Category: Strategy (Page 1 of 2)

Remote – Energy Terminal – Marketing and Strategy Intern

Energy Terminal is an energy media startup founded by Duke students seeking to elevate the next generation of leaders in the energy industry and to facilitate student involvement in the energy transition. We are looking for a marketing and strategy intern for the summer. You’ll be able to work on growth strategy, create original content to brand yourself, network with energy experts, and develop valuable internship and startup experience. We’re looking at around 10 hours/week and are flexible with schedules, so you can do this along with another internship. And we can even help you access Energy Initiative funding to get paid! Email Michael and Hope (cofounders) at frank.wood@duke.edu and hope.pratt@duke.edu if you’re interested!

Durham – Self-Help Credit Union – CRL Philanthropy/Development Intern

Internship Program:   Self-Help/CRL offers a 10 week summer internship program that is designed to give students valuable experience in a professional setting while broadening their knowledge of Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI’s). Participants may also expand their knowledge of The Center for Responsible Lending (CRL) works which ensures a fair, inclusive financial marketplace that creates opportunities for all credit-worthy borrowers, regardless of their income Along with each specific intern project, the intern will participate in a series of brownbag lunches to learn more about Self-Help and the Community Development industry as a whole. Interns will also be given the opportunity to network with one another and other Self-Helpers through a variety of planned events.   Internship Description:   The CRL Philanthropy Intern will help develop and execute strategies that secure financial and in-kind support for the organization’s mission. As part of the philanthropy team, the intern will gain hands-on experience crafting fundraising campaigns, contributing to donor-centric communications, researching prospective donors, and working in the fundraising database. The intern will also learn about the array of issues CRL addresses, with particular emphasis on student loan debt. An undergraduate applicant for the philanthropy internship can offer a valuable perspective as they experience higher education financing during school and post-graduation. This Internship assignment will be based in Durham, NC.   Essential Responsibilities:

Drafting written and electronic solicitations, developing digital and social media (e.g. Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin) communications, contributing to the fundraising database, and providing assistance as-needed to the philanthropy team. Enrollment in undergraduate degree program.   Credentials, Experience and Skills:   Prior experience with nonprofits/fundraising helpful but not required. Experience with Salesforce, or databases more generally, helpful but not required.   Physical Requirements:   Frequently requires use of manual dexterity and repetitive motions, primarily with the wrists, hands, and/or fingers. Must be able to occasionally lift and exert force of up to 40 pounds.   Compensation: TBD   Application:   Please apply for this assignment on our Internship Careers Page. Please upload a thoughtful cover letter describing why you are interested in this internship and a resume with your application.   About Us:   The Center for Responsible Lending (CRL) is a nonprofit, non-partisan organization working to ensure a fair, inclusive financial marketplace that creates opportunities for all. Through research, legal analysis, policy development, and state and national advocacy engagement, CRL fights for economic equity for underserved communities—particularly Black and brown communities and low-to-middle income families. CRL’s staff reflect a collective commitment to eliminating systemic injustice in America’s financial services.   CRL provides a strong voice on both the state and national levels for these families to expand family wealth and financial stability through sustainable homeownership, affordable higher education, and support for small businesses, and protect their financial stability by preventing abusive products that trap families in debt and strip away their income, by ending payday lending and other predatory high-cost lending, exorbitant bank fees, and abusive debt collection practices.   CRL is an affiliate of Self-Help, a community development lender founded in 1980 that has provided more than $9 billion dollars in financing to help 164,000 low-wealth borrowers buy homes, build businesses, and strengthen community resources.   Self-Help is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons, regardless of race, religion, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression (including transgender status), age, sexual orientation, military and veteran status, class, or family status.

Washington, DC – Redball Energy – Junior Asset Manager

Redball is an owner of renewable energy producing assets. It engages in renewable energy projects in various parts of the United States.

Position Expectations:

Redball is seeking an entry-level candidate to join a fast-growing solar distributed generation company as a key member of the asset management team. The Junior Asset Manager will have responsibility for assisting in the management of the ongoing operations of portfolios of solar projects and monitoring their financial and operational performance. The Junior Asset Manager will also support the portfolio management leadership in administering complex financing structures, investor reporting, budgeting, and the sale of environmental commodities.

Specific Job Functions:

• Monitor and manage performance of a +$50M solar project portfolio across multiple states
• Perform financial analysis for solar projects
• Manage relationship with contract counterparties
• Prepare periodic asset management reports (including operational and financial performance)
• Present oral or written reports on operating projects, financial results, and research
• Identify and initiate optimization efforts on operations within the Asset Management department
• Work with management to facilitate the onboarding of additional portfolios of solar projects
• Generate and send out invoices and manage accounts payable
• Assist in budget creation and budget monitoring
• Develop an understanding of different electricity and capital markets for electricity generating assets (incentive programs, tax equity structures, and non-recourse debt)
• Quickly adapt and interact with the Soltage asset management software platform
• Additional responsibilities as assigned

Qualifications:

• Bachelors degree
• Demonstrated interest in renewable energy through work experience, projects, or coursework
• Demonstrable proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) required
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Proven analytical and mathematical capabilities
• Superior listening, critical thinking, and writing and presentation skills
• An eagerness to learn about an exciting and fast-growing industry
• High degree of attention to detail

Washington, DC (Remote) – Redball Energy – Energy Finance and Investment Analyst

Redball is seeking an Energy Finance Analyst that will support the Asset Management Group’s work on behalf of its third-party institutional investor clients. The Asset Management team helps Redball manage their solar investments through transaction monitoring, financial analysis and advisory services and also supports Redball’s strategic vision by monitoring the company’s direct investments managing financial exposure from existing contracts and advising the company on strategic initiatives.

Redball is a renewable energy holding company focused on acquiring, holding, and managing renewable energy assets in the United States. Redball’s mission is to democratize renewable energy for social good.

Key Responsibilities:

• Analyze tax equity financial structures to provide guidance to management and investor partners on tax structuring and financial results
• Investigate sources of underperformance of utility and distributed generation solar assets using remote data acquisition systems and provide guidance to stakeholders
• Perform credit analysis on utility, financial, and solar developer counterparties
• Design and maintain investor reporting utilizing solar data systems, partner reports, and advanced Microsoft office tools.
• Assist with the favorable resolution of operational issues and contractual disputes and communicate complex technical or financial issues to investors and other stakeholders
• Provide regular financial updates to investors on project performance and financial returns
• Participate in regular meetings with investors and counterparties
• Support other Asset Management Group functions as needed

A successful candidate will possess the following skills and attributes:

• Bachelor or master’s degree in finance, economics, business or related field
• Passion and Interest in solar, renewable energy
• Excellent communication skills with the ability to succinctly summarize complex financial and technical issues, both in writing and verbally
• Ability to organize and manage work flows across different teams and individuals
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel and PowerPoint with financial modeling experience

Location & Hours: This is a full-time role with a team based in the Washington, DC Metro Area

ROI is hiring a Strategic Initiatives Program Manager- Full Time

ROI is hiring a Full Time Strategic Initiatives Program Manager 

Rural Opportunity Institute is growing their team and currently seeking a full-time Strategic Initiatives Program Manager:

They are looking for some of the most passionate, hard-working candidates from the surrounding Eastern NC region to fill this role, with a lot of the work being able to be done remotely. The role will be to support programs and initiatives that are designed to tackle the toughest problems that directly impact and contribute to generational trauma in rural Eastern NC and other rural communities.

Email hiring manager, Naomi Suleiman at naomi@ruralopportunity.org, with any questions.

NYC/Remote – RE(SOURCE) – Content Strategist /Creative Copywriter

RE(SOURCE) is an early-stage startup based in NYC backed by a top institutional VC. It is a differentiated and growing B2B fashion wholesale marketplace. Focused on transforming how fashion wholesale works, RE(SOURCE) helps small to medium-sized fashion brands and social creators source seamlessly from manufacturer suppliers with existing stock ready to order. The company is co-founded by two duke alums! Our young and enthusiastic team is seeking a creative, strategic, out-of-the-box thinker to join our passionate and dynamic team.

This position requires someone who is a digital storyteller with an appetite to take content to the next level. This position involves creating content for web, print, blog, email, and social media platforms including but not limited to: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. The strongest candidates are open to uncertainty (nature of an early-stage startup!),strategic, excel at digital communication, and can drive results with creativity. Besides regular cadence of social media, email and blog content creation, you will directly work with the founders to run hypothesis testing. We will figure things out together! This position involves bringing effective content marketing to life and supporting different initiatives through strong project management. You will work closely with a team of social media manager (the executor of your strategy), graphic designers (we have a dedicated chief designer and a team of freelancers), event creative director, and the founders. We entrust our interns with big responsibilities and expect them to lead projects with proficiency.

Responsibilities: Work with Social Media manager and graphic designers to plan detailed content calendars for each platform: Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook Group, Instagram. You will be in charge of the high level content direction setting and the social media manager can execute. Create a newsletter copy each week, Create content for all marketing assets – including writing copies in sales documents and brochures. You will also create copy for tagline, banners and posters when we exhibit on trade shows (happen regularly!) Draft messaging documents for all demand side Draft and manage website copy Work alongside the founders to design, implement and analyze testings for messaging on demand side Create 4 blog articles per month

Requirements: Exceptional attention to detail – particularly written skills. This is an absolute must! We prefer native speakers, unless your written skills are exceptionally good Strong organizational skills – strong time management and the ability to multitask Energetic, eager and take initiative to tackle new projects and tasks Adaptable to changes and comfortable with uncertainty. Willing to experience a fast-paced, and constantly evolving, environment at a fast-growing start-up. Computer skills (e.g., familiarity with Google docs) and a willingness to learn how to use new tools. We prefer students with majors in English, Communication, Marketing, Creative Writing or have a strong interest in working in Communication/Marketing/PR after graduation. This role will absolutely make you STAND OUT in your job applications! You will work in a fast-paced yet close-knit start-up environment. Please note that we require our interns to provide support throughout the year. We will not be accepting applications from candidates that are only seeking to work during the holiday period. If you would like to work with us throughout the year, we will absolutely be flexible to accommodate your study schedule.

ziqi@resourcefashion.co

Durham, Remote – LiveGlobally – Intern

LiveGlobally is a local non-profit, who serves our local and global communities affected by traumatic situations. We have a volunteer staff of enthusiastic and passionate people who care for those with needs.

We need an intern who can create a status & financial report from the past few years that depicts the successes we have had with our projects. We will post this on our website to help with fundraising and grants.

The deadline for such is December 2021.

For more information or to apply, contact: nina@nina-be.com

Detroit, MI – ProsperUS Detroit – Community Internship

ProsperUs Detroit

Organization Overview

ProsperUs Detroit is a community economic development organization that infuses low-to-moderate
income communities with services and capital to support income generation, business growth, and
neighborhood revitalization from within. We do this in partnership with community organizations,
residents, local and national stakeholders, and, most importantly, entrepreneurs.

Our core programming includes:

  • Entrepreneur Training: We help emerging business owners get started with business planning
    classes and one-on-one support. Focused on the entrepreneur, we provide 12 classroom
    sessions at a community partner site paired with ten hours of one-on-one support that teaches
    the fundamentals of business and address specific needs.
  • Business Services: We help entrepreneurs connect to professional service providers and provide
    grants to support their investment in projects. Through intentional investments on our part, we
    connect business owners with trusted providers who are skilled in legal, marketing, graphic
    design, accounting, and several more services.
  • Microlending: We provide access to capital through a relationship-based lending process
    designed to meet entrepreneur needs. Through trusted relationships, we coach business owners
    every step of the way to secure a loan that fits their needs regardless of their previous financial
    experiences.

For the last ten years, ProsperUs has served as a catalyst for small business development in
neighborhoods. We have partnered with community members, neighborhood organizations, and
resource providers to respond to the needs of emerging and experienced entrepreneurs in our
community to serve over 1300 entrepreneurs. We are energized and inspired by neighborhood business
leaders and work to ensure they have the resources needed to succeed.

Project Proposal Description

For the last several months, ProsperUs Detroit has been the lead organization for the Anchor Business
Project. A collaboration with the New Economy Initiative (NEI), this is a pilot project that infuses
selected businesses with capital ($25K grants) and is pairing that with coordinated coaching and
technical assistance (TA) ($6,250 TA budget). The coaching and TA are a partnership between ProsperUs
and community development organizations (CDOs) where we intend to examine the impact on the
experiences of businesses, business owners, and commercial corridors. This project is managed by
ProsperUs on behalf of The Kresge Foundation in partnership with NEI. Our CDO partners include
Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation, Jefferson East, Inc., Live6 Alliance, Midtown Detroit,
Inc., NW Goldberg Cares, Osborn Neighborhood Alliance, and Southwest Detroit Business Association.

The pilot nature of this project means that ProsperUs is extremely interested in what we can learn from
and build into future opportunities. We are seeking a Duke Community Intern to support with project
evaluation measures including, but not limited to:

  • Creating, interpreting, and analyzing survey data and results;
  • Performing interviews with business owners, CDO partners, and coaches;
  • Interpreting and analyzing interview content;
  • Creating storytelling mechanisms for project outcomes; and,
  • Supporting the project management of technical assistance project budgets.

Target Outcomes

ProsperUs and NEI are thrilled for this opportunity for collaboration with partners throughout the city.
We are hopeful that the results of this pilot will bolster other initiatives of this kind in additional
neighborhoods in Detroit as well as other cities nationally. To support this aspiration, this project will:

  • Create valuable datasets and associated analysis;
  • Value multiple “ways of knowing” by utilizing multiple evaluation methods;
  • Develop storytelling collateral (interviews, recordings, video, photography); and
  • Contribute to the overall ethos of collaboration and community.

Categorization of Project

  • Strategic
  • Marketing
  • Scaling

Supervisor: Joanna Dueweke-Perez, Director of Operations & Programs
Contact: jduewekeperez@prosperusdetroit.org // (313) 586-0596

San Francisco – Contrary – Venture Partner

Contrary is recruiting a new class of talented and diverse Venture Partners!

Contrary is a VC fund that identifies and invests in exceptional talent, backed by the founders of Tesla, Reddit, Twitch, Facebook and many more unicorns. We invest up to $2M in a small number of startups each year, and work closely alongside them to build enduring businesses.

If you’re excited by the idea of investing in exceptional university founders, having an excuse to talk to smart people working on cool things, and being a part of an awesome community, join us!

We’re hosting a virtual national info session on Tuesday, September 7th at 5pm PT/8pm ET. We’ll also have a Duke-specific meet & greet soon. Register for both of these at contrarycap.com/join.

Feel free to also reach out to me at ryanchang@contrarycap.com if you have any questions!

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