A source for job openings from members of the GIIN Investors’ Council and other impact investing leaders.

Associate – Real Assets

at New Island Capital in San Francisco, CA

About the Job

New Island Capital Management seeks an Associate to join a small team focused primarily on direct investing in real assets. Typical investments are focused in the following sectors: green real estate, sustainable food & agriculture, and sustainable forestry. The Associate would participate in market research, transaction due diligence, financial analysis, and portfolio management activities in support of a deeply mission-focused investment practice.

The Associate will work closely with multiple investment professionals on the Real Assets team to support mission-aligned investments in green real estate, farmland and timberland. The Associate will also assist with investments in sustainable food and forest products enterprises in an investment practice that is focused on both environmental and community outcomes. The Associate supports new investment due diligence processes through financial modeling, financial statement analysis, property characterization, reference calls and industry research. The Associate will also contribute to post-investment management through work with New Island’s CFO group, investment partners, asset managers and other third-parties that provide services to New Island’s property investments. Finally, the Associate will complete sector and/or regional landscape research to identify financial value drivers, community & environmental impact goals, new deal sourcing approaches and promising investment opportunities. The successful candidate will help to continually expand the knowledge base of the organization.


New Island Capital seeks to recruit an outstanding candidate who has a demonstrated passion for not only the investment business, but also for the organization’s mission and core values. Specific qualifications include:

  • Relevant undergraduate degree in business, finance, economics, real estate or natural resources. This position does not require a graduate degree.
  • Two to four years of relevant work experience in finance, mission-focused investing,
    real estate or natural resources management. Demonstrated ability to create valuation analyses and financial projections required.
  • Experience in real property acquisitions strongly preferred.
  • Outstanding investment, analytical, quantitative and communication skills.
  • Candidates must demonstrate the potential to be creative, flexible, resourceful and
    disciplined in supporting a complex mission-driven investment plan.
  • Candidates must also be comfortable working in a dynamic, entrepreneurial
    organization without the analytical support or infrastructure generally available in
    larger organizations.
  • Finally, and most importantly, the successful candidate

To apply

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to careers@newislandcap.com, with “Associate Position – Real Assets” in the subject line. Your cover letter should explain your financial and investment capabilities and aptitudes, as well as a compelling argument for why and how you want to positively impact the world.

New Island Capital

New Island Capital Management is a San Francisco-based private investment firm. Our investment mandate and resources place our firm among a handful of institutional-scale, mission-focused investors that target attractive risk-adjusted returns while striving to accomplish environmental and social good. We seek to transform the way natural resources are used, businesses are built and communities thrive. We have a long-term investment horizon, invest globally, and select investments across multiple asset classes.

New Island Capital’s mission is to help its clients deploy capital – at scale – to generate appropriate, risk-adjusted financial returns and to transform the way natural resources are used, businesses are built and communities thrive.