Context and Background:
LEAP | Pecaut Centre for Social Impact envisions a society where everyone has the opportunity to reach their full potential. Since our founding over six years ago, the Centre has built a unique venture philanthropy model across the country, catalyzing large-scale social impact by selecting, supporting and scaling breakthrough social ventures and unleashing the potential of collaboration across sectors. Today, our portfolio consists of 14 social ventures and has mobilized over $12M of pro bono, influenced over $50M of funding toward its portfolio, and impacted the lives of hundreds of thousands across Canada and beyond.
LEAP is seeking an analytical all-star with strong communications skills and a drive to get things done. The portfolio analyst will support the portfolio team at LEAP and enable the team and our corporate partners to select the next portfolio social ventures and support, add value and report impact on the current social ventures within the portfolio. By working with all members of the portfolio team, the portfolio analyst will have exposure to all aspects of the work, from our due diligence and accelerator to our scaling portfolio and corporate sector partners. This position offers a unique opportunity to blend your go-getter attitude, skills and knowledge with your passion for and experience in social progress in order to grow a young, dynamic organization to amplify change in Canada. The role reports into the Centre’s Portfolio Director and works closely with the LEAP team, located in the Boston Consulting Group office in downtown Toronto.
The portfolio analyst will be responsible for supporting the portfolio team. The responsibilities of the portfolio analyst include tracking and quantifying the impact of our social ventures and the Centre, matching sector partner staff (“impact catalysts”) with project opportunities and orchestrating workshops for our portfolio social ventures.
Portfolio analysis and reporting
Prepare quarterly and annual reports of the impact of the social ventures within the LEAP portfolio
Continue to track, monitor and quantify the impact of LEAP as social ventures continue to scale
Develop and manage the LEAP portfolio team dashboard and KPIs
Due diligence and research
Conduct rigorous due diligence on potential portfolio social ventures
Conduct research to develop the Centre’s thought leadership or to prepare for portfolio meetings
Research and assess potential partnerships for accelerator
Impact catalyst management
Organize and promote lunch & learns for sector partner staff to learn about opportunities to engage with the Centre
Manage the onboarding of new sector partner staff engaging with the Centre (“impact catalysts”)
Partner with the portfolio team to match impact catalysts with upcoming engagement opportunities
Track the status of impact catalysts and prepare monthly reports for each sector partner of the staff engaged
Analyze impact catalyst satisfaction by administering surveys and interviews to continue to improve experience
Continually identify ways to improve the impact catalyst experience and process
Workshop and event planning
Partner with the portfolio team to organize topic-specific workshops to build the capacity of the portfolio ventures
Lead event planning for portfolio breakfasts to spotlight our journey with a portfolio social venture
Liaise with sector partner events, catering, IT and administrative teams to set up all logistics for workshops and events
Market the events to our stakeholders by developing emails, flyers, images and managing invitation lists
Ensure the events run smoothly, troubleshooting operational issues and following up with attendees with surveys
Organize and coordinate meetings that involve multiple stakeholders
Develop team meeting agendas, book meeting rooms, print materials and take team meeting minutes
Passion for creating social change and addressing systemic inequities
Demonstrated leadership and initiative through prior experiences
Strong analytical skills, both quantitative and qualitative
Excellent organizational management skills, such as setting and achieving strategic objectives and plans
Strong skills in Excel and PowerPoint are required
Ability to produce and edit high-quality written materials (articles, presentations etc.)
Excellent interpersonal, collaboration, communication and public speaking skills
Flexibility to perform a multifunctional role on a small, nimble team
Working knowledge of Salesforce, Squarespace, MailChimp, and video editing considered an asset
Demonstrated cultural competence working across many different populations
Positive attitude and sense of humor
We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive team that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and especially welcome applications from persons of colour, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute diverse experience and perspectives to our team and our work.
To apply, please send cover letter and resume to email@example.com by March 19, 2019. We are only able to contact candidates who are selected to move forward in the process.