicator across different channels (phone, video conference, and email).

 

Role Requirements

  • Must be able to work 20 hours per week for a minimum of 2 semesters.

  • Flexibility to work additional hours (up to a maximum of 40 hours) during official University breaks.

  • Must attend Friday morning student fellow meetings.

  • Must be involved and participate in weekly Social Media strategy meetings.

  • Ability to work both in office at the Sorenson Impact Center and remotely.

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.

Please submit a resume and cover letter to (lexikaili@sorensonimpact.com).

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