Capital Resources Director, Ecotrust Forests

JOB DESCRIPTION

TITLE: Capital Resources Director
REPORTS TO: CEO

Position Summary
The Capital Resources Director will support the CEO in raising capital for Ecotrust Forests, LLC and other accounts managed by Ecotrust Forest Management; manage New Markets Tax Credit placement processes, while also creating standardized procedures; and assist in advisory services and other Ecotrust Forest Management consulting opportunities.

Roles and Responsibilities
Marketing & Capital Raising:
 Identify and cultivate prospective investors, develop and maintain relationships with investors, family offices, consultants, and other capital resources.
 Working with the communications manager, develop, maintain, and distribute marketing materials: pitch books, periodic communications, and social media messages.
 Develop and maintain an investor/contact database, including notes and reports on prospective investors and capital raising goals.
 Coordinate and execute prospective investor presentations with Ecotrust Forest Management (EFM) staff.
 Participate in current investor relations activities, including investor calls and property tours.
 Help position EFM as a leader in impact investing and conservation finance sectors.

New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) placement:
 Manage the NMTC transaction pipeline of potential deals and create standardized forms and processes for intake, tracking, and communications.
 Conduct due diligence and prepare investment memos.
 Assist in negotiating and preparing NMTC deal terms, community benefit agreements, and letters of intent.
 Coordinate deal closing processes.
 Assist in CDE’s completion of the annual NMTC application.

Advisory Services & Consulting (conservation finance, forest management, NMTC, carbon, and other ecosystem services):
 Generate consulting opportunities and track potential projects.
 Develop project proposals and engage EFM staff and/or subcontractors as needed.
 Manage consulting engagements.

Qualifications
 Experience in marketing and capital raising; direct experience developing and maintaining relationships with high-net-worth individuals and family offices is preferred.
 Strong analytical and due diligence skills with proven experience dealing with complex projects. Experience with NMTC transactions is a plus.
 Ability to think and work at varied scales, from conceiving and developing new products to performing basic administrative and support tasks.

 
 
 Commitment to the triple bottom line business philosophy (economic viability, ecological sustainability, social equity) and to the mission of EFM.
 Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks that may include several stakeholders and partners concurrently. Project management experience is preferred.
 Critical thinking skills, with past history of independently improving processes and procedures.
 Excellent written and oral communications skills.

This is a full time, salaried position. Salary is commensurate with experience and accompanies a benefits package that includes health insurance (medical/dental/vision), retirement, and paid time off.

To Apply Please submit a cover letter, resume, list of references, and standard Ecotrust employment application (www.ecotrust.org/about/jobs.html).
Email: jobs@ecotrustforests.com
Fax: 503-222-1517

Application materials are due no later than close of business on Friday, June 3. No phone calls, please.

About EFM
EFM is a forestland investment management and advisory services company. We manage land on behalf of investors and forestland owners to enhance forest health and productivity, and to produce a diverse array of forest products and services including timber, biomass, carbon, and improved habitat and water quality. Our primary focus is the management of Ecotrust Forests, LLC, a perpetual forestland investment fund focused on the carbon-rich forests of the Pacific Northwest. In addition, EFM manages the placement of Ecotrust CDE’s NMTC allocation and provides advisory services in forest management, carbon project development, and conservation finance. Read more at ecotrustforests.com.

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