Center for Impact Finance - Deputy Director/Senior Fellow
University of New Hampshire (UNH)
Location: Durham, New Hampshire
Internal Number: PF0547FY22
The Center for Impact Finance at the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire is seeking to hire a deputy director. Our team works with community development organizations, government agencies, Community Development Financial Institutions, banks, philanthropic organizations, and businesses. Essential FunctionsThe Deputy Director/ Senior Fellow position will be a senior position responsible for advancing the research and teaching agenda of the Center for Impact Finance. You are expected to be a thought leader in the field and play a key role in helping the Center meet its goals of conducting rigorous and timely research, solving development finance institutionsâ most challenging financial problems, and training and mentoring the next generation of development finance practitioners.Â Â Specific duties will include:Â Work with the Director of the Center to identify, develop, promote and carry out a research and consulting agenda that responds to the emerging needs of the field of impact finance and advances innovative and impactful practices within it.Â Lead and manage research projects and consulting engagements as a principal investigator or co-investigator, with responsibilities to develop funding sources and write grant proposals, manage client and funder relationships, develop and oversee work plans, author reports, and publications, and deliver presentations.Â Build relationships with other thought leaders in the field, including funders, investors, practitioners, regulators, and academics, to increase the visibility of the Center, secure resources to support its research agenda, and ensure the ongoing relevance of its work to key external stakeholders.Collaborate with other faculty and researchers within the Carsey School of Public Policy, including its other research centers, and with other faculty and researchers in related fields at the University, on research and other academic initiatives that are of shared importance.Complete tasks in a fast-paced and self-motivated environment in a timely and efficient manner*The successful candidate for this position will have the flexibility of a hybrid work schedule (partially remote and in-office). Periodic campus/system office visits will be required.*
â¢ Terminal or Masterâs degree in a field relevant to community development finance such as public policy, community development, business, law, or urban planning.Â â¢ Leadership, management, and grant writing experience.Â Â â¢ At least 15 years of experience in finance, community development, or related field.Â â¢ Strong research and data analysis skills.Â â¢ Demonstrated ability to analyze technical and quantitative information, particularly related to community development finance, and to synthesize findings for decision making.Â â¢ Demonstrated ability to complete tasks in real-time in a diversity of team settings.Â â¢ A record of excellent financial analysis, writing, and verbal skills.Â â¢ Good organization skills, detail orientation, and the ability to prioritize and multi-task.Â â¢ Commitment to the community development sector and the critical role of nonprofit organizations in driving social change.Â â¢ Work collaboratively and effectively with co-workers and representatives from the nonprofit, corporate, philanthropic, and public sectors, and with a diverse range of individuals and organizations.
The University of New Hampshire is an R1 Carnegie classification research institution providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs of distinction. UNH is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast, and is convenient to New Hampshire's lakes and mountains. There is a student enrollment of 13,000 students, with a full-time faculty of over 600, offering 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs. The University actively promotes a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences, and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry.