Who We Are
Coast Funds is a globally recognized foundation with a vision to strengthen the wellbeing of First Nations and the ecological integrity of the Great Bear Rainforest and Haida Gwaii. Founded in 2007, Coast Funds has thus far approved over $100 million towards more than 400 economic development and conservation projects in the region.
Coast Funds and First Nations are continuing to create new opportunities through strategic engagements with government, philanthropy and industry to secure the wellbeing of First Nations and ecosystems across the region. This is an exciting time to join Coast Funds to contribute to the development of this leading social finance organization.
To see the depth of work done to date, visit their site at www.coastfunds.ca
About The Role and Your Experience
Coast Funds is seeking a Manager of Social Finance to work in partnership with First Nations to:
- Cultivate and develop proposals into start-ups, joint ventures, strategic acquisitions, and infrastructure project opportunities; and
- Lead the impact reporting of Coast Funds’ investment into sustainable business development and conservation projects.
As a key member of a small and highly collaborative team, the Manager will work closely with First Nations leaders, their technical staff, Coast Fund colleagues, and project partners.
Reporting to the CFO, as the Manager of Social Finance, you bring your:
- Business planning and relationship building skills to cultivate and prepare proposals with First Nations for Coast Funds’ investment annual target investment of $2.5 million into economic development opportunities.
- Risk management experience to conduct and manage the due diligence process for all economic development project funding applications and providing recommendations to the Project Review Committee for their funding decisions.
- Impact reporting experience to lead Coast Funds’ work in analyzing the wellbeing outcomes and long-term impacts from project investments.
- Development experience to support the CEO, the CFO and the Director of Development with proposal writing, community and business engagement, and board briefings.
Who You Are
Coast Funds is seeking a professional who has demonstrated an understanding and passion for social finance and community development – we can see that passion in the work you have done to date.
- You are familiar with First Nation communities, building relationships and supporting the development of community-owned businesses and entrepreneurs.
- You are a team player who can be easily leaned on your financial analysis acumen.
- You want to work within a high performing small team of professionals.
- Ideally you come from a consulting firm, government agency, or a financial institution where you financial analysis and reporting skills combined with your relationship building skills have been imperative to your success.
Coast Funds’ competitive benefits package includes a flexible health and dental plan, RRSP contribution, committed colleagues, a culture of innovation, and the sense of accomplishment that comes contributing to a small team that’s working hard to make a difference in BC’s coastal communities.
Interested candidates are encouraged to apply through WMC by submitting their resume and cover letter (if they don’t have social impact finance experience on their resume) in strict confidence through the WMC portal at careers.wmc.ca
Equity and diversity are essential to Coast Funds and WMC. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Indigenous People, Canadians, and permanent residents will be given priority.