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Senior Director, Impact Investing - Catholic Charities USA

Location: Washington, DC

POSITION DESCRIPTION
The objective of this position is to guide identification and analysis of social impact investment opportunities in securing sources of investing capital from private and public models, and other similar vehicles to support local Catholic Charities agencies in their efforts to develop and implement alternative business strategies, including social ventures/social enterprise endeavors that achieve CCUSA’s Strategic Plan and national initiatives.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead the design and implementation of models for new financial vehicles to address market gaps identified by Strategic Priority VPs, ‘Communities of Practice’ and CCUSA’s Executive Leadership.
  • Develop and manage relationships with co-investors and other strategic partners.
  • Prepare proposals and presentations in support of CCUSA’s Strategic Plan and special initiatives that will assist the member agencies in their social enterprise/alternative business initiatives.
  • Position CCUSA as a strategic thought leader in the arena of social impact investing by participation in presentations at select Impact Investing conferences and industry events.
  • Consult with local member agencies to develop agency-wide guidance on investment systems and processes in creating business plans that clearly define goals, objectives, performance standards, and budgets investors will require.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of monitoring and reporting mechanisms for impact investing activities; ensure dissemination of results to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ongoing networking with key individuals representing companies, organizations, and social impact investing providers to build relationships that produce opportunities for the Network.
  • Stay current on regulatory developments regarding forms of investment opportunities.
  • Oversee the development and delivery of tools, guidelines and learning resources to build Catholic Charities’ Network staff capacity in private sector engagement and impact investing.
  • Exercise significant leadership in CCUSA’s work to reduce poverty in America through a willingness to understand, respect and contribute to the mission, while promoting its Catholic identity.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Strong understanding of Catholic Social Doctrine.
  • Ability to establish effective working relationship with local agency leadership.
  • Solid organizational and analytical skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, priorities, and meet deadlines.
  • Embrace CCUSA’s values and the behaviors that support those values.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong internal and external relationship building / customer services skills.
  • Demonstrated presentation writing abilities.
  • Excellent communications, interpersonal and team-building skills.
  • Ability to work with initiative, without close supervision.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and to make timely, value-based decisions.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with people of diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Ability to excel in fast-paced, changing, and challenging environments.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite programs with advanced knowledge of MS Windows: Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint required.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • Degree in business development, business management or related field – Masters preferred (or equivalent experience).
  • Minimum of five years of experience in Impact Investing.
  • Experience with debt and equity financing strongly preferred.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please submit your resume and cover letter to hr@catholiccharitiesusa.org.

Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) provides Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex or gender, military service or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy, age, disability or marital status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. CCUSA complies with applicable federal, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

 
 
 
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