Employment

Our team is passionate and dedicated to builidng community resilience. As we grow, we're looking for inspired individuals to bring their skills to the table. New jobs with SVIR will be posted here when available.

Reports to: Executive Director

Background:
The purpose of Sun Valley Institute for Resilience (SVIR) is to advance community resilience in Idaho’s Wood River Valley region by educating, investing and collaborating to ensure that the economy, environment and people thrive. The Impact Idaho Fund attracts and mobilizes mission-driven capital for innovative projects advancing community resilience in central and southern Idaho. Investments target the buildout of regenerative, renewable and sustainable practices related to food and farm, land, water and energy use. The Impact Idaho Fund is currently in the pilot phase focused primarily on regional food and regenerative agriculture.

Job Responsibilities: The Due Diligence Contractor will be an active member of the SVIR team and help execute the Impact Idaho Fund program’s due diligence process. This program is currently in its pilot phase, seeking to activate mission driven capital to build community resilience through recoverable grants and low-interest loans. The Contractor will be responsible for providing technical assistance to applicants, helping them prepare historical financial statements and developing financial models to project income statement, balance sheet and cash flow information over the anticipated investment horizon. The Contractor will also be responsible for analyzing the resulting financials and associated risk and forming an investment recommendation. Alongside the Executive Director and Program Director, the Contractor will help draft investment memos and related materials to present investment recommendations to the Board of Directors. For the right candidate, this role may have the opportunity to transition into the full-time Investment Director position.

Required Experience/Skills:

  • Either (1) minimum four-year degree in business, finance or related field and minimum 4-6 years of professional underwriting experience or (2) minimum advanced degree or certification (e.g., MBA or CFA) in business, finance or related field and minimum 2-5 years of professional underwriting experience

  • Previous experience developing financial models and multi-year financial projections

  • Previous experience underwriting and administering grant or debt instruments

  • Well-organized, detail-oriented and able to work on multiple project due diligence processes concurrently

  • Able to work effectively both individually and as part of a team

  • Fluent in written and spoken English

Desired Experience/Skills:

  • Advanced degree, MBA or CFA

  • Knowledge of business and financial planning

  • Knowledge of impact investing trends and best practices

  • Knowledge about environmental sustainability, including energy and water

  • Network within southern and central Idaho

  • Fluent in Spanish

Time Requirements and Compensation: This is a part-time contracted position; hours will be based on each individual project and the necessary due diligence process associated. Compensation DOE. This position can be remote or in person based on the contractor’s geographical location.

Application Instructions: We will be interviewing qualified applicants on a rolling basis and the position will remain open until a qualified person has accepted the position.  To apply, please email a cover letter, resume and any questions to admin@sunvalleyinstitute.org.

Reports to: Nate Twichell, Executive Director

Background: The purpose of Sun Valley Institute for Resilience (SVIR) is to advance community resilience in Idaho’s Wood River Valley region by educating, investing and collaborating to ensure that the economy, environment and people thrive.  The Impact Idaho Fund attracts and mobilizes mission-driven capital for innovative projects advancing community resilience in central and southern Idaho. Investments target the build out of regenerative, renewable and sustainable practices related to food and farm, land, water and energy use. The Impact Idaho Fund is currently in the pilot phase focused primarily on regional food and regenerative agriculture.

Job Responsibilities: The Investment Director will be an active member of the SVIR team and lead the Impact Idaho Fund program. This program is currently in its pilot phase, seeking to activate mission driven capital to build community resilience. The Investment Director will manage the strategic direction and day-to-date coordination of the program in collaboration with the Program Director and with support from the Executive Director. Among other things, the Investment Director will help develop the project pipeline, provide technical assistance to applicants, perform investment due diligence, present investments to the Board of Directors for review and approval, provide business and financial support to approved borrowers, monitor portfolio investments, collect semi-annual impact and financial reports from borrowers, develop impact investment reports for donors and investors, support donor and investor relationships, and oversee the administration and repayment of capital. The Investment Director will be responsible for staying up to date in current trends in impact investing, including local investing. This position requires financial and investment expertise as well as creativity, adaptability and systems thinking.

Required Experience/Skills:

  • Either (1) minimum four-year degree in business, finance or related field and minimum 5-7 years of professional investment experience or (2) minimum advanced degree or certification (e.g., MBA or CFA) in business, finance or related field and minimum 3-5 years of professional investment experience

  • Previous experience developing financial models and multi-year financial projections

  • Previous experience underwriting and administering grant or debt instruments

  • Excellent business writing and oral communication skills

  • Knowledge of impact investing trends and best practices

  • Passion for the intersection of impact investing and community resilience

  • Well-organized, detail-oriented and able to work on multiple initiatives concurrently

  • Able to work effectively both individually and as part of a team

  • Willing to work with a small passionate team and help in all areas of the organization

  • Fluent in written and spoken English

Desired Experience/Skills:

  • Advanced degree, MBA or CFA

  • Knowledge about environmental sustainability, including energy and water

  • Knowledgeable about local food and regenerative agricultural

  • Network within southern and central Idaho  

  • Fluent in Spanish

Time Requirements & Compensation: This is a full, year-round position though our organization values flexible hours for staff. Compensation DOE. Health & technology stipends provided. Work from home opportunity or shared office space available. Remote work scenario considered based on experience and location, as there would need to be a hybrid model with travel to the Wood River Valley.

Application Instructions: We will be interviewing qualified applicants on a rolling basis and the position will remain open until a qualified person has accepted the position.  To apply, please email a cover letter, resume and any questions to admin@sunvalleyinstitute.org.