Associate Director, Impact Investments

Full-time •

Hybrid (Philadelphia/Remote)

Founded in Philadelphia, Spring Point Partners, LLC (Spring Point) is a social impact organization that invests in the transformational leaders, networks and solutions that power community change and advance justice. We do this by seeking out and supporting community leaders who have the vision to see what’s possible and the drive to make that real; connecting the experience of partners with comprehensive and flexible supports for shared learning and impact; and investing in innovative ideas and adaptive solutions that can spark and scale change for all.

Whether we’re partnering on youth development, equity in learning, animal welfare or water sustainability or investing in new business models that close opportunity gaps and boost social and economic mobility, we center equity and justice in all we do — supporting individuals and ideas that can have a catalytic impact in their communities and on our society.

Together, let’s change the way social impact is achieved.

About the position

The Associate Director, Impact Investments reports to the Chief Investment Officer, and will support the full scope of the impact investment activity at Spring Point Partners, with a priority focus on business development and connecting with partners with resources.

Roles and Responsibilities

Investments

  • Investment Strategy: partner with the team and advisors to inform the strategy to deploy investments across the organization’s portfolio
  • Sourcing: serve as the primary external representative for, and lead the business development and sourcing of, investment opportunities
  • External Inquiries: respond to initial inquiries from potential investees/partners in a manner that reflects the values of the organization and intent to build positive relationships
  • Screening: perform an initial screening of the potential for impact, risks, and business operations of potential investees
  • Due Diligence: support the due diligence and approval process in partnership with the team, investment advisors and consultants
  • Deal Structuring: Negotiate deal structures and legal documentation. Manage legal counsel and tax advisors through closing processes.
  • Fund Relationships: develop, maintain, and expand relationships with aligned investors and organizations in support of portfolio companies
  • Resource Development: provide targeted support to portfolio companies focused on connections to resources and opportunities for growth
  • Market Research: monitor the external environment, financial markets, regulatory developments and other trends and best practices related to social impact investments in our focus areas
  • Learning: identify insights and learning from the field, between funders, and within portfolio companies to inform the organizational learning strategy

Administration

  • Investment Process: support the full scope of investment workflow as needed to support the team
  • Internal Collaboration: cultivate strong working relationships across Spring Point Partners programs, finance and operational teams, as well as with consultants

All Staff Responsibilities

  • Organizational Involvement: participate as an engaged member of the organization beyond core responsibilities including, but not limited to, participating in training/professional development, attending staff meetings/events, and contributing to the organization’s values-based culture building including diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) work
  • Professional Development: maintain skills and knowledge of industry standards, peer activity, and relevant media/publications and advise on key developments or areas that could impact the organization

Candidate Qualifications

We look forward to the range of professional experiences that candidates provide, and that, at minimum, meet these qualifications: 

  • Professional Experience: demonstrate five to seven years at an investment fund, investment advisor, endowment, or related entity with a focus on alternative investments
  • Technology: ability to integrate technology into work, expert level in Excel and proficient in the rest of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, and PowerPoint)
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree required 


In addition, we seek candidates who demonstrate these preferred qualities: 

  • Mission Focused: enjoy working within a small, entrepreneurial environment that is mission-driven, practitioner-led, and community-oriented
  • Relationship Management: ability to initiate, develop, and maintain positive relationships
  • Team Player: collaborative and supportive of others with diverse backgrounds and skill sets
  • DEI Focus: demonstrated experience and interest in supporting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization
  • Learning Focused: ability to seek knowledge about diverse fields within social impact and make connections across the work
  • Social Justice & Capitalism: interested in making capital markets work more equitably
  • Values & Impact Areas: interest in racial equity, social justice, and at least one of Spring Point Partners’ key sectors
  • Impact Investing: previous exposure or work in impact investing
  • Board / C-Level: experience building relationships and communicating successfully at the executive and/or board level
  • Communication: strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Flexibility & Availability: ability to quickly pivot and thrive in a fluid environment, ability to navigate ambiguity, with flexibility in scheduling for periodic night or weekend events, as well as occasional overnight travel
  • Confidentiality: ability to handle confidential information with discretion
  • Education: Master’s degree in Business, Policy or related field preferred

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Statement

Spring Point is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We welcome and encourage all qualified candidates to apply. 

COVID-19 Vaccine Statement

Spring Point Partners, LLC requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required as part of the conditional job offer process and prior to starting work. Boosters are encouraged, but not required, at this time. Reasonable accommodations due to disability or sincerely held religious beliefs will be considered at the time of hire.

Applications

To apply please send your resume and email of interest to the Hiring Team at investmentsearch@thespringpoint.com

We look forward to reviewing your application materials!