Engagement Manager

Organization
Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN)
Location
New York, NY
Job Type
Full-time
Deadline for Applications
06/30/2017
Contact Information
hr@thegiin.org
Tags
Full-time

ABOUT THE POSITION:
The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) is looking to hire a Manager to play a key role in program development and project management for impact measurement & management (IMM) field leadership initiatives in this fast-paced growing organization. In this role, the Manager will lead the GIIN’s external engagement with standard setters, field builders, impact measurement & management experts, and investors. In close collaboration with the broader GIIN team, the Manager will contribute to cross-functional activities related to impact measurement & management, as well as to GIIN-wide investor-focused events. The Manager will report to the Director of Impact and will also have supervisory responsibilities.

Responsibilities:
IMM market-building initiatives:
•       Activate GIIN members and other industry players to pilot, refine, adopt, and promote the use of impact measurement & management norms.
•       Manage GIIN’s work on mapping the IMM landscape to identify best practices and steer investors to relevant IMM resources.
•       Lead to the GIIN’s work to increase cohesion among the ecosystem of standard setters, reporting frameworks and measurement techniques, among others.
•       Manage the integration of IMM products with existing and new initiatives in the market.
•       Set the agenda for key convenings, including overall strategic planning and project management with essential internal and external stakeholders.
•       Collaborate with the communications team to create IMM content to explain the GIIN’s growing IMM field building initiatives.
•       Work cross-functionally with other GIIN initiatives (Network Membership, Investors Council, ImpactBase, Research, Outreach, Training Program) to develop and/or carry out program activities.
Select projects for year 1
IMM Market Building
•       Coordinate GIIN’s ongoing convening work with the World Economic Forum, OECD, UNPRI and the Impact Management Project, among others.
Linkages
•       Contribute to the development and execution of Linkages between IRIS and other impact standards through deliverables including investor-user snapshots, webinars and/or in-person events
Database of IMM tools
•       Contribute to the shared development and promotion of an open source database of impact measurement & management tools, standards, approaches, data sources, etc.
•       Develop a user-friendly classification structure to ensure investors can find fit-for-purpose approaches by audience, type, and other variables.
•       Manage the ongoing contribution to and curation of the database.

CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS:
The Manager must have demonstrated relationship management experience with mid- to senior-level executives and considerable skill and experience in moderating or facilitating multi-stakeholder initiatives. The Manager must have strong project management skills and be knowledgeable of impact measurement & management practices (and debates), investment concepts, structures and practice. The ideal candidate is committed to collaboration, adept at identifying and synthesizing patterns and trends, organized, and is a highly resourceful. Experience in rapid-growth organizations is preferred.

Other requirements:
•       8 or more years of relevant work experience demonstrating ability to manage projects, key relationships, and multi-stakeholder engagements
•       Strong conviction that investment capital can effectively address social and environmental challenges
•       Demonstrated ability to balance the competing interests of multiple perspectives, with respect for group members individually and collectively, and drive to decisions
•       Bachelor’s degree required; experience in relevant fields required (e.g. Business, Behavioral Economics, Evaluation, Finance, International Development, Policy), graduate degree preferred
•       Strong oral and written communication skills
•       Excellent problem solving, critical and creative thinking skills; a proactive approach to solving problems
•       Success working effectively with diverse stakeholders and balancing deliverables on multiple projects simultaneously
•       Team-orientation, with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work both collaboratively and independently
•       Detail-oriented, with high standards of performance
•       Foreign language skills a plus
•       Personable, engaging presence, with diplomacy, tact, and good humor
•       Full-time role in a flexible, entrepreneurial culture. This position is based in New York, NY. Competitive compensation, commensurate with experience.

LOCATION:       Full-time role in a flexible, entrepreneurial culture.  This position is based in New York, NY.

COMPENSATION:   Competitive compensation, commensurate with experience.

QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS, PLEASE APPLY:    Email cover letter and resume to hr@thegiin.org by June 30, 2017
State “IRIS & IMM, Engagement Manager, First Name Last Name” in the subject line of your email. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and we strongly encourage early applications. The Manager must have demonstrated relationship management experience with mid- to senior-level executives and considerable skill and experience in moderating or facilitating multi-stakeholder initiatives. The Manager must have strong project management skills and be knowledgeable of impact measurement & management practices (and debates), investment concepts, structures and practice. The ideal candidate is committed to collaboration, adept at identifying and synthesizing patterns and trends, organized, and is a highly resourceful. Experience in rapid-growth organizations is preferred.

No phone calls please. Only qualified candidates will be contacted. The GIIN is an equal opportunity employer.

Additional Information

The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) 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.

A hallmark of impact investing is the commitment of the investor to measure and manage the social and environmental performance of investments. For instance, in support of this, the GIIN manages IRIS, a catalog of generally accepted performance metrics used by impact investors to measure their social, environmental and financial performance. The GIIN also supports its members and the wider industry through impact measurement and management activities, and the development of guidance tools, such as Navigating Impact, aimed at helping investors make the intangible social and environmental results of their investments tangible.

For more information about GIIN programs and initiatives please visit www.thegiin.org