About the Job
The Investors’ Council (IC) is an invitation-only leadership group for active, large-scale impact investors. It provides a forum for experienced impact investors to strengthen the practice of impact investing, collaborate to address shared challenges, accelerate learning about new areas in the field, and contribute to industry development. There are currently over 50 IC members, including foundations, development finance institutions, banks, family offices, pension funds, and asset managers. Investors’ Council members have access to exclusive activities focused on advanced practice and industry-building topics (e.g., deal and fund structuring), and can also participate in wider Membership activities.
Overall, the GIIN Membership Team provides a range of offerings to a diverse member base spanning from new impact investors to seasoned players. Programming is designed to facilitate networking, information exchange, and field-building opportunities. Membership activities include regional gatherings, webinars, working groups, facilitated introductions, and enhanced access to other GIIN services.
The GIIN is seeking a Senior Associate to play a crucial role in the delivery of programming for the Investors’ Council as well as supporting additional programming for the wider GIIN Membership. The ideal candidate is a proactive problem-solver and people person, with strong organizational skills and a client-service orientation. The individual will report to the Manager for Investors’ Council and Leadership Initiatives.
• Support delivery of programming for the Investors’ Council and selected other member activities:
o Support planning for the Investors’ Council Annual Meeting
o Work closely with the Manager and other GIIN colleagues to design and implement the Annual IC Leadership Initiative, including preparing of meetings, outreach to participants, and tracking of progress
o Support the operation of one or more knowledge hubs, including maintaining ongoing coordination with partners
• Execute all operational and logistical elements of in-person and virtual events for the Investors’ Council
o Manage event logistics, relationships with vendors, work plans, and budgets
o Supervise the production of materials for in-person and virtual convenings, such as attendee lists, sign-up sheets, nametags, and participant packets
o Supervise post-event close-down, including drafting member event feedback surveys, compiling and analyzing feedback
• Support strong relationships with the Investors’ Council members and their integration into GIIN programs:
o Work with other GIIN programs to engage IC members in support of GIIN activities and to ensure that insights and views from IC members are shared across the organization
o Maintain regular interaction with Investors’ Council members as well as participants of select hubs to support their continued involvement in activities
• Marketing and communications: Work with the manager to maintain and marketing materials for Investors’ Council and working groups or programming tracks
• Manage the administration and operation of the Investors’ Council network
o Coordinate the onboarding of members, including creating and updating member profiles, invoicing and renewals
o Use SalesForce to develop and execute data management strategies and processes for the Investors’ Council and select programming tracks
• Additional responsibilities as needed.
The Senior Associate must have strong organizational, collaborative skills and highly responsible. The ideal candidate has project management and event management experience, with basic knowledge of investment concepts. Experience in high-growth organizations is advantageous, but not required.
• 4 or more years of relevant work experience demonstrating strong project management, relationship management, and event/meeting preparation skills
• Experience and professionalism in managing important internal and external stakeholder relationships
• Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, with ability to adapt approach and tone based on the audience and context
• Event planning experience preferred
• Detail-oriented, with high standards of performance
• Ability to work both collaboratively and independently while effectively prioritizing assignments and meeting deadlines
• Proven ability to execute against a work plan and deliver high-quality and timely outputs (e.g., events and meetings, reports, and other activities for members)
• Team-orientated, with strong interpersonal skills and a proactive approach to problem-solving
• Aligned in thought and action with GIIN’s values: https://thegiin.org/values-and-guiding-principles
• Bachelor’s degree required (business, finance or related degree a plus)
• U.S. work authorization preferred.
LOCATION:Full-time role in a flexible, entrepreneurial culture. This position will be based in New York, NY.
COMPENSATION: Competitive compensation, commensurate with experience.
Email cover letter and CV to Human Resources at email@example.com. State “IC Senior Associate _ 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.
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 280 members in 41 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