About the Job
Essential Functions, Duties and Responsibilities
Business Development & Relationship Management:
Identify and cultivate relationships with prospective investors that are well positioned to provide grants, equity, or below-market debt to support VOA impact investing strategies, particularly VOA Funds for housing, health, and social enterprises.
Formulate concept requests and develop pitches for funders in support capitalization goals.
Data analysis and communication of VOA’s social impact investing strategic, including Impact Reports, funder updates, and other printed and online marketing collateral.
Develop approaches to elevate the value of VOA’s social impact investing strategy in the market to spur though-leadership and growth opportunities.
Support in growing organizational capacity for business development and social entrepreneurship via a Business Development Network, including sourcing national subject matter experts and coordinating a consistent stream of engagement and measurable progress with members.
Impact Fund Management:
Track and manage the Futures and Housing Fund portfolios.
Manage administration functions of the Futures Fund Board of Directors.
Help to cultivate pipeline of Futures Fund investments opportunities, including direct outreach to affiliates, partners and internal task forces.
Evaluate grant proposals, and underwrite debt and equity investment opportunities, to present to staff and the Futures Fund Investment Committee.
Implement data collection reporting system for financial and social impact data.
Experience and Minimum Qualifications:
A graduate degree, MBA preferred (essential if fewer than 3 years relevant work experience; not required with more years of relevant work experience.
Demonstrated experience in impact capital, social entrepreneurship and/or fund management.
A track record of effective business development translating to new and repeat revenue.
Strong quantitative and qualitative research skills, and an aptitude for critical thinking and complex problem solving; Financial analysis and excel skills are a must.
Excellent written and oral communications skills, including the ability to quickly research, synthesize, and summarize critical findings on unfamiliar topics; Design experience with Adobe, PowerPoint and other similar programs a plus.
Create collaboration skills, must love working together with internal teams and creating external partnerships.
Passionate about finding creative solutions to meet the needs of the nation’s most vulnerable.
Skilled at performing responsibilities remotely, being fully engaged in work and team activities and meeting deadlines without requiring daily, in-person management.
Ability to manage multiple and competing projects, and work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team.
Willingness and ability to express contrary views and seek consensus against other priorities such as time and budget constraints.
Strong professional ethics which include approaching others in a tactful manner, reacting well under pressure; treating others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepting responsibility for own actions; following through on commitments and maintaining confidentiality.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Strong knowledge of Excel, accounting skills including related financial statements, computer systems / software.
Ability to work flexible hours. Ability to travel is required.
The work environment characteristics and physical demands described here are representative of those and employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Works in office areas. Interacts with staff, consultants, and outside vendors. May be subjected to interruptions throughout the workday.
While performing the duties of this job the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to life up to 10 pounds. The vision requirements includes close vision.
Please note that this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Volunteers of America
At Volunteers of America, we are more than a nonprofit organization. We are a ministry of service that includes nearly 16,000 employees and more than 55,000 volunteers with a shared vision of a world where all people live in safety with social, emotional and physical well-being, spiritual fulfillment, justice and hope.
The national office is located in Alexandria, Va., part of the greater Washington, DC area. The headquarters includes executive staff and major office departments that have national responsibilities and provide support to local offices and Volunteers of America housing and senior living and care communities: communications, fundraising; public policy, finance, chartering, housing, volunteer services, program services and other operations.