VC Associate @ Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation in San Francisco, CA

The Moore Foundation’s Investment Office manages the foundation’s investment portfolio with an aim towards maintaining purchasing power, managing volatility and ensuring sufficient liquidity to fund the foundation’s grant making and operating needs. The Investment team focuses its efforts on managing the portfolio’s asset allocation across a diverse set of asset classes, and selecting and monitoring investment managers within each asset class.The PositionThe Investment Associate position is a two-year role supporting the Director of Private Equity in managing a multi-billion dollar, global portfolio of buyout, growth equity and venture capital investments. The portfolio is invested in institutional funds that are sponsored by leading investment managers. The foundation does not make direct investments in companies, assets, or securities.The position is based at the foundation’s investment office in San Francisco, California. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, foundation offices are open part-time and will not fully reopen until March 1, 2022, at the earliest.Key Responsibilities

  • Work with Director to develop and implement portfolio strategies by analyzing historical returns and investment trends both domestically and abroad, monitoring current market conditions and assessing relative attractiveness of investment opportunities.
  • Work with Director to select new investments by identifying high potential managers, participating in due diligence, and conducting detailed performance and portfolio analytics.
  • Write quarterly portfolio reviews and lead production of comprehensive annual review of portfolio composition, returns and underlying fund holdings. Present findings from analysis to investment team.
  • Monitor and reconcile periodic performance of all managers in the portfolio. Track portfolio exposures and asset allocation levels relative to targets and assist in executing and confirming all cash flows to and from managers.
  • Position provides excellent exposure to portfolio asset allocation strategies as well as investments across asset classes including long-only equity, hedge funds, real estate, natural resources and fixed income.

Experience and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of two years of work experience in investment banking, management consulting, investment management, or other relevant field.
  • Well-developed quantitative and analytical skills with strong grounding in investment concepts (e.g. capital markets, statistical analyses).
  • Working knowledge of financial statement accounting and analysis.
  • Advanced Excel modeling skills and familiarity with PowerPoint, Bloomberg, and other analytical tools and concepts.
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently, ask questions, and use judgment. Ability to communicate concepts and distill information in an efficient, user-friendly manner is especially important.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and presentation skills required.
  • Willingness to support and promote the foundation and colleagues through commitment to enhancing the foundation’s considerations of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
  • Two-year commitment required.

AttributesThe ideal candidate will demonstrate the following attributes that describe how we at the foundation strive to do our work with each other and our partners.

  • Committed to Excellence
  • Passionate
  • Collegial
  • Open and Honest
  • Humble and Self-Aware

Compensation and BenefitsCompensation includes a competitive base salary, incentive plan, and an excellent package of health, retirement savings and other benefits.COVID-19The Moore Foundation requires that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, except as required by law. Any employment offer will be contingent upon satisfactory proof that you are fully vaccinated from COVID-19, subject to reasonable accommodations for medical or religious reasons, and/or as otherwise required by applicable law.Application ProcessApplicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the ordinance.The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes a diverse pool of candidates for this search. We are committed to fostering a culture of inclusion and welcome individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply.All correspondence will remain confidential.

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