Operations and Research Assistant
located washington, Dc
Quantified Ventures is an impact investing and social enterprise advisory firm. Through a process of identification, due diligence, and structuring, we design outcomes-based financial transactions for clients, helping to deploy impact capital to scale proven social and environmental solutions. We operate in three primary areas: Environment, Health, and Education/Workforce Development.
The large and growing market for impact investment capital challenges the notion that there has to be a trade-off between financial and social returns. By deploying impact capital to social enterprises that are both demonstrating positive impact and achieving sustainability, we can build capacity to address the world’s most pressing challenges. At Quantified Ventures, we simplify access to impact capital to scale solutions and interventions that drive true social change through innovative financing mechanisms.
What We Do
Quantified Ventures serves innovative organizations in the social, public, and private sectors as advisors in identifying, designing, and structuring impact investment transactions, primarily Social & Environmental Impact Bonds and Pay for Success transactions. We advise nonprofit organizations and private social enterprises with a demonstrated track record and evidence of program outcomes in preparing for and securing impact capital. We help governments, health plans, health systems, and public agencies align payment with the achievement of outcomes. Lastly, we work with impact investors to optimize their capital deployment strategies to maximize social and financial returns.
We believe that public-private partnerships are necessary to meaningfully move the needle on social issues. Most critically, we focus on generating transaction efficiencies and scalable investment products because we believe that will be core to enabling a self-sustainable impact investing market.
about the Position
Quantified Ventures is a fast-paced, rapidly growing, and dynamic startup. As a key member of the Quantified Ventures team, the Operations and Research Assistant will assume responsibility for a range of administrative and research functions that support both organizational growth and client work. S/he will have the opportunity to engage with individuals across the organization, including the CEO and other leaders in the field of impact investing, and will also contribute to business development and client project work, primarily by conducting background research, coordinating work streams, and conducting quality assurance checks.
Primary responsibilities include:
- Managing operational tasks for CEO such as scheduling meetings and calls, managing calendar, preparing daily briefings, and booking travel
- Supporting client projects through research in relevant health and environmental issue areas
- Conducting quality assurance checks on a range of client deliverables
- Assisting in business development process by preparing short assessments on business development opportunities, assisting with client proposal writing, and tracking relevant conferences in DC, Maryland, and Virginia area
- Contributing to thought leadership by staying up to date on impact investing and Pay for Success space and reporting out to team as necessary
- Supporting future hiring and new employee onboarding efforts
- Maintaining and organizing internal and external documents on the shared drive
- Assisting COO operational initiatives such as contributing to internal company policies and protocols
Quantified Ventures is a fast-paced, creative, and collaborative environment that keeps clients’ needs front and center. We are seeking motivated, entrepreneurial candidates with the drive, can-do attitude, commitment, and attention to detail to help the Quantified Ventures team advance its mission.
Candidates should have:
Bachelor’s degree (required)
1+ years of experience (optional)
Excellent time management skills
Capacity to multi-task while maintaining close attention to detail
Proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint
Excellent written and oral communications skills, including the ability to quickly synthesize and convey unfamiliar topics
Comfort with ambiguity and managing workload given shifting priorities, often across multiple, competing deadlines
Ability to work independently, with little oversight
Familiarity with environmental and health issue areas is a plus
Please send cover letter and resume to Emma Kloppenburg at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line of “Application: Operations & Research Assistant.” Review of applications will be conducted on a rolling basis.
Quantified Ventures, LLC is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of actual or perceived race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, political affiliation, or genetic information.