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Amherst has taken a leadership role among highly selective liberal
arts colleges and universities in successfully diversifying the
racial, socio-economic, and geographic profile of its student body.
The College is similarly committed to enriching its educational
experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty,
administration and staff.
Amherst College invites applications for the Investment Officer
position. The Investment Officer is a full-time, year-round
position, located in our Boston, MA office. Given Amherst's
distinction as one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the
country, the successful candidate will demonstrate the w ays in
which they bring value to and will work towards supporting a
broadly diverse community.
The Investment Officer will be a key member of a small, generalist
investment team that leads all aspects of the Amherst College
Long-Term Investment Pool, comprising the College and Folger
Shakespeare Memorial Library endowments valued at approximately $4
billion. This person will report to the Chief Investment Officer,
and is encouraged to collaborate across the team, including
mentoring a diverse group of summer interns from the College. They
are expected to develop strong working relationships with existing
investment managers, source new prospective partners, conduct
diligence on these partners, and help select new investments for
the portfolio. They are also encouraged to take appropriate actions
to support a diverse workforce and participate in the College's
efforts to build a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work
environment. Success in this role is determined by the Investment
Officer's contribution to the team's process of selecting,
accessing, and developing relationships with extraordinary
investment partners, and by the performance of the Long-Term
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities
- The Investment Officer is responsible for sourcing, conducting
due diligence, selecting, and the ongoing monitoring and
relationship development related to both existing and prospective
investment managers in a variety of asset classes. This is a
generalist team structure, and manager relationships can include
those in private and public equity, venture capital, absolute
return/hedge fund strategies, credit, renewables, and real estate.
The portfolio strategy is relationship-driven and bottom-up. As
such, successful candidates will demonstrate a strong curiosity
about a wide variety of investments, and in making comparisons
across diverse opportunities. The portfolio is concentrated and has
low turnover. As such, successful candidates will demonstrate a
strong interest in spending time on the current portfolio, and will
exhibit a long-term mentality.
- The Investment Officer is responsible for assisting in the
preparation of materials for the Amherst College Investment
Committee, Board of Trustees, Alumni meetings and other high-level
audiences on a variety of topics.
- Additionally, it is anticipated that the Investment Officer
will be a mentor to the less experienced members of the team and
summer interns, requiring attention to building and nurturing an
intentionally inclusive culture.
- Other projects and responsibilities may be assigned from time
- The Investment Officer must be willing and able to travel to
meet with both existing and prospective investment managers (travel
is expected to be ~35-40%).
- Bachelor's degree
- 5-10 years of related investment experience, with compensation
dependent on experience level and contributions to the
- Strong interpersonal skills and a proven ability to work
effectively with a variety of personalities
- Passionate / mission- oriented, with a long-term focus on the
- Must be enthusiastic, hardworking, self-motivated, and able to
work both independently and as part of a team
- Strong sourcing and networking skills
- A commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, and to
contributing to an inclusive environment for all
- Deep curiosity around investment managers, people, teams,
organizations, and capital markets
- Ability to conduct primary research on and analyze complex
investment strategies, people, and firms
- Superior oral and written communication skills
- MBA, CFA and/or CAIA designations
Amherst College offers many opportunities for professional growth
and development, continued learning, and career advancement.
Amherst College requires all employees to be fully vaccinated
for COVID-19 (medical and religious exemptions may
Amherst College is pleased to provide a comprehensive, highly
competitive benefits package that meets the needs of staff and
faculty and their families. Benefits are an important part of our
overall compensation, so it is critical that you review all of the
options to ensure itmeets your total compensation requirements.
Click here for Benefits Information .
Interestedcandidates are asked to submit a resume and cover letter
online at https://amherst.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/Amherst_Jobs
. Please be sure to upload all requested documents prior to
clicking Submit. Applications cannot be revised once submitted.
(Current employees and students should apply by clicking on the
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applications will begin immediately and will continue until the
position is filled.
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