Manager, Training & Accreditation

Global Impact Investing Network
New York, NY
Job Type
Deadline for Applications
How to Apply
Email cover letter and resume to State “Manager, Training and Accreditation First Name_Last Name” in the subject line of your email. Please indicate in your cover letter where you saw this job posting. 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. The GIIN is an equal opportunity employer.
Where to Apply

The GIIN is widely recognized for its dedication to increasing the scale and effectiveness of impact investing around the world. It does this by building critical infrastructure and supporting activities, education, and research that help accelerate the development of a coherent impact investing industry.

As part of this mission, the GIIN is exploring an exciting line of work that aims to develop a globally accredited qualification for skills and competencies that set the bar for embedded impact analysis and management within an investment team. This includes the integrity codes by which an impact analyst/manager functions; and the required level of excellence that impact analyst/manager executes throughout the investment cycle (and beyond).

Thus, we are currently seeking a full-time Manager, Training & Accreditation to join the team. This position will directly report to the Chief Research Officer, the GIIN’s executive member responsible for leading this Program initiative.

The Manager, Training & Accreditation will execute the Training and Accreditation strategy. Examples of responsibilities include:
• Setting priority focus areas, work plans and timelines for delivery of the Training & Accreditation strategy as well as its growth.
• Support the GIIN’s executive member responsible for this Program to develop partnerships with key accreditation and examination bodies to scale (or distribute) a professional Impact Investment Analyst (IIA) qualification.
• Execute a stakeholder engagement process (mainly among The GIIN’s membership and selected stakeholder organizations) that will elicit 1) technical learning outcomes (a Qualifications Framework) for accreditation of the qualification; 2) beneficial requirements for educators that will inform a Train the Trainer program; and 3) a stakeholder informed Code of Ethical Practice for impact investors.
• Develop and test facilitator and teaching guides for the introductory module as well as the Train the Trainor program.
• Refine and deliver an introductory module on Impact Investing basics that acts to socialize attendees to additional skills required to execute the functions of an IIA and/or impact portfolio manager.
• Deliver ‘knowledge-building’ sessions (including the aforementioned introductory module) in various contexts.
• Help refine a strategy to develop a global repository of teaching case studies.
• Coordinate the development of teaching case studies through various institutions.
• Support fund-raising and revenue development efforts to enable the sustainability of the strategy.
• Additional responsibilities as needed.

Candidate Profile:
The Manager, Training & Accreditation must be steeped in learning as a mechanism to advance practice, be an analytical, organized, resourceful, and responsible individual with a high degree of professionalism. The Manager, Training & Accreditation must also be adaptive, collaborative, and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience in developing tertiary level learning programs, material and teaching, and an interest in impact investing.
• Strong conviction that skills acquisition can effectively set a bar for consistent and ethical practice in investment processes.
• Undergraduate degree in related field (e.g., Business, Economics, Finance, International Development, Policy) and preferably a post graduate qualification in teaching and learning practice.
• At least two years’ experience in a teaching and learning environment that includes teaching and material/program development.
• Strong understanding of Qualifications Frameworks and setting of examinations standards.
• Strong stakeholder engagement skills (e.g., interviews, convening, drawing salient ideas out, and garnering stakeholder support and continued interest).
• Strong writing skills, including ability to synthesize, effectively communicate, and teach complex ideas.
• Strong ability to write teaching case studies, and trainer guides.
• Creative thinking skills; a proactive approach to solving problems.
• Genuine curiosity and a strong learning orientation.
• Interest in the world of investing and capital markets is helpful.
• Commitment to equity and justice. Successful candidates will be aware that race, income, age, immigration status, sexual orientation, gender and gender expression, and other identities can play, and have historically played, a role in equity disparities, including within organizations. Successful candidates will be committed to continuous learning about diversity, equity, and inclusion and how to manifest these principles in the workplace.
• Ability to work both collaboratively and independently.
• Detail-oriented, with high standards of performance
• Strong fluency in Microsoft Office suite.
• Personable, engaging presence, with diplomacy, tact, and good humor.
• Must have valid U.S. work authorization that does not require employer sponsorship.

Location: This position will be based in our New York City office with significant remote work flexibility offered through the GIIN’s hybrid in-person/remote work model.

Compensation: Competitive compensation commensurate with experience. Salary range for this position is between $67,000 to $71,000, with excellent benefits package.

Additional Information

About the Organization:
Impact investing is one of the most important social innovations of our time, and interest in it is exploding. The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), founded in 2009 and backed by leading funders such as Ford Foundation, Omidyar Network, Prudential, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Rockefeller Foundation, and Visa Foundation, has a global network of 50,000 on six continents and a formal membership of over 400 impact investing organizations in 50+ countries. The GIIN works to mobilize a global community of leading financial institutions and others to dramatically increase the amount of capital being deployed to effective solutions to social and environmental challenges around the world. To learn more about the work we do and impact investing, please visit

Candidates should be aware that all NYC-based staff must provide proof of vaccination against the COVID-19 virus, unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation for religion or disability. If you are offered employment, this requirement must be met by your date of hire, unless a reasonable accommodation for exemption is received and approved by GIIN Human Resources.