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Type of Role: Investments

Experience Level: Analyst/Associate

Location: Palo Alto, CaliforniaOregon

Salary: $83K - $117K

The Skoll Foundation was created by Jeff Skoll in 1999 to pursue his vision of a more peaceful, prosperous, and sustainable world. The mission of the Skoll Foundation is to drive large-scale change by investing in, connecting and celebrating social entrepreneurs and the innovators who help them solve the world’s most pressing problems. By identifying the people and programs already enacting positive change throughout the world, the Foundation empowers them to extend their reach, deepen their impact that results in transformative social change in their communities and the world.

Analyst, Portfolio & Investments

Full Time

Requisition ID: 1013

Salary Range:$83,224.00 To 117,317.00 Annually

Analyst, Portfolio & Investments

Department: Portfolio & Investments

Location: Palo Alto, CA | U.S. Remote consideration Employment Status: Full-time, exempt

This role reports to: Managing Director, Operations & Programs – Investments

Position Summary

The Analyst plays a key role in the Portfolio and Investment Team, working closely with Principals and other Analysts to scope, source, select and track the progress of Skoll investments. The Analyst also leads the design, development, and execution of programs owned by the Portfolio & Investments team, requiring collaboration both with the immediate team and across Foundation.

Ideal Candidate

The Skoll Foundation seeks a team player who is curious about dynamics of organizational growth, scale and investment and possesses the ability to synthesize and communicate findings clearly in written, verbal, and visual formats. Candidates should have a balance of analytical rigor and compassion for the human condition to undertake the Foundation’s mission. Demonstrated experience in the evaluation of business models, financials, and data as well as strong investigative skills and a careful attention to detail are necessary in this role.

High potential candidates will have a pragmatic, flexible work style, with the willingness to jump from research to project management, from supporting a meeting to presenting key findings. The ideal candidate is a nimble generalist with the intellectual capacity and motivation to quickly grasp Skoll’s interconnected focus areas. The Analyst must be resourceful and hands-on, and driven to work in a lean, results-oriented environment with a high level of integrity, humility, and discretion. A collaborative nature, sound judgment, and a good sense of humor are also important characteristics to have.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Conducting Investment Analysis
  • Apply an investment framework to scope, source, select and learn from Foundation’s investments.
  • Contribute to investment pipeline by sourcing high-potential social impact organizations, tracking leads in Salesforce, and maintaining relationships with pipeline organizations
  • Contribute to key aspects of due diligence, working in partnership with others at the Foundation, on grant or investment opportunities.
  • Conduct in-depth research on investment opportunities, including desk research and interviews with externals stakeholders, and document findings.
  • Communicate balanced analysis to variety of stakeholders and present recommendations to internal stakeholders for consideration.
  • In partnership with senior team members, manage relationships with partner organizations (grantee/investees), often liaising with internal stakeholders to connect grantees to others in the Skoll network and champion their impact externally.
  • Contribute to team’s process for monitoring progress and impact of active investments.
  • Providing Flexible Program Management
  • Design, build, and manage workflow of Portfolio & Investments team program areas, including processes for how we source, select, and learn from our investments in different program areas.
  • Ability to manipulate large data sets and distill key takeaways on program performance and can also help drive decision making based on findings.
  • Ability to manage complex, long-term projects and transparently track progress against key milestones, with the agility to shift milestones as needed.
  • Maintain team norms and processes for using in-house knowledge management tools like Salesforce, Microsoft 360, and Asana.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates should have a minimum of 5 years of work experience. Excellent verbal and written communications skills are imperative. Demonstrated experience researching, collecting, and analyzing information across multiple sectors and industries is a plus. A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must be able to quickly learn and consistently utilize software tools like Salesforce, Asana, and Microsoft 365, especially Excel and PowerPoint skills. Must be available for domestic and international travel.

Salary Description

Offers are based on the candidate’s years of experience and the Foundation’s practice of upholding salary equity within the Foundation. The base salary range for this position is between $83,224 and $117,317 per year. The salary range will vary for candidates outside the Foundation’s primary office in Palo Alto, California.

Your Health

The Foundation requires all staff, vendors, and visitors be fully vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.