April 7, 2021

Senior Manager, Investment Strategy

  • Deadline: 23/04/2021
  • Location: Canada
  • Organization: Equality Fund
Full Time

Position: Senior Manager, Investment Strategy
Status: Full-time, permanent
Reports to: Head of Investment Strategy
Language(s): English
Location: Canada
Salary range: $100,000 – $110,000 CAD
Deadline for Applications: April 23, 2021 5:00 pm EST

Imagine a fund as revolutionary and resourceful as feminist movements themselves. Sustainable. Scalable. Shifting resources and power to women far into the future. We are the Equality Fund. Powered by Canada and ready to change the world.

Backed by a $300 million CAD contribution from the Canadian government, and inspired by the radical ambition of feminist movements, we are building the largest self-sustaining fund for women in the world. Shaped by leaders from every sector, this new funding model will harness gender-lens investing and bold, multi-sector philanthropy to unlock the full potential of capital to support a gender equal future.

We are in the process of recruiting a Senior Manager, Investment Strategy who can execute on key projects, build relationships, contribute to the strategic planning and development of the Equality Fund’s investment program, and communicate the Equality Fund’s impact and opportunities for collaboration. The Equality Fund’s investment program consists of investment stewardship (in collaboration with key partners), field building in gender-lens investing, and investment innovation. The Senior Manager, Investment Strategy will report to the Head of Investment Strategy, will work with colleagues in other areas such as strategy, governance, finance, policy, philanthropy, grantmaking, and communications, and will work with our external investment partners.
We are building, innovating and growing to achieve gender equality and advocate for women’s rights around the world. If you are passionate about championing women’s rights and gender equality, have a strong background in both operational and relationship management, and an interest in working in the investment sector, we encourage you to apply at this very exciting time of growth at the Equality Fund.

Strategic Planning:
Think strategically and contribute to short, medium, and long-term planning for the Equality Fund’s investment activities. Work closely with the Head of Investment Strategy and the Equality Fund’s investment partners, listen to stakeholders’ desires and needs, and assist with the evolution of the Equality Fund’s investment strategy, including investment guiding principles and execution plan.

Relationship Building and Field Building:
Build upon existing external relationships and collaborate with Equality Fund colleagues, form new partnerships, contribute to field building, and drive investment-related policy and advocacy initiatives.

Marketing, Promotion, External and Internal Communications:
Communicate the Equality Fund’s investment activities, co-investment and field building opportunities to external investors and partners. Contribute to and review documents, presentations, investment committee and discussion memos, and other materials to communicate our investment strategy.

Scenario analysis and synthesis:
Anticipate stakeholder needs and objectives, synthesize information from multiple inputs, map and analyze alternatives and future paths as we build out our processes, investment portfolio, products, services, and activities.

Governance support:
Work with our committees, advisors, and other partners; monitor, comply with, and contribute to contractual and governance requirements.

Impact measurement and analysis:
Measure, monitor, and track KPIs and impact. Research and develop impact measurement methodologies to communicate the impact and results of our investment activities, measure and manage risk, contribute to the Equality Fund’s measurement, evaluation, and learning framework, and inform decisions.

The Senior Manager, Investment Strategy will play a key role in designing and building the investment activities at the Equality Fund. The ability to thrive in a fast paced, entrepreneurial and dynamic environment and to visualize business operations and activities that don’t exist yet is needed for this role. Having a future-oriented mindset, being comfortable with experimenting, collecting feedback and iterating, and a propensity for informed risk taking is valuable. This role requires flexibility and the ability to adapt to changing priorities, to steer in new or different directions, and to rethink your role as our needs change. Business building skills or process development experience is welcomed. Having start-up experience or an interest in the start-up environment is helpful.

-7-10 years of experience in strategic planning, stakeholder management, portfolio, asset, or fund management.
-You may have prior experience working within financial advisory services (including audit, transaction services, corporate finance), wealth management, asset management, financial institutions, or investment consulting.
-Understanding of ESG and impact investing, public markets and private markets, and can translate technical investment language into plain language.
-Prior experience working with fund managers and/or investment/portfolio managers.
-Strong communication skills – written and verbal.
-Sales and marketing skills.
-Working experience with Hubspot is an asset
-Systems thinking skills.
-Experience in, exposure to or interest in impact investing or gender-lens investing
-The ability to thrive in a fast paced and complex environment is essential. You are able to juggle multiple priorities, navigate changing realities and work effectively with a range of styles and approaches.
-We are radical in our optimism and ambition. Your ability to think creatively, bust silos, inspire others and forge connections will enable your success.

-We trust our talented team and are pleased to offer an extremely flexible and virtual work environment.
-We adhere to feminist values. We believe in sharing power and creating space for everyone to lead. We value collaboration, self-care, inclusion and empathy towards all team members.
-The Equality Fund is proud to offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package which includes 4 weeks paid vacation, paid sick time, parental leave top-up, medical benefits, life insurance, Group RRSP, paid birthday off and more.

The Equality Fund is an equal opportunity employer. We believe deeply in equality and diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, disability, and all other protected grounds under the Ontario Human Rights Code. We welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds and abilities, and are committed to providing an accessible candidate experience. If you need any accommodations or adjustments throughout the interview process and beyond, please indicate this in your application.

At the Equality Fund, we do not tolerate harassment, coercion, sexual exploitation or abuse of any form. All offers of employment are conditional upon signing our code of conduct, satisfactory reference checks and may be subject to appropriate screening checks.

We thank all applicants for their interest in working with the Equality Fund; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

How to apply:

Mallory Scott, mscott@equalityfund.ca