Deputy Managing Director, Forest & Carbon Investing, NatureVest (Locat...

Employer Name The Nature Conservancy   Address 4245 N Fairfax dr
Job Type Full-time, Permanent   Address 2
Experience 2 - 5 Years   City arlington
Education Bachelors Degree   State Virginia
  Zip Code 22203

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Job Description

The Deputy Managing Director, Forest Investing is part of the NatureVest leadership team and oversees the development and execution of The Nature Conservancy’s Forest Investing strategy and portfolio. They will originate and manage numerous projects across multiple geographies in coordination with Global Strategy and Regional Leadership colleagues, and oversee a team of deal leads and forestry specialists.
• Designs, implements and directs complex and diverse projects, setting deadlines and ensuring program accountability.
• Makes strategic decisions based on analysis, experience and judgment.
• Incorporates cross-disciplinary knowledge to support program objectives.
• Manages the work of other professionals, inside and outside of the organization.
• Holds fiscal accountability for an annual budget.
• Works with fundraisers and donors to source new support and manage ongoing donor relationships.
• Significant latitude to deal directly with field management personnel and organizational leadership.
• Makes independent strategic decisions, frequently involving ambiguous information, based on analysis, experience and judgment.
• May require frequent travel domestically and/or internationally and evening and weekend hours; at least 20% travel expected.

Required Skills

• BA/BS degree in Forestry, Forest Science, Environmental Science or equivalent field.
• 15 years’ experience in a private sector environment, such as management consulting and investment banking, or with a leading conservation organization or government entity, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Investment structuring experience including transaction structuring with debt, equity, and other forms of capital. Experience in securing capital from investors such as investment banks, private wealth managers, public pension plans, endowment funds, private trusts and high-net worth individuals.
• Experience originating and closing forest investments ideally including outside the United States.
• Network of forest asset managers and investors as well as carbon investors.
• Experience developing business plans or major strategy assessments particularly related to conservation business strategies.
• Experience with valuation, deal structuring, negotiations, financial modeling and analysis.
• Experience in a supervisory role.
• Fundraising experience, including identifying donor prospects and donor cultivation.

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