Associate Investment Analyst

Juvo Ventures

Salt Lake City, UT, USA

Full time

$70.1-105.2k (annually)



Sep 3

The salary range for this role takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to skill sets; experience and training; licensure and certifications; and other business and organizational needs.

At WGU, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the range for their role, and compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. A reasonable estimate of the current range is:

Pay Range: $70,100.00 - $105,200.00

If you’re passionate about building a better future for individuals, communities, and our country—and you’re committed to working hard to play your part in building that future—consider WGU as the next step in your career.

Driven by a mission to expand access to higher education through online, competency-based degree programs, WGU is also committed to being a great place to work for a diverse workforce of student-focused professionals. The university has pioneered a new way to learn in the 21st century, one that has received praise from academic, industry, government, and media leaders. Whatever your role, working for WGU gives you a part to play in helping students graduate, creating a better tomorrow for themselves and their families.

  • The internal applicant deadline is Friday, August 25th***

Work Location: The Associate Investment Analyst works in WGU's Salt Lake City headquarter offices.

Juvo Ventures is a double bottom line venture capital firm focused on early-stage technology-enabled education companies, across the education-to-work lifecycle, that improves quality, access, and outcomes. Our name, ‘Juvo,’ means to help, to support, to further — an idea that extends not just to our beliefs of how we can help entrepreneurs create value but also to the needs of the learner and how innovation can unlock the potential of every individual. Our mission is to empower entrepreneurs, invest in innovative solutions, optimize learner outcomes, from early childhood to adulthood globally at scale, and maximize investor returns.

Juvo Ventures is anchored by competency-based education leader Western Governors University, a scaled disruptive player in higher education, and benefits from the unique advantage of a close partnership with the broader WGU ecosystem. The Juvo Ventures team brings a strong track record, earned over multiple decades of investment, policy, financial, and operational/entrepreneurial experience.

The Associate Investment Analyst helps Juvo Ventures achieve its strategic objectives by supporting the Senior Investment Team analysis of future investment areas and companies that provide the greatest opportunity and strategic fit within the early-stage technology-enabled ecosystem. This person will work with the Managing Partners to source, analyze, and execute investments. The Investment Analyst is a team player, collaborates and works alongside others to achieve the broader company goals and objectives.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

Provides assistance and support to the Managing Partners with duties such as:

  • Compiles, analyzes, and synthesizes financial and business information/data into clear, concise business cases and presentation materials.
  • Analyzes financial and operating performance information, market positioning, conducts due diligence investigations of prospective targets, and models expected return profile of opportunity.
  • Research industry and niches to identify growth rate, size, trends, and themes while incorporating best practices that are identified.
  • Prepares marketing materials, including private placement memoranda, term sheets, and investor presentation materials.
  • Assists in maintaining a database of investor commentary, feedback and interest in a particular target; tracks market data to assist the group’s communications with fund managers and limited partners.
  • Helps to put process and operation structures in place to grow and scale Juvo from a startup to a franchise operation.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skill and Abilities:

  • Ability to articulate and implement an investment strategy, demonstrate a creative capacity to support sourcing and select worthy deals, and orchestrate due diligence process.
  • Ability to build and leverage new and existing professional relationships and networks.
  • Self-starter with as a can-do attitude, an appetite for constant learning, an unrivaled work ethic, and works well in team environments.
  • Strong knowledge of basic financial accounting and tax concepts in a startup / venture capital environment.
  • Growth mindset and adaptable to new ideas and demonstrates an entrepreneurial work ethic and ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong business orientation and financial acumen combined with unquestionable integrity, dependability, ethics, self-awareness, and maturity. penchant for delivering the highest quality output with a strong sense of urgency and results orientation to a variety of constituencies.
  • Strong problem-solving and creative skills and the ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions based on accurate and timely analyses.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Organizational skills, effective written communication ability to articulate concepts and ideas concisely, and excellent oral communication and presentation skills - ability to adapt style to audience.
  • Ability to assist with research and panel/presentation preparation.
  • Strong presentation skills: effective communication both written and oral.
  • Critical thinking and analysis, creativity, and collaboration skills


Organizational Impact:

  • Works to achieve operational targets within job areas that impact on the overall achievement of results for the job area.
  • Work is limited in scope and typically task-related or less complex. Work is closely supervised.

Problem Solving & Decision Making:

  • Responsible for employing minor changes in systems and processes to solve problems.
  • Identifies, defines, and addresses problems that are not immediately evident but typically not complex. Issues generally are within the immediate job area and solved through prior experiences or standard procedures.

Communication & Influence:

  • Collaborates with contacts typically within the job area to obtain information or provide explanations and interpretation.

Job Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Degree in Business, Finance, or Economics (MBA or Master's in Business, Finance, or Economics or a closely-related field is strongly preferred.)
  • Proven interest and experience in venture capital and technology ideally in a technology-enabled education space
  • Up to 10% travel.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1 to 2 years of relevant experience in consulting, investment banking, venture capital, or private equity.
  • MBA or Master's in Finance, Economics, or closely-related Business field is strongly preferred.
  • Experience operating in a fast-growing digital learning company.

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Juvo Ventures

Juvo Ventures is a double bottom line venture capital firm focused on early-stage technology-enabled education companies.