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Senior Director of Impact

Organization Name
Tipping Point Community
Salary Range
Starting at $198,640


Our mission is to advance the most promising poverty-fighting solutions so one day everyone in the Bay Area has an opportunity to prosper. Since 2005, Tipping Point has invested over $350 million in the community to support organizations, advance policies, and develop new ideas to increase economic opportunity. Annually, our investments funded life-changing services in housing, early childhood, education, and employment for more than 100,000 of our neighbors across the Bay Area. Our Board covers 100% of our operating costs, so every dollar donated goes where it’s needed most.


The Senior Director of Impact leads the in-house team responsible for (1) measuring the impact of all programs and initiatives; (2) facilitating learning and defining new ways of making change; and (3) creating new actionable knowledge. The Senior Director will help to realize a new vision that serves three key functions:

  1. Evaluation of Tipping Point’s programmatic efforts through the following questions:

    • Is poverty being reduced in the Bay Area?

    • Are grantees reducing poverty for the individuals they serve?

    • Are Tipping Point’s portfolio strategies effective in meeting the target outcomes we’ve set?

    • Are grantees better off because of Tipping Point’s support?

  2. Research and learning about potential solutions to poverty within each, across all, and beyond the four portfolio issue areas to inform our investment opportunities and deepen our collective learning about how to improve outcomes and reduce poverty in the Bay Area. This includes staying up-to-date on external research and learnings that may be applicable to our impact strategy.

  3. Testing of innovative new programs, services, and products to create and share new ideas and knowledge with the field and the public and inform future and ongoing investments and initiatives.

We will look at individual impactorganizational impact, and systems change to hold Tipping Point accountable towards achieving our goals.

The Senior Director of Impact reports to the Chief Program Officer and manages a team of four researchers, evaluators, and analysts.


More information about Tipping Point Community may be found at:

This search is being led by Allison Kupfer Poteet and Phuong Quach of NPAG. Due to the pace of this search, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Candidates may submit their cover letter, outlining their interest and qualifications, along with their resume via NPAG’s candidate portal.

Tipping Point accepts applications on a rolling basis; if the position is still posted on our website, we are still accepting and giving equal consideration to applications.

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We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity company. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. Tipping Point will consider qualified applicants with arrest or conviction records for employment in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

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