About the Job
GIIN’s Capital Mobilization program aims to inspire asset owners to integrate impact investing into their portfolio in a systematic manner. To do this, the program builds the case for impact investing and develops knowledge resources (e.g., guides, briefs, etc.) to support investors understand how to develop an integrated approach to impact investing. The program engages asset owners, globally, largely through convenings to disseminate resources and provide opportunities for investors to exchange learnings and best practices among peers.
The position will focus primarily on institutional asset owners (i.e., pension funds, insurance companies, endowments, and sovereign wealth funds) and will include an explicit stream of work focused on scaling climate investment solutions for institutional investors among other topics. This role also will work alongside another manager focused on faith-based and values-based institutional investors. The position is ideal for candidates who have experience working with groups of institutional asset owners on thinking at a strategic level, demonstrated success in building new strategic relationships, and possess a passion for responsible investing. The position will report to the Director of the Member Engagement and Capital Mobilization programs. The GIIN does not provide advisory services or engage in capital raising activities, and instead focuses on defining and elevating industry practices and platforms for innovation.
Responsibilities: Develop, maintain and expand relationships with institutional asset owners
o Engage institutional investors individually and through groups to promote GIIN’s vision for impact investing o Project manage the creation of research, tools, and other knowledge products to support institutional asset owners in their development of impact investing strategies and practices o Build a network of relationships with the institutional asset owner community
Develop activities to move institutional asset owners from interest to action on impact investing o Design activities to support execution of existing grants with GIIN donors, including convening roundtable discussions among asset owners, producing and disseminating practical issue briefs, and supporting collaboration amongst groups of asset owners and managers to explore ways to enable institutional asset owners to expand their impact investing o Identify new activities to advance the program’s objectives, including planning and executing convenings with the asset owner community o Work in collaboration with other GIIN programs as needed, including GIIN’s research, impact measurement and management, membership, communications, and development teams
Research trends and identify opportunities to advance impact investing approaches within the institutional asset owner community o Collaborate with the GIIN’s research team to understand investing strategies of institutional asset owners to inform internal and external stakeholders o Monitor related developments in other networks that engage institutional investors
Drive external communications o Lead development of relevant materials to promote the program o Support grant proposal preparation as related to Capital Mobilization and subsequent reporting requirements o Represent the GIIN at industry conferences
Location: Full-time role in a flexible, entrepreneurial culture. This position will be based in New York, NY. For the calendar year of 2021, remote working arrangements will be an option. Compensation: Competitive compensation, commensurate with experience.
Experience and Competencies: • 8 or more years of relevant work experience showing ability to build and manage professional relationships and projects at a strategic level
• The maturity and professional experience necessary to interact effectively as a trusted partner at strategic level with institutional asset owners, including sovereign funds, endowments, insurance companies and pension funds
• Solid understanding of the decision-making processes of institutional investors for setting investment strategies and policies, e.g. as an investment consultant.
• Robust knowledge of a wide range of strategic investment management topics, including governance, investment strategy, strategic asset allocation, portfolio construction, and knowledge of diverse asset classes, gained in the institutional investment industry.
• Solid understanding of responsible investing practices Experience engaging institutional asset owners is preferred
• 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 • 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 occasionally work outside of normal business hours at times of peak project flow • Demonstrated interest in impact investing and using capital as a force for good • Aligned in thought and action with GIIN’s values: https://thegiin.org/values-and- guiding-principles
Email cover letter and CV to Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org. State “Manager, Institutional Asset Owners_ 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
TThe 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 social 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 350 members in 50 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