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Sustainable Debt Associate

Arlington, VA +1

The Impact Finance & Markets division (IFM) at The Nature Conservancy (TNC) provides technical and strategic leadership to create transformational impact with the private sector by translating the value of nature and conservation approaches into actionable, science-based strategies that can help solve societal challenges. The Sustainable Debt Team (a sub-team of IFM) collaborates with TNC’s global conservation teams and country offices to help achieve TNC’s 2030 goals by structuring and implementing sovereign debt solutions that generate new funding for conservation and enable governments to make and achieve ambitious conservation policy commitments, such as in the 2021 Blue Bond in Belize and the 2022 Blue Bond in Barbados


The Sustainable Debt Associate will be a core member on several multidisciplinary transaction deal teams working to develop and implement sovereign debt transactions focused on conservation outcomes. They will engage in all aspects of deal origination, structuring, and negotiation, as well as internal approvals, capital raising, and investor relations. Key responsibilities shall also include developing flexible and transparent financial models (including the incorporation of credit enhancements and blended finance), performing due diligence and risk assessments, drafting internal and external information memoranda, and structuring and closing deals. The initial focus of the position will be to support senior transaction leads (Director level) and contribute to the entire deal development and closing process, with the aim of eventually taking ownership over specific transactions with Director or Managing Director oversight. The Associate will generally be supported by an Analyst and/or Project Coordinator on each deal team.


The Sustainable Debt Associate will report to the Managing Director, Sustainable Debt. Eligible locations for this position are Arlington, VA, USA or New York, NY. Currently, the Team has a hybrid working model: two days in the office (for Washington, DC area based staff) and three days remotely.


The starting pay range for a candidate selected for this position is generally within the range of $110,000- $125,000 for annual base salary. Where a successful candidate’s actual pay will fall within this range will be based on a variety of factors, including, for example, the candidate's location, qualifications, specific skills, and experience. We’re proud to offer a flexible work environment that supports of the health and well-being of the people we employ.


To apply for job ID 53930, submit your materials online by using the Apply Now button at https://careers.nature.org/. Need help applying? Visit our recruitment page or contact applyhelp@tnc.org.

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