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Investor Relations Officer – Seattle

POSITION

Investor Relations Officer, Capital and Impact Team

LOCATION

Seattle, Washington, USA

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, primarily in Latin America and Africa. The GP team is comprised of mission-driven, dedicated, high-performing colleagues working primarily from offices in Seattle, Washington, Bogotá, Colombia, and Nairobi, Kenya. To learn more about Global Partnerships, please visit our website at www.globalpartnerships.org.

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 portfolio of investors and donors.

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Investor Relations Officer will be a curious, quick, and detail-oriented learner with excellent writing, communication, and project management skills. They will be passionate about GP’s mission and driven to deliver excellence in investor and donor experience. They will be a creative, proactive, and precise colleague who is skilled at written and visual storytelling with a disciplined and structured approach to content management.

Reporting to the Director of Investor Relations, the Investor Relations Officer is a new position that will play a critical role in raising capital to enable GP’s mission. They will work across teams to author, organize, and manage content that clearly and effectively communicates GP’s impact-first performance throughout the donor/investor lifecycle. They will excel by working across business systems to produce written and visual content that is compliant with GP’s regulatory requirements as a Registered Investment Advisor and delivers on the organization’s value proposition to donors and investors.

This role will be responsible for the following:

Content creation, curation, and ownership:

  • Proactively collaborate with IR colleagues to understand key donor/investor interest areas, relationship objectives, and content needs.
  • Identify, create, and manage content that supports engagement throughout the investor/donor lifecycle, including but not limited to meetings, proposals, diligence, reporting, trips, and events.
  • Author content for key investor/donor communication pieces including but not limited to, the case for support, fund summaries, investor reports, impact briefs, the annual report, annual appeals, gift acknowledgements and a select number of strategic communication pieces.
  • Serve as the content owner for all donor and investor related content, overseeing ongoing relevance, accuracy, and compliance across distribution channels (website, reporting, communication pieces, etc.).
  • Oversee the content plans, production schedules, review, and delivery of the above-mentioned communication pieces and approval processes for all donor/investor related content, working with subject matter experts to ensure accuracy and SEC compliance.
  • Track and evaluate data related to effectiveness of investor communications and provide analytical insights to inform investor relations strategy.
  • Collect, catalog, and ensure sufficient volume of high quality and relevant photos, stories, and videos that bring the impact of GP’s funds to life; tracking usage as well as timelines and plans for replenishing needed communications assets.
  • Structure and store content for optimal and efficient use in standard and customized communications, ensuring traceability of source data, approvals, and external distribution.

Content design and delivery:

  • Utilize templates and work with external support where needed to design the above-mentioned digital and print communication pieces, ensuring a compelling end-product.
    Manage the website and delivery of content across distribution channels, including the investor portal, eblasts, and print mailings.
  • Manage all back-end tools, technologies, and vendors involved in the above, ensuring seamless integration with GP’s Investor Relations and Operations functions and excellence in experience for all investors.

General:

  • Work closely with GP’s Finance and Operations team to drive continuous improvement and systems integration.
  • Stay up to date on best practices in email and web communications.
  • Maintain and facilitate usage of GP logo, business cards, electronic signatures, GP letterhead, etc.
  • Ensure assigned work is delivered on time and within budget.

SELECTION CRITERIA

Core Capabilities

  • Excellent written communication skills: demonstrated ability to cut through complexity, synthesize key data/information and author compelling content.
  • Superb visual storytelling abilities: demonstrated ability to bring content to life using images, video, and charts and graphics.
  • Strong project management skills: a highly organized, structured thinker, capable of balancing multiple priorities with exceptional attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate within and across teams.
  • Self-motivated work ethic, proactive; ability to see tasks through to completion independently.
  • Has a passion for GP’s mission to expand opportunity for people living in poverty.
  • Embodies GP’s culture: Dedicated, Strategic, Collaborative, Aspirational, Learning, and Excellence

Qualifications

  • 3-5 years of relevant professional experience in marketing/communications, investor/donor relations, content development, and/or related fields.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Adobe InDesign.
  • Ability and interest in learning key, web-based platforms such WordPress and SalesForce.
  • Excellent academic track-record; undergraduate degree required.
  • Business language fluency in English required; Spanish and/or French preferred.
  • Ability to reside and work legally in the United States for Global Partnerships (without GP sponsorship) required.

HOW TO APPLY

If interested, please follow the below link to apply.

https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/Apply/1055903/Global-Partnerships/Investor-Relations-Officer

Failure to do so may cause a delay in reviewing your application. Interviews with final candidates are required.

Required Application Documents:

  • Brief cover letter
  • Resumé

Global Partnerships is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on ethnic origin/race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, marital status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. For priority consideration, please apply by May 23rd.

Due to the volume of applications, 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.