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Manager @ Fenox Venture Capital - San Jose, CA

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Fenox Venture Capital is currently seeking a Investment Manager/Associate who is passionate about technology/venture capital/startups to join its headquarter in San Jose, California. We are a global VC firm, headquartered in Silicon Valley with strong presence in Asia & Europe. Apart from funding startups, we facilitate the entry of US startups into Asian markets, and vice versa for Asian startups.

Primary Responsibilities

* Lead a technical team performing due diligence and primary market research for potential investments

* Evaluate investment opportunities and interview CEO of target companies

* Review investment documents and make investments

* Meet and build strong network within the ecosystem, and conduct deal sourcing

* Participating in educational seminar and workshop on due diligence, venture capital legal framework, and industry specific topics

* Work with portfolio companies on selected projects

Qualifications

* Have a Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering, life science, or business. Having advanced degree is a plus

* Have minimum of 2+ year of relevant managerial experience working with a venture capital (preferred), startup/tech companies or have worked in investing roles

* Have deep passion and understanding of the IT and health tech space

* Have strong written and oral communication skills. Be outspoken and willing to articulate well-defended opinions in investment committee meetings

* Have strong analytical skills and business acumen

* Have the drive to succeed and is willing to take initiative

Visa support may be provided

Job Type: Full-time

Education:

  • Bachelor's

VC Associate @ Crosslink Capital - San Francisco, CA

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Crosslink Capital, founded in 1989, is based in San Francisco and Palo Alto and focuses on early stage venture capital investing, backing entrepreneurs who are building disruptive and market-transforming companies.

The firm just closed its eighth venture capital fund, Crosslink Ventures VIII, with $275 million in commitments and manages over $1.8 billion.

Our core mission is to help companies scale and succeed by providing our founders with access to all the resources we offer: industry expertise, go-to-market advice, the rich ecosystem of alpha and our thriving network of Crosslink portfolio company executives.

A core element of Crosslink’s strategy is its commitment to alpha, an invite-only networking group of more than 950 founders, CEOs and influencers who are passionate about the next generation of technology.   

The Job

Crosslink is currently seeking an associate to join its venture capital team.  Responsibilities include:

  • Support investment team in investment execution including assistance with extensive due diligence and performing market research
  • Generating leads for new investment opportunities
  • Help investing partners and principals to develop investment theses
  • Portfolio management
    • Building and maintaining relationships with founders and management teams
    • Tracking portfolio company key metrics and assist partners in board reporting
    • Other portfolio company support as needed

About You

  • Strong knowledge of venture capital and entrepreneurship
  • Motivated and enthusiastic self-starter
  • Outstanding financial and analytical skills, detail oriented
  • Passion for identifying promising high-growth businesses

Associate @ Version One Ventures - San Francisco, CA

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Version One Ventures (https://versionone.vc) is hiring an associate for a two- to three-year role where he/she will learn about the business of venture capital and get the opportunity to work with some really interesting startups. The primary responsibility will be to help manage the day-to-day activities of the fund, including:

  • Identifying new and interesting entrepreneurs and companies that align with our investment thesis on network effects
  • Performing market research and due diligence for potential investments
  • Reporting for our investors, including writing quarterly updates and preparing LP advisory board meetings
  • Working with existing portfolio companies, including helping out with hiring, financial modeling, and research
  • Executing projects of your own direction that help Version One and/or our portfolio companies

What are we looking for? Our future teammate is someone who demonstrates:

  • Native understanding of the startup ecosystem, and what network effects are
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Good product instincts – you get what a great product is made of
  • Strong interpersonal skills – you’ll often be talking to entrepreneurs and other investors
  • Data-driven thinking with good Excel modeling skills
  • Ideally, prior design or programming experience or work in an investment or Internet-related position
  • Bonus: knowledge of crypto/blockchain and/or genomics/biosciences/healthcare

Because Version One has portfolio companies from SF to New York, Vancouver to Toronto, you should also be excited about hitting the road.

What we’d like to know:

  • Why do you want to be in VC, why Version One, why now?
  • What areas are of interest to you when it comes to investing and why?
  • What is an example of an initiative you took or side project you’ve worked on outside of work or school?
  • At least 3 links that best describe you (LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.)

 

Applications are open until end of day on Sunday, August 26th. The position is available immediately and is based in San Francisco, CA.

Senior Manager @ SK Telecom Americas - Sunnyvale, CA

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SK telecom Americas is the venture investment and business development arm of SK Telecom, the largest mobile operator in South Korea. SK telecom also owns SK Hynix, the second largest memory chip maker. SKTA’s core activities includes technology incubation (Innopartners), corporate venture investments (CVC) and corporate development. Area of strategic interests spans across a broad spectrum of core technology segments - AI, Communications, Semiconductor, Cloud, Big Data, Blockchain, IoT, Mobility, Cybersecurity, more.

Opportunity

SKTA is looking to add a key member to the venture investment and business development team. He/she will play a central role in sourcing and evaluating new opportunities, building investment theses, executing transactions in a timely manner, as well as supporting current portfolio companies.

Key Responsibilities

  • Source, identify and analyze new investment opportunities by working with the Innopartners together to expand its co-investment and corporate partner ecosystems (VCs, CVCs, Accelerators, Incubators, CXOs, Subject Matter Experts);
  • Lead efforts in due diligence on potential investment opportunities; Prepare investment memo where fits;
  • Develop investment theses and deep dive on specific technology areas with subject matter experts;
  • Perform research and analysis of new markets, technologies, competitive landscape, and share findings with investment team;
  • Execute new and/or follow-on financings, including deal structuring and financial modeling;
  • Assist / support portfolio companies from business strategy, financial review, to investors, partners and customers introduction;
  • Engage with the entrepreneurial community, strategic corporate partners and represent SKTA;
  • Work closely with all members of the SKTA team;
  • Assist in coordinating annual tech event (e.g. Demo Day);

Requirements

  • At least 7-10 years of work experience, preferably directly in venture capital and/or corporate development;
  • Strong academic credentials, technical / graduate degrees preferred;
  • Technical and operating experience in high growth startups will also be considered;
  • Ability to multi-task and desire to work in an unstructured small group environment;
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Fluency with data manipulation, financial models, cap tables and presentations
  • Familiarity and passion for core technologies;
  • Must be a self-starter, solutions oriented, comfortable working with minimal oversight and taking on new tasks on-demand/as needed. We are looking for candidates that are curious, eager to understand how evolving industries create opportunities for new technologies and to imagine which business models will thrive in those future markets;

Location of the position is in Sunnyvale, CA.

For more information, visit www.skta.com

SK telecom Americas (SKTA) is the venture investment and business development arm of SK Telecom, the largest mobile operator in South Korea. SK telecom also owns SK Hynix, the second largest memory chip maker. SKTA’s core activities include technology incubation (Innopartners), corporate venture investments (CVC) and corporate development. Area of strategic interests spans across a broad spectrum of core technology segments - AI, Communications, Semiconductor, Cloud, Big Data, Blockchain, IoT, Mobility, Cybersecurity, more.

VC Manager @ RSF Social Finance - San Francisco, CA

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Reporting to the Chief Investment Officer, the Manager or Sr. Manager, Investments is a unique position that combines asset management and direct investing into social enterprises. For asset management, this position will manage the execution of RSF’s investment strategy to optimize the impact of philanthropic assets. For direct investing, this position will be key to the growth and success of RSF’s integrated capital strategy, providing flexible forms of capital to social enterprises. Finally, this position will contribute to high priority strategic initiatives including strategic planning, impact assessment, and ongoing competitive analyses to advance RSF’s leadership position in the field of social finance.

RSF offers clients a variety of Philanthropic Services, including Donor Advised Funds. The gifts and contributions received from these philanthropic clients comprise RSF’s philanthropic assets. We steward and invest these assets in a mission and values-aligned manner.

RSF provides various forms of capital (debt, equity, grants) directly to social enterprises. Historically, the bulk of this financing has been in the form of senior secured loans from our Social Investment Fund, managed by RSF’s Lending Team. In recent years we have developed new offerings, philanthropic Capital Collaboratives, that give RSF the ability to make direct equity and equity-like investments to complement our suite of offerings and expand our flexibility to partner with social enterprises.

Responsibilities:

Investment Management, Philanthropic Assets

Project Management, Research & Analysis:

  • Manage a complex, multi-year project to develop and execute RSF’s investment strategy involving external and internal stakeholders:
  • Manage relationship, timeline, and deliverables of external investment advisory firm, hired on a consulting basis.
  • Optimize expertise of external Investment Advisory Committee by coordinating meeting agendas, follow ups, and corresponding with committee members.
  • Prepare deliverables and synthesis of project status for RSF Board of Trustees.
  • Conduct research and analysis of macroeconomic trends and key investment themes by impact area and asset class that affect RSF’s existing investments and will inform RSF’s future investments.

Make New Investments:

  • Build pipeline of investment opportunities by impact theme and asset class.
  • Conduct due diligence and full analysis on select new investment opportunities, draft recommendation memos to present to Investment Committee. Manage all elements of transaction through to closing.

Manage Existing Investments:

  • Manage existing investments. Review quarterly reports and statements from managers, participate in annual LP meetings and calls. Track monthly performance of materially significant investments.
  • Review data on investments for accuracy and write brief summaries for quarterly Philanthropic Services Client statements.
  • Partner with RSF’s Information Systems and Finance & Accounting teams to ensure accurate tracking of investments, reporting, and information sharing internally.

Integrated Capital Deployment, Funding Social Enterprises

  • Work in partnership with the CIO and Lending Team to build pipeline, evaluate, and execute new opportunities to make direct equity investments into social enterprises from RSF’s philanthropic Collaboratives, with an initial focus on the Women’s Capital Collaborative.
  • Streamline the direct investment process and documentation, in alignment with overall ‘capital deployment’ out of Collaboratives.
  • Support CIO and Lending team on large, ‘marquee’ Integrated Capital financings where analysis is required on the overall capital structure and equity raise planned in tandem with RSF’s debt.
  • Co-create a strategy around co-investment partnerships: identify highly-aligned investors, lenders, and donors that complement RSF’s Integrated Capital offerings. Cultivate relationships that result in sourcing new social enterprise clients and a productive co-investment community.

Strategic Initiatives

  • Serve on core team working with CEO/CIO/COO on strategic planning process for RSF. Synthesize data and key concepts, produce draft deliverables. Manage and update scenarios in RSF’s 5-year financial model, in support of the strategic plan.
  • Serve on core team representing Investment team’s needs, for Impact Assessment & Management project.
  • Conduct market assessment & competitive analyses to advance RSF’s positioning as a social finance/impact investing leader.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Education, Experience, Values Alignment:

  • 5-10 years of experience in roles requiring analytical rigor, strategic thinking, and ability to synthesize data, and produce clear deliverables.
  • Relevant industries include investment banking, management consulting, private equity, venture capital, or investment management.
  • Experience working with a variety of fund managers across asset classes, management teams of for-profit companies and non-profit organizations, institutional investors and family offices is preferred.
  • BA/BS degree required; MBA degree preferred
  • Commitment to the vision, mission, and values that inform RSF’s work.

Communication & Judgement

  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal and listening skills to effectively collaborate with colleagues, management teams of investees and prospective investments, investor and donor clients, and strategic partners
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and respond appropriately to changing circumstances and priorities
  • Use discretion, maintain confidentiality, and manage sensitive client relationships and information
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team

Function-Specific Skills:

  • Excellent time and project management skills, meeting facilitation and participation skills
  • Experience evaluating equity and debt investments, preferably companies with a social mission
  • Proficiency with financial statement review and analysis, understanding of valuation methodologies
  • Highly quantitative, with excellent analytical skills, including proven financial modeling skills
  • Experience conducting market and competitive analysis to inform strategy
  • Excellent proficiency with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook
  • Proficiency using Salesforce as CRM system and data analytics tool for analysis and reporting
  • Ability to utilize databases and internet resources for research.

Compensation & Benefits:

Competitive non-profit salary based on qualifications and experience. Other benefits include:

  • A fulfilling work environment at a supportive and entrepreneurially-driven organization
  • A competitive compensation package including employer-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance benefits
  • Very generous vacation and sick leave benefits plus nine paid holidays per year
  • 403(b) plan with employer-paid contributions after one year of employment
  • Exposure to innovative ideas, projects, and collaborative staff activities
  • Access to numerous professional development opportunities

Application Instructions:

Please submit your resume via e-mail to HR@rsfsocialfinance.org along with a thoughtful cover letter. In the cover letter, please explain why you are interested in the mission, values, and activities of RSF Social Finance. Please also tell us why your skills and experience would make you successful in this role. In the e-mail subject line, please write “Manager, Investments”.

 

Senior Associate @ Vertex Ventures in San Francisco, CA

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Vertex Ventures HC (www.vertexventureshc.com) is part of a global venture fund network under Vertex Venture Holdings, a fund anchored by Temasek Holdings, with offices in Silicon Valley and Singapore. Vertex Ventures HC invests globally in various sectors of the healthcare industry, including biopharmaceuticals, medical devices and digital health with ~$400M under management.

We are looking for an Associate/Senior Associate to join our growing team in the Bay Area. You will be part of a collaborative and international team and have a broad range of exposure to early-stage science, clinical development, business operations, venture investing and portfolio management.

We invite candidates with these qualifications to apply:

  • MD (preferred) or PhD from a top-tier university and strong scientific/clinical acumenRelevant experience in operating role in industry, PE/VC, business development or consulting with a life science industry focus (min 3 years)
  • Strong knowledge of the healthcare industry, trends and players
  • Strong network in the life sciences community
  • Passion and curiosity for medical innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Genuine, humble, self-starter with good EQ

As an integral part of the team, the Associate will:

  • Screen business plans and conduct primary industry diligence, including review of scientific literature, clinical, IP and financial data
  • Conduct interviews with physicians, clinicians, consultants and investors
  • Develop market landscape assessments and generate new investment theses
  • Attend company presentation meetings; Attend industry/scientific conferences to stay up to date on emerging data
  • Build financial models and cap tables to guide investment decisions
  • Prepare and develop investment thesis and presentation materials to the Investment Committee
  • Monitor and manage the performance of portfolio companies post investment
  • Maintain up to date information to manage deal flow, portfolio companies and industry statistics
  • Support internal company activities i.e., annual meetings, fundraising and internal operations

Interested candidates should send their resume to careers@vertexventureshc.com and complete this candidate form: https://goo.gl/forms/pFAt5Uzeb2IyKx812.  Due to the high volume of applications, we unfortunately cannot respond to every message.

VC Manager @ Hyundai America Technical Center - Menlo Park, CA

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Hyundai America Technical Center Inc. (HATC) is looking for a Strategic Business & Technology Open Innovation Manager to join the Hyundai CRADLE team in Menlo Park, CA. You would work in collaboration with the Strategy & Technology Division (STD) of Hyundai Motor Company (HMC). In this role you will:

  • Research industry and technological trends in order to identify and preempt shifts in technology and/or opportunities to innovate to differentiate CRADLE’s portfolio offerings.
  • Leverages assessment of CRADLE’s portfolio gaps to develop new concept opportunities for future investments or internal development.
  • Proactively identifies, proposes, and plans projects to explore new business model and technical competencies relative to HMG’s current core technology and business practices.
  • Responsible for assessing the feasibility of development ideas and for collaborating with engineering team to determine design limitations and opportunities.
  • In partnership with CRADLE’s corporate venture capital (CVC) investment managers, plans technology assessments and proof-of-concept projects in collaboration with potential or current portfolio companies.
  • Writes pre-project budget and planning reports for technology assessment and proof-of-concept type of projects. These reports include objectives, relevant background information, team roles and responsibilities, scope of work, deliverables, budget estimates, and schedule.
  • Finishes projects with the appropriate documentation. Includes demos, videos, an assessment of the technology, experiences working with the startup, and recommendations for next steps.
  • Leads team of engineers in the development of new concept ideas and leverages broad technical expertise to ensure CRADLE is at the forefront of technological innovation.
  • Oversees direct reports and provides on-the-job coaching and mentoring to develop resources.
  • Collaborates with STD to identify opportunities to leverage STD-developed technology into CRADLE investments or to build upon and improve existing technology owned by HMG.
  • Seeks and develops relationships with outside sources of grants are in alignment with CRADLE’s area of interest. Authors or co-authors proposals for external funding when appropriate.
  • Travel 30% Domestic and International

Experience and Skills:

Master’s Degree in Engineering, Business, Science, or Economics

5 years of business development, brand awareness, communications, and research & development experience

Valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record.

Candidates applying for positions with Hyundai Kia must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire.

HATCI is an Equal Opportunity Employer including Disabled and Veteran. VEVRAA Federal contractor

Experience in Venture Capital (VC) or Corporate Venture Capital (CVC) preferred.

VC Associate @ Touchdown Ventures - San Francisco, CA

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Touchdown Ventures is expanding its team and is hiring a venture capital associate to join the San Francisco office. The candidate will have the opportunity to obtain significant venture capital investment experience.

The candidate will work closely with the leadership team at Touchdown and be responsible for a variety of investment tasks with a particular emphasis on sourcing new investments, providing financial analysis and due diligence support related to new investment opportunities, and helping to manage Touchdown’s relationship with its corporate partners.

Job Responsibilities:
 

• Work with senior investment professionals to manage our corporate venture capital funds

• Identify and source attractive investment opportunities

• Meet with entrepreneurs and evaluate their business plans and pitches

• Conduct research on new investment sectors of interest

• Perform due diligence on prospective investments

• Prepare presentations and associated analysis related to managing our corporate venture capital funds

• Track and report on deal flow generated by our team

Partner @ New Schools Venture Fund - Oakland, CA

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NewSchools Venture Fund is a national nonprofit that supports and invests in promising and innovative education entrepreneurs and leaders, and helps them accomplish their missions to achieve outstanding results for the schools, students and educators they serve. We are committed to helping students graduate high school prepared and inspired to achieve their most ambitious dreams and plans. Through our investing, management assistance, network building, and thought leadership, NewSchools helps to reimagine PK-12 education. 

For an overview of the Ed Tech investment area, please visit our website.

Position Overview

As a member Ed Tech team, the Associate Partner will be a key part of our efforts to find, fund, and support promising for-profit and nonprofit ed tech entrepreneurs developing digital tools that support teaching and learning in PK-12 schools. The position will report to the Managing Partner and be located in our Oakland office. 

Responsibilities

The Associate Partner’s responsibilities will include, but may not be limited to, the following:

  • Address Critical Needs of our Ventures
    • Work closely with ventures to assess their needs and provide management assistance in key areas, including but not limited to business planning, product design, and strategic decisions
    • Seek opportunities to partner with external organizations and advisors that have expertise in areas of shared need among ventures
  • Support Investment Process
    • Provide support across the full continuum of the investment process – recruitment, diligence, selection, and ongoing management assistance
    • Prepare investment memos for leadership and board approval
    • Manage internal processes to ensure that we are coordinated, effective and efficient 
  • Support Research, Learning and Data Collection Efforts
    • Manage data collection process for our ventures; analyze information and make recommendations based on findings
    • Support Director of Research & Learning on research efforts related to our portfolio
    • Develop thought leadership pieces (e.g. blogs, special reports) and represent us at conferences and events
    • Contribute to development activities (e.g. report writing, data collection)
    • Assist in planning and executing the annual NewSchools Summit, and attend other conferences that are related to NewSchools’ work
  • Support Additional Organizational and Team Activities
    • Assist team members in planning and executing events that bring together members of our portfolio for knowledge sharing and collaboration
    • Support fundraising efforts by preparing grant proposals, reports and funder presentations

Skills Qualifications

  • Demonstrated commitment to serving underserved communities
  • Passion for innovation and excellence in public education
  • Broad knowledge of education reform history and trends
  • Specific knowledge of education technology trends
  • Strong strategic thinking, quantitative, and qualitative analytical skills
  • Proficiency in financial modeling and financial statement analysis a plus
  • Effective project manager with attention to detail and ability to drive to completion
  • Willingness to own high-priority tasks and projects with minimal guidance and support
  • Comfort and ability to manage multiple priorities amid ambiguity
  • Proven ability to develop and present professional materials (e.g. spreadsheets, written memos, presentations)
  • Ability to build collaborative relationships internally and externally with a wide variety of stakeholders, built on trust, respect, clear communication and shared goals
  • Personal presence and communications skills necessary to effectively interact with external stakeholders
  • Deep competency with PowerPoint, Word, Excel

Education and Experience

  • Minimum 6 years of experience with progressive levels of leadership and responsibility
  • Experience in consulting, business development and/or product management within a technology context strongly preferred
  • Finance, management consulting, teaching, education technology, research and entrepreneurial experience are all valued

Compensation

We make a competitive compensation package available to all employees, including base salary, performance bonus, professional development, and complete benefits.

To Apply

Please be prepared to upload a cover letter and resume, as well as 2-3 writing samples.

NewSchools Venture Fund is an equal opportunity employer. People of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Analyst @ New Schools Venture Fund - Oakland, CA

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NewSchools Venture Fund is a national nonprofit that supports and invests in promising and innovative education entrepreneurs and leaders, and helps them accomplish their missions to achieve outstanding results for the schools, students and educators they serve. We are committed to helping students graduate high school prepared and inspired to achieve their most ambitious dreams and plans. Through our investing, management assistance, network building, and thought leadership, NewSchools helps to reimagine PK-12 education. 

For an overview of the Ed Tech investment area, please visit our website.

Position Overview

NewSchools is hiring a Research & Operations Analyst to support market research and operations for the Ed Tech team. The Ed Tech team invests in promising for-profit and nonprofit entrepreneurs developing digital tools and services that support teaching and learning in PK-12 schools. The position will report to the Managing Partner and be located in our Oakland office. 

Responsibilities

Key responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

1. Market Research and Venture Diligence (60%)

  • Perform research to build a detailed understanding of the target market gaps in K-12 education technology
  • Analyze and synthesize research findings to develop valuable insights and strategic recommendations
  • Perform due diligence on prospective investments, including financial analysis, and conduct post-investment analyses of all ventures and portfolio as a whole
  • Develop polished materials that synthesize analyses for a variety of internal and external stakeholders
  • Seek opportunities to share key analysis and insights publicly

2. Event Planning (15%)

  • Lead the planning and coordination of external events for the Ed Tech team. This will include managing site selection; food and beverage planning; attendee management; travel coordination and reimbursements; and day-of support for up to four major meetings annually. 
  • Support the design, content creation, and meeting facilitation of these meetings
  • Maintain systems to support portfolio online community

3. Systems & Processes (15%)

  • With support from our Shared Services team, research, identify, implement and manage software systems to streamline the recruitment, selection and communication with our ventures
  • With guidance from Partners, develop processes to track and correspond with new ventures through recruitment, due diligence, and selection process
  • Maintain systems to support the ventures online community
  • Serve as liaison between Ed Tech and Shared Services teams to ensure that our team’s systems & processes align with larger organizational structures

4. Special Projects (10%)

  • Design and lead key projects for the team that will drive our strategy forward

Skills, Qualifications and Work Style

  • Success in the position will require, but not be limited to, the following proven competencies:
  • Commitment to our mission and strategy, including the improvement of public education and working with diverse communities
  • Strong analytical, critical-thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Proficiency in financial modeling and financial statement analysis preferred
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of people at all levels, internally and externally
  • Willingness to take initiative and own high priority tasks and projects
  • Work style suited to working in a small-team setting, where teamwork and resourcefulness are highly valued
  • Comfort and ability to manage multiple priorities amid high ambiguity
  • Ability to appropriately prioritize work, handle multiple tasks simultaneously, manage time effectively and deliver high-quality work on time
  • Proficiency in using Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Google Docs; ability to perform Internet research

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree, advanced degrees welcomed
  • Minimum 3 years of professional experience
  • Finance, management consulting, teaching, education technology, research and entrepreneurial experience are all valued

Compensation

We make a competitive compensation package available to all employees, including base salary, performance bonus, professional development, and complete benefits.

To Apply

Please be prepared to upload a cover letter and resume, as well as 2-3 writing samples.

NewSchools Venture Fund is an equal opportunity employer. People of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Corporate Development Manager @ Facebook in Menlo Park, CA

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Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities — we're just getting started.

The Facebook Corporate Development team focuses on sourcing, evaluating, negotiating and executing M&A and strategic partnership opportunities. This position offers a great opportunity to drive deals by evaluating business and M&A opportunities, structuring, and full cycle execution. This role will make an immediate and substantial impact to Facebook.

Responsibilities

  • Research and recommend companies for Facebook to acquire

  • Lead acquisitions – including due diligence, deal negotiations and integration

  • Support the prioritization of corporate strategic initiatives

  • Develop frameworks that support the prioritization of corporate strategic initiatives

  • Analyze the company’s strategic objectives and identify, recommend and pursue technologies that can meet those investment objectives

  • Coordinate and oversee cross-functional engineering, design and product teams in the evaluation of technical employees, technology solutions and other product diligence

  • Identify areas for integration of technology infrastructure and other IT systems post-acquisition

  • Assess the costs, revenue and other benefits for both near- and long-term roadmaps that leverage the acquired company’s solutions

  • Identify and educate other executives on new, innovative technology trends and markets, and recommend high-potential investments

  • Determine short- and long-term personnel needs for successful post-acquisition integration

  • Plan and direct the work of other cross-functional professionals, including engineering, product design, infrastructure IT, security and privacy systems, and finance and accounting

    Mininum Qualifications

    • Bachelors Degree

    • Strategic, analytical, communication, leadership and problem solving experience

    • Experience identifying and negotiating strategic deals

      Preferred Qualifications 

      • MBA or JD

      • Minimum of 5 years experience in a mix of venture capital, consulting, investment banking or corporate development roles at consumer internet companies

        Analyst @ Emerson Collective - Palo Alto, CA

        Submit your CV to: ross@emersoncollective.com and jomayra@emersoncollective.com or get our referral

        We are seeking a new addition to our ed tech team to expand our ability to seek out and make new investments. While the individual in this role will focus on the investment process, s/he may also participate in ongoing management and support of our ed tech portfolio. Specifically, s/he will:

        • Conduct market research and competitive landscape analysis to identify education industry trends, gaps, and opportunities and to proactively identify potential investment opportunities,
        • Contribute to our investment processes, including research, due diligence, and documentation, 
        • Assist with our team systems and processes, including around knowledge management and events.
        • Take on special projects as they arise.

        Required Qualifications

        • You’re passionate about improving education in the U.S. and have a good understanding of the U.S. education system.
        • You have experience conducting research to identify trends, gaps, and opportunities.
        • You’re able to evaluate businesses for potential to succeed financially and in terms of impact.
        • You love learning new things. You learn quickly and independently.
        • You have exceptional interpersonal skills and exceptional written communication skills.
        • You have strong organization and prioritization skills. You thrive in entrepreneurial, dynamic environments. You’re comfortable taking on new tasks or projects with little direction and adjusting course quickly in response to feedback.
        • You respond to new ideas, projects, and tasks with enthusiasm and a sense of possibility.

        Ideal Qualifications

        • You have experience in the education field (e.g. as a teacher, as a volunteer, as part of an education-focused company or organization, etc.)
        • You have experience working at an ed tech company, ed tech investor, or school using ed tech
        • You have deep experience working in or with diverse communities or communities facing great obstacles to opportunity.

        We’d love to hear from you! Please send us your resume, a short (<200 words) note about your interest in the role, and a short (<200 words) answer to the following questions: What’s one early-stage ed tech venture focused on the U.S. market you’re excited about, and why are you excited about it?

        Please send the above to Ross Jensen at ross@emersoncollective.com AND Jomayra Herrera at jomayra@emersoncollective.com, using “Ed tech analyst application” as your subject line.

        Associate @ Playground Global - Palo Alto, CA

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        Playground is an early stage venture capital firm based in Palo Alto, with $800MM under management and currently investing out of its second fund. The fund’s mission is to partner with exceptional entrepreneurs who want to build the next generation of category-defining technology companies. The firm was founded by Andy Rubin, Bruce Leak, Matt Hershenson, and Peter Barrett, all of whom have been successful founders and operators at foundational tech companies such as Android, Apple, Danger, General Magic, Google, Microsoft, and WebTV. 

        Playground has also assembled an in-house team of domain experts within electrical engineering, industrial design, mechanical engineering, software architecture, and machine learning, who all operate out of a fully-equipped startup studio where the fund also hosts a number of its portfolio companies.

        In the investments team, we seek to invest in category-defining  companies whose cutting-edge products will underpin the next wave of economic and human development. Areas of active investment include: artificial intelligence, robotics, sensors, new compute platforms, quantum technologies, next generation manufacturing, machine learning, space technologies, and other frontier tech. 


        Opportunity

        We are looking for an Investment Associate to join our venture team. We run one of the leanest venture teams around, and as an associate you will be key in driving our investment efforts. We expect you to be comfortable interfacing regularly with key stakeholders (internally and externally). You’ll be responsible for a wide range of activities, including: researching and forming investment theses, finding early stage investment opportunities, leading meetings, driving our internal investment process, supporting our existing portfolio companies, and representing the firm within the broad startup ecosystem.
         
        Our ideal candidate has a demonstrated passion for technology and investing, and is able to quickly form a strong, informed opinion on novel technologies or business models. You must feel comfortable performing conducting due diligence, sourcing investment opportunities, and have some fluency in legal agreements.

        Core Qualifications

        • Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related field
        • Demonstrated passion for investing and technology, intellectual curiosity and willingness to learn
        • Humble and self-starter with exceptional interpersonal skills
        • Two to three years (2-3) of work experience, preferably in product roles in consumer or enterprise technology companies

        Bonus Qualifications

        • Strong existing network in the Bay Area startup ecosystem
        • Experience working in high growth start-up companies

        Managing Director @ Scrum Ventures - San Francisco, CA

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        Scrum Ventures recently announced Scrum Studios, a platform that connects global corporations with startups. Leveraging our partnerships with global corporations from Japan,

        we support and provide opportunities for startups to create successful new businesses. Scrum runs two studio programs currently, one with Panasonic and another with Nintendo. Read more about current Scrum Studio projects here: https://scrum.vc/studio/

        • Work with leadership team to set strategic goals for Scrum Studio programs.

        • Strategy consulting on innovation with large corporations at the executive level.

        • Plan and execute Scrum Studio project based on higher level strategic goals.

        • Hire and manage a cross-cultural team to operate successful programs within budget.

        • Build and maintain a network of mentors to support Scrum Studio programs and investment portfolio companies.

        • Recruit and select quality companies that meet the goals of Scrum Venture and its corporate partners.

        • Communicate progress of Studio projects internally and to corporate partners.

        • Active involvement in all Scrum Studio activities through strategic guidance, sales, and support of alumni companies.

        • Support investment activities of investment team through deal sourcing, evaluation, and support of portfolio companies.

        Requirements

        • Passion for and 5+ years experience around technology, startups, entrepreneurship, and venture capital.

        • Strong leadership and project management skills (goal-setting, organization, implementation, reporting).

        • Entrepreneurial drive (comfortable with minimal direction and high expectations)

        • Demonstrated ability to cultivate, build, and maintain strong working relationships with individuals from diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

        • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

        • “Founder-first” mentality.

        • Experience supporting startups professionally through investment or mentoring activities is desirable.

        • Operational experience as founder or early employee at high-growth startups is desirable.

        • Strong technical knowledge is desirable.

        Senior Manager @ Lam Research in Fremont, CA

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        “… We're on the cusp of one of the most exciting periods in the technology industry, and the semiconductor roadmap, the silicon device, and the industry of capital equipment. Lam Research, specifically, is right at the center of making that possible.” -Martin Anstice, CEO Lam Research
         
        Imagine working on the front lines of innovation! As one of the semiconductor industry’s leading suppliers of wafer fabrication equipment and services, our technology depends on finding and hiring the best and the brightest employees. We know that our dynamic, global team of exceptional employees is essential to our continued growth.  


        Lam Research - where successful people want to work:

        We are a company comprised of people who work hard, deliver outstanding results and maintain a sense of humor during even the most challenging times. This is truly a rare opportunity.  Lam Research is a market leader where our core values are not just words on the back of your badge. Given the criticality of this role to Lam Research’s success, this philosophy starts with you.Role: Lam Research is located in Fremont, CA. We are seeking a Sr. Manager to work directly with the Director of Genomics and Emerging Businesses. Candidates with sufficient experience and a proven track record in the areas of Life Sciences, genomics and molecular profiling will be considered. 

        Position Overview:

        • Assisting in technical assessment and strategic development activities relating to venture investments in the genomics and life sciences space. Specifically, the individual will work to:
          • Perform technical due diligence on companies operating in the ‘omics space, including evaluating scientific relevance of the platform technology and overall fit to Lam Capital’s portfolio.
          • Identify, source, evaluate and monitor new investment prospects in genomics and molecular profiling, with a focus on evaluating technical feasibility
          • Drive competitive analysis activities and identify technical differentiators across prospective candidate companies within their industries.
          • Monitor emerging trends in the genomics and molecular profiling space and communicate findings to management
          • Assist in researching key markets/market segments in genomics and healthcare
          • Present clear and concise written and oral reports to colleagues and management, lead and/or participate in technical meetings, and provide recommendations based on findings.
          • Assist with overall business strategy, exit events and general support of portfolio companies.

        Requirements:

        • PhD in biological sciences or biochemistry from top tier university – to facilitate deep technical expertise – PhD in genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry or organic chemistry preferred
        • 5+ years work experience in the life sciences sector (product development experience or hands-on technical experience driving activities across assay design/development, bio-molecule detection, extraction and bioinformatics are a plus) – Recent graduates will not be considered.
        • Deep technical knowledge in genomics and life sciences, including an in-depth understanding of biological processes and systems.
        • Demonstrated analytical ability with solid math, statistics, chemistry and data analysis skills, and attention to detail.
        • Prior experience as an Analyst or Associate in related field VC/PE, investment bank and or Consulting is not required but a plus
        • Demonstrated ability to overcome technical challenges in a fast-paced, commercial environment within an interdisciplinary team setting.
        • Highly motivated, self‐starter, able to identify new opportunities, initiate projects and work independently under aggressive deadlines
        • Ability to understand/simplify technical/scientific information and distil it down into relevant facts
        • Passion for identifying promising high‐growth businesses
        • Track record of working on successful teams in a highly collaborative environment; excellent personal rapport and ability to engender trust and respect

        Investor @ NextGen Venture Partners - San Francisco, CA

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        Every firm has a culture – the values, beliefs, methodology, attitudes and standards that reflect an organization’s DNA. But the truly inspiring firms – the game-changers, the industry leaders and the disruptors – have cultures that propel them to innovate and stand out. At Brown Advisory, we aim to be one of those inspired firms. Over the years, we have purposefully built and nurtured our client-first culture.

        Brown Advisory is an independent investment management firm that is obsessed with putting clients first – not because it’s good for business – but because we find, and hire, people that truly care about each and every client. We feel privileged to work with such a special group of clients, and find a great deal of satisfaction in not only providing them with the highest level of service, but also first-class performance and strategic advice. Our firm was founded in 1993 as an affiliate of Alex. Brown & Sons, a leading U.S. investment bank, and became independent in 1998. Today, we serve institutional and private clients in 50 states and more than 34 countries and territories from our 8 offices in Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Carolinas, Delaware, London, New York, and Washington, D.C. While every investment firm tries to attract the most qualified professionals, we place a premium on only selecting those individuals who fit our culture and bring sought-after skills to our team. In fact, each of Brown Advisory’s 500+ colleagues own equity in the firm. Our ownership structure, collaborative investment process and client-first culture aligns our interests with our clients and results, which also reduces colleague turnover.

        Job Description

        NextGen Venture Partners, a wholly owned subsidiary of Brown Advisory, is an early-stage venture capital firm bringing a service mentality to venture. NextGen benefits from a network of hundreds of part-time Venture Partners who participate in our investment process and may invest alongside our fund.

        NextGen Venture Partners is seeking an Investor based out of the Bay Area, to source and execute early-stage investments. This role is for an individual who thrives working independently. 

         Responsibilities

        • Identify and cultivate startups that have extraordinary potential
        • Evaluating investment opportunities
        • Conduct due diligence
        • Negotiate and manage deal structuring
        • Engage with stakeholders in the San Francisco Bay area, including portfolio companies, current and potential co-investors, current and potential Venture Partners, and current and potential Limited Partners

         Qualifications

        • 2-4 years of early-stage investment experience working directly with companies
        • Existing network in the San Francisco Bay area

        Benefits

        At Brown Advisory we offer a competitive compensation package, including full benefits.

        • Medical
        • Dental
        • Vision
        • Wellness program participation incentive
        • Financial wellness program
        • Gym membership discounts
        • Fitness event fee reimbursement
        • Corporate gym membership discounts
        • Colleague Assistance Program
        • Telemedicine Program (for those enrolled in Medical)
        • Adoption Benefits
        • Daycare late pick-up fee reimbursement
        • Basic Life & Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
        • Voluntary Life & Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
        • Short Term Disability
        • Paid maternity and paternity leave
        • Group Long Term Disability
        • Personal Excess Liability
        • Pet Insurance
        • Errand-Running and Virtual Concierge Services
        • 401(k) (50% employer match up to IRS limit, 4 year vesting)

        Brown Advisory is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

        Associate @ (unknown) through Recruiting firm - San Francisco, CA

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        Our client is a venture capital firm in the San Francisco Bay Area, focused on investing in top technology companies with strong management teams and attractive growth prospects.

        Responsibilities: 

        • Spearhead due diligence activities and support the deal process from start to finish
        • Responsible for building robust financial models for potential opportunities
        • Help manage and develop team members in a highly team-oriented and collaborative environment
        • Help identify, execute and manage all aspects of deal sourcing

        Requirements:

        • 3-6 years of experience in venture capital/growth equity, investment banking, or corporate strategy role
        • Experience in consumer technology viewed favorably
        • Undergraduate degree from a top-tier institution
        • Deeply analytical and thoughtful in analyzing a company’s financials and growth prospects
        • Exceptional Excel/modeling/forecasting skills are essential, as is advanced knowledge of Word, PowerPoint and Outlook. Must have strong understanding of accounting, valuation, and financial statements
        • Must be a VERY organized, detail-oriented team player and be able to work in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
        • Self-motivation and strong work ethic are vital. Must maintain robust multitasking abilities, service-oriented personality, be stress resistant, and possess an intellectual curiosity with an investigative mind

         

        Associate @ Index Ventures - San Francisco, CA

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        Index Ventures partners with the world’s most ambitious entrepreneurs across every stage – from seed to growth – helping them turn their bold ideas into transformative global businesses. Our international network of corporates and industry experts is critical in helping us achieve that mission.

        In this network development role, you’ll be responsible for helping Index engage and expand our network of corporate leaders, thought leaders and subject matter experts across Europe.

        You will be mentored by an Index Partner, work alongside a Vice President and collaborate with the entire Index team. We expect you to build a broad set of relationships, encompassing our portfolio’s management teams, C-­level executives at Fortune 100 corporates, and subject matter experts. While this is NOT an investing role, you will be close to the investment decision making process, to which we expect you will contribute insights and relationships.

        Primary responsibilities

        • Launch, develop, and manage networks of people; this can range from C­IOs to thought leaders in marketing to security subject matter experts
        • Partner with our portfolio companies to solve a broad array of both strategic & tactical initiatives
        • Build expertise in areas of interest (e.g. enterprise software, marketplaces, IoT)
        • Represent the firm at industry events

        Qualifications

        • Undergraduate degree from a top-­tier university
        • 3-5 years experience at a category leading institution, preferably with a technology orientation; for example, a management consultancy, investment bank or tech company
        • Strong executive presence and excellent communication skills
        • An analytical mindset, and process ­driven orientation
        • Comfort collaborating with an international & multi­cultural constituency
        • Long-­held interest in technology, both personally & professionally
        • A professional network in the EU tech ecosystem is a plus

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        Com­pen­sa­tion: Com­pet­i­tive salary with bonus; pri­vate health­care and other gen­er­ous ben­e­fits

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        Director of Corporate Development @ eBay - San Jose, CA

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        With more than 100 million active users and hundreds of millions of active product listings, eBay is the world’s most vibrant and dynamic online marketplace. Founded in 1995, eBay Inc. connects people around the world, enabling them to buy and sell online. eBay Inc. does this by providing the Internet platforms of choice for global commerce, payments and communications. eBay Inc. is headquartered in San Jose, California. For more information about the company and its global portfolio of online brands, visit www.ebayinc.com.

        The Team

        eBay’s Corporate Development Team is responsible for sourcing, evaluating, executing and integrating the company’s strategic acquisitions, investments and joint ventures.

        The role of the team is to:

        • Align M&A strategy with overall eBay strategy and set clear prioritization
        • Do deals that are strategic to the company, create value and are thoroughly explored through analysis and due diligence
        • Ensure targets are well prepared for integration to achieve strategic objectives
        • Deploy best in class processes to efficiently and effectively complete transactionsThe team works closely with eBay’s CEO, CFO, CTO and operational leaders to enable go/no-go decision-making for potential investments and acquisitions. We develop unique market insights and strong industry & venture capital relationships to proactively identify the most attractive M&A and investment opportunities. We assess opportunities to ensure a strong strategic rationale, assess the case for buying vs. building vs. partnering, align the organizational fit and integration plan, develop the business case including synergies, perform valuation, structure, negotiate and execute transactions.

        The Opportunity

        We are currently seeking a high caliber Director to join our team. The Director will report to the Head of Corporate Development. This is a high profile and challenging role with significant executive exposure inside and outside of eBay, at a global level. The Director is expected to bring significant expertise to the role allowing him/ her to play a leading role across all the team responsibilities listed above. The role requires a blend of strong strategic problem-solving, management and deal experience, and team-building skills, in a highly dynamic business environment.

        The Director will be involved in identifying prospective target opportunities, performing strategic and quantitative analysis, conducting due diligence, determining appropriate valuation and structure, developing strategy for and conducting negotiations, driving activities to closure, and coordinating with our M&A Integration team. On a typical transaction, the Director will be responsible for all aspects of the transaction and will carry out tasks by managing a cross-functional team involving persons from

        our Business Units and our Corporate Strategy, Finance, Legal, Human Resources, IT, Product Management and Product Development teams.

        This role provides a unique opportunity to gain a deep understanding of eBay, our industry and to lead transactions ranging from commercial deals, to early stage investments, smaller tech and talent deals to large scale M&A.  The level of exposure will allow the Director to develop close working relationships with the key leaders at and beyond eBay, and can be an effective springboard for other operational leadership roles at eBay, where global job mobility is encouraged.

        Job Requirements:

        • Demonstrated track record of success of leading large and small, complex M&A transactions, including private and public acquisitions, joint ventures and investments
        • Inform our M&A strategy across key strategic themes
        • Play a leadership role in improving our deal sourcing abilities including interaction with early stage companies
        • Support delivery of business and corporate development insights and recommendations to senior executives around strategic partnerships and M&A opportunities
        • Developing strong working relationships with key decision makers and functional groups across eBay
        • Strong skills in strategic and quantitative analysis, project management, coupled with strong communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills in order to gain trust, negotiate business objectives and work directly with a broad group of senior executives throughout the company
        • Strong problem-solving skills, analytical orientation, and an ability to structure an issue and analyze alternative solutions
        • Exhibits strong multi-tasking skills managing multiple corporate development projects at a time in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment
        • Strong team-player
        • Demonstrated ability to work cross-functionally, manage teams and supervise outside professionals
        • Familiarity with Internet / e-commerce landscape is desired, as well as experience buying and selling on eBay

        Qualifications:

        The ideal candidate for the position should have a BA or BS undergraduate degree, an MBA and/or JD preferred, and more than ten years of M&A / Corporate Development experience running all aspects of acquisition and investment transactions. Some of a candidate’s experience may be drawn from advisory positions in investment banking, venture capital, legal or consulting firms.

        Associate @ Orix Growth Capital - San Francisco, CA

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        ORIX Growth Capital is seeking an Associate to help continue successfully growing their platform. The investment professional will be an integral part of the team, working on all aspects of transactions from due diligence to portfolio management.  ORIX Growth Capital is proud of its talented team, strong industry relationships and commitment to long term success. ORIX Growth Capital is one of the leading growth lending platforms in the market. We provide flexible debt and equity capital to valuable, high growth businesses, primarily in the technology and healthcare sectors in the U.S. and Canada.

        Essential Duties & Responsibilities

        • Evaluate potential investment opportunities within targeted industries
        • Create financial models and communicate key variables and risks with the team
        • Analyze and filter prospective investments within targeted industries
        • Prepare term sheets, credit applications and associated approval documentation
        • Conduct on-site due diligence
        • Assist in portfolio management as needed and in preparing required reporting
        • Synthesize findings, develop investment theses and articulate recommendations to Senior Management
        • Assist as needed with other assignments and in outside business development efforts
        • Committed to upholding and emulating the ORIX USA core values which are Pursue Excellence, Seize Opportunity, Live Honorably, Create Value, and Thrive Together

        Contacts

        This position has frequent contact with all levels of employees and management.  In addition, this role interacts regularly with our company stakeholders, including business partners, vendors, and consultants.

        Education, Skills, & Experience

        • Bachelor’s degree from accredited four-year university in finance, economics, or related field required
        • 2 – 3 years of experience in technology-centric venture capital, commercial or investment banking, or consulting environment
        • Prior direct investing/investment banking or lending/credit experience preferred
        • Strong experience with Microsoft Office: Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook
        • Strong accounting/financial modeling and analytical skills supported by a high proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint
        • Deep understanding of the growth company space
        • Sound business judgment and decision making abilities
        • Excellent organizational, communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills
        • Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize assignments, and to meet critical and established deadlines; Ability to manage multiple assignments simultaneously
        • Professional business image and excellent command of the English language, both verbally and in writing
        • Ability to learn quickly and demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a high-performance team
        • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines and constant interruptions; Ability to adjust priorities in a rapidly changing environment

        The intent of this position description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbent(s) in this position. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties in this description and incumbent(s) may be required to perform position-related tasks other than those specifically listed in this description.


        ORIX USA is an equal opportunity employer, providing equal employment opportunities (EEO), and is committed to diversifying its workforce. All employees and applicants for employment will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, protected veteran status or other status protected by law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment.                                                                                                                          

        ORIX USA is an equal opportunity employer, providing equal employment opportunities (EEO), and is committed to diversifying its workforce. All employees and applicants for employment will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, protected veteran status or other status protected by law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment.