Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. We are looking to hire someone by the end of April 2022.
Work Capital Innovation Fund (WCIF) is the leading early-stage impact venture fund focused on supply chain innovations that improve outcomes for vulnerable workers. The Fund’s goal is to reduce the most severe forms of labor exploitation by accelerating the development and deployment of supply chain solutions that offer greater transparency and accountability into corporate operations. Launched in 2017, WCIF has deployed over US$16 million to start-ups across the globe through its first Fund and is actively deploying its second Fund (expected over $50 million assets under management) to scale our work, and create a larger footprint for “S” within ESG. The Fund was originally launched and incubated within Humanity United, a private foundation that is part of The Omidyar Group (“TOG”). WCIF is partnered with some of the largest corporations and foundations. For further information, visit our website.
We are currently recruiting a Summer Associate who will be based in Washington, DC or San Francisco, CA. The role is highly entrepreneurial, offering exposure to global venture investing, consulting/management, and entrepreneurship, with a focus on investing in cutting edge innovations that make supply chains more ethical and transparent. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to work on live deals, and will work with the team to define a meaningful project and deliverable (e.g., sector report, market overview) to complete during the internship period.
The minimum length of the program is 12 weeks, with a target start date of June 1, 2022 (exact date can be flexible)
|Deal screening and investments||Support team on the identification and assessment of new investment opportunities, including completing screens on companies, conducting background research, performing financial and strategy analysis, and collecting/analyzing diligence documents|
|Fund operations and strategy||Proactively develop knowledge resources and thought leadership, including preparing investment updates, identifying best practices across the portfolio, and documenting learnings to be shared within WCIF and externally|
EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE / QUALIFICATIONS:
|Required||Currently enrolled in an MBA or similar advanced degree program (including public policy, international development, or international relations degrees)Strong entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for entrepreneurship Strong research and analysis skills, including financial and strategy analyticsOutstanding relationship management skills and ability to earn respect from colleagues, and founders. Existing network within impact investing and/or Supply Chain related areas is a plusExceptional written, communication and presentation skills, and comfortable moving seamlessly between the boardroom and basic tasks|
|Preferred||Domain expertise within an aspect of supply chains, particularly deep technology-based solutions, and/or innovative offeringsExperience working in or with startups or growth-stage enterprisesRelevant experience in financial services, management consulting and/or VC/PE investing|
About our team: We are a small team supported by an extensive network of partners in our unique approach to tackling some of the most severe problems that arise due to supply chain opacity, including worker exploitation. We define ourselves with the excellence we bring into our work and our conduct towards our partners, portfolio companies, and each other. We cherish intellectual rigor, curiosity, collaboration, self-initiative and are energized by what we are building together.
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