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.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PROTECTION ANALYST

at Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) in Remote / New York

About the Job

The GIIN seeks a temporary Analyst to support the Director of Finance & Operations on a special project related to intellectual property protection. This position is ideal for a business major interested in start-ups, venture capital, or impact investing or a pre-law student looking for practical exposure to intellectual property law. The project is estimated to take between 80-120 hours and may be completed over a period of one to three months, beginning as early as November 2021, depending on candidate availability.

Responsibilities:

  • Review a curated selection of organizational publications and other intellectual property assets. Analyze for key criteria (as provided) to determine appropriate actions.
  • Prepare and process copyright applications for submission to federal agencies.
  • Provide general administrative support to the Director of Finance & Operations on matters related to the project, which could include managing correspondence, editing or drafting documents, or scheduling meetings.
  • Research, prioritize, and follow up on project-related issues and concerns, including those of a sensitive or confidential nature. Determine appropriate course of action, referral, and/or response.
  • Conduct light internet research as needed.
  • Complete project tasks expeditiously, proactively, on time, and to successful completion.

FLEXIBILITY: This position is currently remote due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the analyst will be welcome in our New York, NY office as conditions permit.

COMPENSATION: $18 per hour.

Qualifications

  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion
  • Ability to demonstrate the highest level of customer/client service and response to internal and external GIIN stakeholders
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills, with high attention to detail
  • Strong work ethic and commitment to follow projects through to completion
  • Natural curiosity and a willingness to learn
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • At least two years of college coursework preferred
  • Undergraduate business major or pre-law preferred
  • Alignment in thought and action with GIIN’s values: https://thegiin.org/values-and-guiding-principles

To apply

Email cover letter and CV to Human Resources at hr@thegiin.org. State “INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PROTECTION ANALYST TEMPORARY_ [First Name] [Last Name]” in the subject line of your email. Please indicate where you saw the job posting in your cover letter.

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, over 11 years old and backed by leading funders such as The Rockefeller Foundation, Ford Foundation, USAID, the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Prudential, and J.P. Morgan, has a growing global network of 35,000 individuals on six continents plus a formal membership network of 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 https://thegiin.org.