Private Equity Jobs of the Week: UWorld, Park Hill, Carlyle and Fortress are hiring

A weekly roundup of jobs in the private equity industry – from buyout shops to venture capital funds to investment banks.

Sponsored: UWorld is the worldwide leader in online test preparation. We build great testing and education products that improve human learning while helping students and professionals reach their full potential. Since 2003, millions of students have used UWorld’s products to prepare for high-stakes examinations.

UWorld is seeking a highly qualified candidate for the position of Director of Corporate Development (M&A).  The Director of Corporate Development is responsible for identifying growth opportunities through acquisitions, investments, and joint ventures.  Working closely with UWorld’s executive team, the Director of Corporate Development will source, evaluate and help to execute transactions that are aligned with UWorld’s strategic priorities and that will drive significant long-term value for the company.  This is a high-profile and challenging role with significant executive exposure.  The Director is expected to bring substantial expertise within the Ed-Tech industry, as well as strategic problem solving and private equity experience.  Apply Here.

Park Hill Private Equity is looking to hire a project management principal. Duties include leading the origination, due diligence and fundraising/execution of private equity commingled funds, co-investments and direct equity investments for U.S.-based private equity and credit managers; conducting due diligence on and underwriting potential managers and mandates; preparing marketing materials; and coordinating road shows. Senior vice president/principal-level equivalent with a minimum of eight years of total experience is required, including at least six years’ experience in private equity within a placement agent, private equity fund, institutional investor, investment consultant and/or investment bank. Candidates should also have experience in managing private equity fundraising processes. The position is in New York.

Fortress Investment Group is searching for an associate to join its transportation and infrastructure group. The hire will analyze and execute investment and asset management strategies; develop flexible financial models and perform ad hoc financial forecasting, analyses and modeling; conduct financial and business diligence and evaluate new product development and acquisitions; and provide analytical support for debt and equity transactions. Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree in business, finance or economics; and two to four years of experience as an analyst at a top investment bank, most preferably in transportation, industrials, real estate or M&A industries. The position is in New York.

Lazard Middle Market is on the hunt for an investment banking associate for its consumer, food and retail team. Responsibilities include the preparation of and participation in new business presentations; valuation analysis and financial modeling; the development of potential buyer lists; significant client interaction at multiple levels; and interaction with potential buyers. Candidates should have strong undergraduate and graduate academic performance (3.5 GPA or better); an MBA or equivalent graduate school degree in progress is preferred but not required. Also, he or she should have three years of experience as an analyst or at least one year of experience as an associate strongly preferred. The position is in Minneapolis.

The Carlyle Group is seeking to hire a direct lending associate. The hire will serve as a key member of a deal team in the underwriting, credit approval and portfolio management processes for transactions, including initial screening of deals, structuring, proposal issuance, detailed due diligence, formal credit approval, negotiation of documentation and closing. Candidates should have at least 2 years of credit investing, M&A or leveraged finance transaction experience and a strong academic record. The position is in New York City.

Frontier Ventures is seeking an investment analyst. The hire will be responsible for key aspects of the investment process from investment screening and research to due diligence and execution of investment transactions. The analyst will report directly to the fund’s partners and will have an opportunity to work directly with fund’s founder. This is a partner-track position. Candidates should have an undergraduate business degree and at least two years of relevant experience in venture capital, private equity or investment banking/corporate finance. An MBA is a plus but not required. The position is in Cupertino, California.