Job #1657: COO - San Francisco (7-28-21)

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Commensurate with Experience

Impact Experience (IE) builds lasting relationships between investors, philanthropists, innovators, entrepreneurs and community leaders — linking vision with action and directing investment to solve society’s greatest challenges. Impact Experience’s unique approach to addressing the very critical (and timely) issues of structural racism and incorporates a variety of powerful tools to tackle prejudice by confronting and engaging with the historical and ongoing realities of inequality and racial bias. 

We apply insights from and combine elements of the disciplines of systems transformation and organizational development, design thinking, and somatic psychology and experiential learning curricula that builds bridges not only between organizations but between people. In doing so, we increase awareness about the persistent nature of structural racism and the imperative to overcome it. Impact Experience is led by Jenna Nicholas who has a background working with leading impact investors and foundations through her work with the Calvert Funds, the World Bank and building a coalition of foundations divesting from fossil fuels and investing in new economy solutions.


Summary of the Role

This is a special opportunity for a mid-career individual with an interest in impact investing and community-based change.

The Impact Experience Institute COO will play a pivotal role in shaping the growth and impact of our fast-growing, impact-oriented organization dedicated to the promise of a more equitable, sustainable, and prosperous world. Candidates should have a strong interest in the impact investing industry and a passion for building innovative solutions that create both financial value and meaningful social and environmental impact.  The ideal candidate works autonomously to cultivate leads, structure partnerships and research and design Impact Experience programming. Impact Experience has partnered with lead impact funders – both investors and philanthropists - and community leaders. This role provides the opportunity to spark critical dialogue and co-creation of solutions that bring hope and opportunity to issues, places, and people that have historically been overlooked. You will have the opportunity to work directly with the CEO, Advisory Board and Partners of Impact Experience.



The individual in this role must be comfortable working in a fast-paced, changing environment, executing quickly on a range of responsibilities. The ideal candidate has a curious, optimistic and compassionate mindset, an entrepreneurial and resourceful approach to problem-solving, a passion for social impact, and a spirit of humility in engaging with all stakeholders.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Working closely with partner organizations in the development of engagements
  • Managing the ongoing implementation of products over time
  • Solicitation of new business opportunities Collaborating with team on strategy for proposals Deepening relationships in network to cultivate new business
  • Performing research and analysis including literature reviews, summaries of findings, participation in expert interviews, etc.
  • Developing client materials including proposals, presentations and reports
  • Building, closing and managing a pipeline of Impact Experience clients and partners Working in collaboration with the rest of the team to deliver Impact
  • Experiences Engaging on projects specifically focused on reducing disparities within healthcare, the intersection of racial and climate justice and unlocking more capital into women and people of color run businesses
  • Report to CEO of Impact Experience


Skills and Qualifications:


  • Thrives in entrepreneurial environments
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively to all levels of the organization and to the larger community
  • Sales and business development experience
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills
  • Knowledge of impact investing, finance, and/or philanthropy preferred
  • Some background in diversity, equity and inclusion work preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise initiative, sound judgment, and discretion
  • Facilitation skills to run Impact Experience or oversee the team who will do so Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Comfort working with a (often) virtual team
  • Candidate would ideally have some consulting experience
  • Minimum 5 years of work experience, no maximum - we welcome seasoned professionals too!Graduate degree or equivalent experience preferred

Competitive pay commensurate with experience.


To Apply

Interested candidates should e-mail resume and cover letter to Please mention that you are a member of EisnerAmper's Friends of the Firm program. Make sure to include Job #1656 in the subject line and to copy on your email.