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Associate Director, Partnerships Management & Donor Relations

Global Impact Investing Network
New York, United States
$81,800.00 - $110,000.00
Closing date
Apr 26, 2023

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Programs, Other Programs
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Full Time
Global Impact Investing Network

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


About the Job

The GIIN relies on strong funding partnerships to sustain and grow its suite of market-building initiatives that aim to mobilize greater capital to impact investing and scale the impact achieved. At this growing and dynamic organization, the Associate Director of Partnerships Management and Donor Relations will be responsible for 1) leading grant and partnership management with GIIN funders, which include government donor agencies, foundations, and corporations; and 2) producing compelling grant proposal materials to advance the GIIN’s strategic fundraising efforts. The ideal candidate is a highly skilled project manager who thrives at managing multiple projects at once and is resourceful and collaborative; an excellent writer adept at developing compelling narratives that clearly communicate complex ideas and goals; and an effective communicator with a track record of influencing and driving results with internal and external stakeholders through tact and diplomacy.

This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the organization’s next phase of growth, helping to achieve its ambition of harnessing the power of financial markets to solve pressing global challenges. This position also offers front-row exposure to the dynamic impact investing industry, and what it takes to build this market. The Associate Director will report to the Chief Partnership Officer.


Grant and Partnership Management (75%)

  • Lead management of assigned portfolio of grants, including:
    • Working closely with Program and Finance teams to a) ensure successful and timely execution of funded activities and completion of milestones, proper budget management and grant funds utilization, and compliance with funder and legal requirements; and b) problem solve any issues that arise
    • Managing and/or contributing to grant reporting (i.e., drafting narratives) to ensure satisfactory and timely completion of written and financial reporting to funders
    • Organizing and leading internal grant kick-off and grant check-in meetings with Program and Finance teams
  • Manage and support funder relationships, including:
    • Organizing and facilitating regular check-in calls to provide GIIN and/or programmatic updates, in collaboration with Chief Partnership Officer and Program teams
    • Advancing funder stewardship through proactively sharing relevant updates (e.g. launch of GIIN research publications or new initiative)
    • Handling ad hoc funder requests

Proposal Development (20%)

  • Contribute to the development of compelling grant proposals, including:
    • Drafting assigned sections of a proposal, independently or in collaboration with Program teams, as needed
    • Collaborating with Program teams and Finance to develop or compile information related to project timelines, deliverables, key performance indicators, project budget, etc.

Other Responsibilities (5%)

  • Contribute to GIIN Impact Forum sponsorship, e.g., sponsor outreach, cultivation, package negotiation, and/or fulfillment sponsorship obligations, as needed
  • Develop materials to strengthen the GIIN’s development efforts, as needed
  • Contribute to departmental knowledge management and operations, as needed


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.

The GIIN is committed to pay equity. Salary offers are determined based on experience and qualifications. Salary range for this position is between $81,800- $110,000 annually.

  • Excellent project management skills with demonstrated success in managing multiple projects at once
  • Excellent writing skills with the ability to synthesize and craft compelling narratives that clearly communicate complex ideas and goals
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to effectively engage, influence, and drive results with internal and external stakeholders through tact and diplomacy
  • Strategic thinking and analytical, problem-solving skills
  • Exposure to concepts related to impact investing, sustainable finance, or general investing is highly desired.

Education and Experience

  • 7 or more years of relevant work experience demonstrating ability to manage projects and effectively collaborate with internal and external stakeholders
  • Experience in a development function focused on institutional funders (government donors, foundations, and corporations)
  • Experience with CRM or donor-management systems preferred; knowledge of Salesforce a plus
  • Team-orientation, with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work both collaboratively and independently
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field (e.g., business, international development, finance, communications).
  To apply

Email cover letter and CV to Human Resources at State “Development Associate Director_ 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.

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