May 20, 2021

We’re Hiring! – Investment Associate

We’re Hiring! Launch NY is looking for a candidate strong in finance and investor relations to work with our exciting, expanding #Investlocal financing programs including our nonprofit and for profit seed funds and Investor Network, which involves nearly 150 accredited investors. Please submit inquiries and resumes to info@launchny.org.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:

  • Primary responsibilities include supporting existing financing programs and development and implementation of new programs, as well as investor relations and special project assignments. Secondary responsibilities include supporting other organizational functions related to finance, fundraising, grants administration, outreach and marketing, partner and vendor engagement and management, and related projects.

MAJOR FUNCTIONS:

  • Assist President and CEO, COO, and Fund Manager on:
    • Strategic planning for financial programs.
    • Development and administration of financial programs, including operational processes, lead generation, due diligence, portfolio management, and other related duties.
    • Conducting financial analysis and modeling.
    • Investor relations.
    • Fundraising for financial programs.
    • Creating and managing documentation related to financial programs.
    • Development, refinement, and reporting from Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system.
  • Engage, coordinate, and train client companies and Launch NY Entrepreneurs-in-Residence, personnel, and contractors regarding financial products and client financing needs to provide training, consultation, financia ltransaction management, and related activities.
  • Coordinate with partner organizations and ecosystem activities and events.
  • Develop and manage partner and vendor relationships with direction of manager.
  • Coordinate with Launch NY personnel to support organizational needs in finance, accounting, grants administration, IT and CRM systems, fundraising, marketing, EIR and related programming, and other areas.
  • Interface with legal counsel regularly to address duties.
  • Provide reporting on all functions to COO and Fund Manager and as assigned, President and CEO and Board of Directors.
  • Manage personnel as assigned by COO and Fund Manager.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by COO and Fund Manager.

WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Two or more years’ experience in relevant roles in financial programs operations.
  • One or more years’ experience playing a role in direct financing to companies, including managing transaction documents.
  • One or more year’s experience in due diligence for direct company financing.
  • One or more years’ experience in developing and presenting financial models and proposals.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal to moderate supervision in fulfilling work duties.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage in relationships with multiple stakeholders involved in financial programs.
  • Ability to develop and manage financials and project budgets with strong Excel and other digital financial tools capabilities.
  • Desire to grow with the organization.
  • Knowledge, understanding, and passion regarding the challenges and priorities of a start-up organization, entrepreneurship and non-profit environment.
  • Ability to work in teams externally and internally on evolving initiatives.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and natural collaborative work style with strong skills in interacting via digital media and software tools, including Microsoft Office, social media, and other applications.
  • Strong project management skills and attention to detail.
  • Preferred:
    • Experience working with financial programs for businesses, especially involving equity financing for startup and early stage companies.
      Experience in supporting administration of entrepreneurship and/or business assistance programs.
      Experience implementing and using CRM and fund management software.
      Proficiency with accounting and other financial program software.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • B.A./B.S. in Business or Related Major or equivalent combination of education and work experience. MBA, CPA, and/or other relevant advanced degree preferred in finance or accounting.

PHYSICAL/TRAVEL DEMANDS:

The Associate must be able to:

  • Work evenings or weekends during periods of heavy workload or to meet deadlines.
    Attend periodic programs or events outside typical workday hours.
    Sit and use a personal computer for long periods of time.
    Lift boxes, binders, and other materials up to 25 lbs.
    Use car, train, and/or airline travel as required.