Impact Associate

Leadership Now Project | Washington (or Remote), DC

Background

The Leadership Now Project is a membership organization of business and thought leaders who are committed to high-impact solutions to renew American democracy. Leadership Now has four guiding principles that transcend political parties: to protect democracy while renewing it; to promote fact and evidence-based policymaking; to create an economy that works for all, and to embrace diversity as an asset. In 2019-2021, the organization is focused on the threats to the fundamentals of democracy, including low voter participation, gerrymandering, and the influence of money in politics.

Our work is fast-paced, analytical, and risk-tolerant. We power reforms to our system through sophisticated analytics; engage in thought leadership; mobilize new investments in a portfolio of reform organizations, and recognize political leaders who change the game and share our principles. Our leadership team has experience building start-ups, consulting at top professional services firms, running major businesses, and serving at the highest levels of government.

Leadership Now is currently seeking a full-time Impact Associate. Location is flexible - and remote to start (team members are based in Washington DC, Boston, New York, and the Bay Area).

Job Summary

Impact Associates are utility players who engage on a variety of projects across our analysis, investment, advocacy, and member engagement functions.

Reports To

Director of Investment

Responsibilities

Illustrative projects include: 

  • Identifying and evaluating high-impact organizations solving immediate challenges in democracy to recommend for investment
  • Conducting rapid and rigorous analysis on key democratic reforms, and sharing this analysis through webinars, articles, and one-on-one presentations
  • Designing, implementing, and assessing an advocacy campaign with one of our partner organizations

Qualifications

  • Passion for positive political change and democratic ideals
  • 2+ years experience in management consulting, impact investing, or related fields. Experience in political campaigns, policy or public service is highly valued
  • Excellent research and analysis skills - strong proficiency in Excel required, proficiency in data visualization tools (e.g. Tableau, Flourish, r) a plus; ability to wade through a sea of information effectively and synthesize concise and compelling conclusions
  • Excellent presentation skills - strong proficiency in slide presentations, writing, and speaking
  • Excellent communication skills - ability to communicate clearly and concisely and modulate tone for a variety of audiences

Compensation

$50-$70K, commensurate to experience

How to Apply

To be considered, submit a resume / LinkedIn profile and a brief paragraph explaining why you are applying to work@leadershipnowproject.com. Please include the title of the position in the subject line of the email.

Promising candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Leadership Now Project

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