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Join our team as the Investments and Finance Director!

Alberta Ecotrust Foundation is hiring for a new role in the organization and we are looking for someone who will work with our team to find opportunities and mobilize capital for low-carbon solutions, consistent with Alberta Ecotrust’s Investment Policy and Eligible Project Selection Criteria; thereby, growing AEF’s Climate Innovation Fund’s direct investing reach and influence.

Specifically, the Investments and Finance Director role will involve researching, contacting, and securing potential investments for renewable energy projects, building retrofits, and businesses with proven low-carbon goods and services. This will be done in collaboration with the various committees and AEF staff working to make the Climate Innovation Fund a success. Using expert knowledge in project financing and equity investments, combined with a consistent application of rigorous due diligence processes, the position will pursue potential investments that both have financial return and fulfill the mandate of the Climate Innovation Fund.

By building trust in the community and developing collaborative relationships with co-investors and other funders, the successful applicant will assist Alberta Ecotrust in crowding in other capital to meet predefined leveraging goals. Meticulously documenting these relationships in Alberta Ecotrust’s Client Relationship Management database will be the goal while solid research and insights are applied to contribute to the project pipeline and identify potential co-investors.

For Alberta Ecotrust, a recent federal investment of nearly $44 million via the Low Carbon Cities Canada initiative represents a significant expansion of our investment potential and finance requirements. We are looking for someone who is passionate about low carbon finance and who is business-minded, resourceful, and committed to thinking outside the box in finding solutions to complex challenges. This is a new position in our organization, and we are looking for a natural self-starter with strong leadership skills in designing and delivering our investment program.

Download the full position description.

How to Apply

  1. This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.
  2. Submit your application to Alberta Ecotrust via our online recruitment system.
  3. Combine your cover letter and resume as one PDF document, named as follows: LastName_FirstName_Investments_Finance_Director
  4. Your cover letter and resume combined must not exceed four pages

 Applicants are encouraged to identify in their applications if they are Indigenous Peoples, Black People, People of Colour, women, youth, people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ2SAI+ communities, new immigrants, refugees, and/or are members of other diverse communities. 

If we can make this easier through accommodation in the recruitment process, please let us know by emailing Rod Ruff, Vice President, at [email protected].

Please note that this position will remain open until the right candidate is found.  Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. We thank everyone who applies.

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