The Water Finance Exchange (WFX) is a partnership between federal and state stakeholders, communities, philanthropy, and the financial sector to address the funding shortage of water infrastructure projects for thousands of American communities. A 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, WFX is comprised of a team of water and finance professionals devoted to supporting communities across the U.S. reach sustainable water infrastructure solutions, encompassing economic, public health, and environmental needs.
Our model is to provide neutral, third-party expertise to develop water solutions for small and underserved communities from the ground up, rather than top-down. We work at a local level together with communities to provide support to reach sustainable water solutions while providing accessible financing opportunities to remove roadblocks that prevent projects from launching.
WFX believes it can support the efforts of small, rural, and disadvantaged communities to access funding by assembling the best expertise, building trusted relationships with communities, completing projects, and disseminating information about recurring issues and solutions that allow for scaling-up funding of similarly situated communities and regional initiatives. WFX aims to serve as a national platform to accelerate the adoption of best practices, increase the ability of smaller communities to access financing, and close the water infrastructure equity gap across the country.
Launched in 2020, WFX has created a pipeline of community water infrastructure project opportunities and is expanding its efforts to match the new federal and state investments in water infrastructure.
WFX is seeking a part-time Financial Analyst to support WFX’s efforts to design, model, and validate a credit enhancement program in the form of bond guarantees for disadvantaged communities that have little or no access to the municipal bond market and traditional commercial bank lending. This program will be targeted towards communities with populations up to 500,000 residents. This process will require WFX to conduct research and evaluation and structuring of a credit enhancement program to reach an implementation state.
The new hire will work closely with the WFX leadership and Senior Advisors to provide data research, analysis, and design support to this credit enhancement program.
The work performed by this position involves analyzing financial information that requires critical thinking and independent judgment. Projects will involve working both independently and collaboratively as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
This is a part-time position based remotely. WFX anticipates this part-time position will be compensated commensurate with experience for approximately 40-45 hours per month. This engagement will commence October 1, 2023 and conclude on April 30, 2024.
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