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The director will have an opportunity to leverage LIV’s early work to further build out—and truly shape—the program and portfolio.
Externally the director will engage as a value-added partner to: entrepreneurs, helping them achieve growth goals and build organizational capacity; co-investors; and the broader field of players aligning to accelerate learning. To date, investments have been made in 13 companies. Lumina’s strategic plan calls for an allocation of an additional $20 million in new and follow-on investments over the next 3 to 5 years. That said, a more significant focus for the work moving forward will be: supporting the original 13 to scale successfully and achieve their growth and impact goals; deepening integration across Lumina Foundation’s core philanthropic strategies; and building a robust portfolio infrastructure.
Reports to: Brad Kelsheimer, vice president for finance and investments, and CFO
Direct reports: investment officer
Location: Indianapolis, USA
The director of Lumina Impact Ventures leads all facets of the Foundation’s impact investment activity including, but not limited to:
This is only a summary of the typical job functions, not an exhaustive list of all possible responsibilities, and may be subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.
Please share nominations or submit a resume and cover letter, in MS Word format, to Viewcrest Advisors: directorLIV@viewcrestadvisors.com
Lumina Foundation is an independent, private foundation in Indianapolis that is committed to making opportunities for learning beyond high school available to all. We envision a system that is easy to navigate, delivers fair results, and meets the nation’s need for talent through a broad range of credentials. Our goal is to prepare people for informed citizenship and for success in a global economy.
As Lumina Foundation works to increase the nation’s education attainment rates, we embrace a dual commitment – to racial equity and to quality credentials. We seek to ensure that our systems of education beyond high school produce fair and just outcomes for people of color who are poorly served by existing providers and by state and federal finance and regulatory structures. At the same time, we work to ensure that degrees and other education credentials reflect the learning necessary for workplace success and informed citizenship.
Lumina works with governmental, nonprofit, and private-sector organizations and relies on communications outreach, meetings and events that engage and mobilize people, state and federal policy outreach, investments in proven and promising practices, and targeted efforts to measure and evaluate progress.
Lumina Impact Ventures (LIV), the foundation’s impact-investing arm, makes direct equity investments with the aim of increasing the flow of venture capital to entrepreneurs of color, women-owned companies, and other early stage firms building services, software, and products with the potential to accelerate progress toward a better-educated America. Using financial investments and partnerships, we empower entrepreneurs from many different backgrounds to create life-changing learning opportunities.
Lumina is an Equal Opportunity Employer