Mennonite Economic Development Associates is hiring a
Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA) invites applications for a Director, Investment Finance to join our dedicated and talented Finance team in our mission to create business solutions to poverty!
MEDA’s work is built on a foundation of Mennonite business roots and faith-based values, within the global context of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. We believe business solutions are effective interventions to address poverty. Through a market-systems approach and strategic partnerships, MEDA enables access to finance and provides business and technical expertise to build transformative agri-food market systems that create decent jobs, allowing traditionally excluded groups to become active participants in a sustainable economy. MEDA welcomes all who share our values and want to join us in our mission. To find out more about MEDA, please visit our website at www.meda.org.
The Director Investment Finance leads the back-office management of MEDA’s impact investments and funds across its entire portfolio. The Director will manage, evaluate, execute, and report on MEDA’s current investment portfolio as well as review and analyze investment opportunities to ensure they align with MEDA’s impact goals, strategic plan and the regulatory environment(s). The Director Investment Finance will support the structuring of new investment vehicles as required.
The Investment Director will be an integral part of the Finance, Information Technology Services & Legal team and will report to MEDA’s CFIO.
Job Status: Full-Time
Start Date: March 2024
Location: Hybrid/Remote within Canada or US, ideally within proximity to a MEDA office
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Investment Strategy and Policy
Portfolio Management and Investment Leadership
Regulatory, Risk and Compliance
Audit and Administration
Education: Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation required. Exceptional candidates with a business, economics, or finance background will be considered; investment and risk management designations are an asset.
Experience: 7-10 years of combined work experience in development banking or impact investing preferred.
Experience in emerging markets and social businesses, investment management, private equity, investment banking, consulting, or a socially focused enterprise.
Leadership level experience in finance, accounting and/or impact investment management.
Familiarity with offering documents for private and public investment offerings and ability to efficiently evaluate the merits of funds and direct investments across diverse asset classes and end markets
Strong and effective communication skills, willingness to engage with all stakeholders
Strong organizational skills to coordinate efforts across the team, including managing other analysts or consultants
Demonstrated ability to take initiative, own and deliver projects independently with some guidance from senior team members
Entrepreneurial mindset, able to thrive in a dynamic environment with many moving parts, and able to both focus on both the detail and the bigger picture
Experience with multiple business models, financial modelling, due diligence processes, technology trends
Experience in impact measurement for social or impact investments
MS Excel and PowerPoint skills required and familiarity with MS Teams preferred
Strong passion for impact investing and impact management and high interest and capabilities in building a network of contacts in the impact investing ecosystem
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, February 16, 2024 by 4:00 pm Eastern Time
MEDA is an equal opportunity employer and accommodations are available during all phases of the recruitment process. We ask that any applicants requiring accommodation make their needs known in advance.
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