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


at Upstart Co-Lab in New York, Los Angeles, remote is possible

About the Job

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

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.


The ideal candidate has 5 years experience in social innovation, impact investing, 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.

To apply

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

Upstart Co-Lab

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).