Managing Director, Impact Investing

Join our team and use your investment skills and leadership experience to help change the world. The Sorenson Impact Center Impact Investing team connects capital to social and environmental solutions and empowers organizations and investors to create positive outcomes and drive sustainable change. Proudly housed at the David Eccles School of Business, we integrate students into all that we do, driven by a mission to train the next generation of impact leaders. We call it “venture capital with vision.” 

We are searching for a dynamic leader to help us advance our vision of an equitable and thriving world, where everyone is valued, communities prosper, and the measured impact of our actions guides decision-making. 

 

The ideal candidate is a seasoned investment professional with extensive experience across the lifecycle of an investment deal including designing, fundraising, and launching new funds and financial products. Candidates should have a strong commitment to impact and bring an entrepreneurial and innovative approach to the role, able to envision new products and services, while executing on deals and implementing strategies to grow and advance our capabilities. The managing director should also have a passion for teaching and mentoring, as we work to train and inspire the next generation of impact investing professionals. In addition to well-trained students, the managing director will lead a team of investment professionals managing existing funds and impact investing mandates.

 

As a leader at the Center and in the impact space, candidates should have an extensive network and strong relationships with key impact investment organizations. The managing director will have extensive opportunities to serve as a thought leader and public speaker as we work to advance our work, the work of our partners, and the future of impact investing.


Utah-based candidates preferred, full-time remote candidates are welcome to apply.

Responsibilities

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Oversight of professional staff and students

  • Expansion of the impact investing groups activities including developing and fundraising for new funds and new product and/or service offerings

  • Industry-wide thought leadership at conferences, publications, podcasts, etc.

  • Centerwide leadership as a member of the executive team 

  • Interfacing with greater Center and University of Utah

  • Other tasks and responsibilities as requested

Preferences

 

  • Master’s Degree or higher in finance, business, economics or a related field

  • Ten years of progressively more responsible investment management experience

  • 10+ years of experience in direct deal private equity / VC impact investing, or LP with direct deal experience

  • Experience in fundraising and business development

  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel strongly preferred 

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.

 

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.

 

Director of Communications

ROLE OVERVIEW

As a key member of the marketing, communications, and storytelling team, the Head of Communications is responsible for managing internal and external communications for the Sorenson Impact Center. Including; managing media relations, implementing key communication strategies, executing on large project deliverables, and developing and managing internal communications processes. The head will be expected to write and distribute press releases, co-write oped and thought leadership articles, develop ongoing media relationships for the Center, identify thought-leadership and speaking opportunities for Center experts, and help place key stories with national, regional, and industry-specific media. The head also serves as the editor-in-chief of all Sorenson Impact Center channels, developing content for our website, social media channels, newsletters, annual reports and media releases. The position also works closely with our impact strategy and graphic design team to develop innovative and interactive storytelling approaches to complex data visualization challenges. Above all, the Head of Communications excels at creative and technical writing.


Utah-based candidates preferred, full-time remote candidates are welcome to apply.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Develop positive, healthy relationships with media outlets and reporters in key topic areas relevant to the Center’s work.

  • Create and distribute press releases, through-leadership articles, and media campaigns

  • Drive pitch and announcement strategies, place key stories

  • Ensure all  materials, information, and announcements have a consistent and positive messaging and branding

  • Coordinate with all Center teams and personnel to develop stories and new ideas for publication and promotion

  • Conduct quality control on all mass internal and external communications

  • Manage a small team of communications students

  • Manage media relations and maximize media opportunities

  • Manage communications channels

  • Develop internal publications such as newsletters, releases, email announcements, planned publications, on-line, intranet, video, special projects and assignments

  • Work with our marketing team to create rich and creative content that is optimized for search engines

  • Work across the Center on impact-oriented project deliverables and strategic communications planning

  • Identify and place Center experts with key thought-leadership and speaking opportunities

  • Coordinate with public relations agency representation

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, public relations, journalism, English or a related field; eight years of progressively more responsible management experience; and demonstrated leadership, human relations and effective communications skills required.

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

COMPETENCIES

  • Excels at creative and technical writing

  • Detail-oriented editor

  • Lead and motivate communication staff to produce high-level, brand-driven content

  • Team oriented

  • Responsive to challenging situations quickly and professionally

  • Excellent verbal and digital communication skills

  • Strong analytical problem solving skills 

  • Clear, concise communication and messaging 

  • Creativity to produce exciting and interesting content

  • Organizational skills and the ability to multitask and prioritize projects while working on a deadline or in a fast-paced environment

  • The technological ability to work on a variety of digital platforms and also create web and mobile content

  • Basic website and social media management skills

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • 3-7 yrs of professional work experience in a communications, public relations or related marketing role  highly preferred

  • Master’s degree in communications program or related field

  • Knowledge of the impact space

  • Relationships with key media organization in impact, business, investing and related fields

  • Professional development courses and/or seminars to learn current industry trends and new technologie

  • Certified or trained on information exchange programs or creative and publishing software

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.

 

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.

 
 

Marketing Manager

Join our team, help us change the world. At the Sorenson Impact Center, we envision a thriving world where everyone is valued, communities prosper, and the measured impact of our actions guides decision-making. Along with great design and storytelling, marketing is a key tool we use to amplify that impact across the globe. We are looking for a hyper-creative, impact-oriented, enthusiastic team member to help guide and elevate our digital and traditional marketing efforts. 

As a key member of the marketing, communications, and storytelling team, the marketing manager will guide the overall strategic planning and execution of marketing efforts for the Center and collaborate on external projects. The marketing manager will be responsible for the project management and implementation of tactical marketing initiatives for the Center. This includes evaluating client needs, conceptualizing creative marketing ideas, market research, digital marketing and media buying, search engine optimization, website analysis, event promotions, social media management, market and audience research, identifying potential new markets, coordinating with strategic partnerships, and developing fresh advertising ideas with the team.

Utah-based candidates preferred, full-time remote candidates are welcome to apply.

Requirements

  • 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.

  • A 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.

Responsibilities

  • Track the effectiveness of content and paid-advertising to support overall organizational growth goals. 

  • Apply search engine optimization techniques to increase targeted web traffic for business development. 

  • Optimize digital marketing strategies for lead generation in targeted markets and project-focused promotions.

  • Provide copywriting/editing as needed for marketing collateral, digital advertising, social media.

  • Develop marketing materials as needed for business development.

  • Manage social media channels.

  • Work in support of project marketing and promotional goals.

  • Support organizational efforts to improve brand consistency and awareness

  • Develop and sustain strong working relationships with internal personnel across all functions of the organization, cross-culturally

  • Participate in weekly meetings; prepare agendas and minutes as needed.

  • Work to promote convenings and large events for growth in registrations and sponsorship.

  • May mentor or act as a supervisor to students, interns, and contractors.

  • Other tasks and responsibilities as requested

Preferences

  • Master’s degree in Business, Marketing, Communications, or related field

  • Specialized focus in SEO and digital marketing

  • Mastery of social media platforms

  • Experience in client-facing roles

  • Experience with Asana or similar project management software

Competencies

  • Self-starter who is capable of handling multiple projects and meeting deliverables

  • Detail-oriented and tactical

  • Ability to work independently 

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Plan, prioritize and organize work effectively to produce measurable results

  • Assess situations accurately and determine appropriate action

 

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.

 

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.

Production Manager

Overview

As a part-time member of the marketing, communications, and storytelling team, you will work directly with the Center’s manager of film production to plan, schedule, budget for, and oversee all logistics for the creation of compelling video content. This content will include short and long form documentary, scripted narrative content, as well as social media deliverables. You will also be working with and helping to mentor a talented team of student interns from universities all over the state of Utah.

 

*This posting is for an in-person position. Some work can be done remotely, but the applicant must be consistently available to work in Salt Lake City and travel occasionally for film shoots.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Overseeing logistical and financial aspects of film production.

  • Managing the production process including booking locations, hiring contractors, reserving rental equipment, etc.

  • Creating production schedules for crew and talent, and post production schedules with our editing team.

  • Ensuring all projects stay within budget and on schedule.

  • Managing client relationships and communicating deadlines and expectations in a clear and concise way.

  • Working closely with the Center’s social media team to promote finished work.

  • Collaborating with and helping to mentor a group of student film team interns.

  • Manage project deadlines and balance work between simultaneous projects.

  • Collaborating with the editing team and Film Manager to guide projects through every stage of production and consistently deliver both high quality deliverables and an excellent overall experience for our clients.

  • Other tasks and responsibilities as requested

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Communication, Film or a related field, or equivalent work experience in broadcast television; two years of demonstrated professional experience in the operation of digital/non-linear editing systems; experience with graphics/ VFX software; familiarity with CODECs and compression basics and related software; familiarity with all aspects of television video and audio production including field and studio applications is preferred. Familiarity with PBS and FCC rules and regulations guiding content and presentation of television programming for broadcast is required. The ability to work under deadline pressure, to make creative decisions, be motivated and organized to meet deadlines while assuring high technical and aesthetic standards is required.

 

Ability to collaborate, deliver and accept criticism.

 

Flexible schedule with the ability to work around 20 hours per week and the freedom to travel for production.

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

 

Preferences

Skills Necessary for Success

  • Relates well with people from diverse backgrounds.

  • Communication skills for coordinating between different departments and personnel.

  • Creativity to ensure innovative productions.

  • Leadership to coordinate team efforts.

  • Time-management to ensure deliverables meet deadlines.

  • Budgeting so each production falls under cost limits.

  • Experience effectively collaborating with internal and external clients to generate ideas that meet their specific needs.

 
 

Editor/Videographer

Overview

As a part-time member of the marketing, communications, and storytelling team, you will work directly under the Center’s manager of film production to plan, shoot and edit compelling video content for the Center and its clients. This content will include short and long form documentary, scripted narrative content, as well as social media deliverables. You will also be working with and helping to mentor a talented team of student interns from universities all over the state.

 

*This posting is for an in-person position. Some work can be done remotely, but the applicant must be consistently available to work in Salt Lake City.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Content creation for a variety of digital platforms including social media.

  • Shooting and editing documentary and narrative style film content.

  • Independently develops stories and content to promote the Center and its clients.

  • Finishing work for final video deliverables including color correction and sound mixing.

  • Collaborating with and helping to mentor a group of student film team interns.

  • Help manage, care for, and purchase film equipment.

  • Manage project deadlines and balance work between simultaneous projects.

  • Collaborate closely with the Center’s film team producer and manager of film production to guide projects through every stage of production and consistently deliver both high quality deliverables and an excellent overall experience for our clients.

  • Other tasks and responsibilities as requested

COMPETENCIES

  • Relates well with people from diverse backgrounds.

  • Comfortable conducting interviews on camera and working closely with subjects to help them express their story in a genuine way.

  • Experience effectively collaborating with internal and external clients to generate ideas that meet their specific needs.

  • Demonstrable experience creating videos that follow established brand guidelines.

  • Proven success in the utilization of and tone to engage a variety of target audiences.

  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and work well under tight deadlines.

  • Hands on production experience, ability to lead a small crew in lighting a set for a multi-camera setup.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Communication, Film or a related field, or equivalent work experience in broadcast television; two years of demonstrated professional experience in the operation of digital/non-linear editing systems; experience with graphics/ VFX software; familiarity with CODECs and compression basics and related software; familiarity with all aspects of television video and audio production including field and studio applications is preferred. Familiarity with PBS and FCC rules and regulations guiding content and presentation of television programming for broadcast is required. The ability to work under deadline pressure, to make creative decisions, be motivated and organized to meet deadlines while assuring high technical and aesthetic standards is required.

 

Flexible schedule with the ability to work around 20 hours per week and the freedom to travel for production.

 

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

 

Preferences

  • Advanced knowledge and experience with the Adobe Creative Suite in a business role strongly preferred (must submit a portfolio of previous work)

  • Well-versed in video production and editing in Premiere Pro as well as basic proficiency in photography and photo editing strongly preferred.

  • Basic proficiency in After Effects.

  • Experience in sound design and sound engineering.

  • Experience with content creation and scheduling for social media for an established brand or company.

  • In-depth motion graphic design experience.

  • Proficiency in Davinci Resolve.

  • Storyboarding experience.

Special Instructions Summary

 

APPLICATION DETAILS

To apply please complete the application and submit your portfolio and/or most recent reel.

If you have any questions please feel free to email Austin, the Center’s manager of film production, directly. austin.heywood@sorensonimpact.com

 

Please see our vimeo channel to get a feel for our style of storytelling and learn about the types of partners we have the privilege to work with. https://vimeo.com/sorensonimpact

 

The Sorenson Impact Center strongly encourages diverse applicants, 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.