Associate VC Director @ Habitat for Humanity in Washington DC

Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) is currently seeking a talented professional for the role of a Associate Director – Impact Investments.
Habitat for Humanity’s The Terwilliger Center aims to catalyze capital for affordable housing finance and related products and services for the low-income households across the globe. The Terwilliger Center’s Impact Investment vertical operates and manages two funds – The MicroBuild Fund, a $100-million first investment vehicle dedicated to providing access to housing finance to institutions serving families at base of the pyramid and The Shelter Venture Fund which invests in promising start-ups developing innovative and disruptive technology addressing affordable shelter solutions. Leveraging the success of the MicroBuild Fund, Habitat for Humanity is contemplating a larger second fund which will potentially encompass several actors along the housing value chain. Read more about The Terwilliger Center’s work here (…).

The Terwilliger Center is looking for an Associate Director to join its Impact Investment team to advance the Center’s housing sector impact goals and support its growing funds. The position will support the impact investment team across all current and future funds and will include deal sourcing, underwriting and structuring investment portfolio for the on-going Shelter Venture Fund. The position will interface with internal and external stakeholders. As the second impact investment fund is planned, the Associate Director will have an opportunity to help the process from ground up and shape their role and responsibilities as the second fund’s work evolves.

The Associate director will report to Senior Director but will work closely and collaboratively with all teams within the Terwilliger Center’s other departments. The position location is flexible; preferred location are Washington D.C or Atlanta, Georgia.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support the small but nimble impact investment team in juggling dynamic priorities on current and potential new funds.
  • Support deal sourcing, underwriting of start-up companies in the Shelter Venture Fund.
  • Prepare and present high-quality investment memos with comprehensive due diligence for the Shelter Venture Fund collaborating with the Innovation and Entrepreneurship team.
  • Support quarterly reporting activities for the MicroBuild and Shelter Venture Fund.
  • Contribute to the development of other reports and presentations (monthly, quarterly, annual) for various stakeholders of TCIS funds as well as development of impact metrics.
  • Represent TCIS/Impact Investment at conferences.
  • Respond to internal/external clients related to the Funds.

Success Criteria: (The metrics or other standards that will be used to measure success in this role.)

  • Successfully execute all workflow processes from deal origination to funding for the Shelter Venture Fund.
  • Demonstrate expertise with fund structuring and financial modeling.
  • Demonstrate facility with reporting and analysis of key performance (social and financial) metric.
  • Successfully manage relationships with key internal and external stakeholders.

Minimum Required:

  • Education: Post-graduate degree (Master’s and above) or equivalent within Finance & Investments.
  • Years of Related Experience: 3-5 years of relevant investment experience in the social finance, impact investing, venture capital, investment banking and/or strategy consulting sectors.
  • Ability to develop financial models and reporting templates. Knowledge/familiarity with investment accounting principles.
  • Demonstrated analytical skills to assess potential investment opportunities.
  • Experience with and/or deep interest in issues around the affordable housing sector to drive innovative social impact.
  • Strong computer skills demonstrated experience working with databases (Access or MS SQL Server), VBA for Excel, SurveyCTO, and analytical tools such as Power BI.
  • Exceptional project manager who thrives in a fast-paced environment and delivers high-quality work
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to convey complex information and investment opportunities to internal and external stakeholders in compelling formats.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to build trust with diverse stakeholder groups, including investment committee, Board members, and co-investors.
  • Able to travel extensively (post pandemic).

Active support of HFHI Values:
º Humility – We are part of something bigger than ourselves
º Courage – We do what’s right, even when it is difficult or unpopular
º Accountability – We take personal responsibility for Habitat’s mission

If interested, please apply here.

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