Assistant

Organization
Global Impact Investing Network
Deadline for Applications
08/27/2015
Contact Information
hr@thegiin.org

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION:

The Global Impact Investing Network is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to increasing the scale and effectiveness of impact investing. Impact investments are investments made into companies, organizations, and funds with the intention to generate social and environmental impact alongside a financial return. They can be made in both emerging and developed markets, and target a range of returns from below market to market rate, depending upon the circumstances. The GIIN addresses systemic barriers to effective impact investing by building critical infrastructure and developing activities, education, and research that attract more investment capital to address global challenges.

The GIIN is currently a sponsored project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors.
For more information, please visit www.thegiin.org.            

 

 

ABOUT THE POSITION:

 

The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) is hiring an Assistant to provide support to the Chief Executive Officer and an additional member of the Senior Management team. The Assistant serves as the primary point of contact for internal and external constituencies on all matters pertaining to the CEO and oversees relevant projects. Specific responsibilities of the Assistant are described below.

 

Scheduling, Travel Arrangements, & Administrative Duties

 

·         Manage a variety of administrative tasks for the CEO and Director, including: arranging and maintaining an extremely active calendar, travel plans, and agendas; completing expense reports; and composing and preparing correspondence that is sometimes confidential.

·         Plan, coordinate, and ensure the CEO’s schedule is followed and respected. Keep the CEO well informed of upcoming commitments and responsibilities and following up appropriately.

Internal and External Relationship Management

 

·         Communicate directly, and on behalf of the CEO, with Board members, donors, staff, and others.

·         Research, prioritize, and follow up on incoming issues and concerns addressed to the CEO, including those of a sensitive or confidential nature. Determine appropriate course of action, referral, and/or response.

·         Provide support to build relationships crucial to the success of the organization as necessary.

Project Management

·         Manage a variety of projects for the CEO by successfully completing critical aspects of deliverables with a hands-on approach, including drafting acknowledgement letters, correspondence, and other tasks that facilitate the CEO’s ability to effectively lead the organization.

·         Prioritize conflicting needs; handle matters expeditiously, proactively, and follow-through on projects to successful completion, often with deadline pressures.

Event Planning

·         Support the planning of Board meetings, including scheduling, making travel arrangements, and preparing materials.

And other duties as required.

 

 

CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS:

 

The Assistant must be an empathetic, resourceful, and highly responsible individual with a great degree of professionalism, and a flexible and collaborative spirit.  In addition, the Assistant must be creative and enjoy working within a small, entrepreneurial environment that is mission-driven, results-driven and community oriented.

 

The ideal candidate will have had experience in a support role within a fast-paced environment, the ability to work independently on projects, exercise good judgment in a variety of situations, maintain a realistic balance among multiple priorities, work well under pressure, and handle a wide variety of activities and confidential matters with discretion.

 

Qualifications for this position include:
 

·         Bachelor’s degree

·         Significant experience providing direct administrative support to executives

·         Strong written and verbal communication skills

·         Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail

·         Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build and maintain relationships with stakeholders, including staff, Board members, external partners, and donors

·         Forward thinker who proactively seeks opportunities and proposes solutions to problems

·         Ability to handle confidential information with discretion, be adaptable to various competing demands, and demonstrate the highest level of customer/client service and response

·         Comprehensive knowledge of computer software applications such as Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and Salesforce

 

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

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

 

 

 

 

COMPENSATION:

Competitive compensation, commensurate with experience.

 

 

QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS, PLEASE APPLY:

Email cover letter and resume to hr@thegiin.org. State “Assistant – First and Last name” in the subject line of your email. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis so we strongly encourage early applications. 

No phone calls please. Only qualified candidates will be contacted. The GIIN is a sponsored project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA). RPA is an equal opportunity employer.