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Investment Associate

Investments | Washington, DC | Full Time

Job Description

Investment Associate 

 

 

About DC Green Bank    

DC Green Bank is a new independent agency, established by the Green Finance Authority Establishment Act of 2018 to leverage public capital to accelerate private sector investments that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and advance the District of Columbia’s ambitious sustainability and resiliency goals. Using limited public funding and bonding authority, DC Green Bank will attract private sector funding. Through its financing offerings, the organization will enable private capital to fill gaps by reducing real and perceived risk, absorbing transaction costs, and providing private investors the chance to learn about new market opportunities with government partnership security. An institutional goal is to accelerate low-carbon technologies by mitigating upfront costs, leveraging private investment, and increasing public dollars’ catalytic impact.   

  

Summary  

DC Green Bank seeks an Investment Associate to help launch this cutting-edge, mission-driven organization. As a core member of the Investments team, the Investment Associate will focus on building a substantial portfolio of new business, engaging local organizations to invest in DC Green Bank’s efforts to fund green initiatives. The Associate is responsible for structuring and executing transactions to build the bank’s book of business, creating and maintaining positive client relationships, and driving initiatives to keep clients engaged with the organization’s mission.  The Associate will also play an active role in portfolio management and data analytics. 

  

Responsibilities  

  • Support the Investments team in new business origination, deal execution, and portfolio management, demonstrating analytical rigor and sound commercial judgment.    

  • Identify mission-aligned investment opportunities, developing a solid strategy with actionable steps to execute and close deals; lead the team in managing the pipeline of investable opportunities.  

  • Create a client retention and engagement plan to foster long-term relationships and repeat investments.  

  • Drive product delivery, focusing on solar energy, transportation electrification, building energy efficiency, and stormwater abatement, as the primary project investment areas.  

  • Stay abreast of sustainability trends, financing products, and legislation that directly affects DC Green Bank, our stakeholders, and constituents; keep clients and client pipeline apprised of current trends and organizational happenings.  

  • Identify potential structures and financing opportunities for new sectors of the clean economy that align with DC Green Bank’s mission.  

  • Collaborate in developing requests for proposal (RFPs) to drive potential financing opportunities.  

  • Represent DC Green Bank at events and outreach opportunities. 

  • Uphold and regularly enact DC Green Bank’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.  

  

The Ideal Candidate  

The ideal candidate has proven experience in investment or advisory, specifically on executing private debt, equity, and/or capital markets transactions.  You have experience with financial structuring, transaction due diligence, project management, exhibit sound business judgment, and have a passion for sustainability.  

 

DC Green Bank is committed to reaching multiple constituents in the District.  Candidates who are fluent or proficient in speaking multiple languages are desirable. 

Ultimately, we are looking for the right person with the right set of skills to fill the position. There is no perfect candidate. Highlight the best parts of your experience that align with the job description as staff at all positions in DC Green Bank are encouraged to learn and grow to make this the best place to work.  

  

Minimum Qualifications  

  • Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Finance, Engineering, or related field. 

  • Work in the financial sector, preferably in an investment or advisory function, with proven experience closing deals.  

  • Strong analytical and financial structuring skills, including financial modeling. 

  • Sector experience through work and/or studies in clean energy, transport, or related infrastructure.    

  • Experience performing transaction due diligence.  

  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills.  

  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently and willingness to ask questions to clarify assignments.  

  • Commitment to the mission of DC Green Bank.  

  

Position Details   

  • Status: Full-time  

  • Location: Remote until further notice, during the COVID-19 pandemic; Post-remote work, the required location will be Washington, DC. 

  • Salary, Title, and Benefits commensurate with experience.   

   

To Apply   

Interested applicants should submit (1) a detailed cover letter expressing their interest and fit for the position, and (2) a CV/resume clearly outlining experience, abilities, and qualifications satisfying the needs of the organization.    

   

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.