Senior Investment Professional, Education

Omidyar Network - Redwood City, CA - Full time

Omidyar Network - Redwood City, CA - Full time

Apply for this job

Omidyar Network’s US education team is focused on improving a critical aspect of individual, family and community empowerment – early childhood education, with a two-generation lens. Our goal is to increasing kindergarten readiness for all children to 80% by the 250th anniversary of the United States in 2026 across all socioeconomic groups (currently less than half of low-income children show up to kindergarten ready to learn). We invest in early-stage entrepreneurs building for-profit and non-profit organizations and lead influence activities that seek to improve life outcomes for children birth to five and / or completion of a quality post-secondary credential linked to a career with an emphasis on parents of young children, thereby increasing educational and economic attainment for the entire family unit.

The Senior Investment Professional will report to the US Education lead and drive activities in post-secondary education & two-generation approaches. The Senior Investment Professional will be an integral team member of a lean and passionate team that has currently three dedicated team members.

Responsibilities include:

- Drive ON’s activities in post-secondary education & two-generation approaches, with an emphasis on parent students, including: 

  • Investments: source, evaluate, negotiate, close and manage investments
  • Influence: drive intellectual capital, network/convening activities and strategic communication to build networks, raise awareness on critical topics and learn/disseminate learnings

- Actively participate in all facets of the US Education team’s activities, including early learning activities

- Otherwise contribute to the firm’s overall success

Skills, Experience and Education Requirements:

  • 15+ years experience in the U.S. education sector in leadership position(s), with prior meaningful and successful experience in post-secondary education strongly preferred. Experience in early learning will also be highly valued
  • Experience in private sector, with 5+ years in technology, an investment firm, venture capital/private equity and/or a corporate development role
  • Prior investing experience strongly preferred
  • Prior investing experience strongly preferred
  • Experience with governance roles and with multi-stakeholder groups strongly desirable
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, resourcefulness, sound judgment, and ability to work in a fast-paced environment with employees around the globe across all departments, requiring high degree of flexibility and adaptability
  • Passion for social impact and diversity & inclusion, as well as strong interest in entrepreneurship
  • Creative and independent self-starter, entrepreneurial spirit, humble and strong team player

Apply for this job

Apply for this job

Role

Operations

Experience Level

Senior Level

Omidyar Network

Omidyar Network is a philanthropic investment firm dedicated to harnessing the power of markets to create opportunity for people to improve their lives. 

Apply for this job

Share this job

Find your

Dream job in edtech

EdSurge Connect Beta matches talented educators, technologists, and business leaders with amazing edtech companies.

Get Matched

STAY UP TO DATE ON EDTECH
News, research, and opportunities - sent weekly.
STAY UP TO DATE ON EDTECH
News, research, and opportunities - sent weekly.