Director of Investment Solutions
FaithInvest (www.faithinvest.org) is an international, multi-faith, not-for-profit network and membership organisation for religious organisations and faith-based institutional investors. Our mission is to measurably grow the scale and impact of faith-consistent investing. Our vision is to achieve this by supporting faith-based asset owners - investment groups, philanthropies and faith-based NGOs - to become the major worldwide forces proactively engaged in faith-consistent investing with positive environmental and sustainable development outcomes.
Currently FaithInvest is developing access to many faith-based asset owning groups with a potential of influencing many billions of faith investments within faiths worldwide – including Buddhist, Christian, Daoist, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim, Sikh and Shinto. Over the next one to two years we aim to develop over 100 members who are committed to shifting their portfolios to be more faith-consistent. We do not offer investment advice or run investment funds ourselves; our role is to partner with, support, and amplify existing efforts, and to create new investment opportunities, by curating connections which facilitate portfolio shifts.
The ideal candidate for this job is someone with the experience and presence to support faith-based investment conversations with senior institutional investors, and to actively explore the development of faith-consistent investment solutions with members in a collaborative and iterative manner.
The Director of Investment Solutions of FaithInvest will be responsible for: leading and managing the Investment Solutions team; participating in the Leadership Team to help guide overall organisational strategy; supporting the CEO with high level engagement with faith leaders; and nurturing relationships with potential members, understanding their needs, bringing them on-board and integrating them into the FaithInvest community.
The Director will:
Lead and manage the growing Investment Solutions team and drive strategic direction including:
Leveraging connections made by FaithInvest’s movement team in order to initiate conversations with potential members and increase the visibility of FaithInvest.
Expanding our network and community of faith-based asset owners and developing our capacity to better support them to increase their Faith-Consistent Investing.
Reaching out, engaging and otherwise presenting the benefits of FaithInvest to potential new network members.
Support the CEO with his high-level engagement with faith leaders on investment issues
Participate in the Leadership Team and help guide overall organisational strategy
Oversee the collection of key information about faith-based asset owners - including current investment structure, organisation/people, key priorities and current and planned impact focus areas.
Creating a personal link between each potential member and FaithInvest.
Facilitating linkages by each member to opportunities of investable projects.
Engaging with members to help with immediate needs
Lead working groups and project groups that address specific member needs.
Participate in forums relevant to FCI, including speaking roles
Create materials and communications strategies for the FaithInvest priorities and engage with the Communications team in promoting FI in selected media outlets
Advocate for members making sure their needs are understood and prioritized in research and development.
Understand members’ specific capabilities and leverage those for other members in need.