Ulupono Initiative (Honolulu, HI)

Title: Analyst, Investments & Analytics

Managed by: SVP of Investments & Analytics

Issue Date: Jan. 23, 2023                                                                 FLSA Status: Exempt

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION: Ulupono Initiative (UI) is a Hawai‘i-focused impact investment firm sponsored by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar and his wife, Pam. The organization strives to improve the quality of life for the people of Hawai‘i by working toward solutions that create more locally produced food, increase renewable energy and clean transportation to reduce our dependence on imported oil, and better manage our freshwater resources. UI believes that self-sufficiency and resilience are essential to our future prosperity and will help shape a future where economic progress and mission-focused impact can work hand in hand. Our approach is based on systems thinking. For each of our investment areas, we aim to understand the entire landscape and identify critical intervention points that, when altered, will improve the outlook for Hawai‘i’s future and residents’ quality of life.

UI’s model allows the organization to work towards our mission in a variety of ways. We make investments in for-profit companies, provide grants to non-profit organizations, advocate on policy and regulatory issues, and we sometimes act as a catalyst or convener around critical issues related to food, energy, transportation, and fresh water.

POSITION SUMMARY: The Analyst is primarily responsible for supporting efforts across UI’s sectors and functions, including evaluating funding opportunities, performing due diligence, general research and analysis, conducting market/industry and public policy research, creating and maintaining financial models, and working with partner organizations to help them succeed. Work may include traditional for-profit investments (equity and debt), non-profit grants made through UI and its donor advised fund, public policy/regulatory advocacy work, and other strategic initiatives to advance UI’s mission. UI brings the same disciplined approach to creating value through grants, public-private partnerships, public policy/regulatory, strategic communications, sponsorships, and other initiatives as it does through creating value through traditional financial investments.  

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How to Apply: Submit a cover letter and resume to communications@ulupono.com. (Please note that our team will be reviewing resumes and progressing with qualified candidates as submissions are received.)