Background & General Description
SAIL Ventures (“SAIL”) is a boutique investment advisory firm based in the Netherlands and focused on generating sustainable returns over the long-term for its clients and investors (www.sailventures.com).
SAIL is the Investment Advisor for the &Green Fund (www.andgreen.fund) which has a mission to catalyze scalable investments into environmentally & socially sustainable commodity production, that is directly or indirectly linked to forest protection, within tropical forest regions. The open-ended Fund currently has USD 127 million of capital committed. The investor base is a mix of public and private sector institutional contributors, with the Norwegian government and Unilever Group as anchor investors.
SAIL’s role as Investment Advisor includes originating, structuring and executing on all transactions for the Fund, and then monitoring the Fund’s portfolio of investments. Furthermore, SAIL is responsible for all capital raising together with the Board of Directors and supports the Board in managing the governance structure of the fund – including service providers - and all investor relations.
Beyond &Green, SAIL is looking into a few other opportunities to raise funds for climate change investments globally, whether in support of an institutional client specifically or as a stand-alone facility or fund.
To support a small, global team of dedicated investment specialists, SAIL is looking for a Team Assistant to be based in its headquarters in Den Haag. He/she will be responsible for creating the right environment for SAIL’s global team to thrive, to directly support the firm’s Principals, and to serve clients with a high degree of efficiency and courtesy.
We are looking for an individual who
proactively manages schedules, meetings and travel for the two Principals;
is able to manage complicated travel schedules across a global team;
is able to professionalize and edit marketing materials, presentations and corporate documents before they are sent out to external stakeholders (excellent Word and PowerPoint skills are expected);
competently maintains SAIL and &Green’s website, social media accounts and the corporate documentation and filing systems;
is able to organize meetings involving high-profile clients, directors of the Fund’s SAIL manage and advisors.
Provides administration support and maintains a professional environment and work space at the Den Haag offices.
We are looking for a colleague who is fluent in English and Dutch, familiar with the Netherlands and who remains cheerful even under pressure. You should feel at ease in an international and dispersed team, and with the start-up atmosphere at SAIL Ventures’ offices.
Ideally, you have previous experience in a similar role, or you can demonstrate relevant experiences or education. However, without doubt you have a can-do attitude and want to develop your career supporting a business and its leadership to deliver professional, yet innovative, value to its clients.
The role is for half-time (20 hours/week that can be allocated flexibly), with presence in the office. SAIL offers a competitive salary and social benefits, including up to 6 weeks paid holiday annually.
SAIL welcomes applications from all candidates fitting the profile and ability to work in the EU/Netherlands.
Please submit your CV and a short cover letter addressed to Michael Schlup using firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that all information received will be treated as strictly confidential and not shared externally.