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.

Manager, Institutional Investor Engagement

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

About the Job

The GIIN aspires to see increasing numbers of institutional asset owners to adopt systematic approaches to impact investing as an integrated part of their investment strategies. The GIIN’s Capital Mobilization Program will do this by:

  • Shifting investors’ understanding and recognition of the scope of impact investing opportunities available to them;
  • Guiding and equipping investors to enable them to act; and
  • Catalyzing impact investing activity from investors so their peers may follow.

The primary target audiences of this work are institutional investors, i.e., pension funds, insurance companies, endowments, and sovereign wealth funds. The program also has a focus on engaging faith-based investors.

The GIIN seeks a full-time Manager. This position is ideal for candidates who have experience in working with institutional investors, demonstrated success in building new strategic relationships or business lines, and possess a passion for sustainability and responsible investing. The position will report to the Director of the Member Engagement and Capital Mobilization programs. The Manager may also manage a junior staff person.

Responsibilities

  • Build a cohort of institutional investors dedicated to advancing an impact investing practice as well as inspiring their peers to do the same
    • Engage institutional investors and their industry networks to explain GIIN’s vision for impact investing and its relevance for investors’ strategic investment objectives, including financial and impact objectives
    • Build relationships with asset owner community and manage an advisory group
  • Manage the creation of a toolkit of resources for institutional investors to support implementation of impact investing strategies
    • Project manage the development of resources for institutional investors; prospective topics include: getting started with impact investing; measuring impact in a credible manner; integrating impact investing and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); and assessing impact investment offerings using the GIIN’s Core Characteristics of Impact Investing
    • Collaborate with other GIIN programs in designing and implementing toolkit, including Research, IRIS-Impact Measurement and Management, and Member Engagement programs as needed * Manage external relationships and convenings
    • Work with external networks that engage institutional investors to enhance offerings
    • Plan and execute convenings with asset owner community
    • Design activities to support execution of existing grants with GIIN donors
    • Note: Priority attention will be placed on audiences based in Japan, Australia, Southeast Asia, and Europe. Another key audience for the program are faith-based investors.
  • Drive external communications
    • Lead, develop, and maintain communication materials to promote and communicate the program
    • Support grant proposal preparation for the program and subsequent reporting requirements
    • Work with GIIN Communications team to identify speaking opportunities
    • Represent the GIIN at industry conferences

Location Full-time role in a flexible, entrepreneurial culture.  This position will be based in New York, NY.

Compensation Competitive compensation, commensurate with experience.

Qualifications

  • 8 or more years of relevant work experience showing ability to manage key relationships and projects
  • Experience working in finance, particularly in responsible investing with knowledge of its actors, including institutional investors
  • Experience conducting primary research projects preferred
  • Intellectual drive, thinking about big issues, what makes and moves markets, what inspires people
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, with public speaking/presentation experience required
  • Demonstrated relationship management experience
  • Strong experience in project management with attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments, and juggle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Team-orientation, with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work both collaboratively and independently; flexibility and willingness to pitch in
  • Ability to work outside of normal business hours at times of peak project flow, including international travel
  • Mastery of Microsoft Office Suite experience with Salesforce or another customer relationship management systems is desirable
  • 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
  • Aligned in thought and action with GIIN’s values: https://thegiin.org/values-and-guiding-principles
  • US work authorization preferred

To apply

Email cover letter and CV to Human Resources at hr@thegiin.org. State “Manager, Institutional Investor Engagement_ 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.
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. Impact investing is one of the most important innovations of our time. It has achieved incredible growth and captured widespread interest. 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 320 members in 45 countries. To learn more about the work we do and impact investing, please visit www.thegiin.org