Charter School Capital is the nation’s leading provider of growth capital and NNN lease real estate financing to charter schools. Over the last 10 years, the Company has put more than $2 billion to work for 800+ charter schools educating more than 1.5 million students across the country. Charter School Capital currently funds its working capital activities (factoring and secured loans) through several secured bank facilities as well as a securitization vehicle. The company funds the real estate investments through a combination of preferred stock, municipal bonds, and bank financing. The company is looking to expand its base of debt and equity investors in both businesses. The Director of Corporate Finance is a critical role to ensure Charter School Capital has sufficient capital to meet its growth objectives while simultaneously seeking to optimize financing costs. This person will engage closely with the Finance team to provide critical support to the CFO in raising capital. The individual should be attracted to company values of Empowerment, Accountability, Innovation, Teamwork and Best-in-Class.
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ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Lead company’s corporate finance efforts under the direction of the CFO.
- Serve as internal point person to drive Charter School Capital’s efforts to raise capital to fund its working capital and facilities financing business.
- Manage internal and external efforts in the process of introducing Charter School Capital as an investment opportunity all the way through a funded investment.
- Recommend structuring, drive negotiation and manage closing of both equity and debt financings.
- Drive conversations with investment bankers and other investors to develop, evaluate and structure potential financing solutions.
- Evaluate & recommend potential financial structures of the parent company as a whole and the real estate platform in particular in support of the company’s evolving capital structure.
- Ongoing management of external investor relationships for the real estate platform.
- Develop alternative financing strategies/structures to monetize real estate investments.
- Effectively manage investment materials as the vehicle for presenting Charter School Capital investment opportunities to potential investors.
- Support and participate in investor presentations as Charter School Capital seeks to raise capital.
- Effectively communicate the Charter School Capital business model as investors diligence investment opportunities.
- Manage the interface with potential investors (or their agents) and lenders to field inquiries and diligence requests.
- Manage the internal team as investments move from presentation, to negotiation of terms, to agreements, to funded deals.
- Where possible, bring prior relationships and connections to investors or lenders that might be interested in Charter School Capital investments.
- Support the financial planning work of Charter School Capital’s facilities financing business and potential investment vehicles.
- Demonstrated ability to interface with financial intermediaries.
- Capacity to build, understand and maintain complex financial models; advanced excel skills.
- Experience in the capital raising process, either through an investment bank or other company in the Treasury capacity.
- Desire to work in a highly entrepreneurial setting. • Excellent oral, written, and verbal communication skills.
- Ability to construct effective PowerPoint presentations.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
- 3-4 years of relevant experience in a financial institution.
- Experience in an origination and/or structuring role in investment or commercial banking preferred. Real estate, public finance and/or structured finance experience also preferred.
- Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, mathematics, business or equivalent; CFA, MBA or master’s in finance preferred.
- Experience in real estate capital raising a plus, but not required.
This position requires no management of staff.
Ability to perform essential job duties with or without reasonable accommodation and without posing a direct threat to safety or health of employee or others. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret marketing data, technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from internal stakeholders, customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.
Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts; to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.
Most required work is almost exclusively on the computer, but the computer is not itself the focus of the position. Has an advanced understanding and capabilities in using applicable programs and knowledge of networks. Must be a strong reference for other users for performing different functions with the computer. Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office, particularly Excel.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The position requires performing sedentary to light work, exerting up to 25 pounds of force and lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling or otherwise moving objects for oneself, providing objects to others and occasional stooping, crouching, reaching, and grasping. Sitting and standing for up to 60+ minutes at a time are required.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The position encounters regular and standard professional office details, which include but not limited to operating standard office machinery including a computer, photocopy machine, fax machine and cell phone (not an exhaustive list). Regular travel may be required.