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Communications Manager


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, 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 Job

The Communications Manager will articulate and amplify the GIIN’s public narrative and drive communications plans against key initiatives for the organization and impact investing industry at large. With a focus on elevating and building awareness for the GIIN’s brand and thought leadership, the ideal candidate is an effective and strategic storyteller who knows what messages will grab press attention.

Reporting to the Director of Communications, this role is equal parts strategic and creative, self-starter and team player, curious and resourceful. You’ll join a communications and marketing team of storytellers and strategists – all passionate about and committed to building a future where impact is embedded in all investment decisions and impact investing is an option for everyone.

This position requires a savvy communications and PR professional with at least 5 years of experience; agency and/or media experience preferred.

Core responsibilities:

  • Develop and proactively pitch story ideas to business and finance media that position the GIIN as an authority and elevate the people and places benefitting from impact investing.
  • Develop and implement external communication plans for key initiatives.
  • Build and own relationships with key journalists, editors and producers. This includes owning media relations at our annual flagship event, the GIIN Impact Forum.
  • Work with the Research, Membership and Impact Management and Measurement teams to connect dots and tell compelling stories about our work and demonstrate how impact investing is improving people’s lives and the health of our planet.
  • Promote the GIIN’s reputation as a field-builder and authority on impact investing through powerful and strategic media placements.
  • With colleagues, members and partners of the GIIN, conceptualize and drive press-worthy moments that increase the visibility of impact investing and the GIIN’s role in the industry’s growth.
  • Develop a range of communications materials including but not limited to: press releases, briefings, talking points, blogs, fact sheets, presentations, FAQs, speaking engagement proposals, annual reports and other written materials.


  • Excellent writing and editing skills.
  • Robust understanding of and experience using traditional and digital communications tools.
  • Experience translating complex research, data, and/or financial topics into narratives.
  • Robust knowledge of the media landscape and the messages mostly likely to capture the attention of relevant external audiences.
  • Flexible, organized and detail oriented with a proven track record of driving results in a cross-functional, multi-stakeholder, international environment.
  • Strong project management skills, with ability to develop and execute against a work plan to deliver high-quality and timely outputs.
  • Team player with strong interpersonal skills, a proactive approach to problem-solving and ability to offer and receive feedback in a productive, professional manner.
  • Forward thinker that stays apprised of trends in media and communications.
  • Creativity in approaching assignments.
  • Ability to work both collaboratively and independently while effectively prioritizing assignments and meeting deadlines.
  • Knowledge of impact investing, sustainable finance and/or ESG.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications; experience with Cision or other media tracking software as well as Salesforce or other CRM is preferred.
  • Personable, engaging presence, with diplomacy, tact and good humor.
  • Aligned in thought and action with GIIN’s values: https://thegiin.org/values-and-guiding-principles
  • 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.


  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in a related field.
  • 5+ years of communications-related work experience required, preferably with a track record demonstrating progressively increasing responsibilities.
  • Experience with public relations, marketing communications, thought leadership creation, and high-volume written output.
  • Proven capacity to manage multiple ongoing communications projects simultaneously, including projects with a combination of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Experience with event and conference-related marketing communications is desirable.
  • Knowledge of AP style is a plus

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. The salary range for this role is between $67,000-$82,000, with exact salary depending on experience, with an excellent benefits package.

We aim to offer competitive salaries and benefits and are committed to equity, trust, and transparency in compensation. Basing compensation on someone’s willingness and ability to negotiate or on their prior salary leads to wide inequities and bias in how people are paid, particularly for groups experiencing historical oppression. Therefore, we do not ask for prior pay history from our candidates and our offer-making process is negotiation-free for salaries and benefits.

We determine the best possible salary offer based on relevant experience and extent to which candidates demonstrate the competencies for the role during the entire hiring process. The GIIN also uses our annual performance evaluation process at the end of each year to determine raises and promotions.

TO APPLY: Email cover letter and CV to Human Resources at hr@thegiin.org. State “Communications Manager_ 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

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Location: New York, NY, United States of America
Company: The Global Impact Investing Network

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