Manager, Capital Strategies
Manager, Capital Strategies
New York, NY (preferred) or Remote
Director of Capital Strategies
At Common Future, we imagine a future where people, no matter their race or ethnicity, have power, choice, and ownership over the economy. Founded in 2001, we know that the ideas, models, and solutions that can restore community wealth already exist, they just require attention and investment. We work with hundreds of community leaders and funders through flexible initiatives that build inclusive economies. These initiatives are centered around shifting capital, uplifting local leaders, and advising the development of equitable economies. We are a 22 person organization (and growing). Our culture values equity, experimentation, continuous learning, collaboration, trust, and the wellbeing of our employees. Read more about us on our Medium page.
Common Future (CF) seeks a mid-level manager to join our four person Capital Strategies and Advisory Services team. You will bring your professional, volunteer, and lived experiences focused on social good and influencing capital to our work to build inclusive economies. You will serve as a core contributor and support to the development and structuring of our pilot products and innovative initiatives, specifically around impact investment capital that has the potential to transform the field. You will operationalize our ongoing management and oversight of capital products, to ensure smooth execution and continuous learning and improvement, as well as play a lead role in cross-team collaboration to identify new and impactful potential ways to move capital equitably. You have high emotional intelligence, prioritize equity over equality, and are creative. You are a team player, have incredible attention to detail, and believe capital should be a force for good. You’re here to build, whether the blueprint exists or not. Current responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
Bolster Capital Product and Initiative Ideation to Implementation (40%)
Map out and project manage the
overall design and launch of
inclusive impact investment products that center BIPOC
communities and ecosystems in close collaboration with the Director
of Capital Strategies.
Generate and sort ideas for new
products, initiatives, and partnerships that support more
equitable or investee-centric capital flows and historically
Offer original insights from past
experience and available data, as it relates to capital
innovations, as well as help screen inbound opportunities for their
viability and impact potential.
Support other bodies of work related
to the equitable allocation of capital, such as Advisory Services
and Funder Learning, with similar ideation-to-implementation
contributions and project management.
Communicate with both external and
internal stakeholders clearly, concisely, and
Monitor and Evaluate Implementation of Capital Product/Initiatives (35%)
Project manage the implementation of
capital products and initiatives. Remain responsive as new
information develops and make recommendations for pivots or changes
that increase their overall impact.
Work with the Knowledge Management
team and Capital Strategies Associate to observe, analyze and
synthesize the successes and failures of capital products and
initiatives post-launch, to ensure continuous learning and
iteration of processes and offerings.
Track ongoing project costs over time
to ensure administrative efficiencies.
Research and Coordinate for Capital Strategies/Advisory Services (25%)
Drive cross-team collaboration at CF,
as it relates to exploring new capital products or initiatives. For
example, working with the Programs team and the Network to identify
viable opportunities for capital intermediation.
Research and stay abreast of trends
and initiatives in the “capital for good” sector, with the goal of
supporting Advisory Services and other CF initiatives.
Support overall administration of the
Capital Strategies team, such as dissemination of agendas,
overseeing meeting logistics, tracking deliverables, and other
tasks as needed.
Knowledge and familiarity with the
fields of impact investing, community economic development,
and/or inclusive entrepreneurship
General understanding or curiosity to
learn about the broader economic, financial, and investment
systems, as it relates to innovation around capital
Experience working with marginalized
communities, particularly in a partnership, collaboration, or
Demonstrated conviction and
commitment to embedding and integrating social and racial justice
throughout your work
Experience managing multiple
projects, concurrently, with diverse stakeholders required
Some direct experience working with
small businesses (technical assistance provider, capital access
support, etc.) preferred
Works well independently while being
proactive in initiating cross-team collaboration
Enjoy working in ambiguous
situations; goal-oriented while operating with autonomy
Strong analytical skills; able to
conduct independent analysis, draw conclusions, and make concrete,
Great people skills and ability to
cultivate strong relationships with diverse stakeholders
Entrepreneurial with a drive to
support initiatives that have few, if any, precedents, in hopes of
piloting better solutions to systemic problems
Radically pragmatic in that you don’t
let “the perfect be the enemy of the good”
Thoughtful and able to offer
constructive criticism of our current economic systems
Compensation and Benefits
This is a full-time, exempt position. The salary range is $60,000 to $75,000 and commensurate with experience. Common Future offers a work environment that is committed to the wellbeing and support of our employees. We embrace a human-centered approach to our practices and policies. We offer a competitive benefits package that includes
20-25 paid time off days
18 paid holidays, including a week
off in the Spring and the Fall
Remote and flexible work options
Stipend for office supplies, work
from home costs, and cell phone
Paid medical, dental, vision,
and life insurance
Paid long term disability
4% retirement plan contribution that
is immediately vested
$500+ professional development
How to Apply
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Common Future does not discriminate against applicants or employees due to their race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, physical ability, hairstyle, previous incarceration, or length of time spent unemployed. As an organization, we are committed to reflecting the diverse communities we serve. Applicants who contribute to this diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.
To apply, please submit your cover letter, resume, salary expectation, and up to 3 references here.
In your cover letter, please answer the following questions with no more than 3-5 sentences or bullet points per question:
Why do you want to work at
How might your experiences,
whether lived, worked, or studied, contribute to the
Common Future and this
Anything else you would like
us to know.
Our ideal start date for this role is late September with interviews beginning in August 2021. Applications will be evaluated as they arrive and the position will remain open until filled.
Job Posted on July 15, 2021