Senior Associate, Environmental Finance

Washington, DC


About Quantified Ventures

Quantified Ventures is an impact investing and social enterprise advisory firm. We identify, due diligence, and structure transactions to deploy impact capital to scale proven social and environmental solutions. We operate in two primary verticals: Environment and Health.

The large and growing market for impact investment capital is challenging the former notion of a trade-off between financial and social returns. By deploying impact capital to social enterprises that are both demonstrably creating positive impact and sustainable, we can accelerate society’s ability 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 through 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.

Leveraging our own tri-sector experience, we believe that moving the needle on the biggest social challenges will be driven by collaborative leadership from public, private and social sectors. Most critically, we bring a maniacal focus on transaction efficiencies and scalable investment products because we believe that will be core to enabling a self-sustainable impact investing market.

Our Environmental team focuses on channeling investment across a range of environmental issue areas, including green infrastructure and resilience, agriculture, water quality, recreation and conservation, waste recovery, and energy efficiency.

Responsibilities

As a key member of the Quantified Ventures environmental team, the Senior Associate will play an instrumental role in contributing to the growth and development of all areas of the business including transaction structuring, growth strategy, business development, product development, and client service delivery, focusing in particular within our environmental sector. Responsibilities include:

  1. Playing a key role in client delivery teams that are responsible for the following:

    • Conducting due diligence on prospects and potential transaction partners and stakeholders;

    • Conducting research on client issue areas;

    • Identifying and/or developing effective, scalable, and compliant interventions;

    • Management of evaluation partners;

    • Drafting program and/or intervention budgets;

    • Building economic and financial models to price outcomes and predict future revenues, savings, and/or cash flows;

    • Facilitating and supporting client working sessions;

    • Developing, drafting, and negotiating terms; and

    • Leading investor outreach and syndication process.

  2. Working with a team to manage all aspects of the transaction development and client delivery process for one or more of Quantified Ventures’ portfolio of environmental clients. This includes time and resource budgeting, timeline management, deliverable preparation, client and stakeholder management, invoice and expenses accuracy oversight, and contract management.

  3. Supporting business development activities as a subject matter expert, including  drafting proposal scopes, preparing and delivering pitch presentations, speaking at conferences,  and enhancing industry presence and thought leadership by drafting white papers and blogs.

  4. Contributing to the development and maintenance of organizational processes and protocols.

Qualifications

Quantified Ventures is a fast-paced, creative, supportive, and collaborative consulting environment that keeps clients’ needs front and center. We seek an entrepreneurial candidate with the drive, can-do attitude, creativity, commitment to innovation, and attention to detail to help the Quantified Ventures team advance its mission.

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Graduate degree (MBA, MS, MEM, MF, or MPA) preferred.

  • At least 4 years of experience in the areas of finance, economics, business management, strategy, or a related field; preference for experience in municipal or project finance, investment banking, or management consulting

  • Knowledge of or experience working with environmental regulations at the federal, state, and local levels preferred

  • Experience in environmental and/or infrastructure projects preferred, with specific background in one or more of green infrastructure and resilience, agriculture, water resources, forestry management, and energy/energy efficiency

  • Experience developing complex models capable of capturing key business drivers to measure growth, profitability, expenses, efficiency, and productivity;

  • Experience translating financial models and forecasts into actionable, understandable recommendations and guidance for leadership teams

  • Advanced expertise in Microsoft PowerPoint and Excel;

  • Strong quantitative and qualitative research skills, and an aptitude for critical thinking and complex problem solving;

  • Strong people and program management skills, with practice navigating complex projects and partner relationships;

  • Excellent written and oral communications skills, including the ability to quickly research, synthesize, and summarize critical findings on unfamiliar topics;

  • Ability to manage multiple and competing projects, and work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team;

  • Willingness and ability to express contrary views and seek consensus against other priorities such as time and budget constraints;

  • Top-notch listening and communications skills;

  • An ability to bring humor, curiosity, joy and humility into this groundbreaking work, and;

  • Passion for advancing the field of innovative environmental finance.

Application

Please send cover letter and resume to Carolyn duPont at environment@quantifiedventures.com with the subject line of “Senior Associate, Environmental Finance Application”. 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.