Deputy Managing Director (i.e. COO)

North American Development Bank
  • Location
    San Antonio, Texas
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
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  • Posted
    Jun 12

Position description


The North American Development Bank (“NADB”) is a binational financial institution established by the Governments of the United States and Mexico to provide financing to support the development and implementation of infrastructure projects, as well as to provide technical and other assistance for projects and actions that preserve, protect or enhance the environment in order to advance the well-being of the people of the United States and Mexico.

Established in 1994, the NADB was created under the auspices of the North American Free Trade Agreement, although it exists independently of that agreement. NADB is capitalized in equal parts by the governments of the United States and Mexico and has a binational Board of Directors.  NADB serves as a partner and catalyst in communities in the U.S-Mexico border region to enhance the affordability, financing, long-term development and effective operation of environmental infrastructure that promotes a clean, healthy environment for border residents.  NADB does this by providing loan and limited grant financing for environmental infrastructure projects and technical assistance.  Both public and private entities involved in developing environmental infrastructure projects may qualify for financing. Water pollution, wastewater treatment, water conservation, and municipal solid waste are the core sectors of the Bank’s activities.  Financing also can be provided in other areas, including air quality, clean and renewable energy, public transportation, and hazardous waste, when sponsors are able to demonstrate tangible environmental and/or health benefits for border residents.

Some key highlights for NADB:

Fitch Affirmation of NADB’s ‘AA’ credit rating in March 2020

USMCA passage and capital increase for NADB in January 2020

NADB hires new Chief Financial Officer in January 2020

NADB Board of Directors appoints Managing Director in November 2019

Merger of BECC and NADB and Chief Environmental Officer in June 2017


NADB offices are in San Antonio, Texas and Ciudad Juárez, Mexico.  The Deputy Managing Director will work out of the San Antonio, Texas office.


The Deputy Managing Director (“DMD”) is a member of the management team of the North American Development Bank (NADB), which also includes the Managing Director and the Chief Environmental Officer. The Deputy Managing Director serves as NADB’s Chief Operating Officer and supports the Managing Director in fulfilling his or her duties and in achieving the purposes and functions of NADB.


Under the direction of the NADB Board of Directors and reporting to the Managing Director, the Deputy Managing Director is responsible for the day-to-day operations of NADB, including:  general staff management; assist in the development and implementation of environmental infrastructure projects and programs; contact with U.S. and Mexican NADB Board members; financial and budgetary oversight; performance measurement; and collaboration with border stakeholders. The Deputy Managing Director will be responsible for enhancing the internal organization processes that will allow NADB to continue to grow and fulfill its mission. 


The Deputy Managing Director will work with the Managing Director, Chief Environmental Officer and a high performing team of professionals to ensure that all project and program activities operate efficiently within the NADB mission.  The Deputy Managing Director will:

  • Plan, organize and control all day-to-day operational activities of NADB under the direction of the Managing Director and in a manner consistent with established policies and guidelines. Supervise, in coordination with the Managing Director and Chief Environmental Officer, the implementation of operational plans, projects and systems.
  • Design and implement, in coordination with Managing Director and the Chief Environmental Officer, strategic plans and business strategies to promote balance between financial and environmental objectives of NADB operations.  Develop and refine tools and systems to provide critical financial and operational information to the Managing Director and make actionable recommendations on both strategy and operations.
  • Contribute to the identification, development and implementation of NADB environmental infrastructure projects.
  • Support the Managing Director in ensuring the sound financial management of NADB.
  • Support the Chief Environmental Officer in ensuring the environmental integrity of NADB’s operations.
  • In collaboration with the Managing Director and the Chief Environmental Officer, evaluate NADB’s operational requirements and ensure the allocation of adequate resources. Oversee the preparation, submission for approval and monitoring of NADB’s budget.
  • Provide advice on staffing decisions, including hiring, terminating and determining compensation and benefits; assist in design of appropriate rewards/recognition and coaching/corrective practices to align personnel with NADB goals. Set comprehensive goals for performance and growth by maintaining and monitoring staffing levels, Knowledge-Skills-Attributes (KSA), expectations and motivation to fulfill organizational requirements.
  • Implement performance measures for NADB operations. Evaluate NADB’s performance by analyzing and interpreting data and metrics in pursuit of the optimization of operations. Provide analytical input into the forecasting, formulation and reporting of NADB activities, financial plans and reports, the budgeting process and organizational performance metrics.
  • Support the Managing Director in the development and implementation of policies that promote NADB culture and vision and build consensus within the institution.
  • Partner with the Managing Director and Chief Environmental Officer to represent NADB with shareholders and other stakeholders, including project sponsors, rating agencies, financial market contacts and community, governmental, private sector and non-governmental organizations.
  • Represent NADB at industry-related conferences, professional associations and stakeholder meetings.  Domestic and international travel is required, most within the U.S. and Mexico.



As a prerequisite, the successful candidate shall support the mission, vision and values of NADB. The candidate should demonstrate a drive for breaking new ground to lead environmental infrastructure development along the U.S.-Mexico border.  The required qualifications for the Deputy Managing Director are:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident.
  • Have an advanced degree in finance, economics, law, environmental studies, international affairs, engineering or other related field.
  • Have at least ten years of experience in a banking or finance field involving the development and implementation of project finance for environmental or other infrastructure, including the design of innovative financial strategies.
  • Demonstrate substantial knowledge of project finance, loan syndications and bond issuances, preferably relating to environmental or other infrastructure projects.
  • Knowledge of environmental issues and challenges in the border region.
  • Have experience in building consensus among public interest and community groups, state and local governments, federal governments and agencies and/or the private sector to accomplish concrete goals and objectives.
  • Have experience in organizing effective public affairs efforts; exhibit excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrate the highest levels of professional ethics and integrity that are vital to public service.
  • Fluent oral and written English.

Additional preferred qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of oral and written Spanish, with stronger Spanish language skills/fluency a key advantage.
  • A background of successful work in international relations, particularly U.S./Mexican affairs.
  • Experience with and knowledge of multilateral development banks or other public international financial institutions.


This is an outstanding opportunity to help lead a highly effective international organization in partnership with the Managing Director, Chief Environmental Officer and senior staff members. The candidate will be employed under a four-year, non-renewable contract.  At the conclusion of this contract, the candidate will have the opportunity to compete for the position of Managing Director. NADB offers a competitive compensation package with excellent benefits.  The position is based in San Antonio, Texas and will require the successful candidate to relocate to that area.

Application instructions


For additional information, to make a recommendation, or to be considered confidentially, contact:

Tom Berray                                                                            Glen Rich

Managing Partner, Cabot Consultants                                     Partner, Cabot Consultants

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