Grant Officer

Employer
Global Impact Investing Network
Location
New York, United States
Salary
$66,000.00 - $71,000.00
Closing date
Oct 29, 2021

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Position Type
Fundraising, Fundraising Administration, Grant Seeking
Fields
Other Fields
Employment Type
Full Time
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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 around the world.

Impact investing is one of the most important social innovations of our time, and interest in it is exploding. The GIIN, over 11 years old and backed by leading funders such as The Rockefeller Foundation, Ford Foundation, USAID, the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Prudential, and J.P. Morgan, has a growing global network of 35,000 individuals on six continents plus a formal membership network of 350 members in 50 countries.

The GIIN works to mobilize a global network of leading financial institutions and others to dramatically increase the amount of capital being deployed effectively to social and environmental issues around the world. To learn more about the work we do and impact investing, please visit https://thegiin.org.

About the Position

The Grant Officer will support the management of partnerships with institutional funders in a fast-paced organization, with a primary focus (~70%) on donor reporting and grant management. The ideal candidate will be an excellent writer and critical thinker who can capture the GIIN’s work in a clear, structured, and compelling manner. The ideal candidate also has strong organizational skills, with the ability to multi-task and a keen eye for detail and is a proactive problem-solver who takes initiative to consistently perform to high standards. The Grant Officer role is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the GIIN’s growth, helping to achieve its ambition of harnessing the power of financial markets to address pressing global challenges and build a more inclusive, sustainable, and resilient economy and society. This position also offers front-row exposure to the dynamic impact investing industry and what it takes to build this market.  The Grant Officer will report to the Development Manager.

 

Responsibilities:

 

Donor Reporting

  • Produce well-crafted donor reports for foundations, governments, and corporate funders that present the GIIN’s market building activities with clarity, elevating key achievements relative to funder priorities.
  • Collaborate with Development and/or program teams to ensure compliance to and completion of grant obligations, including but not limited to key performance indicators, program deliverables, and specific reporting requirements.

Internal Quarterly Reporting

  • Manage organizational-wide quarterly reporting by GIIN program teams, including:
    • Developing and/or updating internal reporting templates for new grants
    • Gathering and ensuring high-quality, accurate, and relevant information/data
    • Liaising with program staff to ensure appropriate and clear framing or presentation of activities

Grant Management

  • Support and/or assume grant management for assigned portfolio of funders, including:
    • Capturing and tracking relevant funder information, proposal and reporting timelines, grant requirements, activities, and workplans using Salesforce and other internal systems
    • Coordinate with the Finance and Operations team on grant administrative details
    • Corresponding with funders as needed
    • Generate Salesforce reports regarding grant activity and deadlines on a regular basis

GIIN Event Sponsorship

  • Coordinate with the GIIN’s Communications team and external event logistics firm on fulfillment of sponsorship benefits
    • Liaise with the GIIN’s Finance and Operations team on execution of sponsorship agreements and payments
    • Support outreach to potential sponsors, as needed
    • Produce status reports to track progress against sponsorship goals for internal stakeholders, including the Senior Management Team

Operations

  • Maintain institutional donor files and records, including tracking proposal development, grant timelines, payments, correspondence with donors, contact details, and other funder-related actions and information in Salesforce
  • Support the use of Salesforce as the primary workplan and performance tracking system for event sponsorship activities
  • Manage weekly and monthly internal team meetings, including but not limited to scheduling, coordinating agendas, and capturing key discussion items
  • Manage internal Development team trackers, processes, and workplans
  • Coordinate with other GIIN teams to develop, implement, and integrate organization-wide processes, as needed

Other Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the donor pipeline development process, including but not limited to conducting research on funding activities and priorities of prospective funders
  • Support or lead special projects as needed.

 Candidate Profile

The ideal candidate must have demonstrated excellent writing and project management skills, relationship management experience, and the ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and deliver on deadlines. Exposure to fundraising work is highly desired. Exposure to financial services industry or impact investing a plus.

Other requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required (communications or related degree a plus).
  • At least 5 years of relevant work experience demonstrating strong writing and editing abilities, organizational skills, and strategic thinking
  • Prroven ability to effectively interpret and synthesize at times complex inputs from a variety of stakeholders to develop compelling narratives.
  • Experience managing internal or external stakeholder relationships.
  • Detail-oriented, with a proactive approach to problem-solving and high standards of performance.
  • Team-oriented, professional, resourceful, flexible, and highly responsible.
  • Fluent in Microsoft Office Suite and experience in Salesforce or similar CRM tool.
  • Experience with international donor community a plus.
  • Knowledge of topics relating to impact investing, sustainability, climate, and/or social justice a plus.
  • Conviction that for-profit investment capital can effectively address social and environmental challenges.
  • Adherence to the GIIN’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
  • Personable, engaging presence, with diplomacy, tact, and good humor.

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 $66,000 to $71,000.

To Apply:

Email cover letter and CV to Human Resources at hr@thegiin.org. State “Position Title_ First Name Last Name” in the subject line of your email. Please indicate where you saw the job posting in your cover letter.

We are keen to fill this role and will review applications on a rolling basis, so we strongly encourage early applications.

No phone calls please. Only qualified candidates will be contacted. The GIIN is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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