Education Finance Analyst Program
The Education Finance Analyst (EFA) Program recruits and trains diverse early-stage professionals to succeed in mission-driven financial services roles.
The Mission: Through this two-year program, participants address one of the biggest challenges that public charter schools face in their efforts to promote educational equity: securing affordable long-term facilities.
The Training: They will serve in full-time roles as Investment Analysts in support of critical work undertaken by sector leaders Civic Builders and EFF. This job will be supported by a joint four-week training program designed to foster mission-alignment, understanding of the education sector, development of technical skills, and other ongoing enrichment.
What Comes Next: After the Program, Analysts will go on to take roles with mission-oriented lenders, banks, charter schools, and other organizations committed to leveraging finance for social good. The EFA Program will equip them with skills that enable fulfilling, high-impact careers.
EFA Cohort #1 Statistics
Analysts In Full-Time Roles At Civic & EFF
Week Intensive Training Program
Sample Training Program Pillars:
- Education Reform & Mission Context
- Accounting 101
- Intro to Charter School Financials
- Intro to School Underwriting
The program is jointly sponsored by Civic Builders and EFF, organizations that work to ensure real estate is not a barrier to a great education.
The 2022 application cycle will open in early 2022.
"I joined the EFA program because I found it to be an attractive opportunity where I could learn a new sector from scratch, develop my financial analysis skills, and work for a mission-driven organization that serves high-impact schools."Sam Alnagar EFA 2021
"I applied to the EFA program because I wanted exposure to ESG/impact investing. The program was phenomenal because right from the start I was able to meet with school leaders and learn about the nonprofit world."Jared Kane EFA 2021