Weinberg Foundation Opportunities
From time to time The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation has openings for highly qualified professionals and support personnel who have a strong commitment to the Foundation’s mission of improving the lives of low-income and vulnerable individuals and families.
The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, one of the largest private charitable foundations in the United States, distributes approximately $100 million in annual grants to nonprofits that provide direct services to low-income and vulnerable individuals and families, primarily in the US and Israel. Grants are focused on meeting basic needs and enhancing an individual’s ability to meet those needs with an emphasis on older adults, the Jewish community, and our hometown communities of Maryland, Northeastern Pennsylvania, and Hawaii. These grants are distributed through six primary areas of giving: Basic Human Needs and Health; Disabilities; Education; General Community Support; Older Adults; and Workforce Development. For more information please go to www.hjweinbergfoundation.org.
Position Location: Owings Mills, Maryland
The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation is seeking a full-time, paid, summer intern. Candidates should be college graduates with a degree related to fields such as social work, public policy, public health, urban studies, non-profit management, education, law, and gerontology.
The internship will provide an intern with relevant and constructive work experience with a large private Foundation. The intern will have the opportunity to explore the field of philanthropy within a dynamic and active setting. In doing so, the intern will be expected to analyze and synthesize information and create reports for review and decision making at the Foundation. This internship will expose the individual to all areas of grantmaking, including the Maryland Small Grants program. The individual should have a strong interest in best-practice research and program evaluation. Specific projects will depend on the needs of Foundation staff and will be discussed during the interview process.
Qualifications and Experience:
- Must have a college degree with GPA of 3.5 or higher
- Must either be enrolled in a graduate program OR have two years of relevant experience
- Positive attitude, team player, and ability to work independently
- Prior internship experience or other relevant experience a plus
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
The intern must be able to commute to our Owings Mills office where free parking is available. This is a full-time (37.5 hours per week) paid position beginning in late May or early June 2015.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com by February 27, 2015. Please put your name in the subject line.
Location: Baltimore, Maryland (offices in Owings Mills)
Reporting Relationship: Chief Investment Officer/Managing Director-Investments
About The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Inc.
The investment office provides investment management services to The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Inc. operating in support of its mission. The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation is one of the largest private foundations in the United States. The Foundation’s sole purpose is to assist low-income and vulnerable individuals and families through nonprofit grants to direct-service providers and programs.
The investment staff monitors and evaluates the full spectrum of global investment strategies seeking opportunities to employ both active external managers and passive strategies. The investment team currently includes a CIO and Managing Director. Jonathan Hook joined the Foundation as CIO in May 2014 and David Gilmore joined the Foundation in August as Managing Director. Mr. Hook and Mr. Gilmore previously worked together at The Ohio State University investment office.
The Investment Analyst position is a unique opportunity to work directly with senior management in a small, flat investment organization. The Foundation’s portfolio is invested globally across a broad range of asset classes and strategies, including: public equity, hedge funds, private equity, venture capital, real estate, resources, credit, and fixed income. The candidate must be collaborative, creative, intellectually curious and passionate about investing.
- Work collaboratively with the rest of the team to help generate attractive long-term real returns for the investment portfolio while remaining within the risk tolerance of the Foundation;
- Provide support to senior staff in all aspects of the investment process
- Primary responsibilities will include manager due diligence, performance measurement, data management and asset allocation research;
- In addition to sourcing, researching and monitoring outstanding managers that will be long term partners for the Foundation, the Investment Analyst will also develop and research investment themes that will add value to our long-term real returns;
- Special projects as directed by senior management
- Serve as a member of the investment team and participate in all aspects of managing the portfolio;
- Prepare appropriately synthesized analyses at both the global/macro-level and manager-level including written materials to productively engage the Board and investment team members.
- Occasional travel to meetings and events
Skills and Qualifications
The ideal candidate will possess:
- An undergraduate degree and excellent academic credentials are required – a degree in finance or economics is preferred;
- 2-4 years of professional, related full time work experience – investment banking, private equity or investment management experience is strongly preferred;
- Superior communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to work closely with an experienced and dedicated investment team;
- Broad understanding of investment managers and strategies ideally combined with hands-on manager selection/due diligence experience for a large multi-asset class portfolio;
- Excellent analytical skills, with the ability to comprehend broader market trends (including capital flows and valuation levels) in not only domestic markets, but international and emerging markets as well; a knack for integrating “top down” and “bottom up” perspectives into specific investment recommendations;
- The ability to establish effective working relationships with external managers and other constituents is important;
- Motivated self-starter with a strong work ethic and consistent attention to detail.
The ideal candidate will also demonstrate a strong appreciation for the endowment model of investing, the active management process, and alternative investment strategies. A CFA/CFP/MBA/CAIA is also preferred.
The Weinberg Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. It embraces workforce diversity and is firmly committed to complying with all federal, state, and local equal opportunity laws. The Foundation encourages all qualified applicants to apply.
Interested candidates should submit a confidential resume and cover letter, along with salary range/requirements, to firstname.lastname@example.org, no later close of business on December 22, 2014.
If the Foundation is interested in speaking with you, expect to be contacted within 30 days of submission. No phone calls please. Thank you.