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, 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 https://thegiin.org.
About the Position
This position is an integral part of the GIIN executive team and
plays a central role in fueling the growth and dynamism of the
organization. The GIIN has benefited from strong partnerships to
achieve its mission and is embarking on a significant expansion of
its programmatic portfolio and impact. This role is designed for a
collaborative, entrepreneurial leader who is skilled in building
partnerships with a diverse set of organizations and individuals
committed to investing in a more just and sustainable world.
Reporting to the CEO, the Chief Partnership Officer (CPO) is
responsible for overall strategic direction, leadership, execution,
and management of GIIN’s fundraising strategies and grant
management, with accountability for developing and executing
against annual and multi-year revenue targets. The position
is a key part of the seven-person executive team and contributes
significantly to organizational strategy and external
The CPO will lead a team of four and supervise three direct
Areas of Responsibility:
Leadership and Strategy
Engage as a member of the GIIN’s Executive Team:
- Contribute to the GIIN’s mission evolution, strategy
development, organizational planning, and execution.
- Engage the Board, Executive Team, and broader staff to achieve
revenue targets, build upon their existing relationships with major
individual or institutional funders, and mobilize their involvement
in GIIN fundraising initiatives.
- Serve as a GIIN spokesperson, present the GIIN’s mission,
priorities, and areas of work, as well as represent its position on
areas of importance in the impact investing industry.
- Promote the GIIN’s values, culture, and mission, and commitment
to diversity, equity, and inclusion across the organization through
mentorship, modeling behavior, and tangible action.
Fundraising and Partnership
- Lead the creation and execution of a multi-year strategy and
donor engagement plan for increasing revenue, growing the GIIN’s
donor base, and diversifying revenue sources to support GIIN’s
financial health and resilience.
- Lead the development of strategic funding partnerships,
including generating partnership concepts and components;
overseeing the development of compelling proposals; aligning
budgets, timeline, implementation and collaboration details with
donors; collaborating with program teams and Finance on project
design and budget development.
- Identify and cultivate prospective donors, with an eye towards
securing high-value, strategically aligned
- Develop a comprehensive annual work plan and lead the team in
executing against this plan.
Grant Management & Donor
- Ensure impeccable stewardship of grant resources by overseeing
rigorous tracking plans, ongoing management and monitoring against
grant requirements, and collaborating with program teams.
- Work closely with the GIIN Finance team to ensure accurate
tracking against grant budgets, provide regular updates to revenue
forecasts, and ensure compliance with regulatory, GAAP, or funder
Oversee the production of accurate, timely, high-quality grant
reports to funders.
Department & Team Management
- Supervise, lead, and inspire the Development team to achieve
objectives and continuously improve the engagement and
effectiveness of GIIN’s fundraising efforts.
- Manage the Development department portfolio, personnel, and
budget allocation, updating as needed to reflect shifting
priorities and available resources.
- Oversee a professional development plan for each direct report
and actively coach and assist direct reports (and sometimes other
staff) in achieving professional development goals.
Leadership and Management
- Comprehensive management skills and experience, including but
not limited to short- and long-term planning, evaluation, directing
and motivating staff, financial management, organizational
development, and governance.
- Proven ability to influence and persuade others at all levels
within an organization to garner support for the Development goals
and achieve alignment across the organization.
- Strong strategic, conceptual thinker who can drive quickly to a
clear and concise synthesis of complex issues and concepts and make
thoughtful and clear decisions in the face of ambiguity and
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
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. Candidates must possess
valid authorization to work in the United States that does not
require employment visa sponsorship.
Salary range for this position is between $160,000-$190,000
annually, plus up to $20K in performance-based incentive
compensation, and an excellent benefits package. The GIIN is
committed to pay equity. Salary offers are determined based
on experience and qualifications.
Email cover letter and CV to Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org.
State “Chief Partnership Officer_ First Name Last Name” in the
subject line of your email. Please indicate where you saw the job
posting in your cover letter.
No phone calls please. Only qualified candidates will be
contacted. The GIIN is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Note: 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.