Principal Impact Analyst / Impact Practice Leader

Location: Remote

Type: Contracted to Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

Title: Principal Impact Analyst / Impact Practice Leader

Reporting to: Chief Strategy Officer

Location: Remote / Virtual - optional physical office in Santa Monica CA

 

Role Description:

The Principal Impact Analyst / Impact Practice Leader role at Syzygy puts you at the forefront of helping major corporations and evolving challengers stand behind their commitments to social responsibility. Our social impact programs ensure that every dollar our clients spend and every partnership they form is informed by the impact of that decision on not only their finances but humanity and nature as a whole. Engage with the world's greatest minds, philanthropists, climate activists and entrepreneurs leading the new tomorrow as we uncover the potential of new technologies, decentralized governance, and transformative treatments for what ails both people and the planet.

 

RampRate is a 20-year old tech-focused sourcing advisory for Fortune 500 companies. Its Syzygy Impact division, led and advised by experts in socially responsible investment, is focused on helping the market leaders of tomorrow achieve profit through purpose. Syzygy’s 40-company ecosystem of investments and clients is primarily focused on blockchain, DAO governance, technology, self-sovereign identity, and emerging healthcare treatments.

 

Within these markets, we work with organizations that have a commitment to improving the world and the incipient potential of hypergrowth. We understand their potential and nurture it through some combination of direct investment and/or an advisory / accelerator program across tech, operations, marketing, and impact. We then build trajectory-changing partnerships for these future leaders within the ecosystem of our portfolio–  and the Fortune 500 clients whose trust we have earned by efficiently managing tech sourcing & strategic planning for 20 years.

 

Syzygy Impact brings the benefit of 100% remote work with a flexible schedule, as well as a flat organizational structure with significant opportunity for advancement. 

Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership and input in building the long-term business model and offering set, including tool creation and hiring of key experts and personnel
  • Evolve and grow a boot camp program for impact in startups and mature organizations that want to be more conscious of the way that they measure and incorporate impact metrics in daily operations.
  • Develop process & data set for separating impactful actions from greenwashing and failure to foresee adverse side effects
  • Incorporate third party data sources into the model and research additional data sources as the need arises
  • Work with third party data partners to create, evolve, and negotiate relationships and resolve any questions, issues, or data quality problems that may arise
  • Oversee development of technical tools & implementation of real-time data feeds to ensure all information is current 
  • Keep current with the evolution of data-driven evaluation of true social impact and its measurement
  • Create an ongoing curated feed of reputable, groundbreaking third party articles and research on the subject
  • Contribute to evolution of marketing materials & customer presentations
  • Take final responsibility for all deliverables related to any assigned client projects, ensuring data accuracy, objectivity, conformance with corporate standards, and fit with client requirements
  • Calculate social impact of Syzygy services on the client’s trajectory in both abstract (CSR score) and concrete (e.g. tons of carbon) terms to understand how we’re living our own goals.
  • Recruit, train, and oversee junior analysts after an appropriate ramp-up period
  • Accept other responsibilities related to the function if and when required 

Required Characteristics:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher, with preference to related degrees including:
    • Sustainable Development
    • Corporate Social Responsibility
    • Business Administration
    • Big Data / Analytics
    • Environmental or Chemical Engineering
    • Social and Environmental Audit
  • 5+ years of professional experience in a related field with a role focused on tangible enterprise-quality deliverables (e.g. research analyst, sales engineer, technical writer)
  • Familiarity with trends and developments in ESG, including regulatory and financial impact measurement and reporting frameworks
  • International exposure – either working outside the US or with international clients
  • Professional or academic data analysis, writing and research experience
  • Demonstrated proficiency in logical, structured thinking, with work experience focused on tangible quantitative deliverables
  • Direct professional responsibility for creating and presenting quantitative analysis to audiences that are less technical / engaged in the details (e.g. clients or management)
  • Strong public speaking and presentation skills
  • Experience with hiring / managing junior staff or contractors a plus
  • Ability to improvise solutions without a clearly documented path / manual
  • Ability to research unfamiliar subjects and terms, and seek knowledge / expertise
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a demanding area with little need for management supervision or intervention 
  • Ability to communicate orally to both technical and non-technical audiences up to C-level as demonstrated by public speaking appearances, history of high-visibility internal projects, and/or quotes in mainstream publications.
  • Strong work ethic and ability to be productive outside of an office environment 
  • Strong ethical standards, high integrity. 
  • High confidence and the desire for participation in a high impact team. 
  • Consulting experience with time spent in front of clients is strongly desired
  • Eagerness to learn with ability to build tools and methodologies “on the fly”

 

Required Skills:

  • Extensive experience in measuring and evaluating impact of projects and programs, including: materiality, stakeholder mapping, MEL, logic models, and reporting
  • Extensive experience in developing and managing social impact strategies in a for-profit context
  • Data analysis – Advanced – must be comfortable with deriving strong conclusions from sparse data and identifying workarounds for information gaps
  • Fluent spoken & written English, with additional languages preferred
  • Microsoft Word / Google Docs: Advanced – able to edit documents, create tables & contents, and manage fonts and typefaces, manage Acrobat conversions and fixes
  • Microsoft Excel / Google Sheets: Advanced – able to proactively create models, reports, and analysis tools and presentations using pivot tables, basic descriptive statistics, graphs, lookups, and formulas
  • Microsoft PowerPoint / Google Slides: Advanced – able to create and edit high quality presentations
  • Coding: Basic – able to occasionally automate high volume routine tasks where appropriate
  • Writing & Language Skills: Advanced – able to copy edit and proof client deliverables
  • Image Editing: Basic – should be able to capture screens and touch up/crop/edit screenshots
  • Online Collaboration Tools: Medium  -- comfortable with using and configuring communications systems and shared information repositories. Willing / able to learn new systems by reading documentation.

Target Comp:

Pay commensurate with experience and qualifications. Benefits package includes health insurance, eye/dental, disability, access to 401K program, and a way to balance your Work and Life.

 

Application Process:

Please apply using the "Apply to Position" button on this page. Include a writing, presentation, and/or analysis sample along with your CV.

We would like to thank everyone who submits their resume for this opportunity. Due to the volume of resumes we receive, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. 

Syzygy Impact does not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected category. 

ABOUT RAMPRATE

RampRate is a global advisory firm serving impact-focused organizations.

Founded in 2000, we have been private, self-funded and profitable since birth.

We cut our teeth by radically changing how IT services are bought and sold for the likes of Microsoft, eBay, Nike Merrill Lynch and CBS.

Today, our scope has widened. Now, we solve a wide range of problems for high-tech companies.

We are experts in:

  • Blockchain solutions.
  • Web3, Metaverse, DAOs, and decentralized governance.
  • Tech infrastructure
  • Digital media and entertainment
  • Wellness and health

We solve problems by:

  • Connecting companies with advisors and partners.
  • Locating funding.
  • Finding and making deals.

Over the last couple of years, we’ve realized it’s time to dedicate ourselves not to just doing well, but to doing something great, and the current crisis has made this mission more urgent than ever. Our company has social impact and shared values as our number one priority. Our social impact initiative, Syzygy, helps enterprises align their operations and supply chains with the impact priorities of all stakeholders.

Our team works remotely around the world.

CREATING ALIGNMENT OF VISION

Whether it’s between profit and purpose, cost and value of tech investments, service quality and RFP win rate, or strategy and execution. RampRate combines rational, data-driven frameworks with guaranteed commitments to real-world outcomes to help both existing market leaders and emerging players make the best decisions and reach their potential for changing the world.

BIG INITIATIVES FOR BIG BUSINESS

For large enterprises, including Microsoft, ViacomCBS, Nike, eBay, and more than 100 others, RampRate has enjoyed a 20 year track record of:

Reducing cost, risk, time, and the carbon footprint of IT supply chains;

Building trajectory-altering strategic plans, and

Replacing greenwashing with authentic social impact.

SUPERCHARGING STARTUPS

For emerging leaders in tech, media, blockchain, and health, RampRate’s Advance practice helps innovative & impact-focused CEOs kick down the obstacles to their world-changing trajectory.

We help streamline operations, provide technical roadmaps, and go-to-market plans.

We facilitate transformational relationships with Fortune 1000 partners, influential advisors, and foundational clients.

RampRate’s commitment to impact is woven throughout our organization, from the clients we take on, to the strategies we build for them. From our foundation, which funds self-sustaining impact initiatives and superstars in tech and healthcare, through to our tightly integrated ecosystem of clients and partners.

Our goal is a new type of wealth - measured in millions of lives changed for the better rather than just millions of dollars earned.

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