Thursday, July 3, 2008

Job Opening: Financial Analyst with Criterion Ventures

Company: Criterion Ventures
Job Title: Financial Analyst
Location: Connecticut, New York, or Massachusetts

Summary
Criterion Ventures, a unique consulting firm focusing on launching social enterprises, is seeking applications for a new Financial Analyst.

Criterion Ventures (Criterion) works with entrepreneurs foundations, and not-for-profits on developing, growing and scaling social change entities. Dramatic growth in the social change space, evidenced by the emergence of countless new non profits, hybrid models and alliances created in the last five years, has created incredible opportunities for forming and building new entities. Criterion works with individuals and organizations that have a bold vision for what is possible for the world and partners with them to translate that vision into sustainable ventures.

With a full time staff of nine, and an impressive network of 9,000 people developed through years of conversations and convenings, Criterion is enabling social change by weaving together sophisticated strategy, vast networks and thoughtful partnerships. The Financial Analyst (FA) will assume a leadership role in analyzing financial systems of Criterion Venture’s clients and informing the development of new ventures both within the company and with client entities.

About the Financial Analyst Position
With expertise in financial modeling and risk and credit analysis, the FA will be nimble and skilled at knowing what financial data to gather and how to quickly and effectively analyze it to inform business decisions. S/he will have amassed experience informing business decisions and be comfortable in an extremely fast-paced environment in which data must be quickly gathered and evaluated. Financial fluency in myriad financial modeling structures will equip the FA to shed light on credit risks for both Criterion and its clients. To the same end, the FA will have the management acumen to analyze cash flows and capital needs including assessing the credit worthiness of pools of investors. In addition s/he will be able to thoughtfully assist in analyzing, dreaming up and improving business models on both large and small scales. By working closely with the senior management, the FA will inform the evaluation of growth opportunities for Criterion and for its clients and be in a unique position to influence the development of social change entities. His/her commitment, therefore, to social change must run deep.

Application Instructions To apply, please submit your resume, a cover letter outlining your specific interest in this opportunity, your draw to the mission of Criterion along with your salary history and where you learned of this opportunity to: fa@criterionventures.com with only your name written in the subject line. Resumes will be reviewed as received. Due to the pace of this search, applicants are encouraged to apply immediately.

A comprehensive position description can be found at:
http://www.criterionventures.com/documents/CriterionVenturesFinancialAnalystDescriptionJuly2008.pdf