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 Institutional Investor Engagement Manager will drive institutional investor engagement with a special focus on building a cohort of investors who are not only committed to advancing an impact investment practice themselves, but also influence and inspire their peers to do the same. The work will require building relationships with the wider asset owner community and managing an advisory group.

He or she will cross-collaborate with other GIIN programs (Research, IRIS-Impact Measurement and Management, and Member Engagement programs) to manage the creation of resources that institutional investors can use to implement impact investing strategies.

Additionally, this position will own the outreach and external communication function in the institutional investment and asset owner space through planning outreach and convening events and through leading, developing and maintaining communication materials that promote and communicate the program.

This position is ideal for candidates who have experience in working with institutional investors, demonstrated success in building new relationships, an interest in developing strategies for achieving change at the industry level, and possess a passion for sustainability and responsible investing. The position will report to the Director that oversees both the Member Engagement and Capital Mobilization programs. The Manager may also manage a junior staff person.

The primary responsibilities of this role include, but are not limited to:

Institutional Investor Engagement:

  • 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 outcome/impact objectives
  • 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

Outreach/Events:

  • Work with external networks that engage institutional investors to enhance offerings and identify synergies in our efforts
  • Plan and execute roundtables and other convenings with asset owner community

Note: Outreach will specifically include Japan, Australia, Southeast Asia, and Europe.

External Communication Projects:

  • Support grant proposal preparation for the program and subsequent reporting requirements
  • Work with GIIN Communications team to identify speaking opportunities and represent that GIIN at external events where needed

Qualifications

Competencies Required:

  • Intellectual drive, thinking about big issues, what makes and moves markets, what inspires people
  • Demonstrated relationship management experience
  • Strong project management skills with ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments, and juggle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, with public speaking/presentation experience required
  • Team-orientation, with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work both collaboratively and independently; flexibility and willingness to pitch in
  • Passion for sustainability, with a 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

Experience:

  • 8 or more years relevant work experience, showing ability to manage key relationships and projects with direct industry experience (e.g., investment consulting, asset management) highly valued
  • Track record in working with financial institutions, particularly institutional asset owners, and a good understanding of responsible investment practices and the decision-making processes of institutional investors for setting investment strategies and policies
  • Experience working internationally and/or with international partners strongly preferred
  • Ability to work outside of normal business hours at times of peak project flow, including international travel

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

Compensation:
Competitive compensation, commensurate with experience.

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