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Acumen America
Portfolio Manager

 

About Acumen

Acumen is changing the way the world tackles poverty by investing in companies, leaders and ideas. We invest patient capital in businesses whose products and services are enabling the poor to transform their lives. Founded by Jacqueline Novogratz in 2001, Acumen has invested more than $101 million in 92 companies across Africa, Latin America, South Asia and the United States. We are also developing a global community of emerging leaders with the knowledge, skills and determination to create a more inclusive world. In 2015, Acumen was named one of Fast Company’s Top 10 Most Innovative Not-for-Profit Companies.

About Acumen America

Acumen America is a small team building an emerging portfolio for Acumen focused on tackling poverty in the United States. The Acumen America team is responsible for finding, vetting, and managing investments in game-changing social enterprises that serve the poor in our three portfolio sectors: financial inclusion, workforce development and healthcare.

 

About the Role - Portfolio Manager

The Portfolio Manager will evaluate new investment opportunities, conduct due diligence on high potential opportunities as they arise, and structure deal terms. You will use your finance and investing skills to evaluate the growth and return potential of social enterprises from both a financial and social impact perspective. You will also prepare analysis for presentation to Acumen’s Investment Committee.

This position is expected to be highly entrepreneurial and preferred candidates will be excited by and thrive in a start-up environment.

The Portfolio Manager will report to Associate Director Amon Anderson and require significant partnership with Catherine Casey Nanda, Director of Acumen America.

 

Your responsibilities will include…

Investing

Portfolio Management

 

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Think this is the right opportunity for you?

Please complete the following quick application. Applications are being reviewed on a rolling basis; therefore we encourage you to submit yours soon, by Wednesday April 26th at the latest.

The application will be a 2-part process. If your background and experience align, you will be asked to complete a short-answer questionnaire designed to replace a cover letter. 

If you have any questions about the role, please feel free to email us at talent@rework.jobs. We look forward to reading your application!

 

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