Development Associate

Global Impact Investing Network
New York
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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 measurable 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’s work currently cuts across the following focus areas that are designed to address the critical needs of the emerging impact investing industry.
1.      GIIN Membership provides access to a thriving global community of organizations interested in deepening their engagement with the impact investing industry. The GIIN membership is composed of more than 220 organizations from over 30 countries that have signed on to gain formal access to peer connections and industry information, tools, and resources.
2.      Impact Measurement is a critical component of impact investment. To support coordinated impact measurement across the field, the GIIN oversees IRIS, a catalog of generally-accepted performance metrics that leading impact investors use to measure social, environmental, and financial success. The GIIN also develops tools and guidance materials to support investors in their practice of impact measurement and performance management.
3.      Investor Resources
a.      Reports and publications developed by the GIIN provide public good information such as industry research, market data, and case studies of successful practice.
b.      The GIIN hosts ImpactBase, the online global directory of impact investment vehicles that reduces search costs for investors and fund managers, and provides transparency into the landscape of impact investment opportunities.
c.      The GIIN operates a training program to support the development of impact investing skills among fund managers in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.
4.      Market Leadership initiatives of the GIIN include a bi-annual global conference for impact investors, as well as management of an invitation-only Investors’ Council for active, large-scale impact investors representing a diverse set of institutions at the forefront of the market. Additionally, GIIN outreach elevates the profile of impact investing by highlighting exemplary impact investments, industry progress, and best practices. The GIIN also disseminates research, informs conference and event programming, and promotes mainstream media coverage of impact investments.

The GIIN is looking to hire a Development Associate in a growing, fast-paced nonprofit organization to support strategic fundraising efforts with key funders, including donor agencies, foundations, and corporations. This is an exciting opportunity to not only contribute to the GIIN’s next phase of growth but also gain exposure to the dynamic impact investing industry and what it takes to build a vibrant market. This position will be part of an expanding team and the Development Associate will report to the in-coming Development and Partnerships Manager.
•       Support drafting and editing of compelling grant proposals for partnership opportunities with new and existing funders
•       Coordinate with program teams on proposal development
•       Develop, draft, and produce progress reports for funders, elevating key achievements relative to funder priorities for relevant GIIN programs and activities
•       Manage quarterly reporting by GIIN program teams, including:
  Gathering and ensuring quality, accuracy, and relevance of information/data
  Liaising with program staff to ensure appropriate framing or presentation of activities and lessons
•       Support overall grant management, including:
 Maintaining and updating internal tracker for grants and proposals to ensure up-to-date information
 Monitoring grant commitments to ensure timely completion of deliverables and submission of grant reports
 Maintaining internal systems to track communications and activities with current and prospective funders
•       Coordinate all administrative details pertaining to grant processing and reporting with the GIIN’s Finance and Operations team
•       Conduct background research on prospective funders
•       Correspond with funders as needed
•       Create and update fundraising and other reports for internal stakeholders, including the GIIN Board of Directors, as needed

The Development Associate must have strong writing and project management skills, the ability to manage multiple projects at once, relationship management experience, and close attention to detail. The ideal candidate has development or communications experience, and has basic knowledge of investment concepts. He/She also shares the conviction that for-profit investment capital can effectively address social and environmental challenges. Experience in high-growth organizations is advantageous, but not required.

Specific requirements:

•       Excellent writing skills, with proven ability to effectively interpret and synthesize inputs from a variety of stakeholders, as well as develop compelling narratives
•       Bachelor’s degree required (communications or related degree is a plus)
•       3+ years of relevant work experience (e.g. development, communications) demonstrating strong writing and editing skills, organizational skills, and strategic thinking
•       Detail-oriented, with high standards of performance
•       Ability to manage multiple ongoing projects at once and deliver on deadlines
•       Team-orientation, with strong interpersonal skills and a proactive approach to problem-solving
•       Ability to work both collaboratively and independently while effectively prioritizing assignments and meeting deadlines
•       Experience managing important internal or external stakeholder relationships
•       Fluent in Microsoft Office Suite
•       Personable, engaging presence, with diplomacy, tact and good humor

FLEXIBILITY:    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 CV to Human Resources at by Feb 28, 2017.
State “Development Associate_ First Name Last Name” in the subject line of your email. 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.