Background on Galvanize Climate Solutions:

Galvanize Climate Solutions (“Galvanize”) is a mission-driven investment platform that provides capital, expertise, and partnerships necessary to produce and scale vital and urgent climate solutions. We are purpose-built to accelerate decarbonization by integrating climate-focused investment with global activism. Founded by Katie Hall (Hall Capital Partners) and Tom Steyer (Farallon Capital, Hellman & Friedman), Galvanize has significant experience across asset classes with decades of experience in investing and climate advocacy.

Role:

Galvanize is looking for an MBA '23 to join its Innovation + Expansion fund next summer as a Vice President. Vice Presidents are expected to demonstrate early indicators of strong investment judgment; and immediately lead due diligence efforts on their first day (including managing Associates). Of equal importance, Vice Presidents should have the personal characteristics needed to build a differentiated network of relationships to optimally source opportunities and efficiently diligence them.

This is an outstanding opportunity for a rising investment professional who feels a sense of urgency with regard to Galvanize’s mission, and is excited to learn from some of the most experienced, highly regarded investment leaders in climate.

Responsibilities will revolve around four primary types of work:

  • Investment Diligence – The VP will be designing diligence work plans, and leading execution of those work plans. These responsibilities may include independently leading customer/ecosystem calls, business model diligence, collaborating with our internal and third-party resources to inform technical / policy diligence, and preparing materials for internal investment committee conversations.
  • Investment Sourcing - Additionally, the VP will be expected to begin sourcing the most innovative decarbonization startups in verticals such as electricity, transportation, industrials, and agriculture.
  • High Impact Support of Portfolio Companies – The VP will collaborate with and support management team members of portfolio companies in key operating areas such as finance, business development, sales operations, recruiting, and communications.
  • Developing the Next Generation of VP’s - VP’s play an indispensable role in recruiting and training current Associates. Successful candidates will be expected to provide and solicit frequent, specific feedback especially with regard to offering timely praise and constructive advice.

Required qualifications:

  • Personal commitment to Galvanize’s urgent mission of accelerating climate solutions
  • Extraordinary intellectual capacity and curiosity, evidenced in part by a strong MBA and undergraduate academic track record
  • Prior work experience in investment banking, venture capital and private equity, strategy consulting, or operating roles at relevant companies so that the candidate can effectively lead due diligence efforts on their first day
  • A self-starter with a track record of going above and beyond what is asked
  • A natural inclination to build and cultivate strong relationships in a variety of contexts (e.g., among multiple touch points in a given industry area or subsector, within one’s current school community)
  • References that will enthusiastically attest to the candidate’s ability to collaborate well, give effective feedback to peers and managers, learn from mistakes and constructive advice, and lead and influence others while in individual contributor roles
  • Up-to-date with regard to COVID vaccines
  • Authorized to work in the US without eventually needing employer sponsorship

The VP will report directly to co-heads of the fund. The majority of investment team members are located in Galvanize’s San Francisco headquarters, but there is the possibility for one Vice President to be located out of our New York workspace.

What we offer:

  • Generous benefits package, including employer-paid health coverage options, and a 401(k) plan with employer match
  • 25 days of PTO including sick leave
  • Monthly wellness benefit that covers a broad range of activities 
  • Annual learning and development stipend
  • A collaborative and inclusive culture that is committed to recruiting, retaining, engaging, and developing a pool of talent that is diverse across all dimensions.

More about Galvanize:

As a newly launched investment platform, we are committed to recruiting, engaging, and retaining talent that is diverse across all dimensions. We will apply our team’s different experiences, backgrounds, and viewpoints to drive better decision making in advance of scaling vital and urgent climate solutions. Consideration of the equitable distribution of global climate transition impacts and benefits will be a core tenet of our decision-making and organization. This consideration guides Galvanize’s culture, structure, investment strategy, and advocacy efforts. Galvanize is committed to building a broadly diverse organization from its ownership to its workforce.

Galvanize will help lead the effort to close the climate investment gap by spearheading the use of Movement Capitalism – an economic philosophy that employs the foundations of capitalism – innovation, entrepreneurship, competition – in support of a higher public purpose. The practice of Movement Capitalism involves not only generating profit, but also solving the global climate crisis.

Galvanize is an equal opportunity employer. We continually seek diversity in our staff and will consider all qualified applicants with a criminal history in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Fair Chance Ordinance of San Francisco.  

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