Executive Assistant

Global Impact Investing Network
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POSITION:       Membership Associate
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION: 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 the sector. To this end, the GIIN currently runs a number of programs which are described in detail on our website, including GIIN Membership (including the Investors’ Council and Network Membership), IRIS, Research, ImpactBase, and the Fund Manager Training Program.
The Investors’ Council and Network Membership are two GIIN initiatives managed by the Membership team. Together, the full GIIN membership comprises over 220 organizations across 30 countries, representing asset owners, asset managers, and service providers.
The Investors’ Council (IC) is an invitation-only leadership group for active, large-scale impact investors. It provides a forum for experienced impact investors to strengthen the practice of impact investing, collaborate to address shared challenges, accelerate learning about new areas in the field, and contribute to industry development. There are currently 54 IC members, including foundations, development finance institutions, banks, family offices, pension funds, and asset managers. Investors’ Council members have access to exclusive activities focused on advanced practice and industry-building topics (e.g., deal and fund structuring), and can also participate in Network Membership activities.
Network Membership provides a range of offerings to a diverse member base spanning new impact investors to seasoned players. Programming is designed to facilitate networking, information exchange, and field-building opportunities. Membership activities include regional gatherings, webinars, working groups, facilitated introductions, and enhanced access to other GIIN services such as direct support on IRIS implementation and enhanced data access from ImpactBase. Current focus areas of membership activities include delivery of basic services to the BoP, credit enhancement tools, environmental investing, hybrid and alternative structures (like holding companies), and U.S. community and place-based investing.

The GIIN is looking to hire a Membership Associate to play a key role in managing administration of the Investors’ Council network and executing programming for GIIN Members. The ideal candidate is a proactive problem-solver and people person, with strong organizational skills and a client-service orientation. The Associate will report to the Investors’ Council Manager.

•       Membership programming and working groups: Working with the manager, execute programming for the Investors’ Council and select working groups or programming tracks (e.g., BoP Basic Service Track or  Holding Company Working Group) and support the development of new membership offerings.
•       Event management and operations: Manage and execute all operational and logistical elements of in-person and virtual events for the Investors’ Council and select working groups or programming tracks. This includes:
o       Managing event logistics, relationships with vendors, work plans, and budgets;
o       Producing materials for in-person and virtual convenings, such as attendee lists, sign-up sheets, nametags, and participant packets;
o       Leading post-event close-down, including drafting member event feedback surveys, compiling and analyzing feedback, reconciling attendance reports;
o       Providing operational and logistical support for other large-scale membership events as needed.
•       Membership operations and network administration: Manage the administration and operation of the Investors’ Council network, including supporting the onboarding of new members, creation and updating of member profiles, and support for membership invoicing and renewals.
•       Relationship management: Support the management and development of relationships with existing Investors’ Council members as well as participants of select working groups or programming tracks.
•       Marketing and communications: Working with the manager, maintain and update informational and marketing materials for Investors’ Council and select working groups or programming tracks.
•       Data management and knowledge-sharing: Using SalesForce, develop and execute data management strategies and processes for the Investors’ Council and select working groups or programming tracks (including tracking and updating information on members, membership activities, and investment activity). Coordinate cross-team knowledge-sharing and data management.
•       Additional responsibilities as needed.

The Membership Associate must have strong organizational skills, the ability to manage multiple projects at once, and be collaborative, professional, resourceful, and highly responsible. The ideal candidate has project management and event management experience, with basic knowledge of investment concepts. Experience in high-growth organizations is advantageous, but not required.

Candidate requirements:
•       Strong project management skills, with proven ability to develop and execute against a workplan to deliver high-quality and timely outputs (e.g., events and meetings, reports, and other activities for members)
•       Demonstrated event management skills, including experience managing event logistics, developing event content, and working with speakers
•       Experience and professionalism in managing important internal and external stakeholder relationships
•       Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, with ability to adapt approach and tone based on the audience and context
•       Conviction that private investment capital can effectively address social and environmental challenges
•       Bachelor’s degree required (business / finance or related degree a plus)
•       3+ years of relevant work experience demonstrating strong project management, event management, and relationship management skills
•       Detail-oriented, with high standards of performance
•       Ability to manage multiple ongoing projects and relationships 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
•       Fluent in Microsoft Office Suite; experience with SalesForce desired
•       Personable, engaging presence, with diplomacy, tact and good humor
LOCATION:       Full-time position, 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 May 31, 2016.
State “Membership Associate_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.
No phone calls please. Only qualified candidates will be contacted. The GIIN is an equal opportunity employer.