Real change on our most pressing social issues requires the sustained effort of a committed collective. We believe Building Impact is at its best when our work is informed by a diversity of perspectives, experiences, and expertise.
We’re always eager to connect with people who share our passion for transformative change and our vision for a better, more just, world.
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Organization: Building Impact
Reports to: Deneice McClary, Senior Associate
Start date: March 2023
Location: Remote, anywhere in the U.S.
Commitment: Full-time (40 hours)
Building Impact is a philanthropy advising firm. Our clients are foundations, individual donors, and change agents who seek to transform a pressing issue – whether in education, healthcare, housing or other social needs. What makes Building Impact unique is our team’s experience as practitioners, expertise in policy and advocacy, and dedication to collective impact. We are trusted partners for our clients, developing deep and personalized relationships as we provide strategic planning, ongoing coaching and advising, and hands-on implementation support. Ultimately, we believe that by serving our clients and encouraging their ongoing growth, we can amplify their impact, transforming lives and the world for the better.
Building Impact is a completely remote organization. The Analyst will have the flexibility to work anywhere in the United States, though some travel and the ability to work with clients in various U.S. time zones is required.
The Analyst will be part of one or more client engagement teams made up of a Partner and/or Associate. The core responsibilities are as follows:
- Review and summarize qualitative data from research reports, news articles, policy briefs, stakeholder interviews, and open-ended survey responses
- Synthesize quantitative data from various sources (e.g., survey data, NCES, state data systems, demographic data, etc.), and then create charts and graphs based on the audience
- Schedule and participate in stakeholder interviews, and then organize the interview data and identify key themes
- Draft deliverables with the necessary details, including memos, slide decks, graphs, or agendas that are ready to be edited by colleagues or shared with clients
- Engage in team problem-solving and share strategic insights on emerging trends and changes in the landscape
- Collaborate with team members to develop high-impact insights and recommendations in response to our clients’ needs
- Support the organization of the engagement by updating trackers, creating templates, organizing data or files, scheduling meetings, taking meeting notes, sending out follow ups, and any other relevant tasks
You are an excellent researcher with an analytical mind. You are strategic and thorough in your approach to gathering information. You can find reliable information on almost anything and enjoy the process of uncovering new information and increasing others’ understanding of a topic. You are also able to synthesize information and create well organized charts and graphs tailored to a wide range of audiences. You have incredibly strong analytical skills and, perhaps, find yourself using pivot tables or shortcuts in spreadsheets for no particular reason.
You are an excellent communicator. You use clear and concise language, and your writing is concrete and actionable. You understand the context in which you are communicating and effectively respond, tailoring your message depending on the audience. You are not afraid to ask questions and check your understanding. You are comfortable drafting anything from a proposal to a PowerPoint presentation. You express concerns in a constructive manner with an intent to resolve. If there’s a problem, you are able to clearly and concisely define it.
You understand the bigger picture and can connect the dots to your own work. You enjoy being in a support role and understand how each task, no matter how small, is critical to our overall success. You can set realistic goals. You also know that plans are not reality and you can adjust your approach in response to new information. You are agile enough to be self-reflective in motion and can incorporate your learnings into your next action.
You get things done. You understand how important it is to meet your commitments without sacrificing quality and therefore understand the importance of planning. You hold yourself personally responsible for results and are patiently persistent as you follow up and follow through. You are organized and love keeping others organized as well. You especially enjoy the challenge of managing multiple work streams with high levels of complexity and dynamism. You resourcefully find ways around obstacles and you know when to ask for support. You effectively manage up, down, or across to ensure tasks get done and projects stay on track. You make sure things don’t fall through the cracks.
You enjoy supporting our clients and Partners. You understand that our role is to advise, coach, and support our clients, which means sometimes we are further removed from the actual work that affects their communities or stakeholders. You are able to quickly learn the context of a particular city, state, or region in order to better support the Partner and client. You also know what it means to support a Partner as the leader of the work. You recognize how important it is to truly understand the objective of the engagement so that you can contribute not just through your individual work, but by helping others maximize their role as well.
You can thrive on a small remote team. You are confident in who you are and how you operate and you are able to ask for what you need. You can self-manage. You enjoy shaping the culture of a small team. You feel confident that our organizational core values align with your own. You understand that the only constant in life is change, and you are able to adjust quickly to changing priorities or a new direction entirely. You rise to the challenge of dealing with the unfamiliar, effectively coping and staying calm and composed.
- Flexibility to work anywhere in the United States (working internationally must be approved)
- Health Insurance, including medical, dental, and vision
- 401k plan with employer matching
- Monthly internet stipend
- Up to 15 paid holidays per year, including a week off during the summer
- Two (2) paid floating holidays per year
- Fifteen (15) paid vacation days per year
- Eight (8) paid sick days per year, includes mental health days
- Two (2) paid days per year for volunteering
- Salary range: $70,000 – $90,000
Commitment to Diversity
Building Impact does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff and contractors, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, and vendors.
Interested applicants may submit a resume to Deneice McClary at email@example.com.