Senior Associate, Education Portfolio

  • Boston, MA
  • Full Time
  • Entry Level

New Profit is a nonprofit venture philanthropy organization that backs breakthrough social entrepreneurs who are advancing equity and opportunity in America. New Profit’s strategy focuses on building a breakthrough portfolio of grantee-partners to take on entrenched systemic challenges in America, including by driving resources and support to Black, Indigenous, and Latino/a/x social entrepreneurs who have unique proximity to solutions, but face stark racial funding disparities in philanthropy; and investing in social entrepreneurs with new systems change models across a range of issues. Learn more at

The Portfolio Investing team’s focus is to identify and support a portfolio of organizations demonstrating outstanding performance in four key areas: impact, equity and proximity, leadership, and sustainability. Our role is to identify the most promising social entrepreneurs and organizations for investment, ensure that we are providing them with excellent capacity building support, and develop and continually refine a set of tools and processes that support our grantees and the portfolio team in capturing their progress and our value add. 

This position will be a key member of the education team, and will focus on a range of critical activities related to event management, parent power, and investment selection. The associate/senior associate will serve as the event manager for the Widespread Impact Community of Practice, which is part of our Equitable Education Recovery Initiative. Through the Widespread Impact Community of Practice, we will support larger organizations to enact widespread impact strategies through which they are attempting to support the broad adoption of evidence-based effective practices through tools, training and/or technical assistance. The associate/senior associate will also provide support on the Education team’s work to lift up and center the voices of parents in our work, and will also serve on diligence teams to assess pipeline organizations for potential fit within our portfolio. The associate/senior associate reports to New Profit Managing Partner Shruti Sehra.


  • Event Management for Widespread Impact Community of Practice (50%)
    • Manage event logistics and material creation for virtual and in-person convenings of the Widespread Impact Community of Practice
    • Research potential locations and work with event coordinator to secure logistics for the event (catering, hotel blocks, tech, etc.)
    • Support design of programming Widespread Impact Community of Practice
  • Support Parent Power Work (25%)
    • Help execute the vision of the Education team’s parent power work
    • Provide leverage as needed to Partner (or equivalent) in our parent power work
  • Support Investment Selection (25%)
    • Serve as a #2 on ongoing education diligence teams, supporting Partner (or equivalent) in the process of getting to know prospective portfolio organizations and assessing the mutual benefit of a potential partnership
    • Respond to inbound requests for data and analysis from New Profit team members across the organization related to individual and collective portfolio performance and New Profit supports and value add



  • You’re an adept project manager capable of driving multifaceted workstreams toward deadlines and juggling changing priorities
  • 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’re a strong communicator, able to convey ideas in a clear, compelling, and concise manner, both verbally, and in writing, and in slides.
  • You consistently deliver high-quality work and have a keen eye for details
  • You show up with a high level of interpersonal maturity and poise
  • You are able to learn and grow from mistakes and have the desire to constantly improve
  • You’re very comfortable using 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


To apply for this position, please go to New Profit’s Career page and submit a resume and cover letter. In your cover letter, please address what interests you in this role specifically and share how your work experience aligns with one or more of our core values: 

  1. Embrace Diversity, Foster Inclusion 
  2. Be Tenacious About Outcomes 
  3. Elevate Entrepreneurialism
  4. Lead Through Relationships

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. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.  New Profit offers a competitive salary and benefits, commensurate with experience and skills.  Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States for any employer.

New Profit prioritizes the safety of its employees, and as a result, requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination(s) as a term of employment for all employees.  The organization may make exceptions to this requirement in certain limited circumstances for medical or religious reasons.

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