GEORGIA SOCIAL IMPACT COLLABORATIVE POSITION OPENING

 

Position: Director

Type: Part-time Contract (up to 20 hours per week); with ability to grow to FTE 

Compensation: Anticipated range of $35,000 to $45,000, depending on level of experience

Location: Atlanta, Georgia. May work remotely. Some statewide travel involved.

 

About Georgia Social Impact Collaborative

The Georgia Social Impact Collaborative (GSIC) was formed by a group of community leaders committed to developing a stronger ecosystem around impact investing in Georgia. By bringing together our region’s leaders, representing all sectors of our social fabric, we envision an energetic and dynamic network of resources that raises up our social impact ecosystem.

 

Its core functions are to:

  • Identify the region’s resources, gaps and key players engaged in or interested in social impact.
  • Communicate and Connect businesses and investors to nonprofits and social entrepreneurs.
  • Educate all interested parties on impact investing.
  • Expand and Cultivate the pipeline of investable opportunities for all types of investors.
  • Equip ecosystem to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion 
  • Accelerate the deployment of capital from private sector, philanthropic and public sources.
  • Live On to serve as a dynamic and iterative community resource that helps connect capital to causes.

 

GSIC’s primary programs have been:

  1. Educational Programming
    • Lunch and learn sessions (2-3 per year)
    • Case Study development
    • Resource bank page on website
    • Map and report of Georgia impact investing ecosystem
  2. Convening and Connecting
    • Social Impact Happy Hours (3-6 per year)
    • Social Enterprise Breakfasts (3-6 per year)
    • Social Impact Job Board
    • Calendar of Social Impact Events 
    • Site visits around the state
  3. Communications and Storytelling
    • Monthly newsletters (12 per year)
    • Social Enterprise spotlights and promotion

 

About the Position

The Director will provide general support to the overall work of GSIC’s volunteers, and primary support to the GSIC Steering Committee Chair and other officers and leaders of GSIC. The Director will coordinate their meetings and ensure that the Steering Committee, which is the governing body that sets the organization’s goals, objectives and strategy, is on task and addressing the needs of the organization.

Primary activities will include communications, event planning and management, and developing and executing a strategy to increase participation in GSIC activities. We are seeking a strong strategic thinker with sound project management skills and keen attention to detail. The position will work collaboratively with staff at the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta and other program contractors including student fellows.

The Director should have knowledge of impact investing ecosystems, be independently motivated, analytical, and results oriented. They should be comfortable interacting with volunteers and professionals, learning about statewide policy, working with data, planning events and conducting research.

 

Specific Tasks

Director will work with Board and other volunteers to collaborate in the development of and execute the strategy of the organization, including via:

  • Ecosystem Engagement
    • Engage ecosystem-level partners from across the state in GSIC programming; field inquiries from potential partners; be prepared to help the Steering Committee to take advantage of strategic opportunities.
    • Help steward external relationships with funders, partners, sponsors and other audiences.
  • Program Management
    • Project management support for multiple convenings, including support for content development, budget management, securing speakers and developing supporting materials.
    • Ensure GSIC educational programs are engaging and appropriately tailored for their target audience.
    • Meeting/event logistics oversight.
    • Gather qualitative and quantitative feedback on program offerings on an ongoing basis; help adapt and improve offerings based on feedback.
  • Communications
    • Create drafts of reports and other forms of written communications. Ensure effective communications strategy and delivery.
    • Oversee the development of clear and compelling content for email and website communications.
    • Manage and maintain an accurate database of contacts and ensure effective registration procedures.
    • Oversee the management and maintenance of the GSIC website and ecosystem map, blog and event calendar.
  • Administration
    • Administrative duties, including support for committee meetings, drafting correspondence, maintaining files, tracking and maintaining budgets and other duties.
    • Craft and set up appropriate systems to execute on operations for GSIC’s recent strategic plan.
    • Maintain confidential records.
    • Identify, hire and manage Fellows from local universities to help with event planning/execution and communications.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • A minimum of five (5) years of professional experience, preferably with some event management, adult education, impact investing or social entrepreneurship, and/or policy experience.
  • Exceptional project management skills and ability to manage strict timelines and deliverables with an attention to detail.
  • Excellent strategic thinking skills with a high level of intellectual curiosity.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience in budgeting and financial management.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; the ability to develop and cultivate strong working relationships with a range of stakeholders, volunteers and partnership staff.
  • Ability to conduct basic research, data synthesis and reporting. Learning and customer orientation.
  • Strong technology skills (Microsoft Office, Google Suite, CRMs, WordPress, database management, etc.

If interested: Please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected] by February 28th, 2022.