| May 23, 2024

Director of Strategic Initiatives in Sustainability and Impact | USA

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  • Full Time
  • United States
  • $180,000 - $225,000 USD / Year

Website Acre

Acre is working with an impact investing firm working on thematic issues such as climate justice, racial equality, gender equality, economic equality, health and wellness, education, and more. They are looking for a Director of Strategic Initiatives to join their team. If you are experienced in using capital for good, read on and consider applying!​

The Role

You will be responsible for leading and executing the CEO’s special projects and initiatives to drive growth, develop industry partnerships, and lead the CEO’s special projects and business initiatives. You will execute on critical opportunities and high-profile projects.

  • Employment Type: Full-Time, exempt
  • Location: Remote, US-Based
  • Reports to: CEO
  • Supervisory duties: No
  • Employer unable to provide visa sponsorship or support visa transfer

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Working with the CEO to develop and execute special projects and strategic initiatives in alignment with the firm’s vision, mission, and objectives with a specific focus on climate and social issues.
  • Directly lead on CEO’s projects and initiatives where needed, providing support of analysis on competitive landscape, and industry meetings.
  • Act on behalf of the CEO at events, industry meetings, and internal stakeholder meetings.
  • Working with the CEO to manage internal and external stakeholders.
  • Supporting and attending meetings with CEO, managing effective hand-off internally for projects when appropriate.
  • Managing the launch of a CRM for executive and strategic communications.
  • Develop outreach approach to the external ecosystem for partnerships and relationship development.
  • Provide regular updates to the CEO for the progress of special projects, initiatives, and key milestones achieved.
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to ensure alignment and streamlined execution of the CEO’s strategic projects across the firm.
  • Contribute to the culture of humility, innovation, continuous improvement, and strategic thinking.
  • Stay abreast of emerging trends, best practices, and technologies in investment management applying relevant insights to internal and external initiatives.
  • Lead on AdHoc projects as needed.
  • Support the junior team members helping to foster a culture of a growth-oriented, positive, and encouraging environment.

Knowledge and Skill Requirements:

  • Minimum of 5+ years’ directly relevant experience in management consulting AND experience within private markets, investment banking and/or impact investing
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, Economics, or a related field. Master’s degree or MBA preferred or similar advanced degree in finance, business, accounting, economics, or related field preferred
  • Knowledge of and passion for using investing as a means by which to support social and environmental impact.
  • Discretion and Proven track record of leading and executing strategic initiatives in a complex and dynamic environment.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to synthesize complex information and make data-driven decisions.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, with the ability to effectively influence and collaborate with senior executives and cross-functional teams.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment and effectively manage multiple priorities.
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities, including the ability to inspire and motivate towards common goals.
  • Expert knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, experience using think-cell preferred
  • Flexibility and willingness to do what it takes in a team environment
  • Ability to work independently, multi-task and prioritize competing demands
  • Experience working in a virtual working environment preferred​

Reach out to Jenny at [email protected] for more information!

Diversity Statement

Diversity drives innovation and accelerates businesses and enterprises towards their missions. As such, we are wholly committed to partnering with clients and candidates alike to foster a more inclusive, sustainable future for generations to come.

Acre is committed to increasing diversity and maintaining a progressive and inclusive workplace, both for ourselves and for the organisations we support. It is important to us that we offer equal opportunities in the recruitment processes that we run. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of their ethnicity, race, gender, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, age, marital status or whether or not they have a disability.

If you require additional equipment, resources or support in order to participate in the job application or interview process, please let us know by contacting the named consultant managing this search and we will work with you to ensure that your accessibility needs are met.

About Acre

At Acre, we work with the most aspirational businesses with potential to make real change; from those who are just starting out to those who are well on the journey to crafting a legacy.

Our 20 years’ experience in sustainability recruitment, combined with our extensive global network, enables us to provide talent solutions that are designed to deliver this change. Through our unique behavioural assessment technology, we understand the types of people, skills and behaviours required to create impact. We can develop these qualities within your existing teams too.

We find talented people and develop their skills to make a true impact in ambitious, progressive organisations. The result? Businesses equipped to build resilience, adapt and manage the risks involved in tackling climate change.​

To apply for this job please visit www.acre.com.