Associate, Portfolio Performance and Support

Location: Boston, MA

Department: Portfolio Performance and Support

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Entry Level

Position Announcement: Associate, Portfolio Performance & Support

Location:  Boston, MA

About the Position

Are you a proactive, organized, and analytic problem solver? Do you love the insights and order you can drive from spreadsheets and data? Do you bring a collaborative mindset and a “roll-up-your-sleeves” approach to your work? Are you looking to bring your passion for social change to an organization working on the cutting edge of social entrepreneurship, philanthropy and policy? If so, New Profit wants to talk to you about an exciting opportunity to join us as an Associate on our Portfolio Performance and Support team.

As an Associate with the Portfolio Performance and Support (PPS) team, you will provide operational, administrative and analytic support across a number of cross-portfolio support functions. The PPS team’s focus is to increase the impact of New Profit’s work with organizations in our portfolio, resulting in better performance by those organizations along the dimensions of impact, scale and sustainability. Our role is to help New Profit’s leadership select the most promising social entrepreneurs and organizations for investment, set and refine the standards of organizational performance, develop and improve the tools and processes necessary to consistently achieve those standards, and monitor the progress of individual organizations and the portfolio as a whole. 

About New Profit

New Profit is a nonprofit venture philanthropy fund that is working to break down barriers to opportunity in America. New Profit invests in visionary entrepreneurs and leaders; advocates for public policy that leads to better outcomes; and works with diverse partners from across sectors to catalyze big ideas and innovations.

New Profit has committed more than $130 million in financial and strategic resources to more than 60 organizations, including such groundbreaking organizations as Teach For America, Year Up, Management Leadership for Tomorrow and Health Leads. New Profit’s nonpartisan policy arm, America Forward, has played a leading role in the creation of cutting-edge policy initiatives, including the Social Innovation Fund and new “Pay for Success” public-private partnerships.

For more information, visit http://www.newprofit.org.

What You’ll Do

The Associate role is an entry-level role that supports a number of functions across the PPS team including investment selection, portfolio support and learning, portfolio performance management, and provides overall administrative and operational support to the team.

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Coordinate a cross-functional pipeline list of potential portfolio organizations
  • Schedule and participate in calls with organizations interested in learning more about New Profit and ensure our insights are tracked in our database and systems
  • Create materials (including memos and synthesis of findings) in support of due diligence activities on organizations in active selection process with New Profit
  • Coordinate the onboarding process for new portfolio organizations, including ensuring new organizations have up-to-date information about New Profit portfolio supports
  • Assist with the codification of toolkits in our capacity building areas (e.g., strategy support, board development, leadership coaching, growth capital campaigns)
  • Coordinate our quarterly and semi-annual portfolio data collection processes with current portfolio organizations
  • Respond to inbound requests for data and analysis from New Profit team members across the organization related to New Profit supports and organizational performance
  • Provide strong project management, coordination and operational support across the PPS team’s functions and workstreams

Who We're Looking For

  • You have up to two years of professional experience
  • You have strong organizational skills and unparalleled attention to detail
  • You are capable of driving multiple work streams both independently and collaboratively toward deadlines and juggling changing priorities in a fast-paced environment by effectively prioritizing your time and tasks
  • You show up with a high level of interpersonal maturity and poise
  • You have an unwavering commitment to service and customer orientation to drive impact for our portfolio and internally with our senior team
  • You have excellent writing, editing and communication skills and consistently deliver high quality work
  • You have sharp analytical skills that allow you to quickly assess situations, identify trends, develop insights and solutions, and apply learnings to a larger context
  • You are able to learn and grow from mistakes and have the desire to constantly improve
  • You are very comfortable using Google and Microsoft Office programs, especially Excel and PowerPoint
  • You know why and how you're committed to New Profit’s mission, social entrepreneurship and social change

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please submit a resume and thoughtful cover letter addressed to Nithyaa Venkataramani, Manager, Portfolio Investing. No phone calls please.

AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply. Please indicate in your application if you are a national service alumni. As an equal opportunity employer, New Profit recognizes the power of a diverse community and strongly encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds. New Profit offers a competitive salary and benefits, commensurate with experience and skills.

 

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