The Nature Conservancy Director of Risk, Portfolio Strategy & Operations-54300 in Helena, Montana
OFFICE LOCATIONArlington, Virginia, USAThis is a hybrid role that requires in-office presence 2-3 days per week at the Arlington, Virginia office.#LI-HYBRID#PDNWHO WE AREThe mission of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is to conserve the lands and waters upon which all life depends. As a science-based organization, we develop innovative, on-the-ground solutions to the world's toughest environmental challenges so that people and nature can thrive. Our work is guided by our values, which include a commitment to diversity and respect for people, communities, and cultures. From a rewarding mission to career development and flexible schedules, there are many reasons to love life #insideTNC. Want to know more? Check out our TNC Talent playlist on YouTube to hear stories from staff or visit Glassdoor.One of TNC's primary goals is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that employees around the globe have a sense of belonging and feel that their unique contributions are valued. We know we'll only achieve our mission by hiring and engaging a diverse staff that reflects the communities in which we work. Recognizing that people bring talent and skills that have been developed outside the scope of a job, we take a holistic approach to recruitment that considers life experience in addition to the professional requirements listed in our postings. Please apply - we'd love to hear from you. To quote a popular saying at TNC, "you'll join for the mission, and you'll stay for the people."WHAT WE CAN ACHIEVE TOGETHERThe Director of Risk, Portfolio Strategy & Operations reports to the Chief Investment Officer (CIO) and supports the CIO by providing investment and operational expertise to achieve superior, but prudent, risk-adjusted returns while aligning the portfolio with TNC's mission. The Director of Risk, Portfolio Strategy & Operations will lead investment operations and reporting and work closely with the CIO on total portfolio oversight, including strategic and tactical asset allocation, performance analytics, and risk analytics for a complex, multi-asset-class portfolio. The Office of Investments' mission is to support the funding of TNC's global conservation priorities by increasing the organization's purchasing power through prudent and sustainable investment management. The Office of Investments, under the leadership of TNC's CIO, works on all aspects of the management and monitoring of the endowment and other long-term pools of capital in excess of $4B. The Nature Conservancy's investment assets support the organization's global operations and most pressing conservation projects.The Director of Risk, Portfolio Strategy & Operations is a senior member of TNC's investment team and supports the CIO in the day-to-day oversight of the investment portfolios under the CIO's purview. Responsibilities involve leading 1) investment operations, including accounting, back and middle office functions, 2) performance measurement, analytics, and reporting 3) total portfolio risk measurement, analytics, and monitoring, and 4) strategic and tactical asset allocation. The Director of Risk, Portfolio Strategy & Operations will review current processes and suggest new ideas to improve team efficiency. They will communicate on behalf of the Office of Investments and will have substantial contact with stakeholders, including all levels of staff, Investment Committee members, third-party investment managers, and service providers.RESPONSIBILITIES & SCOPE* Lead investment operations, including accounting, back office and middle office functions* Lead operational due diligence of prospective and current fund managers* Monitor and manage total endowment cash flow and liquidity projections* Lead performance calculation, analytics, attribution, and comprehensive reporting* Using various analytic tools, measure and monitor total portfolio risk* Lead the strategic and tactical asset allocation analysis with support from the Investment team* Collaborate with the CIO to ensure compliance with investment policies and develop tools for portfolio risk monitoring and modeling* Manage and oversee all investment operations activities including cash management, liquidity management, subscription/redemption processes, accounting, audit and tax related requests* Lead oversight of other long-term pools of capital outside of TNC's endowment (i.e., Planned Giving, Nature Bonds, 401k Plans)* Establish and maintain appropriate policies, internal controls, and documentation to ensure sound operational management. Identify operational needs associated with new investments and portfolio activities* Manage Senior Investment Operations Manager and/or Investment Operations ManagerWE'RE LOOKING FOR YOUAre you looking for work you can believe in? At TNC we strive to embody a philosophy of Work that You Can Believe in where you can feel like you are making a difference every day. We're looking for someone with strong experience in leading a diverse, multi-disciplinary team.The ideal candidate should have exceptional communication and collaboration skills and experience designing, organizing, and directing complex projects. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the ongoing mission of conservation by directing and shaping the work of our team!WHAT YOU'LL BRINGMINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS* Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Math, Business, Finance, Economics, and/or a related field and 11 years related work experience, including at the senior level, or equivalent combination of education and experience.* Experience working with senior management and Board of Directors, or equivalent, on investment related issues* Experience in investment operations, operational due diligence, risk management, asset allocation at an endowment, foundation, other asset owners, OCIO, or asset manager* Experience across multiple asset classes, including private equity, fixed income, hedge funds, and private equity* Experience supervising professional staffDESIRED QUALIFICATIONS* MBA, PhD, CFA, CAIA, and/or relevant advance degrees or professional investment qualifications preferred.* Knowledgeable about endowment management. Passionate about investment operations and risk management.* Excellent analytical, quantitative and communication (both verbal and written) skills.* Excellent critical thinking skills; capable of synthesizing large amounts of data and information in a clear and concise manner.* Desire and ability to work in a collaborative and team-oriented environment, partnering with a small team.* Demonstrated success in analyzing, manipulating, and interpreting data, and developing, reporting, and implementing solutions.* Ability to manage project timelines with several variables, set realistic deadlines, and ensure accountability.WHAT WE BRINGSince 1951, TNC has been doing work you can believe in. Through grassroots action, we have grown from a small non-profit into one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organizations in the world. Thanks to more than 1 million members, over 400 scientists, and the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff and partners, we impact conservation around the world!TNC offers a competitive, comprehensive benefits package including health care benefits, flexible spending accounts, a 401(k) plan with an 8% employer match, parental leave, accrued paid time off, life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, other life and work well-being benefits. Learn more about our benefits on our Culture Tab on nature.org/careers.We're proud to offer a flexible work environment that supports of the health and well-being of the people we employ.