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Impact Sr. Associate/Vice President, LS Credit

Business Development · Full-time · New York, United States

Lafayette Square invests to create housing, jobs, and financial inclusion.

Lafayette Square is an impact-driven, minority-owned investment platform. Founded by Damien Dwin in 2020, the Firm confronts critical societal challenges with capital and services in three core areas: housing, jobs, and financial inclusion. For more information about Lafayette Square, please visit lafayettesquare.com

Impact Sr. Associate/Vice President - LS Credit Reports to: Managing Director, LS Credit   Job Summary

The team is seeking an investment professional to perform impact-specific (i) due diligence on new investments, (ii) monitoring of existing investments, and (iii) implementation of strategic initiatives for a burgeoning firm. This is an opportunity to join on the ground floor of a well-capitalized asset management company.

Responsibilities

  • Participate in the refinement and implementation of Lafayette's impact framework for investments across our various strategies
  • Conduct extensive, impact specific due diligence on new investment opportunities as a member of lean deal teams, including the evaluation of: human resource practices, supply chains, and governance practices of potential investments
  • Conduct materiality assessments to determine the appropriate impact metrics to track for each investment both prior to and post-investment close
  • Produce detailed reports analyzing a potential impact from a proposed investment, including an objective evaluation of investments against the firm's impact framework
  • Assist with the ongoing monitoring of assets within the firm's portfolios against key impact metrics, as determined collectively by the deal team/investment committee and Impact Associate / Vice President
  • Assist with strategic initiatives of the Lafayette Square platform, including general firm strategy, technology adoption and implementation, and fundraising

Requirements

  • Passion for impact investing required
  • Familiarity with impact reporting standards required (e.g. GRI, IRIS, IMP, SDGs)
  • Experience: 5-8 Ideally, with 1-3 years investment, banking, or consulting experience. Strong preference will be given to candidates with impact investing experience
  • Strong academic credentials - Bachelor's Degree is required
  • Mature, responsible, and entrepreneurial qualities to complement the existing team
  • Highly analytical mindset with the ability to analyze businesses, growth strategies, and the impact outcomes of investment opportunities
  • Clear, concise writing skills with an ability to distill complex topics
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills   Compensation Competitive with market

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