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Organization Name: 
Upstart Co-Lab
Application Deadline: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

About the Organization

Upstart Co-Lab is a nonprofit thought leader and field-builder connecting impact investing to the creative economy with a focus on ethical fashion, sustainable food, and social impact media.  Since launching in 2016, Upstart has directly mobilized more than $17 million of impact capital for funds and companies in the creative economy, framed the inclusive creative economy as an impact investing priority through 10 original research reports, and built a coalition of impact investors from the creative economy including 22 museums and other endowed cultural institutions with aggregate endowments of $5.4 billion who are learning to align investment strategy with their values of diversity, equity and inclusion (the Upstart Cultural Institution Study Group); and 11 donor-advised funds, private foundations, and endowed cultural institutions with $1 billion of investment capacity who are investing with funds and businesses in the creative economy expected to have commercial success and generate environmental and social impact (the Upstart Member Community).

Position Description

The Associate will play a key project management and research role, including:
  • manage Upstart’s Member Community and Cultural Institution Study Group
  • source businesses for the Upstart investment pipeline 
  • support founding partner on business development for Upstart 3.0 strategy
  • serve as research associate on responsible investing survey of U.S. museums
  • serve as research associate on creator economy landscape 

Candidate Qualifications

The ideal candidate has 5 years experience in impact investing, social innovation, philanthropy or creativity and culture. He/she will be a strong critical thinker with excellent research, communications and Powerpoint and Keynote skills. He/she must be highly self-directed, able to manage multiple responsibilities, and to represent Upstart Co-Lab to external stakeholders.


This is a full-time 12 month opportunity with $75,000 annual compensation and benefits including 6 weeks vacations.  Upstart offers a start-up environment with opportunities to take significant responsibility, and demonstrate leadership. 

Application Instructions

Please email a CV and short cover note to Sarah Lang ([email protected]) by January 31.  
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