About the Job
The Portfolio Manager will provide operational support across the entire investment value-chain including sourcing, due diligence, closing, portfolio management and evaluation, and exits. In addition, the Portfolio Manager will hold independent responsibility to launch and operate an investment platform for innovative and high-impact venture-backed companies to scale their products and services in Colorado through local partnerships. The Portfolio Manager will report to the Vice President of Impact Investing, and also work closely with the Director, Impact Investing and the Chief Financial Officer.
- Support the members of the impact investment team in conducting due diligence, deal structuring, and negotiation of term sheets, investment approvals, closing, investment management, and exits
- Build and manage an extensive database of companies and local partners and help grow and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders on both sides
- Develop and launch an investment platform to connect high impact venture-backed companies with local public and non-profit agencies in Colorado
- Support in quarterly and annual portfolio financial and impact reporting
- Provide general operational support for other foundation initiatives and team activities
- 3+ years of experience ideally working with venture-backed companies or for-profit start-ups in an operations, finance, or investment role.
- Experience with a venture accelerator or incubator is desired.
- Solid understanding of financial modelling
- Demonstrated interest and or experience in impact investing and mission-driven finance
- Ability to design and execute on new programs and ideas. You would need to be a strong operator with a knack for program management and implementation to succeed in this role
- Strong project management, organization, and stakeholder management skills to drive projects from ideation to completion
- Excellent interpersonal and written and oral communication skills. The ability to adapt style, tone, and content to meet various needs
- Relentless passion and commitment toward diversity and equity, and a deep personal understanding of issues of structural inequality
- Collaborative team player who is able to acknowledge, respect, and value the diverse lived experiences of other Gary team members as well as our network of partners
- Flexibility, initiative, we are a high-performance culture that rewards creative solutions
- Entrepreneurial, growth-oriented individuals who are committed to the success of others
- Demonstrated commitment for impact and Gary’s mission and values
Compensation & Benefits:
- This is a regular, full-time exempt position
- The salary range is $80,000 to $100,000
- Comprehensive benefits package including 401(k) plan with matching
- Other Details: Our team is based in Denver, CO. This is not a remote position.
Gary Community Ventures
Gary Community Ventures, invests in for-profit and philanthropic solutions for Colorado’s low-income children and their families. We believe that business and philanthropy can—and should—work together to create opportunities for those who need it most. Gary Community Ventures is committed to investing in quality early childhood and youth development systems, expanding sustainable economic opportunities, and developing and supporting programs that create healthy family and community environments.
As a sunsetting organization, Gary Community Ventures has pledged to invest all assets by 2035 in service of its mission to ensure opportunity for low-income children and families in the Denver Metro Area.
About Gary’s Mission and Impact Investment Portfolio:
Gary was set-up with a distinct vision that all assets of the organization (whether philanthropic, below-market, or market-rate) are ultimately to be managed in pursuit of the long-term vision of the organization. With this goal in mind, Gary continues to build a pioneering and cutting-edge mission-related and program-related investing portfolio with investments across asset classes (venture capital funds, private equity funds, direct equity and debt, alternatives, real assets, and guarantees) closely aligned with the mission and impact objectives of the organization. Gary has already committed $40 million towards its mission and program investments, and this allocation is expected to substantially grow in the coming years as the organization fulfills its goal of investing all of its assets back into the community by 2035.