Director of Programming
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Toniic Institute is the global action community for deeper impact investing. Its mission is to catalyze deeper net positive impact across the spectrum of capital. Toniic is a nonprofit supporting a global network of high net worth individual, family office, and foundation asset owners by curating an interactive community, educational resources, and investment opportunities in all asset classes. Toniic also serves the impact investing field at large with the T100 Project, which provides inspiration and evidence from investors committed to total portfolio activation, and with the Impact Terms Project, which provides a curated library of innovations in impact investing terms and structures for all market participants. Toniic’s vision is a world in which all investments honor the planet and its inhabitants.
About the Role
The Director of Programming leads and manages a wide range of both in-person and online programs, events, and activities globally on behalf of our membership.
Toniic hosts “gatherings” not conferences. The difference is high interactivity and intimacy. Our largest events are fewer than 150 people, and we rarely use the standard panel format. Instead, we seek to make every session interactive with our community of pioneering impact investors.
The content is a balance of “head” — technical and strategic impact investing content — and “heart” — exploration of motivation, personal growth, values alignment, and mindfulness. The successful candidate should be comfortable delivering to both sides of this balance. Our events include sessions of peer interactivity with innovative formats. Traditional event planning experience is necessary but not sufficient.
The Director will oversee and organize events that respond to the ongoing needs of our membership to learn and grow as impact investors and practitioners. The Director will be responsible for the delivery and overall success of each program, paying attention to budget and time constraints, collaborating with other team members and outside vendors, and informing senior management on progress and performance.
The goal is to ensure every program and event will be delivered successfully and add the highest possible value to our membership. The Director will bring enthusiasm and fresh ideas to each event and the organizational skills required to not leave anything about an event to chance.
Location: US, preferably Eastern Seaboard
Compensation: $US 90K per annum, benefits including 4 weeks of office closure in addition to 3 weeks of vacation annually, subsidized health insurance, 401k plan, and access to dental, life, accidental, and disability insurance.
Reports to: Global Managing Director of Membership
Initiate and set goals for membership programs and events, according to the strategic objectives of the organization
Manage the overall Event Calendar for the organization, including deadlines, milestones, and processes for each event
Design each event from start to finish according to requirements, target audience, and objectives, with local logistical support from Member Support Associates
Source and negotiate with vendors and suppliers
Develop and manage budgets for all events and activities, including sponsorship revenue
Devise evaluation strategies to monitor performance and lead event team discussions to make improvements
Design and facilitate events with input from other team members
Keep senior management informed on program-related activities with detailed and accurate reports or presentations
Collect and synthesize input for event content and themes from both staff and members
Required Skills and Characteristics
Experience with intimate event creation and management
Facility with investing or similar technical content
Skill, energy, and warmth “at the front of the room” of accomplished people
Ability to manage a wide range of event details and operational tasks, with a knack for problem solving and staying calm under pressure
Proficiency with event management reporting and budgeting
Excellent organizational and leadership skills
A member-service orientation with an ability to listen for, identify, and respond to areas of interest within the membership
Excellent verbal & written communications skills
Comfortable working remotely with a global, virtual team
Highly Desirable Skills and Characteristics
Familiarity with and passion for impact investing
Knowledge of the financial services or investments fields more generally
Experience with task management software (e.g. Asana), G Suite, Salesforce, Zoom, and MS Office
BSc/BA diploma in management or a relevant field
Submit resume and a cover letter that includes a personal statement on why the role appeals to you and what you would bring to it. You must have the right to work and live in the UK/Europe. Send to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Application for Toniic Director of Programming”. Application deadline is March 15, 2019.