Vice President, Risk – Climate United

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About Climate United 

Climate United will use funding from the EPA under the Inflation Reduction Act to rapidly deploy low- and zero-emission products, technologies, and services to all American communities in order to (1) reduce GHG emissions and other forms of air pollutants; (2) bring direct benefits to American communities in the form of energy security, energy savings, cleaner air, and quality jobs; and (3) transform the capital markets so they can drive an equitable clean energy transition at scale. Visit Climate United (weareclimateunited.org) for more information. Climate United will focus its investments in Distributed Power Generation and Storage, Building Decarbonization and Electric Transportation. Calvert Impact, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit (“Calvert Impact”), is sole member of Climate United. The successful candidate will be employed by Calvert Impact or one of its subsidiaries.

 

Job Description

Climate United Fund, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit (“Climate United”), is seeking a full-time Vice President of Risk Management to join our team. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer (COO), the VP of Risk Management will be instrumental in developing and implementing risk management strategies to ensure the successful execution of Climate United’s mission and programs. This role requires a seasoned professional with extensive experience in community and/or climate finance, strong leadership skills, and a proven track record of managing large-scale public-private partnerships and teams of financial services professionals.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute an enterprise risk management framework and implementation plan aligned with Climate United’s program objectives and desired outcomes, in close collaboration with the COO and leadership team.
  • Manage core internal functions related to risk management, including portfolio risk management and other enterprise risks, in close coordination with the Investments team.
  • Manage and mitigate macroeconomic risks across the organization, including interest rate risk, climate risk, geographic concentration risk, among other key risks of the award.
  • Ensure compliance with the mandate of the National Clean Investment Fund competition as outlined in the agreement with the EPA.
  • Create a cultivate an internal culture of risk assessment, analytics, and management to ensure all business units understand and have the tools to effectively manage their team’s core risks.
  • Manage a team of risk professionals; support their growth and development over time.
  • Liaise and coordinate with the risk management teams of our subgrantee partners, Self-Help Climate Capital and CPC Climate Capital.
  • Coordinate and communicate effectively with the Climate United Executive team and Board of Directors, providing regular updates on internal policies, procedures, and progress.

 

Required Qualifications

  • Extensive experience and credibility in community and/or climate finance, demonstrated through leadership roles.
  • Proven track record of successfully managing large-scale public-private partnerships and teams of financial services professionals.
  • Experience in building and scaling new businesses or organizations, with a focus on operations and infrastructure to ensure robust risk management, compliance, and controls.
  • Strong analytical and strategic thinking skills, with the ability to develop and implement effective risk management strategies.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field; advanced degree or certification preferred.
  • Passionate about the mission and work of Climate United, Calvert Impact, and committed to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  • Willingness to travel up to 30%, primarily within the US, and ability to work from the Washington, DC area or be willing to come into the office quarterly for team collaboration.

 

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