PARTNER CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

The Association for Social Economics

The Association for Social Economics seeks a new Executive Director.
The Executive Director is responsible for most of the day-to-day operations of the Association and is the initial contact person for the membership. The main responsibilities of this position include:
• Preparing an agenda and minutes for annual meetings of the Association and Executive Council.
• Preparing annual election ballots and communicating election outcomes
• Maintaining the association membership list
• Preparing updates for the ASE website
• Monitoring registration and fees for the annual ASSA conference and for the ASE World Conference (held every three years)
• Tracking deposits and checks, sending checks and wire transfers, and maintaining a ledger of all association transaction
• Serving as liaison for the membership and for publisher T&F
• Providing support to the President in decision making
• Serving on committees, including membership and outreach committee, search and screen committees

Interested individuals should send a CV and a letter expressing interest to the committee Chair, Steven Pressman ([email protected]). Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Compensation for the position will be hotel, registration and travel expenses for the ASSA conference plus $5,500 per year. The ASE will try to negotiate with the university of the Executive Director for release time from teaching in lieu of the money if that is desired by the new Executive Director.
The Association for Social Economics is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability.

SJF Leads Voxy Financing; SJF Hiring Two Analysts

Job Description:

SJF Ventures is an expansion-stage venture capital firm that seeks superior financial returns by investing in high-growth companies generating positive social and environmental impacts. The firm has been at the forefront of impact investing since 1999, driven by a mission to create a healthier, smarter and cleaner future.

SJF has recently launched SJF Ventures IV, a $125 million impact venture fund. Focus areas include clean energy, asset recovery, food and sustainable agriculture, education, health and wellness, and software. Please see www.sjfventures.com for more information.

Analyst Position

SJF is seeking an analyst for its office in Durham, NC. SJF promotes a horizontal culture in which individuals at all levels are integrated into the entire venture capital and impact acceleration process.

Representative responsibilities will include:

  • Helping SJF to accelerate its positive impacts through its portfolio, policy, publications, events, research, and impact assessments.
  • Generating deal flow of growth-stage, positive impact companies in the clean energy, food, recycling & reuse, health, education and workforce innovation sectors.
  • Assisting in portfolio-wide support to drive business and impact performance, including results assessments, marketing & sales, employee engagement, expansion incentives, public relations, and recruiting.
  • Helping to engage SJF’s networks, especially our limited partners, foundation endowments, family offices, co-investors, executives, and the SJF Expert Network.
  • Facilitating public relations & marketing to build awareness of SJF and our portfolio to drive deal flow, portfolio sales, and a recognition of positive impact business models.
  • Assisting in finance and administrative tasks for effective fund operations.

Apply for Analyst position here

Senior Analyst Position

SJF is seeking a senior analyst for its office in New York. This pre-MBA position is suited for individuals who are eager to develop skills in venture capital and impact investing. SJF promotes a horizontal culture in which individuals at all levels are integrated into the entire venture capital process.

The senior analyst will work directly with SJF’s managing director in New York, Arrun Kapoor. Representative responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting in the venture capital investment process. Specifically, the senior analyst will identify investment prospects through online efforts and networking at industry events and conferences, review company presentations, perform due diligence on prospect companies, research industries and competitors, and build financial models.
  • Helping with business strategy, exit events and general support of SJF portfolio companies.
  • Supporting other operational activities associated with SJF Ventures, including SJF impact-related work, marketing, fund administration and contact management.

Apply for Senior Analyst position here

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Cutting Edge Capital Job Opportunity

JOB OPENING

Cutting Edge Capital Summary

In collaboration with our affiliated law firm, Cutting Edge Counsel, we help mission-driven organizations raise capital in alignment with their values and goals. We specialize in offerings that are open to an enterprise’s community of supporters, both wealthy and community investors. We use our experience, legal knowledge, and passion to assist businesses, cooperatives, and nonprofits with innovative and successful capital raising campaigns. We believe that community led offerings help entrepreneurs maintain control and stay mission-aligned and help build a more just, equitable and sustainable economy. Our services include: strategic consulting; legal services; finance and business plan consulting; marketing guidance and tools.

What We are Looking For

  • You are a mission focused individual dedicated to a more resilient, sustainable, and equitable economy.
  • You are actively engaged in your local community, offering support to initiatives that align with your values.
  • You are a strategic thinker that can look at complex problems and offer simple solutions.
  • You are a generalist that is excited to learn about a variety of small businesses.
  • You are organized, efficient, and self-disciplined.

Summary of Position

You will act as the communications and operations guru for Cutting Edge Capital and Cutting Edge Counsel. Your primary responsibilities include interfacing with clients, driving company marketing, and fostering a positive and efficient work environment.

Job Responsibilities

  • Facilitate communication with potential clients
  • Manage and coordinate schedules
  • Perform administrative responsibilities
  • Manage social media, bi-monthly newsletters, blog posts, and general marketing
  • Update WordPress site with client updates, blog posts, etc.
  • Manage Salesforce pipeline
  • Assist with special projects
  • Create compelling presentations and media
  • Manage employee/subcontractor onboarding/off-boarding
  • Prepare quarterly sales & operations reports

Qualifications

  • Relevant bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Two years of related administrative experience
  • Ability to adapt to a changing environment and handle multiple priorities
  • Experience with Microsoft Suite, GSuite, Salesforce, and WordPress preferred

To apply, please send a copy of your resume and cover letter to [email protected]

The Finance Innovation Lab-Job Opportunity

JOB OPENING

Job Description:

Are you a skilled communicator with a flair for writing and an eye for detail? Would you take pride in ensuring Lab events run successfully and our internal processes are top-notch? If so, this could be a fantastic opportunity for you to gain experience in a globally recognised pioneer of systems change.

We’re looking for someone to support the smooth running of the Lab’s core communications, day-to-day operations and creative, participative events. You don’t have to have a lot of experience in finance or systems change, but you do need to be highly proactive, organised and efficient, a natural team player, and someone who sees unexpected or unusual challenges as an opportunity to learn.

Find out more and apply here – deadline 9am, Monday 24 April 2017.

Visiting Positions at Bucknell

JOB OPENING

Job Description:

Bucknell University’s Department of Economics invites interested candidates to apply for one-year visiting professor beginning in the fall semester of 2017. We expect to hire at the Assistant level but are open to considering outstanding candidates at other ranks.

The successful candidate will be prepared to teach economics principles and either intermediate microeconomics, intermediate macroeconomics, or political economy, and possibly courses in the candidate’s field of specialization. The Department of Economics has a distinguished record in hiring diverse faculty, whose courses expose students to a variety of intellectual, racial, ethnic, and cultural perspectives, and we are especially interested in candidates whose teaching and research will contribute to the department’s commitment to pluralism, diversity, and academic excellence. By the start date of the position, candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. or be ABD in Economics.

To apply, please go to http://apply.interfolio.com/41441. The application should include a cover letter, a curriculum vita, a teaching portfolio (a statement of teaching philosophy, course evaluations and syllabi if available), a research statement, a diversity statement, three letters of recommendation, and official graduate course transcripts. Materials received by April 15, 2017 will receive full attention. Questions should be addressed to Prof. Thomas Kinnaman [email protected]

Geoff Schneider Professor of Economics, Bucknell University Office: 128 Academic West Address: 1 Dent Drive, Lewisburg, PA 17837 Email: [email protected] Office Phone: 570-577-1666

Citizens Bank – Director, Lending and Market Development Job Opportunity

JOB OPENING

Job Description:Citizens Bank, a federally chartered bank that is wholly-owned by Vancity a BC-based financial cooperative, is relaunching as a 100% community and environmental impact-focused bank. We are committed to changing what progressive Canadians expect from a bank. This new focus will begin with the creation of a lending and capital advisory team in Toronto. Our strategy is to build strong relationships with key sector leading entities and provide them with advice and capital to support the community and environmental work they are doing. This could be direct, secured project financing; business lending; acquisition of impact loan portfolios; restructuring of project and business loan portfolios; and new deal capital structuring and financing. We will combine this with a dynamic internal capital management strategy including syndicating with other sector stakeholders and building with others new investment products that provide the sector with more efficient access to capital and clients with access to deposits and investments that support a clean environment and stronger community. This work will include identifying ways for government to accelerate the increased flow of capital to the sector.

To help lead the work in Toronto, we are looking for a finance and lending professional to serve as Director, Lending and Market Development. This role will focus on:

1) market development, identifying and building relationships with key actors requiring capital in the community and environmental sectors in the GTA,

2) capital deployment, leading the lending and investment activities and creating systems to sustain this business, and

3) team building, hiring and managing a team to effectively and efficiently grow this business.

We anticipate a team of 4-6 by year end. The Director and this team will be expected to identify and achieve the objectives and targets of the evolving bank business plan.

In this position you will be a key builder of the Toronto team and will work with this motivated and skilled group to refine business development strategies, and ensure the origination, underwriting, and management of lending and other capital strategies to meet the needs of the developing impact sector in the GTA and ensure the success of the Bank. You will help refine and ensure the application of appropriate credit and documentation policies and practices. To support the breadth and depth of responsibilities, you must have strong leadership skills, excellent communication skills, be proactive and “hands-on” and must be comfortable with working independently in a growing, dynamic business environment.

If interested, you should:

· want to be part of a new and growing organization with a unique, evolving mandate,

· be committed to working at a firm that is helping to change the way capital is distributed in Canada and for which the goals include supporting positive social change, and

· want to work hard, but have fun and enjoy working with a team you have helped build.

Responsibilities

We seek an individual who can accelerate the development of the impact banking sector; help create a dynamic and flexible work culture focused on providing practical and sophisticated capital solutions; and establish strong, trusting relationships. As a member of the team, reporting to the Vice President, and working closely with colleagues, the key responsibilities for the role will include:

Identifying lending and capital deployment opportunities

· Develop with the VP and advisory committee a loan and capital deployment growth strategy

· Identify and build a pipeline of key relationships with key sector borrowers and intermediaries;

· Develop specific strategies to meet the capital needs of these key sector entities;

· Work collaboratively with partner and sector organizations to support the growth the impact finance market

· Inform and assist Treasury with off-balance sheet capital management strategy

Build deal origination and underwriting processes

· Perform and oversee team due diligence and provide a preliminary review of potential loans investments

· Work with team members to develop the lending and capital deployment structures, pricing, and deal terms

· Help design and support the credit approval process and as appropriate the credit committee in the review and approval of transactions

· Help design and manage all loan and capital deployment and security documentation

Build and manage a team:

· Identify key lending and capital deployment positions and collaborate on the creation of these jobs

· Identify talented individuals to support this work and fill these roles and hire them

· Manage the lending and capital deployment team

Qualifications

Required Experience

· Undergraduate degree in Liberal Arts, Business, Finance, Accounting, Economics, Engineering, with strong GPA; similar graduate degree desirable

· A minimum of 7 years of related experience including lending to impact businesses, nonprofits, co-operatives and other community organizations; and/or business lending and project financing experience, and business development experience.

· CFA, CA and/or CPA designation useful

Required Skills

· Evidence of personal engagement in, or desire for, social and environmental change

· Demonstrated verbal and written communication

· Financial Modelling expertise using Excel

· Ability to work independently and engage with team members that may be dispersed geographically

· Ability to build and manage a team

If you think this describes you and the role you are looking for, please apply here

Job Opportunity, Research Analyst, ICIC

JOB OPENING

Job Description:

Background:
The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) is a national non-profit organization founded in 1994 by Harvard Business School Professor Michael Porter to promote economic development in America’s inner cities through private sector engagement that leads to job, income and wealth creation for local residents. ICIC brings together business and civic leaders to drive innovation and action, transform thinking, and accelerate inner city business growth. ICIC’s research highlights the competitive advantages of inner cities and informs its advisory practice. At ICIC, you will work with talented, creative and committed professionals in a collaborative culture dedicated to excellence and innovation.

Position Summary:
ICIC is seeking a high-performing Research Analyst who will work closely with senior research and advisory staff to support research projects on urban economic development and business growth issues, including qualitative and quantitative data analysis and writing and editing reports. The Research Analyst will report directly to the Senior Vice President and Director of Research.

Duties and Responsibilities:

* Conduct primary research using surveys, interviews and qualitative analysis

* Compile and synthesize data and information from public and private sources, including literature reviews using secondary data sources

* Perform quantitative analysis involving large and small data sets and support management of databases and data sets

* Conduct basic mapping using ArcGIS

* Support senior staff with applied research projects from idea stage through completion

* Support senior staff with writing business development and grant proposals

* Prepare reports and presentation materials for external and internal audiences, including writing, editing and dissemination

* Develop and support design of data visualizations and infographics

Required Qualifications:

* Bachelor’s degree with strong academic performance. Open to all majors with coursework in the social sciences or related fields, such as Economics, Business, Geography, Urban Planning, Political Science, Sociology, or a similar discipline

* Some experience in a prior research or consulting position desired

* Demonstrated experience conducting primary and secondary qualitative research, including conducting interviews and synthesizing findings

* Demonstrated experience using and analyzing data sets, including major public data sets such as Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and Bureau of Economic Analysis data sets

* Excellent writing, editing and verbal communication skills, including ability to accurately and concisely summarize and synthesize complex information

* Strong analytical skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Excel and familiarity with ArcGIS

* Ability to creatively visualize data and information, including proficiency with Microsoft PowerPoint. Basic Adobe Creative Suite skills are also desired

* Ability to work collaboratively with peers across business units

* Demonstrated ability to work on projects independently

* Flexibility with changing priorities

* Ability to manage multiple tasks and a diverse set of projects and successfully meet deadlines

* Ability to travel up to 15% of year

A successful candidate will be passionate about the work that we do at ICIC and passionate about research and analytics. They will be knowledgeable about economic development issues. They will be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously, have the ability to think beyond the task at hand and take initiative to ensure a project is completed successfully. They will be willing to work beyond conventional hours and will be comfortable working in a flat, multi-disciplinary structure. We are looking for someone with a demonstrated capacity for teamwork.

Why ICIC?
ICIC is the right place for you if you want to work in a dynamic and professional environment in an organization that is committed to improving the lives of inner city residents. You will be exposed to unique research opportunities and work closely with our clients across the country. Your career progress will be determined by your contribution to the organization’s success as a whole.

Application Details:
The position will remain open until filled, but we will start considering applications on April 17, 2017. Please submit a resume and cover letter, with the job title as the subject line, to [email protected] No phone calls please. Salary is competitive and commensurate with the candidate’s level of experience. This is a full-time position based in ICIC’s office in Boston, MA. ICIC is an equal opportunity employer.

View the full posting and application details here: http://icic.org/about/careers/

KATHLEEN O’SHEA
Senior Research Analyst
617.238.3018 * [email protected]

JOB OPENING-ST. PAUL’S INSTITUTE

JOB OPENING

Institute Events Executive
Salary: £23,000 to £25,000 per annum

St Paul’s Institute, a department of St Paul’s Cathedral which exists to engage with questions of morality and ethics and how they relate to finance, business and the economy, is seeking an Events Executive as part of its strategic expansion plan.

The post-holder will coordinate around 20 events a year. This will include managing the events process and the contact data for speakers and attendees. You will also need to build relationships with external organisations to formulate alliances and partnerships. You will have experience of event management, good communication and interpersonal skills; knowledge of Eventbrite, MailChimp, and Microsoft Outlook is also essential.

Closing date for applications is 20th March 2017
Interviews to be held on 31st March 2017

For further details on the role and how to apply please see:

https://www.stpauls.co.uk/current-vacancies
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Aeris-Job Opportunity

Aeris seeks numbers-loving Financial Institutions Specialists who will contribute to our leading-edge analysis and data collection initiatives. Successful candidates will bring a keen attention to detail, as well as finely-honed skills in the analysis of financial statements. We are seeking candidates who may have less experience but are looking to grow along with our organization, as well as mature professionals interested in a second career, and who are comfortable in a fast-paced, startup-like environment.

Both full-time (on-site at our Philadelphia headquarters) and part-time, off-site (Philadelphia area preferred) opportunities are available. Applicants should specify in their cover letter which position they are interested in.

Duties will involve interacting with Aeris-rated institutions and Aeris analysts in critical phases of the production of Aeris Rating Reports, most significantly in the preparation of data and tables for further analysis by our expert analysts. Financial Institutions Specialists will also play a key role in the operation of the Aeris Cloud, a custom-built web application enabling industry-first, real-time analytics of CDFI performance data.

Financial Institutions Specialists will be responsible for reviewing and proofing financial statements, and working with reporting institutions to address any errors and omissions. Specialists will also spread financial statements from institutions’ internally-generated format to the Aeris industry-standard format.

Qualifications:

Aeris is seeking candidates with Bachelor’s Degree in a business major, preferably with some professional experience in financial services or accounting; or other candidates with the requisite skills.

Key success measures include quality, quantity, accuracy, timeliness, and team work. These require:

* Strong financial and analytical experience

* Familiarity with nonprofit financial statements (preferred)

* Strong financial, market, and qualitative analysis skills

* Strong written and verbal communications skills

* Ability to focus on detailed work for accuracy

* Advanced Microsoft Excel and Word skills, knowledge of Sharepoint

* Normal physical requirements for an office position (EOE/ADA Compliant)

To apply please email cover letter and resume to [email protected]<mailto:[email protected]> with the subject line “Search: Financial Institutions Specialist, Aeris.”

Jon Schwartz, Operations and Ratings Manager Aeris<http://www.aerisinsight.com/> | Guiding Capital to Good [email protected]<mailto:[email protected]>
TEL 267.233.5154

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
TILT FORWARD NETWORK DIRECTOR

AEO seeks a Director for its TILT Forward Network. The TILT Forward Network represents a subset of AEO members that are committed to innovation and seek access to capital, product and marketing solutions to solve for the capital gap to Main Street. The Director is part of the core team responsible for the launch and growth of the next phase of AEO’s TILT Forward Initiative. The Network Director will ensure successful implementation of TILT Forward solutions and satisfaction among TILT Forward Network participants. The TILT Forward Network Director reports to the SVP of New Initiatives at AEO and will work closely with AEO’s membership, marketing and operations teams.

The Association for Enterprise Opportunity is the national trade association for microfinance and microbusiness in the United States. Its mission is to create economic opportunity for underserved entrepreneurs. AEO supports the development of strong and effective US microbusiness initiatives to assist underserved entrepreneurs in starting, stabilizing, and expanding businesses. Now in its 25th year, AEO and its hundreds of member organizations have helped millions of entrepreneurs support themselves and their families and contribute to their communities through business ownership. Through the TILT Forward Initiative, AEO continues to demonstrate leadership, innovation, and impact on behalf of underserved entrepreneurs and the mission-focused organizations in communities across the country that support them.

The Network Director will be an experienced manager who possesses excellent communication, organizational and selling skills. The successful candidate will have solution-selling experience along with the ability to lead functional, operational and relationship problem-solving discussions with both nonprofit and for-profit partners. This individual will be able to point to a demonstrated track record of performance in an entrepreneurial environment and a commitment to AEO’s mission. The Network Director should be an experienced and effective relationship manager who can point to prior successes driving adoption of new products or services by developing and executing effective strategies and processes.

RESPONSIBILITIES

• Serves as relationship / account manager for AEO members seeking to participate in TILT Forward Initiative product and service solutions and to benefit from participation in TILT Forward Network

• Recruit network participants (e.g. AEO members) and manage participation pipeline from interest to adoption/implementation of both established offers and early stage product/service pilots

• Manage onboarding and training process for users of TILT Forward licensed products and other established solutions

• Lead development of content and tools to support solution adoption by TILT Forward members

• Work with AEO communications team to prepare simple, user-friendly product collateral and related communications for TILT Forward Network participants

• Ensure effective execution of early stage product and service pilots

• Manage TILT Forward outreach to and engagement with stakeholders including AEO members, business owners and others

• Promote TILT Forward at community events with potential and current AEO members

• Contribute to management of TILT Forward Initiative performance dashboard

• Collaborate with SVP of New Initiatives and VP of Engagement to promote, support and advance the TILT Forward Network

• Identify unmet needs of TILT Forward Network participants through engagement and structured feedback processes

• Develop and manage periodic meetings for TILT Forward Network participants and partners

• Perform targeted market research on an as needed basis

• Coordinate with and support DreamFund manager in reporting to users

• Go the extra mile to build trust-based relationships, customer and program participant loyalty and satisfaction in all interactions

• Other duties as needed that reflect goals of AEO and its TILT Forward initiative

QUALIFICATIONS

• Very strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with stakeholders

• Strong communication skills – written and oral

• Familiarity with nonprofits, especially community lenders and business service providers

• Understanding of small business financing

• Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects and tasks at once

• Self-starter with collaborative work-style and commitment to getting the job done

• Problem-solving mindset

ATTRIBUTES

• Collaborative. You are grounded in AEO’s organizational values of sharing information and working cooperatively. You give respect and earn yours. You value working in a cohesive team environment where everyone works hard and relies on each other to pull it all together.

• Great motivator. You are known for your poise, tact, and persuasiveness. You confidently engage with staff at all levels and across multiple stakeholder groups. You have a point of view and are willing to listen and learn from others. People want to follow your lead and do what you ask

• Diplomatic. You work well with members, you understand their concerns, and you realistically manage their expectations. You are able to find common ground with people, manage a smooth process, and build consensus for workable solutions.

• Flexible. Your flexibility allows you to adjust to changing priorities and operate effectively in a fluid environment. You skillfully manage numerous daily commitments and competing priorities. You smoothly manage through ambiguity and are able to shape answers to questions when no template exists. You are a fast learner and are able to “hit the ground running.”

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

• Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s Degree preferred

• At least 6 years professional experience

SALARY AND BENEFITS

Salary is commensurate with experience. AEO offers a comprehensive benefits package and generous leave policies.

LOCATION

This position is located in Washington, DC with occasional travel expected.

WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT AEO AND THE TILT FORWARD INITIATIVE? Visit us on the web at www.tiltforward.com<http://www.tiltforward.com/> or www.aeoworks.org<http://www.aeoworks.org/>