As part of the GIIN’s mission to accelerate the scale and effectiveness of impact investing, we publish job openings from members of the GIIN Investors’ Council and other impact investing leaders.

Short-term Consultant, Impact Investing

at Tideline in New York, NY or San Francisco, CA

About the Job

As a boutique consultancy working on diverse projects in impact investing, Tideline periodically seeks out support beyond the core staff to meet time-bound capacity needs and/or bring on specialized expertise. With an application to this job description, you will be considered for future opportunities for a temporary role as the need arises.

The nature of the qualifications and time commitment sought will vary according to the firm’s circumstances, so a range of candidates with relevant expertise are encouraged to apply, including across experience levels and time availabilities.

Candidates will be considered for either the New York or San Francisco offices. Candidates are most likely to be offered part-time, two- to four-month contracts with the possibility of additional work or contract extensions, though this will vary.


The ideal candidate has a collaborative disposition; is well-organized and dependable; excels at working with teams; writes and communicates well; and has experience in consulting, finance, and/or impact investing (or related fields). Every member of the team embodies our firm’s values: excellence, commitment, and openness.

In addition to these overarching qualifications, more specific qualifications are included below by level. As part of the application, you will be asked to indicate what level is most appropriate for your candidacy, given your background.

Analyst level
● Two to four years of work experience
● Bachelor’s degree in relevant field
● Strong research and analytical abilities
● Clear and concise communicator, particularly in writing
● High attention to detail
● Strong PowerPoint skills and design sensibilities a plus
● Financial analysis and modeling experience a plus
● Adept at using Microsoft Office

Associate level
● Five to seven years of work experience
● Bachelor’s degree in relevant field; master’s degree a plus
● Analytical mindset with ability to guide research efforts
● Discriminating consumer of research, ability to assess quality of research
● Clear and concise communicator, oral and written
● Relevant topical expertise a plus
● Exceptional PowerPoint skills and design sensibilities a plus
● Advanced Excel skills; financial analysis and modeling experience a plus
● Adept at using Microsoft Office

Director level
● Eight or more years of work experience
● Master’s degree preferred
● Relevant topical expertise preferred
● Strong ability to lead content development and ensure quality control on work products
● Strength in project management and team management
● Ability to think creatively, generate frameworks, and identify key ideas
● Experience in service provision and/or client management; skilled at establishing credibility quickly
● Advanced Excel skills; financial analysis and modeling experience a plus
● Adept at using Microsoft Office

To apply

Please apply through the link provided:

Please ensure you respond to the seven prompts and submit your resume through the link. A cover letter is not requested. You may send any questions to

Applications evaluated on a rolling basis.


Tideline is a consulting firm that provides tailored advice to clients developing impact investment strategies, products, and solutions. Our mission is to help clients excel in realizing financial and societal value. We believe in shared, sustainable prosperity powered by market-based solutions. To that end, our services include strategy development, research and education, investment product and platform design, and impact management.

Our multi-disciplinary team delivers services of unmatched quality, grounded in deep, rigorous research and analysis. Past clients have included leading asset owners, intermediaries, and service providers active in impact investing, focused on a range of sectors and geographies. Tideline was founded in 2014 with offices in New York City, San Francisco, Portland, and Austin, and is led by the firm’s partners: Christina Leijonhufvud, Ben Thornley, and Kim Wright-Violich.