Social Impact Associate


The Company

Since 2005, Mission Measurement has been a recognized leader in measuring and improving social outcomes for the world’s leading philanthropies, non-profits, governments, and corporations, including Google, Disney, Coca Cola, The Gates Foundation, Ashoka, and more. Through our custom consulting and thought leadership, we created the Impact Genome Project – the largest social sector evidence base in the world – to enable a data-driven approach to uncover what works to drive social change. This pioneering effort has led to advances in our product offerings and the creation of standardized approaches to measurement and reporting to help advance and develop key benchmarks across the social sector. The end results of our work – more lives improved, more effective organizations, higher return on social investment – are incredibly rewarding.



The Position

Mission Measurement is seeking an exceptional Social Impact Associate to join our Impact Genome team.  This is a unique position for those interested in working hands-on to help the social sector achieve better outcomes. The Social Impact Associate will become immersed in three streams of data: research/evaluations into effective social programs, performance data from on-the-ground nonprofit programs, and aggregated impact data from funder grant portfolios. They will synthesize these data into practical evidence reviews, advise nonprofits directly in measurement and program design, and help funders make decisions based on impact data (not overhead). While the Social Impact Associate will not be conducting formal program evaluations, 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.


The Individual

The ideal candidates will be passionate about generating positive social impact by applying a data-driven approach to the social sector, as well as have the following:

  • Advanced degree in public policy, social science, public health, or related field
  • 5+ years of research/analysis experience in the social sector
  • Strong critical-thinking, problem-solving, writing, organization and documentation skills; attention to detail required
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize raw data quickly and accurately
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines under minimal supervision in a fast-paced environment
  • Familiarity with evaluation literature in social science sector is preferred
  • Ability to translate research and data into practical, actionable insight
  • Ability to create digestible summary reports for clients or for syndication
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, passion for innovation, and a commitment to driving change
  • Be excited, willing, and able to work across multiple disciplines (i.e., education, public health, human services, culture and identity, etc.)



To Apply
Please send expressions of interest and resumes to, with “Social Impact Associate” in the subject line.



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