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Grant Officer

Global Impact Investing Network
New York, United States
$66,000.00 - $71,000.00
Closing date
Feb 16, 2023

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Position Type
Fundraising, Other Fundraising
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Employment Type
Full Time

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

The Grant Officer will support the management of partnerships with the GIIN’s institutional funders in a fast-paced organization, with a primary focus (~75%) on donor reporting and grant management, in collaboration with GIIN program staff. We are seeking an excellent writer and critical thinker who can capture the GIIN’s market-building work – from developing tools for impact measurement and management and piloting impact performance benchmarks, to mobilizing investments in climate solutions and advancing the impact practices of institutional asset owners – in a clear, structured, and compelling manner. The successful candidate will have strong organizational and project management skills, with the ability to multi-task and a keen eye for detail; will thrive in learning about new topics and content; and is a proactive problem-solver who takes initiative to consistently perform at high standards. Exposure to concepts related to impact investing, sustainable finance, or general investing is highly desired.


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 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 Associate Director of Partnerships Management and Donor Relations.



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 the Development team and/or GIIN program teams to ensure compliance to and completion of grant obligations, including but not limited to key performance indicators, project deliverables and milestones, and specific reporting requirements.

Grant Management

  • Support and/or assume grant management for assigned portfolio of funders, including:
- Creating grant overview documents to ensure clear understanding of grant commitments across Development, Program, and Finance teams

- Capturing and tracking relevant funder information, proposal and reporting timelines, grant requirements, activities, and workplans using Salesforce and other internal systems

- Coordinating with the Finance team on grant administrative details

- Corresponding with funders for administrative purposes as needed

  • Manage internal organization-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

  • Generate Salesforce reports regarding grant activity and deadlines on a regular basis
  • Operations

    • Maintain institutional donor files and records, including tracking proposal development, grant timelines, payments, contact details, and other funder-related actions and information in Salesforce and other internal systems
    • 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 grant application process, including compiling organizational and board information, drafting responses to specific questions, managing online submissions through funder grant portals, etc.
    • Contribute to the donor pipeline development process, including but not limited to conducting research on funding activities and priorities of prospective funders
    • Provide administrative support for sponsorships of the annual GIIN Impact Forum, including fulfillment of sponsorship benefits, as needed

Candidate Profile

The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellent writing, critical thinking, and project management skills; the ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and deliver on deadlines; and experience in collaborating effectively with stakeholders across teams. Exposure to concepts related to impact investing, sustainable finance, or general investing is highly desired.


 Other requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required (communications or related degree a plus).
  • 5 years of relevant work experience demonstrating strong writing and editing abilities, organizational skills, and strategic thinking.
  • Proven ability to effectively interpret and synthesize at times complex inputs from a variety of stakeholders to develop compelling narratives.
  • Adeptness in learning new concepts or topics
  • 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.
  • 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.

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 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.


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.

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