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Volunteer Investment Analyst - Alternative Investments

Reports to: Treasurer

Location: Spokane, WA

The Morning Star Foundation is seeking a Volunteer Investment Analyst to assist with the evaluation, recommendation and ongoing monitoring of Morning Star Foundation’s portfolio of alternative investments, including private equity, private credit, real estate, or other liquid alternatives and alternative fixed income investments ("Alternative Investments"). This volunteer position will support all aspects of the Alternative Investments program, conducting research, sourcing investment opportunities, portfolio monitoring, reporting, forecasting and communications, analytics and modeling, and supporting special projects.


  • In-depth research of various investment-related topics relative to the evaluation of potential investment opportunities.
  • Evaluation, modeling, peer benchmarking, and decision recommendations relative to various strategic or opportunistic Alternative Investments.
  • Quantitative and qualitative quarterly review of Alternative Investments performance.

Strong analytical, modeling, and problem-solving skills.

Naturally curious and love to learn, relish solving puzzles.

Comfortable using empirical data to suggest solutions to ambiguous problems.

Understanding of probability distributions to make decisions within an uncertain environment.


  • Bachelor’s degree or degree candidate in Finance or Accounting.
  • Interest in finance/investments, with basic accounting knowledge
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skillset
  • Ability to work closely with senior management
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to work in a fast-paced, team environment
  • Ability and openness to understanding operational, accounting, and legal aspects of investments.
  • Ability to use or learn research tools such as PitchBook and Capital IQ.
  • Familiarity with charting and graphing, along with advanced Excel knowledge.
  • Proficiency in G-Suite (Google Docs, Google Sheets, Gmail, Google Drive).

12 More opportunities with MORNING STAR FOUNDATION



510 W Riverside Ave, Ste 201, SPOKANE, WA 99201, US

Mission Statement

The Morning Star Foundation is committed to transforming our community’s vulnerable youth into healthy, confident and productive adults by strategically supporting programs that provide residential and foster care, wrap-around services, education, and learning through play, art, and outdoor immersion.


Our Mission is Simple
We Believe in Kids.
We Believe in Our Community.
We support programs that are transforming the lives of our community’s most vulnerable youth.

Measurable Impact
We believe that success should be measured by the lives that have been changed. That’s a difficult thing to quantify, so we’ve put together a few statistics for you. With the support of our generous donors, we’ve supported over 725 kids, and that’s just the start!

  • 125,000 hours of around the clock care for boys experiencing trauma
    550 hours of tutoring services for foster kids who have fallen behind
    450 Title One students engaged in land conservation education activities
    26 previously homeless children placed in early childhood education programs
Children & Youth


We'll work with your schedule.


510 W Riverside, Ste 201Spokane, WA 99201



  • Business Development & Sales Management
  • Reporting & Dashboards
  • Cost Analysis
  • Accounting




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 10 hours per month.
  • If interested, please submit your resume to julie.webster@morningstar-foundation.org

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