Job opportunity: Social Innovation Fellowship in Solutions Finance
The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation recently announced the opening of a new Social Innovation Fellowship, focused on Solutions Finance.
About Solutions Finance at the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation
The Foundation has supported the development of the social finance marketplace in Canada since 2007 and recognizes that successful systems innovation requires adequate resourcing of various kinds — financial and non-financial — involving different forms of capital allocation across multiple stages of design and implementation. In the context of the Foundation’s work, they advocate for — and adopt as their own practice — an integrated approach to deploying financial capital and adapting financial models to catalyze, sustain and scale systems transformation. In other words, Solutions Finance.
Currently, the Foundation’s Solutions Finance work includes: management of impact investing portfolio, development of strategies to integration of impact investing within Foundation program initiatives, ESG integration into the endowment investments and management of a portfolio of market-building grants.
About the Fellowship
This one-year, full time position is designed to support the program and administrative activities of the Foundation, while providing opportunities for the fellow to participate in training, exchange, and knowledge generation activities of the Foundation and with the broader social innovation community. Mentorship opportunities will also be provided. The fellowship experience is meant to be a trampoline for someone who is interested in a future career in social innovation, solutions finance or impact investing.
Location: Montreal, with travel within Canada
Professional level: Intermediate
Reports to: Director of Solutions Finance
Starting Date: September 1, 2016
Duration: 1 year Salary: To be discussed
Application Deadline: August 12, 2016
Interested candidates, please submit your application with CV and a short cover letter at: http://goo.gl/YUbVc6.