Senior Director of Impact Measurement and Learning
Purpose builds and supports movements to advance the fight for an open, just, and habitable world. We use public mobilization and storytelling to help leading organizations, activists, businesses, and philanthropies engaged in this fight, and we create campaigning labs and new initiatives that can shift policies and change public narratives when it matters most.
To do this, Purpose brings together world-class talent from the world of creatives, content development, storytelling, campaigning, grassroots organizing, and political strategy to build new creative campaigning models.
Guided by smart strategy and powered by participation, our work reframes issues, engages new audiences, shifts public discourse, and ultimately drives targeted action and creates lasting impact. Join the team that made all this work!
ABOUT THE VOICES INCUBATOR
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) launched Grand Challenges to bring the world’s brightest minds together to solve our world’s most pressing challenges. By investing in small-grants & holistic support, the Challenges foster innovation and experimentation for social impact. The Voices for Economic Opportunity Grand Challenge was launched to address the persistent toxic narratives about poverty in the U.S. In addition to providing $100,000 to each Grand Challenge Participant, BMGF is partnering with Purpose to design and support the Voices for Economic Opportunity Incubator.
The Voices Incubator provides resources for participants around community & collaboration, learning & training, and testing & experimentation to support the creation of breakthrough creative, scalable and strategic interventions that begin to shift harmful narratives on poverty and economic mobility in America.
ABOUT THE ROLE
Purpose is seeking a Senior Director of Impact Measurement and Learning to join our diverse team.
One of the key offerings of the Incubator is to support participants to test and iterate their narrative change projects to change people’s hearts and minds about poverty in America. The Senior Director of Impact Measurement and Learning will be a key architect of the Incubator’s testing framework that will support innovative narrative change projects for 28 participants, ranging from national nonprofits to legal funds to local organizers. The Senior Director of Senior Director of Impact Measurement and Learning is responsible for developing the testing, measurement and evaluation program for the Incubator, and would manage our research and distribution partnerships, and get to work alongside a cross-disciplinary team of campaigners, strategists, and creatives to support a range of participant projects. The Incubator will provide a range of testing resources, and the Senior Director, along with the Director and other Voices leadership, will develop insights and analysis that can be shared and used by participants to create scalable narrative change projects.
We’re looking for someone who has designed and developed experiments that can be scaled to reach large audiences and change people’s hearts and minds. The ideal candidate is someone with a background in politics, public mobilization, or brand communications who is skilled at working with diverse collaborators and is adept at translating data and communicating actionable insights to a wide range of audiences.
The Senior Director of Data Analytics will work alongside a team of program managers, campaigners, strategists and creatives, and will have the opportunity to help build an Impact, Measurement and Learning practice at Purpose. The Voices Incubator will serve as a model for codifying Purpose’s approach to measuring narrative change, and the Senior Director of Senior Director of Impact Measurement and Learning will be charged with bringing those lessons to help build new, innovative approaches to measuring impact across the organization.
We’re looking for team players with passion, a sharp mind, high integrity, a hands-on attitude, and an entrepreneurial, problem-solving spirit.
The role reports to Keno Sadler, Senior Director of Labs, and is based in Purpose’s New York office. If these are things that get you out of bed in the morning we want to hear from you:
- Constantly thinking about how to make the world a better place
- Questioning and refining the most engaging, entertaining and relevant way to tell stories that move hearts and minds
- Talking about how false narratives are distributed and get scaled in broader culture