Director, Impact Funding

New York, United States


About the Role

The Director creates the vision and strategy for Echoing Green’s impact funding department. The Director is responsible for leading its programmatic activities, thought leadership, partner relations and outreach, as well as department budget, management, and operations. Until 2020, the Director will provide direct Fellow and alumni support related to investment raising, oversees the Investor Advisory Group, and oversees recoverable grant processes.

Ultimately, the Director drives Echoing Green’s Impact Funding strategy and ensures the organization’s thought leadership and funder partnership lead in the impact investing and philanthropic fields. The Director works collaboratively across all internal teams, and particularly with the senior leadership of Leadership Development, Catalyze Ecosystem, Individual Fellow Support, Development, Communications, and Knowledge, to achieve department goals.

The Director will oversee the successful execution of the following:


Build out Echoing Green’s Funder Universe and Partnerships

Thought Leadership

Management, Systems, and Operations

In addition to these core responsibilities, the role will implement transition plans for the following work to other teams, particularly the Individual Fellow Support and Leadership Development Framework teams, by 2020. As needed and confirmed with respective managers, this role will provide time‐bound training to staff on systems and processes during the transition period.

Individual Fellow Fundraising Support



We offer a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, and vision, insurance, transit reimbursement, retirement savings with an employer match, paid time off, and more!


Echoing Green identifies tomorrow’s transformational leaders today. Through its Fellowships and other innovative leadership initiatives, Echoing Green spots emerging leaders and invests deeply in their success to accelerate their impact.

Echoing Green has been ahead of the curve for 30 years, supporting visionaries around the world who are transforming economies, racial and gender equity, environmental sustainability, and more. Echoing Green’s unparalleled community of talent consists of more than 700 innovators who have launched Teach For America, City Year, One Acre Fund, SKS Microfinance, Public Allies, and more. The organization provides seed‐funding and leadership development to a new class of Fellows every year and welcomes them into its lifelong community of leaders.

Echoing Green accelerates talent that will change the world for the better.

Echoing Green does not discriminate in the employment of individuals or the selection, administration and delivery of fellow services of any kind on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, physical ability, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, marital/relationship status, gender identity or expression, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or presumed mode(s) of HIV transmission, or any other legally protected status.

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