Manager, Impact Investments & Social Venture Development – Ohio University Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs

Oct 13, 2020 | Jobs

Job Title Manager, Impact Investments & Social Venture Development
Applications Accepted From Public: Open to the public
Special Instructions to Applicants


Please complete the online application and attach required documents. Required documents include a detailed cover letter, current resume, and a list of at least three (3) professional references with current contact details, including email addresses.

The position will remain open until filled. For full consideration, please apply by October 22, 2020.

This position is eligible for the following benefits: medical, vision, dental, basic and supplemental life, winter break closure, paid holidays, educational benefits for you and eligible dependents, sick leave, vacation, and retirement.
Posting Number 20163189S
Job Description


The position has an executive co-leadership role in planning, engaging participants in, approving deal flow for, and implementing the formation of a regional 13-county, two-state impact investment fund. The position co-creates and participates in fund participant recruitment. The position oversees provision of high level intensive operational and venture development services and guidance to technology-based companies and entrepreneurs to assist in securing resources for commercialization success. The position leads and manages teams for due diligence of potential investments and provides overall fund/portfolio management.

The ideal candidate will have expertise in all aspects of venture development, investment and commercialization, particularly as it relates to start-up ventures in both technical and social enterprise sectors. Analytical and problem solving skills, strong ability to communicate and persuade/influence others. Management skills and organization skills are critical. Comprehensive knowledge of deal terms and deal structure of various investment vehicles; strong negotiation skills; knowledge of investment principles, valuation methodologies for fund management with strong financial experience. Understanding and experience in enterprises with both proven social impact and financial stability.

Duties include:

1. With key regional and cross-state partners, co-create a regional impact investment fund, including—
a) Advising multi-partner, senior executive Impact Investment Group members on fund design
b) Recruitment of participating fund members from philanthropic and investment communities
c) With executive team, reporting to senior administration, funders, and other external partners regarding fund formation and impact.

2) Oversee, with collaboration of the external partner Impact Investment Group, the implementation of the fund, including but not limited to—
a) Fund organizational formation – size, duration, and goals
b) Fund process creation – committee framework, deal flow assessment
c) Fund internal implementation procedures – policies and procedures; process management

3) Manage the deal flow development, preparation and investment process, including—
a) Assessing quality of incoming deal flow and identifying impact investment-track clients
b) Overseeing and participating in preparation for fund presentations
c) Administering fund deal flow assessment, including due diligence processes
d) Overseeing and participating in portfolio client oversight and continued wrap-around services to clients.

4) Expert leadership advisory services—
a) On the basis of prior experience in similar circumstances, advise program leadership, internal and external, on Fund formation and ongoing success as compared to other funds
b) Supervise and guide the activities of the program staff.
c) Other duties as needed/as appropriate

Minimum Qualifications

At least a Master’s degree in a business or social services related discipline AND at least six (6) years of management experience. Previous administrative leadership experience.

Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills, analytic abilities, and detailed orientation. Strong written and oral communication skills essential.

Driver’s license, ability to travel, ability to work evenings and weekends.

Reliable home Internet in the event of need to work remotely.

Preferred Qualifications Doctoral degree in any discipline AND 6 or more years of management experience, and all of the above-mentioned skills and requirements.
Department Voinovich Schl of Leadership & Public Affairs
Pay Rate Commensurate with credentials. Employees also enjoy a generous benefits package which includes health benefits, paid time off, and educational benefits for employees and eligible dependents.
Job Open Date 10/12/2020
Posting Close Date This position will remain open until filled. For full consideration, please apply by October 22, 2020.
Job Category At-Will Administrative Special appointment
Months 12
Planning Unit Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs
Work Schedule M-F 8-5 Some evening and weekends, as required.
Campus Athens
Expected hours worked per week 40
Expected duration of assignment Ongoing
Applicants may contact this person if they have questions about this position. Faith Knutsen: (
Diversity Statement Ohio University is committed to creating a respectful and inclusive educational and workplace environment. Ohio University is an equal access/equal opportunity and affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to building and maintaining a diverse workforce. Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Ohio University is a member of the OH/Western PA/WV Higher Education Recruitment Consortium.
Employment Type full-time regular
Job Family/Subfamily Academic and Program Management-Research and Program Management
Career Track & Level M 4
Pay Grade CA&P|21|
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