Impact Investing Manager

Job Description

Drive our ambition; join the team setting high targets and steering us toward maximum effect. Our Impact Investing team’s objective is to achieve our mission by creating a pool of capital to scale up innovation, designed to achieve breakthroughs for children in Australia and around the world. You will be a core part of our team, bringing a fresh perspective and thinking with both an impact and commercial lens. We need you to look at the big picture to ensure long term, targeted impact.Save the Children is no ordinary not-for-profit.  We’re ambitious, creative and outspoken. We stand up for children’s rights. We want all children to be educated, healthy and live a life free from violence. We run programs in Australia and overseas and, if there’s a disaster - like an earthquake, drought or conflict – we are there on the ground. Where you come in: In this full-time position based in our Carlton Head Office (or another location across Australia and the Asia Pacific region), you will be instrumental in building Save the Children’s visibility and networks in the impact investing ecosystem. Reporting to the Head of Impact Investing and working closely with the Fund’s Investment Committee, you will identify investment opportunities, conduct due diligence, and oversee the investment portfolio from both a financial and social impact perspective. You will make an impact by:
  • Building and leveraging a network in the impact investing space and building our presence across the industry,
  • Leading all aspects of an end-to-end transaction process, from opportunity identification through to completion,
  • Managing the portfolio of investments to ensure maximum social and financial returns,
  • Partnering with key internal and external stakeholders to collaborate, understand and rigorously report on impact,
  • Leading portfolio reviews and continuously improve the portfolio management process.
Does this sound like you? You are a natural relationship manager, with a passion for impact, new technologies, start-ups and entrepreneurship. Your background could be varied – we’re more interested in your attitude and demonstrated enthusiasm to meet, build relationships and debate views with peers and stakeholders. With a keen eye for detail, you quickly grasp financial concepts and are familiar with social impact, scaled social innovation or international development. This role requires:
  • A background in research or investment, consulting or exposure to a start-up or technology company,
  • An ability to understand new markets/ and products and quickly identify and articulate features and benefits,
  • Strong written communication and influencing skills,
  • Exposure to financials and accounting, including understanding of company financial statements,
  • A thirst for learning, personal and organisational growth and a drive to exceed expectations.
Working at Save the Children is more than just a job. It’s the feeling of knowing that your work is contributing to making the world a better place for children and working with others who feel the same. In addition to a connection to social causes, you will have access to:
  • Opportunity to work on additional projects alongside business as usual
  • Internal employment and development opportunities
  • Friendly and flexible work environment
  • Agile work environment including working from home
  • Pet friendly work environment
  • Child friendly work environment
  • Full salary packaging benefits
  • Additional annual leave options
For more information regarding our employee benefits, please follow this link. Sound interesting? We’d love to hear from you. Submit your cover letter and resume by clicking on the ‘Apply’ section. Applications close 4PM AEST, Thursday 3rd March 2022. Position Description – Impact Investing Manager For more information about this position, please contact Laura Scott, Head of Impact Investment - laura.scott@savethechildren.org.au. Save the Children is committed to providing and maintaining a safe working environment for its employees and client groups, consistent with our obligations under OH&S legislation. Successful applicants are required to provide evidence of vaccination against COVID-19, or proof of medical exemption. At Save the Children, we seek a workforce that is as diverse as our society – in race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, sexuality, neurodiversity, cultures and beliefs – and reflects the communities we work in. We know diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our culture and contribute to making Save the Children a great place to work. We strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants to apply. Save the Children Australia is a child-safe organisation. All employees are required to undergo a National Police Check, a Working with Children Check where necessary, and sign our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct. We also support the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. You can read about the Scheme and our commitment to Safeguarding here. Job Location
Flexible on Australia or Asia Pacific region, Australia

Position Type

Full-time Permanent

Close Date

03/03/2022

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