As part of the GIIN’s mission to accelerate the scale and effectiveness of impact investing, we publish job openings from members of the GIIN Investors’ Council and other impact investing leaders.

Program Administrator

at Intentional Endowments Network in Boston, MA

About the Job

The Program Administrator will be a key member of the team and will support the
management and growth of IEN. The Program Administrator contributes to IEN’s strong
culture of collaboration and excellence, with opportunities to take on high-level
responsibilities quickly and build a strong network of leaders in the fields of sustainability,
finance, higher education, philanthropy, and civil society. This is a great opportunity for a
collaborative and entrepreneurial individual who knows how to work in a dynamic setting.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Manage calendars and schedule appointments
  • Prepare meeting materials
  • Help coordinate events and meetings
  • Assist with email communication and task prioritization for managers
  • Collaborate with other IEN team members to support communications and
  • Support IEN events through outreach, promotion, registration support, and
    sponsorship solicitation
  • Research topics and contribute to writing reports related to sustainable investing at
    college and university endowments, including strategies and tools, trends, best
    practices, and new innovations
  • Support communications through various media (website, email, phone interviews,
    in-person meetings, webinars, etc.)
  • Help manage the organization's CRM system
  • Support with logistics around Board of Director meetings
  • Provide additional general administrative support as needed


The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
  • Ability to stay organized and poised under pressure
  • Ability to anticipate and proactively address organization needs
  • Entrepreneurial and comfortable working in a small team
  • Comfort working remotely, with a remote team
  • Interest in or knowledge about topics related to ESG, SRI, impact investing, higher
    education, and/or sustainability a plus
  • Bachelor’s Degree and/or 2+ years of relevant professional experience providing
    direct administrative support and supporting multiple managers

To apply

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to Kaede Kawauchi at

Intentional Endowments Network

The Intentional Endowments Network is a non-profit, peer-learning network advancing
intentionally designed endowments – those that seek to enhance financial performance by
aligning with institutional mission, values, and sustainability goals. Working closely with
leading organizations, the network supports leaders and key stakeholders from higher
education, foundations, and other non-profits endowments. It provides opportunities for
learning and education, peer networking, convening, thought leadership and information
exchange around a variety of strategies (e.g., ESG integration, impact investing, divestment,
shareholder engagement) across asset classes.

IEN is an initiative of The Crane Institute of Sustainability, a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit
based in the Boston area.

Crane is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment and
personnel practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, military status, national origin, age, disability or genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Women and members of all racial and ethnic groups are
encouraged to apply.