Director of Investor Relations

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Description

LOCATION Seattle

BACKGROUND

Global Partnerships (GP) is an impact-first investor dedicated to expanding opportunity for people living in poverty. Impact-first investing means investing in a way that seeks the greatest possible social impact, while seeking to preserve capital with a modest financial return for investors. GP believes that impact-first investing has an essential role to play in advancing sustainable solutions to poverty for millions of people worldwide.

GP creates and manages impact-first investment funds that make loans and early stage investments in social enterprises serving people living in poverty in less developed countries, mainly in Latin America and Africa.  The GP team is comprised of mission-driven, dedicated, high-performing colleagues working primarily from offices in Seattle, WA, Bogotá, Colombia, and Nairobi, Kenya. To learn more about Global Partnerships, please visit our website at www.globalpartnerships.org.

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The investor relations (IR) function sits within GP’s Capital and Impact Team. The purpose of the IR function is to source, sustain and steward more than $180 million in impact-first fund capital and over $3 million in annual philanthropic support from a diverse community of investors and donors. The Director of Investor Relations will play an instrumental role in delivering on this mandate and furthering GP’s mission to expand opportunity for people living in poverty.

The Director of Investor Relations will report to the Managing Director of Capital and Impact. She/he will support and lead investor/donor cultivation and stewardship, while building and maintaining the data, systems and processes needed to deliver excellence in the investor/donor experience. They will be a detail-oriented, systems thinker with the capacity to build trusted relationships through thoughtful support and direct engagement.

Investor/Donor Cultivation and Stewardship

  • Support, and in some cases lead, the management of a portfolio of investors and donors including high-net-worth individuals, foundations, family offices, and religious organizations.
  • Skillfully support the management of the full cycle of these relationships, including prospect research, cultivation, solicitation, documentation and stewardship.
  • Strategically deploy and support senior leaders, board members and existing investors to assist in capital raising efforts.
  • Provide members of the leadership team and board with detailed briefings and information on current and prospective investors and donors in advance of meetings.
  • Coordinate due diligence processes executed by potential investors, philanthropists, and wealth managers.
  • Oversee the production and timely delivery of all outgoing investment and philanthropic proposals and reporting.
  • Work with the Managing Director of Capital and Impact and the Investor Communications Officer to design a streamlined, segment-specific set of investor experiences that cultivate affinity, deepen engagement and inspire action.
  • Plan and oversee 1-4 strategic events per year (investor meetings, travel, dinners, etc.) to engage and inspire existing and new investors and philanthropic supporters.

Building and Maintaining Excellence in Investor/Donor Experience

  • Provide timely, high quality customer support, managing inbound information requests and inquiries from current and prospective investors and donors.
  • Be the administrative lead for GP’s Investor CRM (Salesforce), maintaining accurate and up-to-date investor contact, opportunity, activity and documentation records, while working closely with GP’s Information Systems and Operations Officers to drive continuous improvement.
  • Facilitate transactions and maintain accountability and compliance standards for investors, including coordinating across multiple GP teams to gather and compile quantitative and qualitative data, legal documents, and organizational information.
  • Analyze and monitor investor engagement and pipeline development to support evolving capital strategy.
  • Develop and operationalize reporting frameworks to support senior leadership.

External Engagement

  • Collaborate closely with the Managing Director of Capital and Impact on GP’s conference presence and memberships in industry networks.
  • Attend and represent GP at select conferences and within aligned networks and lead team’s preparation and post-event debriefs.

SELECTION CRITERIA

Core Capabilities

  • Precision and excellence in verbal and written communication.
  • Utmost professionalism with strong listening/interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to support and build trust-based relationships that inspire action.
  • Strong systems, strategic, and analytical thinking, with the ability to operationalize and inform strategy through disciplined design and management of data, systems and processes.
  • Organized and capable of balancing multiple priorities, with great attention to detail.
  • Self-motivated work ethic, proactive; ability to see tasks through to completion independently.
  • A team player that thrives in dynamic, high growth environments.
  • Has a passion for GP’s mission to expand opportunity for people living in poverty.
  • Embodies GP’s values: Dedicated, Strategic, Collaboration, Aspirational, Learning, and Excellence.

Qualifications

  • 5+ years of relevant professional experience working with high-net-worth individuals in investor relations, fundraising, or other similar fields; experience in international development and/or impact investing preferred.
  • Excellent academic track record; undergraduate degree required; MBA, MPA or other relevant master’s degree preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint required; Salesforce and Tableau preferred.
  • Willingness to travel domestically or internationally up to 15% of the time.
  • Business language fluency in English required.
  • Ability to work legally in the United States.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply, please send the following materials in a single PDF document to info@globalpartnerships.org and include the title ‘Application: Director of Investor Relations’ in the subject line.

  • Brief cover letter
  • Résumé

Global Partnerships is an equal opportunity employer.  Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. For priority consideration, please apply by February 3rd.

Due to the volume of applications received, we will contact only those candidates selected for interviews – no follow-ups, please.

Finalists will be asked to submit references, including name, email, and phone number, of at least two former supervisors. All offers will be contingent upon reference checks as well as a background check.

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