About the Organization
The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to increasing the scale and effectiveness of impact investing around the world.
Impact investing is one of the most important social innovations of our time, and interest in it is exploding. The GIIN, 12 years old and backed by leading funders such as The Rockefeller Foundation, Ford Foundation, USAID, the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Prudential, and J.P. Morgan, has global network of over 40,000 on six continents, with a formal membership of nearly 400 members in 50 countries. The GIIN works to mobilize a global network of leading financial institutions and others to dramatically increase the amount of capital being deployed effectively to social and environmental issues around the world. To learn more about the work we do and impact investing, please visit https://thegiin.org.
About the Position
The Membership program provides a platform for like-minded organizations to deepen their engagement with the impact investing industry. The membership aims to serve two functions: (1) It assembles and maintains a community of actors (i.e., the Membership body) that contributes resources (both financial and non-financial) to the realization of the GIIN strategy; and (2) It delivers an advocacy function through enabling collaboration within and amongst the membership around targeted efforts to raise the professionalism of the industry as a whole and to enable individual members to apply best practices. The GIIN Member Engagement Team runs a stream of programming each year designed to support members in networking, peer learning, and collaboration.
Within the Membership, the Investors’ Council (IC) is an invitation-only leadership group for active, large-scale impact investors. It provides a forum for experienced investors to strengthen practice, collaborate to address shared challenges, and lead the development of the industry. There are currently approximately 60 IC members, including foundations, development finance institutions, banks, family offices, pension funds, insurance companies, and asset managers.
The GIIN is seeking a Director to support the Investors’ Council programming along with a stream of learning and collaboration initiatives for the wider GIIN membership. The Director will also contribute to broader engagement efforts that are critical to the success of the Membership Program. The ideal candidate will have a passion for impact investing and working in client-facing roles. They will have demonstrated experience in helping to shape program agendas that inspire thought leadership and directed actions in the impact space.
The Director will report to the Chief Investor Network Officer.
- Oversee relationship management and programming for the Investors’ Council (IC)
- Build the strategy and value proposition for the GIIN’s Investors’ Council (IC), and translate that into activities for its members
- Lead the planning and execution of the Investors’ Council Annual Meeting and all other IC-specific programming over the course of the year
- Identify opportunities, including cross-team collaboration, to leverage the IC and its members to advance the GIIN’s mission and programmatic objectives
- Cultivate and sustain strong relationships with IC members and oversee the strategy for recruiting new members
- Manage and continue to evolve the GIIN’s existing program of dedicated capacity-building networks (‘knowledge hubs’) in areas of interest for GIIN members and/or steward newly launched GIIN working groups
- In collaboration with other team members, identify opportunities for these activities to make contributions into other GIIN work streams
- Contribute to the growth of GIIN membership
- Ensure that the IC revenue targets are achieved
- Conduct meetings and other outreach to persuasively communicate the benefits of becoming a member of the GIIN
- Maintain current information on engagement with members
- Track member engagement in Salesforce and in other formats as needed
- Undertake assigned liaison/coordination roles with other parts of GIIN
- Additional responsibilities based on organizational needs
- 10 or more years of relevant work experience showing ability to manage projects, key relationships, and multi-stakeholder engagements
- Direct experience in the financial sector is highly preferred.
- Ability to communicate the implications of environmental and social issues for the development of impact investment products and services.
- Demonstrated relationship management experience; passion for networking and playing the role of connector to help others build strong relationships
- 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
- Team player with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work both collaboratively and independently
- Willingness to work outside of normal business hours at times of peak project flow
- Skills: Microsoft Office Suite and experience with Salesforce or other customer relationship management (CRM) system is required
- Event planning experience strongly preferred
- 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
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, with an excellent benefits package.
Email cover letter and CV to Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org. State “IC Director _ 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