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Director of Investments

Dragonfly Ventures

This is a Full-time position in Toronto, ON posted March 26, 2020.

Dragonfly Ventures (“Dragonfly) is a mission driven family office contributing to a toxic-free planet with humanity living synergistically with each other, the earth, her creatures and spirit.  A lean and committed team of eight, including advisors, achieves this goal through investments (public and private), philanthropy and collaborations.  Dragonfly is funded by a private wealth holder who is active in the business as Co-CEO. The work focuses on four interrelated areas that we feel are ripe for intervention and in which we can play an active role; toxic elimination, freshwater conservation, climate resilience, and land and soil health. The investment portfolio prioritizes mission over return. We approach our work from a set of shared values including diversity, equity, disruption, intuition, learning, and collaboration. Our family office includes both in house staff and advisors. Our in house team includes two Co-CEOs, a CFO and an Executive Assistant. Our team of advisors includes expertise in investments, tax, legal and coaching. We use a diverse suite of financial tools to achieve our mission, investing across all asset classes as well as philanthropy. Below is an example of some of our investments. Public equity: Genus Capital Management Venture Capital Funds: Renewal Funds Safer Made Arc Tern Ventures Bonds: Solar Share Private: National Observer Ananda Devices Our philanthropy is done through a donor advised fund at Tides Canada. You can learn more about our philanthropy here – https://tidescanada.org/the-dragonfly-fund/ Dragonfly is expanding our team to bring our private wealth management and portfolio reporting in-house.  To this end we are seeking an investment professional to support our investments as directed by the Co-CEOs. Critical to this role is an understanding and commitment to Dragonfly’s vision, mission, values and issue areas central to our work, in addition to experience with financial analysis. SKILLS & EXPERIENCE  Required: * Post-secondary degree in business with a Finance focus* Minimum five years of private market investment experience* Ability to work in a self-directed environment* Proven record in undertaking due diligence on investment opportunities* Passion for environmental and social sustainability * Excellent written and oral communication skillsWe consider the following to be strong assets of the chosen candidate: * CPA, CFA or MBA* Previous professional or volunteer work experience in the social or environmental sector* Previous role(s) in small or entrepreneurial firms  RESPONSIBILITIES1)       Deal Flow Sourcing & Due Diligence * Develop a broad network to identify new investments opportunities and approaches to empower Dragonfly’s mission. Private market investments are made in North America with an increasing focus on Canada. Travel is required for due diligence.* Work in partnership with Co-CEOs to review investment opportunities from the identification to decision stage, taking the lead on deep due diligence.  Final investment decisions are made by Dragonfly’s Co-CEOs.* Work in partnership with the team to identify and implement creative investment tools for new investments to best meet mission and embody our values* Provide ongoing feedback, together with other team members, to support the continuous improvement of the investment process2)       Portfolio Investment Monitoring* Serve as the first point of contact for investees and external managers* Monitor all existing investments (public and private, direct and with external managers) to track mission, corporate management and financial performance* Manage follow-on investments or investment extension requests as required3)       Investment Reporting* Prepare, with support from Dragonfly’s CFO, quarterly reports* Provide ongoing feedback to support the continuous improvement of the reporting process for investments as part of an integrated approach between financials and mission 4)       Team engagement* Participate, as a member of the team, supporting operations and strategy as required* Participate in quarterly team meetings* Organize regular Dragonfly investment committee meetings COMPENSATION & BENEFITS This is a full-time permanent position based in Toronto or the surrounding area (2-hour radius).  The Dragonfly team does not have formal office so the position can work out of a home office or choose their own co-working space and will have access to a shared Executive Assistant.  Compensation will be commensurate with skills and experience.  Benefits include extended health and paid vacation. TO APPLY Our online application will give you the option to apply to this role as a complete person – not just a resume. The application will assess your qualifications, personality traits and workplace preferences, and should take 10 to 15 minutes to complete. After submitting, you’ll receive an email inviting you to log in and view your assessment results. We strive to build a team that reflects the diversity of the community we work in and encourage applications from traditionally underrepresented groups such as women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, people identifying as LGBTQ2SI, veterans, and people with disabilities. If we can make this easier through accommodation in the recruitment process, please contact us using the “Help” button. Applications are due by 5:00pm EST Friday, April 3rd, 2020.  We will review applications, with priority given to those who have completed the assessment and look forward to hearing from you. Thank you for your interest.