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Investments Director

at Capital Impact Partners in Arlington, Virginia

About the Job

Capital Impact Partners seeks an Investment Officer/Director to become an integral part of its Impact Investment Group that is focused on making investments that generate equitable economic prosperity and promote community health throughout the country. The ideal candidate will have a passion for community and economic development, impact investing, and social justice. The position will report to the Head of Investments. The Director will work with senior members of the team to launch new impact investing funds across multiple investment themes, while also sourcing and executing impact investments and managing portfolio companies and assist reporting to stakeholders. The Director will work closely with portfolio companies across the country to generate measurable impact and rationalized investment returns.

This position reports to the Head of Investments and can be located in the Arlington, VA, California offices or Texas triangle (Dallas, Austin, Houston or Atlanta).

Essential Responsibilities

  • Proactively identifying potential investment opportunities using own network and knowledge base
  • Screening new investment opportunities to assess their fit with the fund’s mandate
  • Analyzing the competitive landscape for potential investments
  • Working with and overseeing junior-level professionals on the team
  • Supporting and leading the due diligence process with potential investments
  • Working on financial models to assess cash requirements for key milestones within potential investments and current portfolio companies
  • Tracking progress of portfolio companies post investment
  • Supporting executives in their board responsibilities and, over time, assuming select board responsibilities
  • Working on investment updates and valuations for quarterly and annual reports
  • Coordinating due diligence processes
  • Supporting and leading negotiation of terms for new investments
  • Contributing to knowledge management and translation of project and programmatic data
  • Tracking fund deal flow and coordinating reports and summaries for weekly team meetings
  • Compiling impact data for portfolio companies
  • Providing organizational support as needed


Professional Skills, Education and Experience

  • Completion of a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, plus a graduate degree or relevant level of experience
  • 5+ years of work experience in a position providing extensive exposure to investing into companies
  • Experience developing financial models and conducting sensitivity analysis
  • Investment experience in the health, food, co-op or social entrepreneurship sectors
  • Demonstrated experience in preparing and negotiating complex transactions and balancing the programmatic needs of community based organizations with sound underwriting judgment and risk mitigation
  • Familiarity with one or more of Capital Impact’s five core geographies
  • Ability to generate deal flow using own contacts and experience
  • Demonstrated interest in and experience in impact investing
  • Exposure to boards of directors as a member or observer
  • Experience leading the due diligence process for potential investments
  • Ability to interact with bankers, investors and others
  • Highly skilled in writing investment summaries, investment memos, preparing
  • PowerPoint presentations and related word-processing and spreadsheet skills
  • Comfort working in an environment with little supervision
  • Demonstrated ability to be proactive and organized in working independently, as well as in interacting with team members and external stakeholders (investors, companies, co-investors, etc.)
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Strong attention to detail, analytical, critical thinking and organization skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and leverage knowledge and resources to solve problems
  • Experience prioritizing and managing multiple projects, assignments and meeting tight deadlines
  • Advanced user of Excel, Word, Power Point and Google Suite. Experience with
  • Salesforce is a plus
  • Ability to travel up to 20% of the time (once permitted)

To apply

Email Jenna Williams at

Capital Impact Partners

Capital Impact and CDC Small Business Finance recently formed an Alliance to advance solutions that address social and economic inequality. Together we will focus on holistic economic and community development at scale with a focus on people and place. At the core, our suite of products and services, experience, and scope will foster equitable job creation, wealth building, and economic mobility.