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9 Mar 2023

Full-Time Senior Manager (or Director), Learning and Leadership

Prime Coalition – Posted by Prime Coalition Anywhere

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Job Description

Location: Virtual

Type: Full-time, starting May 2023

Salary: $150,000 per year plus benefits (Senior Manager) | $180,000 per year plus benefits (Director)

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Deadline: March 19, 2023

About the Job 

Prime Coalition is a high-impact, cutting-edge non-profit organization focused on mitigating climate change through catalytic capital investment.* Every Prime program is designed to catalyze, deepen, or accelerate solutions that we believe will massively reduce greenhouse gas emissions. 

The Senior Manager (or Director) for Learning & Leadership is originating the position, as well as two functions at Prime: our cross-cutting approach to nonprofit service offerings; and a new initiative to share Prime’s lessons learned about catalytic capital intermediation. Non-profit service offerings could include forward-looking GHG impact assessment for companies and investors outside of Prime, as well as supporting the development of new catalytic capital intermediaries in climate. The initiative to share lessons learned could involve field-building activities across a group of impact-first investors, intermediaries, advisors, and other leaders in catalytic capital. This person will work closely with Prime’s senior leadership team, make recommendations to the Board of Directors, and be an integral part of advancing Prime’s programming based on their own recommendations. Those with proven experience leading teams and managing budgets through project development and implementation will be considered for Director. This position will have the opportunity for growth and promotion as the work develops and the organization expands. 

Prime embraces the differences between people of varied races, ethnicities, genders, ages, religions, and sexual orientations. We also acknowledge the value that different life experiences bring to our organization as a workplace, and to our ability to understand and advance our mission. Prime is an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage all applicants who share these values to apply. 

* Catalytic capital is defined here as “investment capital that is patient, risk-tolerant, concessionary, and flexible”. Read more about catalytic capital here

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

50% – Substantiate and design Prime’s cross-cutting nonprofit services function

  • Characterize total addressable market(s) for services across two functions in Prime’s existing programming: (1) Forward-looking GHG impact assessment services, and (2) Impact-first intermediary design and launch services
  • Characterize the underserved market, i.e., the subset of the total addressable market(s) that will not be served by for-profit providers over the next 5-10 years
  • Conduct research about design options for providing nonprofit services to the underserved market
  • Develop recommendations based on design options research, including business model, corporate form, personnel, and budgets
  • Collaborate with the senior leadership team to present recommendations to the Board of Directors
  • Collaborate with senior leadership to integrate approved recommendations into Prime’s 2-year adaptive plan and 10-year vision
  • Contribute to team building around subsequent phases of work – substantiation, construction, fundraising, implementation, and evaluation

50% – Build nonprofit programming to share Prime’s lessons learned

  • Synthesize takeaways from Prime’s existing body of work – publications, documents library, and pilot course at MIT
  • Design and construct a set of activities dedicated to sharing Prime’s lessons learned across the seven phases of an impact-first catalytic capital intervention, with the goal of educating philanthropists, advisors to philanthropists, and future impact-first investors 
  • Collaborate with Prime’s partnerships team to fundraise operating capital to implement this programming, including team building
  • Collaborate with Prime’s impact accountability team to incorporate educational resources developed through Project Frame, CRANE, or other Prime programming where appropriate
  • Work closely with the Executive Director to implement this programming with appropriate phases of rollout
  • Work closely with the Prime’s impact team to evaluate the efficacy of this programming according to Prime’s Theory of Change


Education & Experience 

  • Demonstrated experience writing and iterating early-stage business plans
  • Demonstrated experience conducting and synthesizing market research
  • Demonstrated experience leading teams and managing budgets through project development and implementation (Director-level requirement)
  • Graduate degree in business, impact management or similar preferred
  • 5+ years of management consulting experience preferred (8+ for Director-level consideration)
  • Experience implementing Fellowship programs preferred
  • Experience with catalytic capital and/or blended finance preferred (domain agnostic)
  • Experience designing educational curriculum preferred

Core Skills  

  • Strong internal corporate communications skills
  • Recognition of complexities of forward-looking impact assessments
  • Fluency with the concept of additionality
  • Team building skills
  • Educational design/pedagogy skills
  • Excellent, open listener
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills
  • Ability to develop and lead a team
  • Ability to manage multimillion dollar budgets (Director-level requirement)

Shared Expectations

  • A commitment to Prime’s mission and values
  • Assertive ally for racial equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Collaborative with a sense of humility  
  • Intrinsic, driving motivation to mitigate climate change
  • Self-motivation and flexibility 
  • Willingness to be a productive member of a team, respecting differences while working toward shared goals

Not sure you meet 100% of our qualifications? Research shows that men apply for jobs when they meet an average of 60% of the criteria. Yet, women and other people who are systematically marginalized tend to only apply if they meet every requirement. If you believe that you could excel in this role, we encourage you to apply. We are dedicated to considering a broad array of candidates, including those with diverse workplace experiences and backgrounds. Whether you’re new to the field, returning to work after a gap in employment, simply looking to transition, or taking the next step in your career path, we will be glad to have you on our radar. Please use your cover letter to tell us about your interest and what you hope to bring to this role.

Compensation & Benefits

  • Compensation of $150,000 per annum 
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision 
  • Health Savings Account  
  • Discretionary time off with the goal that all employees take a minimum of 3 weeks of vacation time 
  • Office closure for a winter and summer break in addition to other holiday office closures
  • Prime provides an annual virtual work stipend 

How to Apply

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Job Categories: Climate Change. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: catalytic capital and climate solutions. Salaries: 100,000 and above.

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