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Associate - Jewish Community Impact

Third Plateau

Third Plateau

62,500 – 95,000 USD per year
Posted on Monday, February 12, 2024

Third Plateau, a growing multi-disciplinary social impact consulting firm, is looking for a self-directed professional to serve as an Associate on our Jewish Community Impact (JCI) team. The Associate will provide targeted client management, research, and coordination/administrative support. The Associate will work closely with our strategists and researchers to help our nonprofit, foundation, government, and private sector clients bring bold visions to reality and drive social change. Top candidates will be highly organized self-starters, able to work under tight deadlines, able to juggle multiple assignments simultaneously, and be hungry to learn.

The Associate will be focused on serving Third Plateau’s growing portfolio of clients in the Jewish community, including Jewish nonprofits, Jewish communal institutions, and Jewish-focused foundations. Top candidates will have familiarity with and interest in the Jewish community.

Application Deadline: Rolling, first review beginning February 19, 2024

Start Date: ASAP

Location: Flexible on remote locations, with access to office space in the Bay Area. Please note that being authorized to work in the U.S. is a precondition of employment at Third Plateau, as we are not able to sponsor applicants for work visas at this time.

Starting Annual Salary:

  • Associate (Non-Exempt): $62,500 - $75,000
  • Senior Associate (Exempt): $75,000 - $95,000

A compensation committee of at least one department head, co-founder, and the COO will meet to discuss band and potential starting salary within the band by weighing the candidate's expected contribution in terms of previous experience and expertise against current Third Plateau employees. We commit to sharing the reasoning used to determine starting salary with you. The expectation is not for new team members to be hired with a starting salary at the top of the band, but to have a salary that adequately compensates experience and expertise while countering pay inequality and upholding internal parity.

Benefits: In addition to collaborating with an incredible team of social impact professionals, benefits include:

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Retirement plan with employer matching
  • Generous paid time off (Non-Exempt) / Unlimited paid time off (Exempt)
  • Wellness program
  • Dedicated professional development budget
  • Cell phone and home internet reimbursement ($110/month)
  • Home office stipend
  • Regular high fives

What You'll Do

The Associate will serve as an integral part of the Third Plateau team. Under the guidance of one of Third Plateau’s Directors, the Associate will support the day-to-day operations of a growing social impact consulting firm. The Associate will join client project teams alongside members of Third Plateau’s JCI, Strategy, and Research, Evaluation, and Learning teams. Potential client projects include, but are not limited to:

  • Strategic plans, business plans, culture plans, and fundraising strategies for nonprofits and social entrepreneurs;
  • Program and project evaluations for foundations, nonprofits, and networks;
  • Convenings and retreats for nonprofit and philanthropic partners;
  • Research briefs for funders and nonprofits;
  • Building metrics systems for nonprofits;
  • Market analyses and landscape scans; and
  • Grantmaking processes with foundations, grantees, and strategic partners.

Potential duties include, but are not limited to:

Client and Project Management

  • Representing Third Plateau at external events and attending external meetings as part of client teams;
  • Building strong working relationships with clients and their networks;
  • Keeping abreast of relevant research and trends related to specific projects, as needed;
  • Drafting, editing, and formatting internal and external presentations, collateral, and other materials, including some graphic design; and
  • Supporting client-related internal and external communications.

Research Support

  • Helping source relevant research materials for client engagements;
  • Coordinating and conducting stakeholder interviews, focus groups, and surveys;
  • Organizing, synthesizing, and analyzing research materials, notes, or quantitative and qualitative data;
  • Supporting desk research and drafting research findings on a variety of topics, including client markets, landscapes, and issues in various fields; and
  • Collaborating with Directors or Researchers prepare for and present research, evaluation, or learning deliverables to Third Plateau clients.

Coordination and Administrative Support

  • Supporting project management functions, including design of work plans, internal and external coordination, and regular monitoring of progress;
  • Drafting, assembling, and disseminating meeting agendas, notes, and action items;
  • Leading event planning and execution of program logistics;
  • Reviewing and editing proposals and deliverables;
  • Maintaining electronic files and supporting data entry;
  • Scheduling and calendaring project logistics and internal and external meetings; and
  • Scheduling and coordinating client-related travel.

What You'll Need

  • 3-5 years professional experience.
  • Strong organizational skills, detail orientation, and ability to be self-directed and manage many moving parts in a remote environment.
  • A basic familiarity with and interest in qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods research or evaluation.
  • Ability to synthesize qualitative and quantitative information into clear, actionable, client-focused takeaways.
  • Ability to engage in moderate travel for project work and Third Plateau team retreats.
  • Must be able to work collaboratively with teams and build trust with clients and team members.
  • Familiarity with and interest in working within the Jewish community.

How to Apply

Not sure you meet 100% of our qualifications? Research shows that men apply for jobs when they meet an average of 60% of the criteria. Yet, women and other people who are systematically marginalized tend to only apply if they meet every requirement. If you believe that you could excel in this role, we encourage you to apply. We are dedicated to considering a broad array of candidates, including those with diverse workplace experiences and backgrounds. Whether you're new to this field, returning to work after a gap in employment, looking to transition, or taking the next step in your career path, we will be glad to have you on our radar.

If you are interested in applying, please take some time to review who we are and what we do and our commitment to DEI.

After learning about us, submit your application using this form as soon as you can, with the first review starting February 19, 2024.

At Third Plateau, we believe in the power of diverse teams. In our recruiting efforts, we always seek to reach a broad and diverse pool of applicants to ensure our final candidates are not a homogenous group in terms of demographics or experience. You can read more about our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) here. We welcome applicants of all backgrounds to apply. Third Plateau is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to their race, color, age, religious creed, sexual orientation, or other personal characteristics.

Third Plateau is an equal opportunity employer.