About the Job
Capital Mobilization is a newly launched program, that aims to mobilize capital for impact investing globally through large-scale asset owners. The program seeks to move asset owners from being curious about impact investing to becoming active in the market. The primary target audiences of this work are institutional investors, i.e., pension funds, insurance companies, endowments, and sovereign wealth funds. The program currently also specializes in understanding faith-based investors.
The GIIN seeks an Impact Investing Fall Intern (minimum of 10 hours a week, up to 20 hours a week)—to begin in September 2019 and extend through winter 2019. This position is ideal for candidates that would like to develop an overview of the impact investing field and key players in the institutional investor community. The position will report to the Senior Manager of Strategic Partnerships.
• Conduct market research on trends and target audiences
• Maintain and update contact lists
• Support operational and logistical elements of events
• Provide administrative needs of the Capital Mobilization team
Possible Sample projects:
• Market research, including mapping institutional investor networks
• Background research on specific organizations, such as their mission, assets under management, impact motivations, and key staff
• Development of contact lists
• Recording of minutes from stakeholder meetings with possible email follow-up with participants
• Excellent collaboration, organizational, and time management skills
• Strong verbal communication skills
• Keen attention to detail
• Capacity to take initiative and work independently and engage with a fast-paced team
• Demonstrated interest in impact investing / using capital as a force for good
• Working knowledge of institutional investor operating environments preferred
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office software (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
• Working knowledge of Salesforce, MailChimp, EventBrite, and/or SurveyMonkey is a plus
• Team-orientated, with strong interpersonal skills and a proactive approach to problem-solving
• Experience in high-growth organizations is advantageous, but not required
• Aligned in thought and action with GIIN’s values: https://thegiin.org/values-and-guiding-principles
• Must be authorized to work in the U.S.
LOCATION: Seasonal role in a flexible culture. This position will be based in New York, NY.
COMPENSATION: Commensurate with experience.
Email cover letter and CV to Human Resources at email@example.com. State “Fall Intern Impact Investing _ 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)
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 — now 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 nearly 300 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.