Senior Associate of Research and Development

Organization
BlueMark
Location
Various, with a preference for New York, NY or London, UK
Job Type
Full-time
Deadline for Applications
08/31/2021
How to Apply
Please apply online through this link: https://app.beapplied.com/apply/ect5r446h3?utm_source=Nextbillion by August 31, 2021. You may send any questions to hiring@tideline.com
Where to Apply
daniel@tideline.com
Tags
Full-time

About BlueMark:

BlueMark, a Tideline company, is a leading provider of independent impact verification services for investors and companies. Their mission is to strengthen trust in impact investing by delivering independent, incisive verification services, enabling the market to scale with integrity. They evaluate and verify how clients approach the impact in impact investing based on accepted industry standards. Their services are designed to meet the growing investor demand and market expectation for greater credibility in the impact label, especially as impact claims are more closely scrutinized by a range of stakeholders.

About the position:

The Senior Associate for Research and Development will play a key role in developing BlueMark’s services and supporting the organization’s broader public education and thought leadership activities. The role will provide exciting opportunities to work with diverse impact investing firms and industry standards-setters, contribute to best practices in impact management, reporting, and assurance for the impact investing industry, and help grow a new pioneering business.

BlueMark is seeking candidates with experience developing and implementing impact management systems and/or conducting impact or evaluation studies. The work will be executed in collaboration with BlueMark’s senior management team, supported by a team of analysts. This is a unique opportunity to help shape an early-stage company in a dynamic, impactful industry.

Core responsibilities:

• Supporting the design and development of new verification services, including overseeing research efforts, stakeholder engagement activities, and pilot testing of new tools and offerings
• Managing BlueMark’s product roadmap, including coordinating internal efforts to prioritize and implement new solutions and enhancements to existing offerings
• Contributing to BlueMark’s thought leadership, including researching market trends, analyzing BlueMark data, and conducting other ad hoc analysis as needed
• Supporting and leading client verification engagements, particularly as it relates to piloting new services
• Tracking and monitoring information about the competitive landscape and broader industry trends
• Contributing to BlueMark’s technology and data operationalization and strategy

Qualifications:

Minimum qualifications include:
● Bachelor’s degree
● 5 – 7 years post-Bachelor’s degree work experience or equivalent
● Experience in impact investing or closely related field (e.g., philanthropy, development finance, ESG)
● Impact management and/or monitoring & evaluation expertise
● Project management and research experience
● Strong written and oral communication skills
● Demonstrated ability to exercise initiative, sound judgment, and discretion
● Adept at using Microsoft Office and Google Suite

Although not required, preferred qualifications include:
● Experiencing managing multi-stakeholder consultation and research processes
● Knowledge of relevant impact and ESG standards (e.g., IMP, Impact Principles, TCFD, etc.)
● Existing network in impact investing field
● Strong design sensibilities
● High level of personal and professional integrity
● Entrepreneurial and collaborative disposition, with a bias towards action
● Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills
● Sense of humor and self-awareness

At BlueMark, they value diversity of experience and perspectives and the unique contributions of each person. They work hard to create and maintain an open, inclusive environment where every team member can bring their full self to work. BlueMark is an equal opportunity employer.