About the Organization
Impact investing is one of the most important social innovations of our time, and interest in it is exploding. The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), founded in 2009 and backed by leading funders such as Ford Foundation, Omidyar Network, Prudential, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Rockefeller Foundation, and Visa Foundation, has a global network of 50,000 on six continents and a formal membership of over 400 impact investing organizations in 50+ countries. The GIIN works to mobilize a global community of leading financial institutions and others to dramatically increase the amount of capital being deployed to effective solutions to social and environmental challenges around the world. To learn more about the work we do and impact investing, please visit https://thegiin.org.
About the Position
The scale and sophistication of the impact investing market has grown tremendously over the last five years. The GIIN has worked to support this growth by building a vibrant community of impact investors and equipping them to deploy capital at scale and with integrity. A significant part of the GIIN’s work has involved engaging its membership and wider networks to identify, exchange, and codify industry best practices, particularly around investment practices and tools for impact measurement and management. This has resulted in developing resources that have become the reference point for the industry.
The GIIN is now looking to create a new position to deepen and enhance our capacity to support learning and exchange amongst member organizations. The individual will have the opportunity to shape the long-term approach of developing and delivering learning opportunities to members, but we anticipate that they will start from two priorities. First, the individual will lead the development and piloting of peer learning groups on impact measurement and management (IMM) in practice, starting with a cohort that will be applying a racial equity lens to their investments. Second, the individual will evaluate options and subsequently lead the development of new resources on impact investing practices (including the use of IMM tools) to be delivered online as part of a unique value for members. The Associate Director will have the opportunity and latitude to propose other ideas and strategies for pursuing our goal of supporting an ever-growing number of our member organizations in understanding and applying industry best practices and the tools that are being developed by the GIIN.
The Associate Director will report to the Chief Investor Network Officer and will work in close partnership with other teams in the GIIN leading the development of our tools, research, and training initiatives.
Job responsibilities will include:
Develop new offerings and resources that support GIIN members’ needs for learning industry best practices and that deepen the GIIN’s membership value proposition
- Design and execute a strategy for enhancing the GIIN’s learning offerings to its members, including:
- Design and execute activities based on peer exchange that support GIIN members in deepening their impact investing practices
- In close coordination with the Training and Accreditation team, supervise the development/curation of online offerings for members, including the development of new content available only to members
- Oversee the GIIN Knowledge Hubs, including opportunities for evolving the offering
- Collaborate with other teams within the GIIN to identify new opportunities to bring GIIN tools and research to members, and drive greater member contribution to the development of GIIN tools and research
- Support the development of an e-learning platform and how this can be utilized to develop a member value proposition that enhances the member portal or alternative mechanism
Contribute to the continued growth of the GIIN membership
- Routinely engage with GIIN members to understand their needs and deepen their engagement with the GIIN in support of team and organizational objectives
- Conduct one-on-one meetings and other outreach to persuasively communicate the benefits of becoming a member of the GIIN
- Execute events, in partnership with others in the GIIN team, to support the GIIN’s engagement with GIIN members and market leadership
- Knowledge of the finance industry, including private markets
- Entrepreneurial instincts and enthusiasm for the opportunity to develop new offerings to provide value for members while also helping advance the overall integrity of the impact investing market
- Strong stakeholder engagement skills and ability to support exchange amongst peers
- Experience in supporting professional peer exchange and other forms of capacity building
- Strong project management skills and ability to supervise the development of online-based resources
- Ability to collaborate internally across teams to identify ways to focus efforts in the ways most beneficial to the organization’s overall mission and goals
- Strong oral and written communication skills, with public speaking/presentation experience required
- Intellectual drive, thinking about big issues, what makes and moves markets, what inspires people
- Willingness to work outside of normal business hours at times of peak project flow
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite software and willingness to learn other information platforms used by the organization (e.g., Salesforce, Asana, etc.)
- Valid U.S. work authorization that does not require employer sponsorship
- Aligned in thought and action with GIIN’s values: https://thegiin.org/values-and-guiding-principles
- Commitment to equity and justice. Successful candidates will be aware that race, income, age, immigration status, sexual orientation, gender and gender expression, and other identities can play, and have historically played, a role in equity disparities, including within organizations. Successful candidates will be committed to continuous learning about diversity, equity, and inclusion and how to manifest these principles in the workplace.
Experience and Education:
- 7 or more years of relevant work experience in roles related to sustainability and finance
- Demonstrated experience in launching or building new activities and offerings related to learning and/or experience with knowledge management platforms is highly preferred
- Minimum of BA degree
Location: This position will be based in our New York City office with significant remote work flexibility offered through the GIIN’s hybrid in-person/remote work model.
Compensation: Competitive compensation, commensurate with experience. Salary range for this role is between $85,000-$98,000, with an excellent benefits package.
Email cover letter and CV to Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org. State “Associate Director, Peer Learning_ First Name Last Name” in the subject line of your email. Please indicate where you saw the job posting in your cover letter and include your salary requirements.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so we strongly encourage early applications. Selected candidates will be contacted for interviews.
No phone calls please. Only qualified candidates will be contacted. The GIIN is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Note: Candidates should be aware that all NYC-based staff must provide proof of vaccination against the COVID-19 virus, unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation for religion or disability. If you are offered employment, this requirement must be met by your date of hire, unless a reasonable accommodation for exemption is received and approved by GIIN Human Resources.
New York, NY 10004-1427