Who We Are
Rippleworks Foundation provides high-growth social ventures the practical support they need to improve more lives. Rippleworks’ programs directly support 200+ of the fastest growing, most impactful social ventures around the world, empowering entrepreneurial teams that are improving the lives of 216+ million people across 59 countries.
Rippleworks Projects: Rippleworks leads short-term, high-impact projects where social ventures tackle their top operational challenges by working closely alongside leading startup executives from top Silicon Valley companies (including Airbnb, Netflix, Google).
Rippleworks Insights: Rippleworks designs and delivers expert-led learning programs designed specifically for social venture leaders. Rippleworks partners with leading industry executives to run interactive, results-driven learning programs where social venture leaders gain the critical skills they need to deliver impact at scale.
Rippleworks Investments: Rippleworks provides hard-to-find capital required for scale (grants and investments in the $1M-$3M range), and has distributed $40M+ to scaling social ventures since 2018.
We are a 25+ person team on a mission to help impactful ventures thrive. We strive to create the best possible workplace for purpose-driven professionals to make an outsized difference in the world: learning, growing, and having fun together along the way.
Rippleworks has been named one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies (by Fast Company) and one of the world’s Best Workplaces for Innovators (by Fast Company and Accenture).
We are committed to improving diversity, equity, and inclusion at Rippleworks. Candidates from underrepresented minority groups (Black, Latinx, Native American or individuals with national origins from developing countries that reflect the communities we serve) are strongly encouraged to apply.
Rippleworks Insights is building a future where social ventures across the globe have the capabilities and skills they need to achieve their goals and social missions. As Insights Manager, you will partner with industry-leading Experts in their fields to co-create and deliver practical learning programs to help social ventures navigate their toughest challenges to scale and improve more lives.
Specifically, you will:
Deeply understand social venture needs. Collaborate with other Rippleworks team members to identify venture challenges. Translate challenges into venture or leader capabilities needed
Build relevant and practical learning programs. Design end-to-end venture and leader experience. Independently partner with Rippleworks Experts to build effective learning modules based on Experts real successes and failures. Stand up effective and interactive learning environments (virtual and physical). Think outside the box in order to achieve measurable venture and leader outcomes
Ensure long-term impact. Track and analyze program impact and surface areas for improvement. Scope and execute experiments. Research and incorporate industry best-practices and other learnings
Shape overall Insights program for scale. You will join a nascent team of two. You will have a significant opportunity to shape our future. Help define Insights values, improve internal processes, and hire new team members.
Interpersonal Savvy: You partner effectively with multiple work styles. You have strong verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to interactive effectively with senior executives.
Drive for Results: You are outcome oriented and committed to achieving results. Roadblocks are irresistible challenges. You are capable of mobilizing others, especially towards making a positive impact around the world and in their own lives
Learning Agility: You are hungry to learn. You are willing to take risks and fail. You seek out feedback from others to help you along the way
Managing Ambiguity: You bring structure and clarity to disparate or disorganized information. You are capable of guiding others to the endpoint you see
Values: You appreciate and model Rippleworks values (Impact, People, Excellence, Learning, Fun). You lead with integrity and ethics. You take pride in the kindness you show others
Business Concepts: You love understanding what it takes for ventures to thrive. You are capable of assessing and understanding diverse business needs and translating them into capabilities or skills required
6+ years of experience with demonstrated ability to create, build, and manage projects or programs that bring tangible results. This may include experiences such as product or program management, leading innovation projects, or leading strategic initiatives within a startup or a scrappy, entrepreneurial environment
Proven track record of working closely with executives, effectively holding them accountable and acting as a thought partner to them
Masters degree or equivalent work experience
Authorized to work in the USA
What We Offer
Don't take a pay cut to do good in the world! We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience, with competitive benefits: Medical, dental, vision, life, and short term + long term disability insurance, 401K + employer match, parking & commuter allowance, flexible PTO (non-accrued vacation), wellness/self-care stipends, Spotify premium accounts, and more
Be inspired by meaningful work: You will see and feel the tangible impact of your work on a daily basis
Travel the world: Everyone at Rippleworks has the opportunity for at least one international working trip a year to see our impact in the field. Our Study Abroad program funds personal learning experiences abroad for employees to better understand the different geographies, cultures, and sectors that we support. And we know travel can be tiring! Our No Place Like Home policy encourages employees to take a day off after Rippleworks-related travel to catch up on sleep, do some laundry, or spend some extra time with your family.
Kickstart your lifelong journey of giving back: Through our Community Grants program, employees have the opportunity to give a $50K grant to a local community nonprofit doing meaningful work in an area that the employee is passionate about. We also provide a $2,500 charitable donation match for financial and volunteer hour contributions.
A culture that values professional & personal growth: We provide an external professional coach for every team member who wants one and a learning budget to put towards professional development. We also hold monthly Lunch & Learns, monthly team-building, regular team celebrations (birthdays, milestones, anniversaries, holidays).
A diverse and inclusive workplace that actively seeks and attracts people from different backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives
A team of friends: We are a highly collaborative team that values learning together, recurring Slack jokes, and debating where to go to lunch (when we’re in person together!)