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.
- 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
- Developing and/or updating internal reporting templates for new
- Gathering and ensuring high-quality, accurate, and relevant
- Liaising with program staff to ensure appropriate and clear
framing or presentation of activities
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Manage internal Development team trackers, processes, and
- Coordinate with other GIIN teams to develop, implement, and
integrate organization-wide processes, as needed
- 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.
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
- Bachelor’s degree required (communications or related degree a
- At least 5 years of relevant work experience demonstrating
strong writing and editing abilities, organizational skills, and
- Prroven ability to effectively interpret and synthesize at
times complex inputs from a variety of stakeholders to develop
- Experience managing internal or external stakeholder
- Detail-oriented, with a proactive approach to problem-solving
and high standards of performance.
- Team-oriented, professional, resourceful, flexible, and highly
- 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
- Personable, engaging presence, with diplomacy, tact, and good
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.
Competitive compensation, commensurate with experience. Salary
range for this position is $66,000 to $71,000.
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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.