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.

Assistant, Executive

at Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) in New York, NY

About the Job

The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) is hiring an Executive Assistant to provide support to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and the Director of Strategy. The Executive Assistant serves as the primary point of contact for internal and external constituencies on all matters of the CEO and Director of Strategy and supports relevant projects.

This position will report to the CEO and the Director of Strategy.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Administrative
• Provide administrative support for the CEO and Director of Strategy by maintaining an extremely active calendar; Keep both well informed of upcoming commitments and responsibilities and following up appropriately.
• Plan and coordinate travel arrangements; process expense reports and timesheets.
• Prepare agendas
• Research and compose correspondences, including confidential ones.
Special Projects
• Manage a variety of projects for the CEO and Director by completing critical aspects of deliverables with a hands-on approach, including tasks that facilitate the CEO’s and Director’s abilities to lead the organization effectively.
• Prioritize conflicting needs; handle matters expeditiously, proactively, and follow-through on projects to successful completion, often with deadline pressures.

Internal and External Relationship Management
• Research, prioritize, and follow up on incoming issues, and concerns addressed to the CEO or Director, including those of a sensitive or confidential nature.
• Provide support to build relationships crucial to the success of the organization.
• Support the CEO and Director in collecting materials from GIIN departments and packaging into internal or external deliverables.
• Work closely with the Communications team to support and prepare the CEO and Director for media interviews and speaking engagements.

Board and Governance
• Communicate directly, and on behalf of the CEO, with Board members, donors, staff, and others.
• Assist in preparation of materials for Board of Director meetings and one-on-one Board member engagement.
• Lead scheduling and planning of quarterly virtual and in-person Board meetings.
• Maintain up-to-date governance records, including organization Bylaws and committee policies.
• Provide ad hoc support to special GIIN projects across the organization as needed.

Qualifications

The Assistant must be an empathetic, resourceful, and highly responsible individual with a great degree of professionalism, and a flexible and collaborative spirit. In addition, the Assistant must be creative and enjoy working within a small, entrepreneurial environment that is mission-driven, results-driven and community oriented.

The ideal candidate will have had experience in a support role within a fast-paced environment, the ability to work independently on projects, exercise good judgment in a variety of situations, maintain a realistic balance among multiple priorities, work well under pressure, and handle a wide variety of activities and confidential matters with discretion.

Qualifications for this position include:
• Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly and on time
• Excellent attention to detail
• Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build and maintain highly professional relationships with high-level stakeholders including Board members and donors
• Self-starter with a positive, can-do attitude
• Forward thinker who proactively seeks opportunities and proposes solutions to problems
• Ability to handle confidential information with discretion, be adaptable to various competing demands, and demonstrate the highest level of customer/client service and response
• Comprehensive knowledge of computer software applications such as Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and Salesforce
• 2 to 5 years of experience in a similar role
• Bachelor’s degree
• Must be authorized to work in the United States
• A genuine interest in the role of the financial markets in creating benefits for people and planet is a plus

To apply

Email cover letter and resume to hr@thegiin.org. State “Executive Assistant – First and Last name” in the subject line of your email. Please indicate where you saw the job posting in your cover letter. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so we strongly encourage early applications.

No phone calls please. Only qualified candidates will be contacted. The GIIN is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN)

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, now nearly ten years old and backed by leading funders such as The Rockefeller Foundation, Ford Foundation, USAID, the UK Department for International Development, Prudential, and J.P. Morgan, has a growing membership network of over 250 members in 36 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 www.thegiin.org