San Francisco, California (CA) preferred. Other CA locations possible.
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The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in 69 countries, all 50 United States, and your backyard. Founded in 1951, the mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Visit www.nature.org/about-us to learn more.
One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we are committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. The California Chapter is the largest and among the most innovative in the organization, with approximately 200 employees and $625 million in assets. We believe that what happens in California doesn’t stay in California – that the conservation solutions forged here can have repercussions across the country and the world to help nature and people thrive together. Visit www.conserveca.org to learn more.
The Nature Conservancy offers competitive compensation, 401k or savings-plan matching for eligible employees, excellent benefits, flexible work policies and a collaborative work environment. We also provide professional development opportunities and promote from within. As a result, you will find a culture that supports and inspires conservation achievement and personal development, both within the workplace and beyond.
The California Impact Investing Fellow will be a member of California’s Conservation Investment Department, with the primary responsibility of identifying and facilitating the development of investment opportunities in a range of asset types (e.g., freshwater, agriculture, forestry, fisheries) across California. The Fellow will work closely with NatureVest, The Nature Conservancy’s global impact investment unit.
The Conservation Investments Department supports the California chapter’s work in environmental economics, conservation finance and impact investing. The Department conducts economics- and finance-related analyses on TNC projects and serves as internal consultants to various TNC California teams to bring economic, financial and business expertise to the design and implementation of the Conservancy’s conservation priorities. The Conservation Investments Department works closely with NatureVest on impact investing deals. NatureVest’s mission is to create and transact investable deals that deliver conservation results and financial returns for investors. To learn more, visit: www.naturevesttnc.org.
The California Impact Investing Fellow will primarily be focused on sourcing and developing a pipeline of impact investment transactions for the California chapter. S/he will represent the Conservation Investments Department in exploratory discussions with regional conservation, industry (e.g., agricultural, forestry, freshwater) and finance experts (including Nature Conservancy staff) to assess the relevance of potential projects to California’s impact investment deal pipeline. The Fellow will initially focus on exploring impact investing opportunities for two core strategies of the California Chapter’s Water Program: securing environmental flows and advancing sustainable groundwater management. The Water Program’s strategy of securing environmental flows focuses on providing the water that fish and wildlife need at specific times and specific places by engaging with farmers, ranchers and communities to free up water. The Water Program’s strategy of advancing sustainable groundwater management focuses on working with local communities to reverse dramatic over-pumping of groundwater so that both nature and people can benefit from underground aquifers well into the future.
Reporting to the Project Director, Conservation Investments, this position is a unique and exciting opportunity for an investment professional who is knowledgeable and passionate about leveraging financial markets to drive environmental impact and natural resource sustainability.
RESPONSIBILITIES & SCOPE
Deal Origination and Pipeline Development:
Thought Leadership and Business Development:
ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION
HOW TO APPLY
To apply to position number 44333, submit resume and cover letter as one document. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on July 15, 2016.
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The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of men and women of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.
The successful applicant must meet the requirements of The Nature Conservancy’s background screening process.
California Impact Investing Fellow
San Francisco, CA, United States 🇺🇸