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.

Membership Manager

at Intentional Endowments Network in Boston, MA

About the Job

The Membership Manager will be a key member of the team and will lead in the strategy development, management, and growth of IEN’s membership. The position encompasses leading both network growth (new members) and network engagement (current members). The Membership Manager 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 strategic, collaborative, and entrepreneurial leader who knows how to grow and manage a network of diverse stakeholders.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Strategy Development

  • Lead in the planning, management, and implementation of IEN’s membership
    services strategy
  • Translate strategy into operational plans that are feasible
  • Set short-term and long-term goals for IEN membership

Membership Outreach and Relationship Management

  • Oversee the growth of the network, including leading recruitment efforts, and
    maintaining a pipeline of potential members
  • Develop and maintain member prospect lists
  • Enhance and oversee the organization's CRM system
  • Draft content and manage the development of collateral materials for membership
    outreach to be used by the candidate and the team, including 'pitch decks', mailings,
    e-blasts, individual communications
  • Steward relationships with current and potential members through regular contact
    via emails, phone calls, and in-person meetings
  • Leverage the organization's existing relationships and Network members to engage
    relevant individuals in their professional networks to join IEN
  • Oversee the creation and delivery of services that reflect the needs and interests of
  • Represent IEN at conferences and build strong personal relationships with
    members and potential members of the Network

Other responsibilities

  • Collaborate with other IEN team members to support communications and
  • Support cross-functional projects as needed


The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • 6+ years of relevant professional experience
  • Excellent strategic thinking skills
  • Extremely collaborative with excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience building and maintaining relationships with a diverse
    range of stakeholders
  • Entrepreneurial and comfortable working in a small team with some remote team
  • Ability to travel
  • Interest in or knowledge about topics related to ESG, SRI, impact investing, higher
    education, and/or sustainability
  • Experience with network management is ideal, but not required
  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree in Business or Public Policy related
    field preferred

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.